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Red Sox stifle champs
White Sox continue slide
Javier Vazquez struck out 10 through the first five innings, but the right-hander came up short against the Red Sox and their rookie southpaw, Kason Gabbard. The offense managed just four hits and hit into three double plays, squashing any chance for a significant rally. The South Siders have lost three in a row and five of six to fall 1 1/2 games back for the Wild Card.
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Red Sox 1, White Sox 0
David Ortiz tips his batting helmet as fans give him a standing ovation during his first-inning at-bat. (AP)
Series at a glance:
Gabbard grabs win No. 1
Rookie lefty Kason Gabbard tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits and striking out six for his first Major League win as the Red Sox beat Chicago for the second straight night. Coco Crisp drove home the game's only run, while David Ortiz went 0-for-3 in his return to the lineup.
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 Crisp's RBI single
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 05, 2006
HOU
PHI
PPD
ATL
NYM
PPD
CWS
Chi White Sox (79-59)
Lost 3
Boston 1, Chi White Sox 0   BOS
Boston (75-64)
Won 2
September 5, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
Boston
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 X   1 3 1
Standings thru 9/5/06  |  Gameday  |  White Sox Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ozuna, LF4010002.340
Iguchi, 2B3010000.283
Crede, 3B4000002.300
Thome, DH2000200.291
Konerko, 1B3000014.305
Pierzynski, C3000000.291
Anderson, CF2000020.227
  a-Gload, PH-RF1000000.323
Uribe, SS2000020.235
  b-Cintron, PH-SS1000010.272
Sweeney, RF-CF3020010.667
Totals28040278 

a-Grounded out for Anderson in the 8th. b-Struck out for Uribe in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ozuna (9, Gabbard).
TB: Ozuna 2; Iguchi; Sweeney 2.
S: Iguchi.
GIDP: Konerko 2.
Team LOB: 4.

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Youkilis, 1B4000021.285
Loretta, 2B3000110.293
Ortiz, DH3000122.285
Ramirez, LF3000021.324
Nixon, RF3110000.294
Lowell, 3B3000021.288
Crisp, CF3011010.261
Mirabelli, C2000100.182
Gonzalez, SS3010012.265
Totals271313117 

BATTING
2B: Gonzalez (20, Vazquez), Nixon (21, Vazquez).
TB: Nixon 2; Crisp; Gonzalez 2.
RBI: Crisp (29).
2-out RBI: Crisp.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz; Gonzalez.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Lowell (6, fielding).
DP: 3 (Lowell-Loretta-Youkilis, Lowell-Youkilis, Gonzalez-Loretta-Youkilis).

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vazquez (L, 11-9)8.031131104.80
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gabbard (W, 1-3)7.03002603.93
Timlin (S, 4)2.01000103.76

WP: Gabbard.
Pitches-strikes: Vazquez 112-74, Gabbard 80-54, Timlin 20-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Vazquez 2-11, Gabbard 11-4, Timlin 2-3.
Batters faced: Vazquez 30, Gabbard 24, Timlin 7.
Umpires: HP: Larry Poncino. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 69 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:13.
Att: 35,912.

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