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White out: South Siders roll
Boston stymied in Game 1
Matt Clement allowed five runs in the top of the first inning, and Boston was never able to recover on a day in which Chicago set an ALDS mark with five home runs. Clement lasted just 3 1/3 innings; David Ortiz and Trot Nixon led the offense with two hits apiece.
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White Sox 14, Red Sox 2
A.J. Pierzynski had two of Chicago's ALDS record five home runs. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Windy City winners
The White Sox dusted off their longball bats, and Jose Contreras largely silenced Boston's lineup. A.J. Pierzynski hit home runs in the first and eighth; Paul Konerko and Juan Uribe added long shots of their own. Contreras went 7 2/3 innings.
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October 4, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   2 9 0
Chi White Sox
5 0 1 2 0 4 0 2 X   14 11 1
Damon, CF4000022.000
Cora, SS0000000.000
Renteria, SS4010001.250
Hyzdu, CF0000000.000
Ortiz, DH4020011.500
Ramirez, M, LF4000004.000
Nixon, RF4120001.500
Varitek, C4110011.250
Millar, 1B3011011.333
a-Olerud, PH10100001.000
Mueller, 3B4000013.000
Graffanino, 2B4010002.250

a-Doubled for Millar in the 9th.

2B: Renteria (1, Contreras), Graffanino (1, Contreras), Millar (1, Contreras), Ortiz (1, Contreras), Olerud (1, Politte).
TB: Renteria 2; Ortiz 3; Nixon 2; Varitek; Millar 2; Olerud 2; Graffanino 2.
RBI: Millar (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, M 2; Nixon; Graffanino.
Team LOB: 7.

Podsednik, LF3223100.667
Iguchi, 2B3000010.000
a-Harris, PH-2B10110001.000
Dye, RF3000000.000
b-Perez, PH-RF1000002.000
Konerko, 1B4212001.250
c-Blum, PH-1B1000002.000
Everett, DH4110000.250
Rowand, CF3211100.333
Pierzynski, C34340001.000
Crede, 3B3100103.000
Uribe, SS4223011.500

a-Singled for Iguchi in the 8th. b-Flied out for Dye in the 8th. c-Popped out for Konerko in the 8th.

2B: Pierzynski (1, Clement).
HR: Pierzynski 2 (2, 1st inning off Clement, 2 on, 2 out; 8th inning off Arroyo, 0 on, 0 out), Konerko (1, 3rd inning off Clement, 0 on, 1 out), Uribe (1, 4th inning off Clement, 1 on, 1 out), Podsednik (1, 6th inning off Gonzalez, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Podsednik 5; Harris; Konerko 4; Everett; Rowand; Pierzynski 10; Uribe 5.
RBI: Konerko 2 (2), Rowand (1), Pierzynski 4 (4), Uribe 3 (3), Podsednik 3 (3), Harris (1).
2-out RBI: Rowand; Pierzynski 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blum.
S: Iguchi.
Team LOB: 2.

SB: Podsednik (1, 3rd base off Clement/Varitek).
CS: Podsednik (1, 2nd base by Clement/Varitek).

E: Crede (1, fielding).

Clement (L, 0-1)3.178800321.60
Bradford 1.10000100.00
Gonzalez 2.124410115.43
Arroyo 1.022221118.00
Contreras (W, 1-0)7.28220602.35
Cotts 0.10000000.00
Politte 1.01000000.00

WP: Contreras.
HBP: Podsednik (by Clement), Dye (by Clement), Pierzynski (by Gonzalez).
Pitches-strikes: Clement 64-41, Bradford 17-12, Gonzalez 41-24, Arroyo 27-15, Contreras 100-70, Cotts 4-3, Politte 9-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Clement 4-5, Bradford 3-0, Gonzalez 3-4, Arroyo 0-2, Contreras 11-6, Cotts 0-1, Politte 0-3.
Batters faced: Clement 18, Bradford 4, Gonzalez 11, Arroyo 7, Contreras 31, Cotts 1, Politte 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Cotts 1-0.
Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Mark Carlson. LF: Mike Everitt. RF: Dan Iassogna.
Weather: 85 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, R to L.
T: 2:56.
Att: 40,717.

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