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Pedroia, Red Sox aim for sweep of White Sox

Aug 31, 2008 - 8:08 AM Chi White Sox (76-59) at Boston (79-56) 1:35 p.m. EDT

BOSTON (Ticker) -- Dustin Pedroia has worked his way to the top of the leader board in the American League in a few offensive categories. Now he'll try to lead the Boston Red Sox to a playoff berth.

Pedroia will be looking to build on his perfect series when the Red Sox go for a sweep of the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

The All-Star second baseman has gone 8-for-8 in the series, even batting out of the cleanup spot on Saturday with Kevin Youkilis out with the flu. Pedroia's surge has moved him into first place in the AL in batting average, runs, multi-hit games and hits.

Boston sits 4 1/2 games behind the Tampa Bay Rays (83-51) in the AL East and 3 1/2 games ahead of the Minnesota Twins (76-60) in the wild-card race.

The White Sox sit one-half game ahead of the Twins in the AL Central.

Tim Wakefield (8-8, 3.73 ERA) will take the ball for the Red Sox. The veteran knuckleballer returned from a stint on the disabled list Tuesday at New York and earned a win by allowing three runs in five innings.

Chicago will counter with righthander Gavin Floyd (14-6, 3.70). The 25-year-old has not suffered a loss since July 19, going 4-0 over his last six starts.

Floyd earned a win against Boston on August 10 despite allowing five runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.








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

    BATTERIES: CHA - GAVIN FLOYD, MATT THORNTON (7TH), OCTAVIO DOTEL (8TH), BOBBY
    JENKS (9TH) AND TOBY HALL
    BOS - TIM WAKEFIELD, MANNY DELCARMEN (7TH), JUSTIN
    MASTERSON (9TH) AND

    Aug 31 4:26 PM


  • AL
    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY JED LOWRIE SCORED ALEX CORA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J ELLSBURY ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 4
    BOSTON 2 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: D ORTIZ (.270, 1-FOR-4)

    White Sox 4, Red Sox 2  Bot 9, 0 OutsAug 31 4:21 PM


  • AL
    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JOE CREDE SCORED ALEXEI RAMIREZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J CREDE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 4
    BOSTON 1 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: T HALL (.275, 0-FOR-3)

    White Sox 4, Red Sox 1  Top 9, 0 OutsAug 31 4:08 PM


  • AL
    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY PAUL KONERKO SCORED JIM THOME.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P KONERKO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 3
    BOSTON 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: K GRIFFEY JR (.257, 0-FOR-2)

    White Sox 3, Red Sox 1  Top 6, 0 OutsAug 31 3:08 PM
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    roots
    RUWTbot Added 29 roots

    White Sox 2, Red Sox 1  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 31 2:53 PM
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    roots
    alamowx Added 5 roots

    White Sox 2, Red Sox 1  Top 5, 0 OutsAug 31 2:49 PM


  • AL
    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JACOBY ELLSBURY SCORED JEFF BAILEY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J ELLSBURY ON FIRST, K CASH ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 2
    BOSTON 1 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: J LOWRIE (.282, 0-FOR-2)

    White Sox 2, Red Sox 1  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 31 2:42 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CHA - GAVIN FLOYD
    BOS - TIM WAKEFIELD

    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: J ELLSBURY (.263, 7 HR, 39 RBI)
    J LOWRIE (.286, 2 HR, 34 RBI)
    D ORTIZ (.270, 17 HR, 66 RBI)

    White Sox 2, Red Sox 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 31 1:43 PM