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Boston (77-51) «00054000110130
Chi. White Sox (56-71)010000000151

Ortiz goes deep twice as BoSox crush ChiSox, sweep doubleheader

CBSSports.com wire reports
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CHICAGO -- David Ortiz was ready to go home, so he went into his hurry-up offense.

Big Papi homered in the fourth and fifth innings, both times on the first pitches he saw, as the Boston Red Sox routed the Chicago White Sox 10-1 Friday night to take both ends of a split doubleheader.

"I just wanted to get it over with. We've been here too long today. I was swinging first pitch every time. That's why," said Ortiz, who went 4-for-5.

"It feels like we've been here two days straight up."

In the opener, Josh Beckett became the major leagues' first 16-game winner and Jason Varitek had four RBI to lead the Red Sox to an 11-3 victory.

The Red Sox's bats kept rolling in the nightcap and made it easy for Curt Schilling.

Schilling (8-5) allowed just three hits and a run in six innings, giving up a solo homer to Juan Uribe in the second as Boston upped its major league-best record to 78-51. The Red Sox are 4-1 on their current road trip that includes two more games with the White Sox and then three at Yankee Stadium.

"I feel like we're starting to make a little bit of a push here. We're starting to play all facets of the game," Schilling said. "Everybody is doing their thing and it's a good atmosphere here."

The mood certainly isn't the same with the White Sox.

Chicago has lost 11 of 13 and fell 16 games under .500 for the first time since 1999. The White Sox gave up 21 runs and 28 hits in the two games.

"Twelve hours of my life I wasted and I'm not going to get it back," said Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen. "A tough day for everyone. Pitching, hitting, defense. You just name it. I think that's one of the reasons they're in first place and we're in last place."

Boston drove out struggling rookie John Danks (6-12) in a five-run fourth that featured Ortiz's two-run homer, RBI doubles from Mike Lowell and Coco Crisp, an RBI single by Kevin Cash and two walks. Danks is 0-6 in his last seven starts and winless the last five weeks.

"They don't have the best record for nothing," Danks said.

Ortiz hit his 23rd homer to lead off the fifth against Gavin Floyd, and Youklis added a three-run homer following back-to-back walks.

Notes

  • It was Ortiz's third multihomer game this season and 29th of his career, 27 with the Red Sox. The four hits tied a career high.
  • White Sox DH Jim Thome was a late scratch from the opener with a stiff back and didn't play in the second game.
 
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Boston slugger David Ortiz increases his total to 23 homers this season.  (AP)
Boston slugger David Ortiz increases his total to 23 homers this season. (AP)

Players of the Game
Boston

D. Ortiz
AB 5
R 3
H 4
HR 2
RBI 3
Boston

C. Schilling
IP 6.0
H 3
ER 1
BB 1
K 3
 

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Boston Red Sox
Julio Lugo, SS5000014 .240
Dustin Pedroia, 2B4100103 .320
David Ortiz, DH5343000 .324
Manny Ramirez, LF3210101 .292
    Eric Hinske, LF1010000 .208
Mike Lowell, 3B4222100 .319
Kevin Youkilis, 1B5123003 .292
Bobby Kielty, RF4100113 .204
Coco Crisp, CF5011032 .271
Kevin Cash, C3021100 .222
Totals3910131055  
Batting
2B - Eric Hinske (7, Thornton), Mike Lowell (33, Danks), Coco Crisp (23, Danks), Kevin Cash (1, Thornton)
HR - David Ortiz 2 (23, Danks, Floyd), Kevin Youkilis (13, Floyd)
RBI - David Ortiz 3 (83), Mike Lowell 2 (90), Kevin Youkilis 3 (67), Coco Crisp (47), Kevin Cash (1)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Pedroia-Youkilis
Boston Red Sox
Curt Schilling (W,8-5) 6311131 4.11
Manny Delcarmen 1100010 2.48
Kyle Snyder 1000110 3.47
Eric Gagne 1100010 3.83
Pitches-Strikes - Curt Schilling 98-69, Eric Gagne 13-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Curt Schilling 5-10, Eric Gagne 2-0
Batters Faced - Curt Schilling 22, Manny Delcarmen 3, Kyle Snyder 4, Eric Gagne 4
Chicago White Sox
Jerry Owens, CF3000100 .246
Josh Fields, 3B4000021 .242
Darin Erstad, DH3010100 .277
Paul Konerko, 1B4000012 .265
Jermaine Dye, RF4020000 .246
Juan Uribe, SS4111011 .223
Danny Richar, 2B3000010 .182
Andy Gonzalez, LF3010010 .227
Toby Hall, C3000001 .216
Totals3115126  
Batting
2B - Darin Erstad (12, Schilling)
HR - Juan Uribe (14, Schilling)
RBI - Juan Uribe (51)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Richar-Uribe-Konerko
E - Jermaine Dye (3, Throwing)
Chicago White Sox
John Danks (L,6-12) 3.1555201 5.51
Gavin Floyd 3.2444312 7.36
Matt Thornton 1311020 5.27
Mike MacDougal 1100020 5.12
Pitches-Strikes - John Danks 57-31, Gavin Floyd 60-32, Matt Thornton 6-4, Mike MacDougal 13-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - John Danks 3-7, Gavin Floyd 4-5, Mike MacDougal 1-0
Batters Faced - John Danks 17, Gavin Floyd 17, Matt Thornton 6, Mike MacDougal 4
Game Information
Attendance - 37639
Game Time - 2:44
Temperature - 78
Umpires - Home - Rob Drake, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Brian Gorman, Third Base - Damien Beal