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White Sox look to contribute to Red Sox road woes

Aug 9, 2008 - 10:13 AM Boston (66-50) at Chi White Sox (64-50) 7:05 p.m. EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The Chicago White Sox will be looking to grab the first two games of the series and extend the road misery of the Boston Red Sox when the teams meet on Saturday.

The White Sox earned a win in Friday's opener, 5-3, as Mark Buehrle outdueled Jon Lester. Former Boston shortstop Orlando Cabrera drove in two runs and Carlos Quentin hit his American League-leading 31st homer.

The loss dropped the Red Sox's road record to 26-34, compared to a 40-16 mark at Fenway Park.

Chicago maintained its one-half game lead over the Minnesota Twins (64-51) in the AL Central with the victory.

Jose Contreras (7-6, 4.60 ERA) will make his return from the 15-day disabled list and start for the White Sox Saturday. The veteran righthander has been out since July 14 with tendinitis in his right elbow. Prior to his stint on the DL, Contreras went 1-3 with an 8.60 ERA in his last seven starts.

The Cuban Contreras has always had trouble against Boston, owning a 3-5 record with a 9.12 ERA in 10 games - nine starts.

The Red Sox will counter with righthander Daisuke Matsuzaka (12-2, 3.04). The 27-year-old Japanese hurler is coming off a win Sunday at Oakland in which he allowed two runs in six innings while striking out eight.

Matsuzaka has allowed three earned runs or less in 16 of his 19 starts.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BOSTON 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 6 14 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: BOS - DAISUKE MATSUZAKA, MIKE TIMLIN (9TH) AND JASON VARITEK
    CHA - JOSE CONTRERAS, D.J. CARRASCO (2ND), BOONE LOGAN
    (7TH), ADAM RUSSELL (7TH) AND A.J. PIERZYNSKI



    Aug 9 10:01 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JIM THOME (23) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    9TH OFF MIKE TIMLIN.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 6, CHI WHITE SOX 2
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A RAMIREZ (.311, 1-FOR-3)

    Red Sox 6, White Sox 2  Bot 9, 0 OutsAug 9 10:00 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JACOBY ELLSBURY (7) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF ADAM RUSSELL.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 6, CHI WHITE SOX 1
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: J VARITEK (.223, 1-FOR-3)

    Red Sox 6, White Sox 1  Top 8, 0 OutsAug 9 9:31 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DAVID ORTIZ SCORED JASON VARITEK, J.D. DREW AND
    DUSTIN PEDROIA.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, D ORTIZ ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 5
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: K YOUKILIS (.312, 0-FOR-3)

    Red Sox 5, White Sox 1  Top 7, 0 OutsAug 9 9:15 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DUSTIN PEDROIA SCORED JACOBY ELLSBURY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D PEDROIA ON FIRST, J DREW ON SECOND, J
    VARITEK ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 2
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: D ORTIZ (.254, 2-FOR-3)

    Red Sox 2, White Sox 1  Top 7, 0 OutsAug 9 9:12 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY JASON BAY SCORED DAVID ORTIZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J BAY ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: J LOWRIE (.292, 1-FOR-2)

    Red Sox 1, White Sox 1  Top 6, 0 OutsAug 9 8:53 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ORLANDO CABRERA SCORED NICK SWISHER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, O CABRERA ON FIRST, D WISE ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A PIERZYNSKI (.287, 0-FOR-2)

    Red Sox 0, White Sox 1  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 9 8:40 PM
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