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Ortiz punctuates win
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Red Sox 3, White Sox 2
David Ortiz sports a big smile after being mobbed by teammates at the plate. (AP)
David Ortiz hit two homers, including a walk-off shot in the ninth that barely went inside the foul pole in right. Alex Gonzalez also homered, and Tim Wakefield was solid for seven frames, but Boston needed Papi's heroics after Ramon Ramirez allowed a game-tying shot in the eighth.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (63-64)
Lost 4
Boston 3, Chi White Sox 2   BOS
Boston (73-53)
Won 3
August 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 7 0
Boston
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1   3 7 1
Standings thru 8/26/09  |  Recap: CWS | BOS  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Red Sox stats
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Nix, J, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .223
  a-Podsednik, PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .298
  Lillibridge, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .153
Beckham, G, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .284
Pierzynski, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .315
Konerko, 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 2 .278
Thome, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .252
Dye, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .264
Quentin, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .234
Rios, A, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .258
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .271
Totals 33 2 7 2 2 6 13  

a-Homered for Nix, J in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Pierzynski (20, Wakefield).
3B: Konerko (1, Wakefield).
HR: Podsednik (5, 8th inning off Ramirez, R, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Konerko 3; Podsednik 4; Quentin; Pierzynski 2; Thome; Rios, A; Beckham, G.
RBI: Konerko (76), Podsednik (39).
2-out RBI: Konerko.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thome 2; Ramirez, Al 2; Konerko.
GIDP: Thome.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Quentin (2, 2nd base off Wakefield/Martinez, V), Beckham, G (6, 2nd base off Ramirez, R/Martinez, V).

FIELDING
DP: (Nix, J-Ramirez, Al-Konerko).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .295
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .300
Martinez, V, C 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .292
Youkilis, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .308
Ortiz, D, DH 4 2 2 2 0 2 3 .227
Bay, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .258
Drew, J, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .258
Kotchman, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .276
Gonzalez, Al, SS 3 1 2 1 0 1 1 .219
Totals 31 3 7 3 1 6 9  

BATTING
HR: Ortiz, D 2 (22, 2nd inning off Floyd, 0 on, 1 out; 9th inning off Pena, R, 0 on, 1 out), Gonzalez, Al (5, 6th inning off Floyd, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ortiz, D 8; Gonzalez, Al 5; Pedroia; Youkilis; Bay.
RBI: Ortiz, D 2 (77), Gonzalez, Al (30).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz, D 2; Gonzalez, Al.
GIDP: Ellsbury.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bay (12, 2nd base off Thornton/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
E: Martinez, V (5, throw).
DP: (Pedroia-Gonzalez, Al-Kotchman).

 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Floyd 6.0 5 2 2 1 4 2 3.95
Thornton 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.54
Pena, R (L, 6-5) 0.1 1 1 1 0 1 1 4.50
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wakefield 7.0 6 1 1 1 3 0 4.12
Ramirez, R (BS, 3) 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 1 2.72
Bard (W, 1-1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.63

Pitches-strikes: Floyd 105-67, Thornton 31-21, Pena, R 6-4, Wakefield 94-73, Ramirez, R 21-11, Bard 14-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Floyd 9-1, Thornton 1-2, Pena, R 0-0, Wakefield 8-2, Ramirez, R 1-0, Bard 1-0.
Batters faced: Floyd 23, Thornton 7, Pena, R 2, Wakefield 27, Ramirez, R 4, Bard 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Bard 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: James Hoye.
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:29.
Att: 37,839.
Venue: Fenway Park.
August 26, 2009
August 26, 2009

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