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Victor Martinez belts a three-run homer in the ninth inning. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Jon Lester became the 10th pitcher in club history to reach the 200-strikeout plateau with eight punchouts as Boston also got homers from Mike Lowell and Victor Martinez to expand its AL Wild Card lead over both Texas and Tampa Bay.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (79-57)
Won 1
Boston 6, Chi White Sox 1   CWS
Chi White Sox (68-70)
Lost 1
September 6, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3   6 10 0
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 6 0
Standings thru 9/6/09  |  Recap: BOS | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  White Sox stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 2 3 0 1 0 0 .298
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .292
Martinez, V, C 4 1 2 3 1 1 2 .294
Youkilis, 1B-3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .310
Bay, LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 .261
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .222
Lowell, 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 .296
  Kotchman, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272
Drew, J, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .266
Gonzalez, Al, SS 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 .226
Totals 36 6 10 6 2 7 16  

BATTING
2B: Drew, J (27, Danks, Jh), Gonzalez, Al (17, Dotel).
HR: Lowell (17, 4th inning off Danks, Jh, 1 on, 1 out), Martinez, V (21, 9th inning off Dotel, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury 3; Lowell 4; Gonzalez, Al 2; Drew, J 2; Martinez, V 5; Bay 2.
RBI: Lowell 2 (69), Bay (98), Martinez, V 3 (91).
2-out RBI: Bay; Martinez, V 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bay; Gonzalez, Al; Ortiz, D; Youkilis.
SAC: Pedroia.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (59, 2nd base off Williams/Castro, R).

FIELDING
DP: (Pedroia-Gonzalez, Al).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, DH 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .300
Nix, J, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .227
Konerko, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .282
Dye, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .260
Quentin, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .280
Getz, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .275
Rios, A, CF 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 .249
Castro, R, C 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 .229
Totals 32 1 6 1 2 9 12  

BATTING
2B: Dye (18, Lester).
HR: Castro, R (7, 8th inning off Wagner, B, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Podsednik 3; Ramirez, Al; Castro, R 4; Dye 2.
RBI: Castro, R (24).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, Al.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (W, 12-7) 7.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 3.44
Wagner, B (H, 2) 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 1 1.59
Bard (H, 9) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.38
Papelbon 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.81
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Danks, Jh (L, 12-9) 6.0 7 3 3 1 4 1 3.84
Williams 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.94
Pena, R 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.26
Dotel 1.0 2 3 3 1 1 1 3.74

Game Scores: Lester , Danks, Jh .
HBP: Youkilis (by Danks, Jh).
Pitches-strikes: Lester 122-75, Wagner, B 13-6, Bard 3-3, Papelbon 16-10, Danks, Jh 107-71, Williams 15-11, Pena, R 16-9, Dotel 22-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lester 5-5, Wagner, B 1-1, Bard 0-0, Papelbon 1-2, Danks, Jh 8-6, Williams 0-1, Pena, R 2-0, Dotel 1-0.
Batters faced: Lester 26, Wagner, B 3, Bard 1, Papelbon 4, Danks, Jh 27, Williams 3, Pena, R 4, Dotel 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Pena, R 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Mark Carlson. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 69 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 3:02.
Att: 32,134.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
September 6, 2009
September 6, 2009

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