White Sox - 001 000 200 - 3 6 0The two runs today were the fewest runs scored by the Red Sox in a doubleheader in more than 34 years.
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Lackey (7-4-3-2-7, 116) had allowed only two hits through the first six innings, but he allowed a single and a double to start the seventh. One run scored on Ryan Kalish's throwing error on the double and a sac fly brought in the other run.
Boston had baserunners in eight of the nine innings, but got only two runners past second base. Kalish walked to begin the fifth and singles by Bill Hall and Marco Scutaro brought him around. The Red Sox had men at first and third with no outs in a 1-1 game at that point. But just as they did in the fifth inning of the afternon game, they wasted their chance. J.D. Drew chased a high 1-2 fastball, Victor Martinez popped to short center, and David Ortiz grounded to first.
At a time when the Red Sox need to win every game on the schedule, and hope for either New York or Tampa Bay to skid, they have flopped. They are 10-11 since August 11 -- and have lost five of their last seven games, by the scores of 3-2, 5-3, 5-2, 3-1, and 3-1.
With 26 games to go, they are 7.5 GB in the WC and 10 GB in the East.
Gavin Floyd / John Lackey
Game 2 of the day-night doubleheader.Scutaro, SS