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White Sox 5, Red Sox 1
Carlos Quentin watches his homer leave the yard in the eighth inning. (Paul Beaty/AP)
The White Sox won for the fifth time in six games behind a sterling effort from Mark Buehrle, who limited the Red Sox to one run over seven-plus innings. He got all the support he'd need in the third, as Mark Kotsay capped a three-run frame with a two-run single. Carlos Quentin added a pair of runs with his 16th homer.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (79-58)
Lost 1
Chi White Sox 5, Boston 1   CWS
Chi White Sox (69-70)
Won 1
September 7, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 8 0
Chi White Sox
0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 X   5 8 0
Standings thru 9/7/09  |  Recap: BOS | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  White Sox stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .300
Pedroia, 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .292
Martinez, V, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 .294
Youkilis, 3B 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 .311
Bay, LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .261
Lowell, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .296
Baldelli, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .254
Varitek, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .214
Gonzalez, Al, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .227
Totals 34 1 8 1 2 7 16  

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (42, Buehrle).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Lowell; Youkilis; Martinez, V; Gonzalez, Al; Bay; Pedroia 2.
RBI: Youkilis (82).
2-out RBI: Youkilis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martinez, V 3; Varitek.
GIDP: Lowell.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (60, 2nd base off Buehrle/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Bay (Kotsay at home).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, LF 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .303
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .278
Pierzynski, C 4 0 0 1 0 3 2 .313
Dye, RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .261
  1-Wise, PR-RF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Kotsay, 1B 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 .271
Quentin, DH 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .235
Getz, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .272
Rios, A, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .247
Nix, J, 3B 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .229
Totals 30 5 8 5 2 5 10  

1-Ran for Dye in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Quentin (12, Beckett).
HR: Quentin (16, 8th inning off Okajima, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Podsednik 2; Quentin 6; Kotsay 2; Dye; Nix, J.
RBI: Pierzynski (42), Kotsay 2 (14), Quentin 2 (39).
2-out RBI: Kotsay 2; Quentin 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dye; Ramirez, Al.
SAC: Ramirez, Al.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Nix, J (10, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek).

FIELDING
DP: (Ramirez, Al-Getz-Kotsay).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Beckett (L, 14-6) 7.0 6 3 3 2 4 0 3.87
Okajima 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 1 3.56
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buehrle (W, 12-7) 7.0 8 1 1 2 4 0 3.77
Pena, R (H, 10) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.19
Thornton 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.63

Buehrle pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Game Scores: Beckett , Buehrle .
WP: Beckett.
HBP: Nix, J (by Beckett).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 96-62, Okajima 23-16, Buehrle 107-73, Pena, R 13-10, Thornton 9-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Beckett 11-4, Okajima 0-2, Buehrle 7-7, Pena, R 1-0, Thornton 0-0.
Batters faced: Beckett 29, Okajima 5, Buehrle 30, Pena, R 3, Thornton 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Pena, R 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Paul Emmel. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 69 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 13 mph, L to R.
T: 2:25.
Att: 22,511.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
September 7, 2009
September 7, 2009

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