Nick Swisher went deep for his fourth straight game. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
By Scott Merkin / MLB.com
Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer in the fourth, but John Danks gave up a run in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to lose the lead. After the Sox 'pen coughed up three runs in the eighth, Alexei Ramirez's two-run homer in the bottom of the inning couldn't reverse the damage.
BATTING 2B: Griffey Jr. (21, Jackson, E). HR: Swisher (21, 4th inning off Jackson, E, 1 on, 0 out), Ramirez, Al (15, 8th inning off Howell, 1 on, 0 out). TB: Ramirez, Al 4; Pierzynski 2; Uribe 2; Griffey Jr. 3; Swisher 4; Cabrera, O 2. RBI: Swisher 2 (63), Ramirez, Al 2 (57). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, Al 2; Pierzynski; Dye. GIDP: Ramirez, Al, Dye. Team RISP: 1-for-10. Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING CS: Uribe (2, 2nd base by Jackson, E/Navarro, D), Cabrera, O (4, 2nd base by Jackson, E/Navarro, D).
FIELDING Outfield assists: Quentin (Aybar, W at home). DP: (Quentin-Pierzynski).