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@BOS
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@KCR
2
1
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@MIN
5
4
 
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4
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3
6
Friday, July 3, 1998, 7:05
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 32,467, Time of Game: 2:33
White Sox
2
34-50
 Lost 1 
4th, 15½ GB
at Red Sox
15
51-32
 Won 4 
2nd, 10 GB
W: Tim Wakefield (10-3)
L: Mike Sirotka (8-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  0  0   0  1  0   1  0  0    2  7  3
Red Sox         3  1  1   1  6  2   1  0  X   15 17  0

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ray Durham 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .285 .366 .445 .812 15 10 -0.049 0.62 0.000 -0.049 -0.6 2 2
Mike Caruso SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .318 .339 .417 .756 9 6 -0.035 0.31 0.000 -0.035 -1.0 1 1
Frank Thomas DH 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .269 .375 .460 .834 16 11 -0.026 0.24 0.000 -0.026 -0.1 2B
Albert Belle LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .279 .355 .524 .879 8 6 -0.031 0.40 0.000 -0.032 -0.2 2 0 2B
   Jeff Abbott PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .306 .337 .588 .925 5 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.3 1 0
Robin Ventura 3B 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .267 .360 .436 .796 13 9 -0.021 0.27 0.000 -0.021 -0.7 0 2
   Greg Norton PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238 .288 .443 .731 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.4 0 1
Magglio Ordonez RF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .273 .308 .421 .729 8 6 0.002 0.15 0.012 -0.010 1.2 1 0
Wil Cordero 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .245 .299 .418 .717 13 4 -0.002 0.29 0.019 -0.021 0.1 7 1 SB,GDP
Mike Cameron CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .213 .286 .316 .601 12 9 -0.032 0.30 0.000 -0.032 -1.3 4 0
Chad Kreuter C 1 0 0 1 2 0 3 .309 .427 .366 .793 14 4 0.025 0.28 0.026 -0.001 0.3 6 0
Mike Sirotka P 0 0
   Jason Bere P 0 0
   Bryan Ward P 0 0
   Scott Eyre P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 3 7 35 .219 .286 .281 .567 114 68 -0.169 0.30 0.057 -0.227 -3.2 24 7
2B: A Belle (22, off T Wakefield); F Thomas (17, off C Reyes).
TB: M Ordonez 3; A Belle 2; F Thomas 2; W Cordero; R Durham.
GIDP: W Cordero (5).
RBI: R Durham (28); C Kreuter (20).
2-out RBI: R Durham.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
E: W Cordero (7); M Cameron (3); M Caruso (18).
Baserunning
SB: W Cordero (1, 2nd base off T Wakefield/J Varitek).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Darren Lewis RF-CF 6 3 3 3 0 1 6 .293 .380 .381 .761 13 10 0.038 0.35 0.061 -0.023 2.5 1 0 HR
John Valentin 3B 5 2 1 0 0 1 6 .254 .337 .436 .773 27 13 0.025 0.34 0.048 -0.023 0.1 0 2 2B,HBP
Nomar Garciaparra SS 5 3 3 3 0 0 5 .317 .355 .546 .901 14 9 0.129 0.48 0.129 0.000 3.5 0 1 HR
Damon Buford CF 5 1 3 1 0 1 5 .291 .354 .513 .867 15 11 0.076 0.46 0.083 -0.007 0.8 3 0
   Darren Bragg RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .367 .450 .816 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Troy O'Leary LF 4 2 0 0 1 1 5 .293 .328 .515 .844 25 13 0.011 0.48 0.032 -0.021 -0.5 1 1
Billy Ashley DH 4 1 3 4 1 0 5 .333 .385 .750 1.135 24 14 0.019 0.21 0.028 -0.009 4.3 HR,2B
Mike Benjamin 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 5 .316 .341 .384 .725 12 8 0.084 0.34 0.088 -0.004 1.0 9 0 SB,SF
Donnie Sadler 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .059 .150 .176 .326 14 9 -0.044 0.31 0.000 -0.044 -0.6 4 2 3B
Jason Varitek C 4 1 1 0 1 2 5 .240 .310 .357 .666 23 11 -0.006 0.22 0.008 -0.014 -0.6 9 0
Tim Wakefield P 0 0
   Carlos Reyes P 0 0
Team Totals 42 15 17 13 3 6 47 .405 .447 .714 1.161 167 98 0.332 0.35 0.477 -0.145 10.4 27 6
2B: J Valentin (25, off M Sirotka); B Ashley (2, off B Ward).
3B: D Sadler (1, off J Bere).
HR: N Garciaparra (13, off M Sirotka, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); B Ashley (1, off J Bere, 5th inn, 3 on, 2 outs to Deep LF); D Lewis (4, off J Bere, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line).
SF: M Benjamin (1, off B Ward).
HBP: J Valentin (3, by J Bere).
TB: B Ashley 7; N Garciaparra 6; D Lewis 6; D Sadler 3; D Buford 3; M Benjamin 2; J Valentin 2; J Varitek.
RBI: B Ashley 4 (5); N Garciaparra 3 (55); D Lewis 3 (32); M Benjamin 2 (24); D Buford (19).
2-out RBI: B Ashley 4; D Lewis; M Benjamin; D Buford.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 7 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Sadler-M Benjamin.
PB: J Varitek (9).
Outfield Assists: T O'Leary (C Kreuter at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: M Benjamin (1, 2nd base off M Sirotka/C Kreuter).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Sirotka, L (8-8) 4 10 6 4 2 1 1 5.06 25 84 48 31 4 13 10 12 5 0 21 -0.288 0.60 -3.7
Jason Bere 2 5 8 3 1 3 2 6.45 14 53 30 18 5 7 1 8 1 0 0 0 -0.044 0.11 -6.8
Bryan Ward 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 9.00 5 16 11 7 2 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 -0.4
Scott Eyre 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.40 3 14 9 5 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.6
Team Totals 8 17 15 8 3 6 3 9.00 47 167 98 61 12 25 12 25 8 0 21 0 0 -0.332 0.35 -10.4

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tim Wakefield, W (10-3) 7 5 2 2 3 7 0 4.29 28 94 58 30 11 17 9 9 3 0 63 0.168 0.36 2.0
Carlos Reyes 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.94 7 20 10 8 0 2 3 4 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 1.2
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 3 7 0 2.00 35 114 68 38 11 19 12 13 3 0 63 0 0 0.168 0.30 3.2
Balks: None.
WP: T Wakefield (2).
HBP: J Bere (2; J Valentin).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim McClelland, 1B - John Hirschbeck, 2B - Rich Garcia, 3B - Mike Reilly.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: 32,467.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 81° F, Wind 10mph from Right to Left, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R BOS N. Garciaparra M. Sirotka 8% 64% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Valentin Scores/No RBI
b1 2-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R BOS M. Benjamin M. Sirotka 7% 79% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); O'Leary Scores/unER; Ashley to 2B
b2 3-0 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R BOS D. Buford M. Sirotka 5% 86% Single to SS (Fly Ball to Deep SS-3B Hole); Lewis Scores; Garciaparra to 2B
b3 4-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R BOS D. Lewis M. Sirotka 4% 92% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Benjamin Scores; Varitek to 2B
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  BOS J. Valentin M. Sirotka 4% 57% Double to CF (Fly Ball)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW R. Durham T. Wakefield 2% 52% Foul Popfly: C (3B-C Foul)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW M. Caruso T. Wakefield 2% 54% Foul Flyball: RF (Short RF Foul)
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHW F. Thomas T. Wakefield 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Mike Sirotka facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS D. Lewis M. Sirotka -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  BOS J. Valentin M. Sirotka 4% 57% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
b1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R BOS N. Garciaparra M. Sirotka 8% 64% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Valentin Scores/No RBI
b1 1-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  BOS D. Buford M. Sirotka 3% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive); Garciaparra to 2B
b1 1-0 1 12- 5,(3-1)  RO BOS T. O'Leary M. Sirotka 3% 70% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B); Garciaparra Scores/Adv on E6 (throw)/unER/No RBI
b1 2-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  BOS B. Ashley M. Sirotka 1% 72% Walk; O'Leary to 2B
b1 2-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R BOS M. Benjamin M. Sirotka 7% 79% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); O'Leary Scores/unER; Ashley to 2B
b1 3-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O BOS D. Sadler M. Sirotka -3% 76% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 4-5-6
t2 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW A. Belle T. Wakefield 2% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 0-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHW R. Ventura T. Wakefield 2% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW M. Ordonez T. Wakefield -1% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t2 0-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHW W. Cordero T. Wakefield 2% 81% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, White Sox' Mike Sirotka facing 9-1-2
b2 3-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O BOS J. Varitek M. Sirotka -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS D. Lewis M. Sirotka 1% 81% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Deep 3B)
b2 3-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Valentin M. Sirotka -1% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B; Lewis to 2B
b2 3-0 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  BOS N. Garciaparra M. Sirotka 1% 81% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Lewis to 3B
b2 3-0 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R BOS D. Buford M. Sirotka 5% 86% Single to SS (Fly Ball to Deep SS-3B Hole); Lewis Scores; Garciaparra to 2B
b2 4-0 2 12- 9,(3-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary M. Sirotka -2% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 8-9-1
t3 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW M. Cameron T. Wakefield 2% 86% Lineout: 1B
t3 0-4 1 --- 4,(3-0)  CHW C. Kreuter T. Wakefield -2% 84% Walk
t3 0-4 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHW R. Durham T. Wakefield 2% 87% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHW M. Caruso T. Wakefield 2% 88% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, White Sox' Mike Sirotka facing 6-7-8
b3 4-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS B. Ashley M. Sirotka -1% 87% Flyball: CF
b3 4-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS M. Benjamin M. Sirotka 1% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b3 4-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  BOS D. Sadler M. Sirotka 1% 89% Benjamin Steals 2B
b3 4-0 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  O BOS D. Sadler M. Sirotka -1% 88% Flyball: CF
b3 4-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Varitek M. Sirotka 0% 88% Walk
b3 4-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R BOS D. Lewis M. Sirotka 4% 92% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Benjamin Scores; Varitek to 2B
b3 5-0 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O BOS J. Valentin M. Sirotka -1% 91% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-5, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 3-4-5
t4 0-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW F. Thomas T. Wakefield 1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW A. Belle T. Wakefield 1% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t4 0-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW R. Ventura T. Wakefield 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-0, White Sox' Mike Sirotka facing 3-4-5
b4 5-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R BOS N. Garciaparra M. Sirotka 2% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b4 6-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Buford M. Sirotka -0% 96% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
b4 6-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS T. O'Leary M. Sirotka -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b4 6-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS B. Ashley M. Sirotka 0% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b4 6-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Benjamin M. Sirotka -0% 95% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 6-7-8
t5 0-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW M. Ordonez T. Wakefield 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CHW W. Cordero T. Wakefield -1% 95% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 2B-1B)
t5 0-6 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHW M. Cameron T. Wakefield 1% 97% Popfly: 2B
t5 0-6 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  CHW C. Kreuter T. Wakefield -0% 96% Cordero Steals 2B
t5 0-6 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  CHW C. Kreuter T. Wakefield -1% 96% Walk
t5 0-6 2 12- 1,(0-0)  CHW R. Durham T. Wakefield -1% 95% Passed Ball; Cordero to 3B; Kreuter to 2B
t5 0-6 2 -23 4,(2-1)  RO CHW R. Durham T. Wakefield 0% 95% Single to SS (Fly Ball to Deep SS-3B Hole); Cordero Scores; Kreuter out at Hm/LF-C
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-1, White Sox' Jason Bere facing 8-9-1
Jason Bere replaces Mike Sirotka pitching
b5 6-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS D. Sadler J. Bere -0% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b5 6-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  BOS J. Varitek J. Bere 0% 95% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Deep SS-2B)
b5 6-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  BOS D. Lewis J. Bere 1% 96% Reached on E8 (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Varitek to 2B
b5 6-1 1 12- 4,(1-2)  BOS J. Valentin J. Bere 1% 97% Hit By Pitch; Varitek to 3B; Lewis to 2B
b5 6-1 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR BOS N. Garciaparra J. Bere 2% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive); Varitek Scores; Lewis Scores/unER; Valentin to 3B
b5 8-1 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  O BOS D. Buford J. Bere -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
b5 8-1 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  BOS T. O'Leary J. Bere 0% 99% Walk; Garciaparra to 2B
b5 8-1 2 123 9,(3-2)  RRRR BOS B. Ashley J. Bere 1% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Valentin Scores/unER; Garciaparra Scores/unER; O'Leary Scores/unER; Ashley Scores/unER
b5 12-1 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O BOS M. Benjamin J. Bere 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
6 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Red Sox 12.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-12, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 2-3-4
t6 1-12 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW M. Caruso T. Wakefield 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 1-12 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHW F. Thomas T. Wakefield 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-12 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CHW A. Belle T. Wakefield -0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t6 1-12 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHW R. Ventura T. Wakefield 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Red Sox 12.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 12-1, White Sox' Jason Bere facing 8-9-1
b6 12-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS D. Sadler J. Bere 0% 100% Triple to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b6 12-1 0 --3 6,(2-2)  O BOS J. Varitek J. Bere 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b6 12-1 1 --3 4,(2-1)  RR BOS D. Lewis J. Bere 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Sadler Scores
b6 14-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Valentin J. Bere 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b6 14-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS N. Garciaparra J. Bere 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Red Sox 14.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-14, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 6-7-8
t7 1-14 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW M. Ordonez T. Wakefield -0% 100% Single to C (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line)
t7 1-14 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  CHW W. Cordero T. Wakefield -0% 100% Walk; Ordonez to 2B
t7 1-14 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O CHW M. Cameron T. Wakefield 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t7 1-14 1 12- 3,(0-2)  CHW C. Kreuter T. Wakefield -0% 100% Wild Pitch; Ordonez to 3B; Cordero to 2B
t7 1-14 1 -23 5,(2-2)  RO CHW C. Kreuter T. Wakefield 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Ordonez Scores; Cordero to 3B
t7 2-14 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O CHW R. Durham T. Wakefield 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Red Sox 14.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 14-2, White Sox' Bryan Ward facing 4-5-6
Bryan Ward replaces Jason Bere pitching
b7 14-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS D. Buford B. Ward 0% 100% Single to SS (Fly Ball to Deep SS-2B)
b7 14-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary B. Ward 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b7 14-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  BOS B. Ashley B. Ward 0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive); Buford to 3B
b7 14-2 1 -23 2,(0-1)  RO BOS M. Benjamin B. Ward 0% 100% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Buford Scores; Ashley to 3B
b7 15-2 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O BOS D. Sadler B. Ward 0% 100% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Red Sox 15.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-15, Red Sox' Carlos Reyes facing 2-3-4
Carlos Reyes replaces Tim Wakefield pitching
t8 2-15 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHW M. Caruso C. Reyes 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
t8 2-15 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW F. Thomas C. Reyes -0% 100% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
Jeff Abbott pinch hits for Albert Belle (LF) batting 4th
t8 2-15 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  O CHW J. Abbott C. Reyes 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Thomas to 3B
Greg Norton pinch hits for Robin Ventura (3B) batting 5th
t8 2-15 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O CHW G. Norton C. Reyes 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Red Sox 15.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 15-2, White Sox' Scott Eyre facing 9-1-2
Scott Eyre replaces Bryan Ward pitching
Greg Norton moves from PH to 3B
Jeff Abbott moves from PH to LF
b8 15-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Varitek S. Eyre 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 15-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS D. Lewis S. Eyre 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 15-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O BOS J. Valentin S. Eyre 0% 100% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Red Sox 15.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-15, Red Sox' Carlos Reyes facing 6-7-8
Darren Lewis moves from RF to CF
Darren Bragg replaces Damon Buford (CF) playing RF batting 4th
t9 2-15 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHW M. Ordonez C. Reyes 0% 100% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t9 2-15 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  OO CHW W. Cordero C. Reyes 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t9 2-15 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHW M. Cameron C. Reyes 0% 100% Popfly: 2B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Red Sox 15.

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