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Sox take twin-bill opener
Red Sox 11, White Sox 3
Jason Varitek capped Boston's four-run fourth with his two-run double. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (77-51)
Won 1
Boston 11, Chi White Sox 3   CWS
Chi White Sox (56-71)
Lost 2
August 24, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 4   11 15 0
Chi White Sox
1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   3 9 1
Standings thru 8/24/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  White Sox Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS6021005.243
Crisp, CF5110011.271
Ortiz, DH3200201.319
Ramirez, LF4320110.292
Lowell, 3B4232110.318
Drew, RF3100011.262
  a-Kielty, PH-RF0002000.222
Varitek, C3124100.264
Hinske, 1B3011002.202
  b-Youkilis, PH-1B2021000.291
Cora, 2B5120015.262
Totals381115115515 

a-Hit a sacrifice fly for Drew in the 8th. b-Singled for Hinske in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Cora (9, Garland), Lowell (32, Myers), Youkilis (32, Myers).
HR: Varitek (11, 9th inning off Myers, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Lugo 2; Crisp; Ramirez 2; Lowell 4; Varitek 5; Hinske; Youkilis 3; Cora 3.
RBI: Lugo (62), Lowell 2 (88), Varitek 4 (56), Hinske (16), Kielty 2 (5), Youkilis (64).
2-out RBI: Lugo; Varitek 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hinske; Lugo 3.
SF: Kielty 2.
GIDP: Crisp; Cora.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Lugo (6, 2nd base by Garland/Pierzynski).

 
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Owens, CF5120022.249
Fields, 3B4112121.245
Pierzynski, C5120000.270
Konerko, DH3000212.268
Erstad, 1B4020102.276
Dye, RF3001113.243
Uribe, SS4000013.223
Richar, 2B4010000.190
Gonzalez, LF4010000.224
Totals363935713 

BATTING
2B: Pierzynski (20, Beckett).
HR: Fields (16, 5th inning off Beckett, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Owens 2; Fields 4; Pierzynski 3; Erstad 2; Richar; Gonzalez.
RBI: Dye (64), Fields 2 (48).
2-out RBI: Dye.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Uribe 2; Fields; Owens; Dye; Erstad.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Owens (20, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Richar (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Uribe-Erstad 2).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 16-5)5.27333413.21
Lopez (H, 10)0.10000002.84
Okajima (H, 24)1.01001101.17
Timlin 2.01001202.86
 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garland (L, 8-10)7.09651504.90
Bukvich 0.01111003.00
Logan 0.10001004.24
Wassermann 0.21000003.07
Myers 1.04442013.80

Garland pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Bukvich pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

IBB: Varitek (by Logan).
HBP: Varitek (by Garland).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 111-71, Lopez 4-3, Okajima 24-15, Timlin 39-23, Garland 110-71, Bukvich 9-5, Logan 9-3, Wassermann 8-6, Myers 41-23.
Ground outs-fly outs: Beckett 7-6, Lopez 0-1, Okajima 1-1, Timlin 1-3, Garland 8-7, Bukvich 0-0, Logan 0-1, Wassermann 2-0, Myers 0-3.
Batters faced: Beckett 27, Lopez 1, Okajima 5, Timlin 8, Garland 30, Bukvich 2, Logan 2, Wassermann 3, Myers 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Lopez 2-0, Bukvich 1-0, Logan 3-1, Wassermann 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Brian Gorman. 3B: Damien Beal.
Weather: 77 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 10 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:47.
Att: 30,581.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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