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Two, instead of one
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White Sox 5, Red Sox 1
Tim Wakefield returned after being scratched from his previous start. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Nick Green prevented Gavin Floyd from throwing a perfecto with his sixth-inning single, but highlights were few and far between for Boston, which lost to Chicago. But so did Texas, which means, the Sox keep their two-game lead in the Wild Card.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (78-57)
Lost 2
Chi White Sox 5, Boston 1   CWS
Chi White Sox (68-69)
Won 4
September 5, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 3 0
Chi White Sox
3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 X   5 8 0
Standings thru 9/5/09  |  Recap: BOS | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  White Sox stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .295
Pedroia, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .294
Martinez, V, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .293
Youkilis, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .313
Ortiz, D, DH 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 .224
Bay, LF 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 .259
Lowell, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .297
Drew, J, RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .266
Green, N, SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .237
  a-Kotchman, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .272
  Woodward, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219
Totals 30 1 3 1 1 12 5  

a-Struck out for Green, N in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Martinez, V (28, Floyd).
HR: Bay (31, 8th inning off Floyd, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Green, N; Martinez, V 2; Bay 4.
RBI: Bay (97).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz, D.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 3.

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .296
Beckham, G, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
  a-Nix, J, PH-3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .230
Pierzynski, C 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .315
Konerko, 1B 4 2 2 3 0 2 0 .284
  Wise, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Kotsay, RF-1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .264
Quentin, LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .235
Getz, 2B 3 0 2 1 1 0 1 .278
Ramirez, Al, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 .279
Rios, A, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Totals 30 5 8 5 4 6 10  

a-Walked for Beckham, G in the 1st.

BATTING
HR: Kotsay (3, 6th inning off Wakefield, 0 on, 1 out), Konerko (25, 8th inning off Okajima, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Podsednik; Konerko 5; Quentin 2; Kotsay 4; Getz 2.
RBI: Konerko 3 (81), Getz (31), Kotsay (12).
2-out RBI: Getz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, Al 4.
SAC: Pierzynski.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Podsednik (26, 2nd base off Wakefield/Martinez, V), Getz 2 (22, 2nd base off Wakefield/Martinez, V, 2nd base off Wakefield/Martinez, V).
CS: Pierzynski (1, 2nd base by Wakefield/Martinez, V).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wakefield (L, 11-4) 6.0 6 4 4 3 4 1 4.22
Ramirez, R 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.88
Okajima 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 1 3.29
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Floyd (W, 11-9) 8.0 3 1 1 0 11 1 3.84
Jenks 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.59

Game Scores: Wakefield , Floyd .
Pitches-strikes: Wakefield 93-56, Ramirez, R 10-7, Okajima 22-12, Floyd 106-67, Jenks 17-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wakefield 1-9, Ramirez, R 1-0, Okajima 1-0, Floyd 6-5, Jenks 2-0.
Batters faced: Wakefield 26, Ramirez, R 3, Okajima 6, Floyd 27, Jenks 4.
Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Gary Darling. 2B: Mark Carlson. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 71 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 2:14.
Att: 33,239.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
September 5, 2009
September 5, 2009

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