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: Cabrera, O 2; Pierzynski 2; Ramirez, Al 4; Griffey
Jr. 3; Swisher 4; Uribe 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:
BASERUNNING CS: Uribe (2, 2nd base by Jackson, E/Navarro), Cabrera, O (4, 2nd base by Jackson,
FIELDING Outfield assists: Quentin (Aybar, W at home). DP: (Quentin-Pierzynski).
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