Josh Beckett started the Red Sox's doubleheader on a good note, lasting 5 2/3 innings for his league-leading 16th win. Jason Varitek had a home run and four RBIs, and Mike Lowell finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs. Beckett has now matched his win total for all of 2006.
The White Sox dropped the first game of their doubleheader against the Red Sox, as Jon Garland was undone by a four-run inning. Josh Fields highlighted the offense with a two-run homer, his 16th of the season. Darin Erstad and Jerry Owens each picked up two hits in the loss.
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