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Iguchi's blast lifts Chicago
Boston on brink
The Red Sox entered the fifth up by four runs, but an error in the inning by second baseman Tony Graffanino helped set up Tadahito Iguchi's decisive three-run home run off David Wells. The ALDS heads to Boston with the Red Sox down, two games to none.
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White Sox 5, Red Sox 4
Tadahito Iguchi's three-run home run capped a five-run Chicago fifth. (Getty Images)
Sox rally for two-game lead
Starter Mark Buehrle gave up two runs in both the first and third innings, but the White Sox gave him a lift in the fifth with five runs, including Tadahito Iguchi's three-run blast. Buehrle went seven innings as Chicago moved to within one game of the ALCS.
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October 5, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 9 1
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 X   5 9 0
Damon, CF5220001.222
Renteria, SS5120002.333
Ortiz, DH4110013.375
Ramirez, M, LF3012100.143
Varitek, C4021001.375
Nixon, RF3001104.286
Mueller, 3B4000014.000
Olerud, 1B4000001.200
Graffanino, 2B4010000.250

2B: Renteria (2, Buehrle), Ortiz (2, Buehrle), Graffanino (2, Jenks).
TB: Damon 2; Renteria 3; Ortiz 2; Ramirez, M; Varitek 2; Graffanino 2.
RBI: Ramirez, M 2 (2), Varitek (1), Nixon (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mueller; Renteria.
Team LOB: 7.

E: Graffanino (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Renteria-Olerud, Renteria-Graffanino-Olerud).

Podsednik, LF4000003.286
Iguchi, 2B4123000.286
Dye, RF4010011.143
Konerko, 1B4010002.250
Everett, DH4120002.375
Rowand, CF3111001.333
Pierzynski, C3000001.500
Crede, 3B3111010.167
Uribe, SS3110001.429

2B: Rowand (1, Wells).
HR: Iguchi (1, 5th inning off Wells, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Iguchi 5; Dye; Konerko; Everett 2; Rowand 2; Crede; Uribe.
RBI: Rowand (2), Crede (1), Iguchi 3 (3).
2-out RBI: Iguchi 3.
GIDP: Rowand; Everett.
Team LOB: 3.

Wells (L, 0-1)6.27520212.70
Papelbon 1.12000000.00
Buehrle (W, 1-0)7.08441205.14
Jenks (S, 1)2.01001000.00

IBB: Ramirez, M (by Buehrle).
Pitches-strikes: Wells 93-65, Papelbon 12-10, Buehrle 95-70, Jenks 31-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wells 9-9, Papelbon 1-3, Buehrle 12-7, Jenks 4-2.
Batters faced: Wells 26, Papelbon 6, Buehrle 30, Jenks 8.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Mike Everitt. LF: Dan Iassogna. RF: John Hirschbeck.
Weather: 81 degrees, clear.
Wind: 11 mph, R to L.
T: 2:29.
Att: 40,799.

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