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Bay saves the day
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Red Sox 6, White Sox 3
Jacoby Ellsbury chats with third-base coach DeMarlo Hale after his 55th stolen base.  (AP)
Jason Bay's eighth-inning homer sparked a decisive three-run rally after the Red Sox's bullpen escaped its own mess at Fenway Park. Jacoby Ellsbury established a new club record with his 55th stolen base, swiping third base in the first inning.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (63-63)
Lost 3
Boston 6, Chi White Sox 3   BOS
Boston (72-53)
Won 2
August 25, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0   3 8 1
Boston
1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 X   6 11 1
Standings thru 8/25/09  |  Recap: CWS | BOS  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Red Sox stats
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, DH 5 0 2 0 0 1 0 .296
Beckham, G, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .284
Quentin, LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .234
Konerko, 1B 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .278
  1-Kotsay, PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248
Dye, RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .267
Pierzynski, C 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .316
Rios, A, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 .258
Ramirez, Al, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .273
Nix, J, 2B 4 1 2 2 0 2 0 .227
Totals 35 3 8 2 2 10 18  

1-Ran for Konerko in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Podsednik (19, Papelbon).
HR: Nix, J (11, 3rd inning off Lester, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Konerko 2; Podsednik 3; Quentin; Dye; Nix, J 5.
RBI: Nix, J 2 (26).
2-out RBI: Nix, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, Al; Beckham, G 3; Rios, A.
SAC: Pierzynski.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Beckham, G (12, fielding).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 1 3 1 0 1 0 .298
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 0 1 1 0 2 .300
Drew, J, RF 3 1 1 0 2 0 2 .260
Youkilis, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .309
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .225
Bay, LF 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 .257
Lowell, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .302
Varitek, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .224
  1-Green, N, PR-SS 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .233
Gonzalez, Al, SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .214
  a-Martinez, V, PH-C 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 .294
Totals 36 6 11 6 3 6 14  

a-Singled for Gonzalez, Al in the 7th.
1-Ran for Varitek in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Ellsbury (22, Garcia, F), Drew, J (25, Garcia, F), Lowell (25, Garcia, F), Varitek (22, Garcia, F), Martinez, V (26, Linebrink).
HR: Bay (28, 8th inning off Linebrink, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ellsbury 4; Lowell 2; Drew, J 2; Green, N; Youkilis; Varitek 2; Martinez, V 3; Bay 4.
RBI: Pedroia (56), Youkilis (74), Martinez, V 2 (85), Bay (89), Ellsbury (45).
2-out RBI: Youkilis; Martinez, V; Ellsbury.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gonzalez, Al; Youkilis 2; Drew, J.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (55, 3rd base off Garcia, F/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
E: Martinez, V (4, throw).

 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garcia, F 6.1 5 3 3 1 5 0 6.75
Thornton (BS, 5) 0.1 2 0 0 1 0 0 2.63
Linebrink (L, 3-6) 1.0 3 3 3 0 1 1 3.97
Williams 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.00
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester 6.2 4 3 3 2 6 1 3.60
Okajima 1.0 3 0 0 0 2 0 2.70
Delcarmen (W, 5-2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.44
Papelbon (S, 30) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.00

WP: Lester.
IBB: Pedroia (by Williams).
Pitches-strikes: Garcia, F 93-57, Thornton 12-5, Linebrink 26-20, Williams 10-4, Lester 113-68, Okajima 24-20, Delcarmen 3-1, Papelbon 16-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garcia, F 11-4, Thornton 1-0, Linebrink 1-1, Williams 0-0, Lester 7-5, Okajima 0-0, Delcarmen 0-0, Papelbon 0-1.
Batters faced: Garcia, F 26, Thornton 4, Linebrink 6, Williams 3, Lester 27, Okajima 6, Delcarmen 1, Papelbon 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Thornton 1-1, Linebrink 3-0, Williams 1-1, Okajima 2-0, Delcarmen 2-0.
Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Kevin Causey. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 73 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:05.
Att: 38,059.
Venue: Fenway Park.
August 25, 2009
August 25, 2009

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