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White Sox 12, Red Sox 2
It was that kind of night for the Red Sox, who suffered a frustrating loss. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
The Red Sox saw their Wild Card lead over Texas trimmed to two games after starter Paul Byrd lasted just 2 1/3 innings. The right-hander never settled in, taking his first loss of the year, and the lineup was quiet behind him.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (78-56)
Lost 1
Chi White Sox 12, Boston 2   CWS
Chi White Sox (67-69)
Won 3
September 4, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1   2 9 1
Chi White Sox
0 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 X   12 20 1
Standings thru 9/4/09  |  Recap: BOS | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  White Sox stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .297
  Anderson, CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .234
Pedroia, 2B 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .296
  Green, N, 3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .235
Martinez, V, 1B 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .293
  Kotchman, 1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .273
Youkilis, 3B 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 .316
  Woodward, 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .219
Ortiz, D, DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .226
  a-Baldelli, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .262
Bay, LF 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .258
  Gathright, LF 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .250
Drew, J, RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .269
  Reddick, RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .182
Varitek, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .217
  Kottaras, C 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 .230
Gonzalez, Al, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .226
Totals 34 2 9 2 1 8 16  

a-Struck out for Ortiz, D in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kottaras (11, Nunez, J).
TB: Ortiz, D; Gonzalez, Al; Pedroia; Drew, J; Kottaras 2; Green, N; Youkilis; Martinez, V; Gathright.
RBI: Youkilis (81), Kottaras (10).
2-out RBI: Kottaras.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gathright 2; Gonzalez, Al.
GIDP: Ellsbury.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Green, N (16, throw).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, LF 6 0 1 2 0 1 6 .297
Beckham, G, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .274
  Nix, J, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .233
Pierzynski, C 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 .317
  Flowers, C 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Konerko, 1B 3 3 2 0 1 1 1 .282
  Wise, RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200
Kotsay, RF-1B 4 3 3 3 1 0 1 .262
Quentin, DH 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .231
  a-Fields, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .219
Getz, 2B 5 2 4 2 0 0 0 .275
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 1 2 3 0 0 2 .282
  Lillibridge, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .147
Rios, A, CF 5 0 2 0 0 1 3 .251
Totals 44 12 20 12 2 8 23  

a-Struck out for Quentin in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Konerko (25, Byrd), Getz (18, Byrd), Pierzynski (21, Tazawa).
3B: Beckham, G (1, Byrd).
HR: Kotsay (2, 2nd inning off Byrd, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Konerko 3; Podsednik; Quentin; Ramirez, Al 2; Pierzynski 4; Rios, A 2; Beckham, G 3; Wise; Kotsay 6; Getz 5.
RBI: Kotsay 3 (11), Pierzynski (41), Getz 2 (30), Ramirez, Al 3 (63), Quentin (37), Podsednik 2 (43).
2-out RBI: Getz; Ramirez, Al; Podsednik 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Podsednik 3; Beckham, G; Quentin; Fields; Nix, J.
SF: Quentin.
Team RISP: 9-for-19.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Getz (20, 2nd base off Byrd/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Nix, J (13, throw).
Outfield assists: Kotsay (Martinez, V at 2nd base).
DP: (Beckham, G-Ramirez, Al-Konerko).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Byrd (L, 1-1) 2.1 10 7 7 0 3 1 7.56
Tazawa 3.2 7 5 5 1 1 0 7.46
Delcarmen 1.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 3.33
Saito 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.59
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garcia, F (W, 1-2) 6.0 7 1 1 1 5 0 4.76
Hudson, D 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Nunez, J 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 4.50

Game Scores: Byrd , Garcia, F .
HBP: Reddick (by Hudson, D).
Pitches-strikes: Byrd 60-42, Tazawa 84-52, Delcarmen 29-17, Saito 19-13, Garcia, F 84-54, Hudson, D 24-17, Nunez, J 20-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Byrd 1-2, Tazawa 3-7, Delcarmen 0-0, Saito 0-2, Garcia, F 6-4, Hudson, D 1-2, Nunez, J 0-0.
Batters faced: Byrd 17, Tazawa 20, Delcarmen 5, Saito 5, Garcia, F 24, Hudson, D 7, Nunez, J 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Tazawa 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 64 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, L to R.
T: 2:58.
Att: 28,839.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
September 4, 2009
September 4, 2009

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