MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Game played Aug. 31, 2008
The White Sox took the lead for good in their first inning. Carlos Quentin doubled off the left-field wall with two down against Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield to set up Thome’s line-drive shot just inside the right-field foul pole for a 2-0 lead.
The White Sox got that run back in the sixth. Thome hit a two-out ground-rule double to left and scored on Paul Konerko’s double to left to lead, 3-1.
Floyd (15-6) added another win to his single-season career-high total, pitching 6 2-3 innings, allowing one run on seven hits with five strikeouts and two walks. Matt Thornton and Octavio Dotel worked a combined 1 1-3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen before Jenks came on to earn his 27th save. Quentin, Thome and Konerko all contributed two hits for the White Sox.
Ellsbury led the way at the plate for
With the season series finale in
The White Sox begin a three-game set at Cleveland with Clayton Richard slated to pitch Monday night, while Boston, which has won eight of 12, sends Paul Byrd to the hill Monday night to kick off a three-game home series with Baltimore.
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