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Bats bail out Buchholz
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Red Sox 12, White Sox 8
Clay Buchholz threw 92 pitches, 61 for strikes, on Monday night. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Mike Lowell's three-run homer in the third finished off White Sox starter Jose Contreras, whose error earlier in the frame opened the floodgates for the Red Sox. Ramon Ramirez got the win in relief of Clay Buchholz, who yielded seven runs in 4 2/3 frames. With the win, Boston picked up a half-game on Texas in the AL Wild Card.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (63-62)
Lost 2
Boston 12, Chi White Sox 8   BOS
Boston (71-53)
Won 1
August 24, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 2 2 0 3 0 0 1 0   8 8 2
Boston
0 1 6 2 0 0 3 0 X   12 13 1
Standings thru 8/24/09  |  Recap: CWS | BOS  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Red Sox stats
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, CF 4 2 2 1 1 0 1 .295
Beckham, G, 3B 5 1 1 2 0 1 3 .289
Dye, RF 4 0 0 0 1 2 1 .266
Thome, DH 4 1 0 0 1 2 2 .252
Konerko, 1B 2 2 1 3 2 0 0 .275
Quentin, LF 4 1 0 0 1 1 4 .233
Pierzynski, C 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .318
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .276
Nix, J, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .221
  a-Kotsay, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .248
  Lillibridge, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .153
Totals 34 8 8 8 6 7 16  

a-Grounded out for Nix, J in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Pierzynski 2 (19, Buchholz, Bard).
HR: Beckham, G (8, 3rd inning off Buchholz, 1 on, 0 out), Konerko (23, 5th inning off Buchholz, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Konerko 4; Podsednik 2; Ramirez, Al; Pierzynski 5; Beckham, G 4.
RBI: Pierzynski (38), Ramirez, Al (57), Beckham, G 2 (47), Konerko 3 (75), Podsednik (38).
2-out RBI: Konerko 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nix, J 2; Quentin 2; Beckham, G.
SF: Ramirez, Al.
Team RISP: 4-for-14.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Podsednik (21, 2nd base off Buchholz/Martinez, V).

FIELDING
E: Contreras (3, fielding), Nix, J (10, throw).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 .295
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 3 2 0 0 1 .303
Martinez, V, C 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .291
Youkilis, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 2 1 .310
Ortiz, D, DH 5 1 0 0 0 1 6 .227
Bay, LF 4 2 1 1 1 1 0 .257
Lowell, 3B 4 1 1 3 0 0 1 .303
Drew, J, RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .260
Gonzalez, Al, SS 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 .216
Totals 37 12 13 9 3 4 15  

BATTING
2B: Pedroia 2 (40, Contreras, Dotel), Ellsbury (21, Carrasco), Gonzalez, Al (14, Dotel).
3B: Ellsbury (7, Dotel).
HR: Lowell (16, 3rd inning off Contreras, 2 on, 2 out), Drew, J (16, 7th inning off Dotel, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury 5; Lowell 4; Gonzalez, Al 4; Pedroia 5; Drew, J 4; Youkilis 2; Bay.
RBI: Bay (88), Lowell 3 (65), Pedroia 2 (55), Youkilis (73), Drew, J (50), Ellsbury (44).
2-out RBI: Bay; Lowell 3; Youkilis; Drew, J; Ellsbury; Pedroia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis; Ortiz, D 3; Martinez, V.
SF: Pedroia.
Team RISP: 5-for-12.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pedroia (17, 3rd base off Contreras/Pierzynski).
CS: Drew, J (4, 2nd base by Contreras/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
E: Buchholz (1, pickoff).

 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Contreras (L, 5-12) 2.2 4 7 1 3 1 1 5.09
Carrasco 3.0 5 2 2 0 0 0 3.66
Williams 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.08
Dotel 1.0 4 3 3 0 1 1 3.08
Pena, R 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.35
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buchholz 4.2 6 7 7 3 3 2 5.02
Ramirez, R (W, 7-3) 1.2 0 0 0 2 1 0 2.59
Okajima (H, 22) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.75
Bard (H, 7) 1.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 3.76
Papelbon 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.04

WP: Contreras 2.
Balk: Ramirez, R.
HBP: Konerko (by Bard), Youkilis (by Contreras).
Pitches-strikes: Contreras 84-46, Carrasco 49-35, Williams 5-3, Dotel 33-20, Pena, R 11-7, Buchholz 92-61, Ramirez, R 29-15, Okajima 4-2, Bard 28-18, Papelbon 23-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Contreras 4-2, Carrasco 3-4, Williams 0-0, Dotel 1-0, Pena, R 0-2, Buchholz 6-4, Ramirez, R 2-0, Okajima 0-1, Bard 2-1, Papelbon 0-0.
Batters faced: Contreras 16, Carrasco 15, Williams 1, Dotel 7, Pena, R 3, Buchholz 23, Ramirez, R 7, Okajima 1, Bard 7, Papelbon 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Williams 3-0, Okajima 2-0, Bard 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: James Hoye. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 71 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:42.
Att: 37,812.
Venue: Fenway Park.
August 24, 2009
August 24, 2009

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