Lucky 7 for Sox
Short Take: Six runs seal the deal.
After Friday's pathetic loss at Baltimore, the Sox appeared ready to
collapse again in Saturday's matinee. Spotted a one-run lead, Mark
Buehrle and the defense behind him fell apart in the third inning.
However a big six-run Sox rally in the seventh inning does the deal and seals
the win, 8-3 for our Pale Hose. They are back to just one game beneath
The third inning was a nightmare. A lead-off triple and a pair of
misplays by Carlos Lee and Royce Clayton had Sox Fans throwing
objects at their TV screens. The Sox were down 3-1 and appeared on the
verge of another "corpse ball" performance.
The play of lead off man Ray Durham was the first clue the Sox
wouldn't roll over quite so easily. Stuck in a 0 for 21 funk, Durham
started the game with a double and scored the first Sox run. His double
in the seventh inning batted in the first of six Sox runs in the inning.
The Sox batted around, including homeruns by pinch hitter Tony Graffanino,
and Paul Konerko, doubles by both Durham and Jose Canseco, and
an rbi-single by Chris Singleton.
Now that's team effort!
Meanwhile Buehrle settled in, allowing just three additional hits stopping
Baltimore cold. He lasted 5.2 innings striking out six, walking
nobody. Gary Glover was the lucky pitcher of the record during
the Sox seventh inning rally earning him his third win of the season. Bob
Howry and Keith Foulke were effective if not perfect pitching the
last 2.1 innings. Foulke's ERA falls to 1.82.
Another matinee Sunday followed by an off-day before the biggest series of
the season in Minnesota.
Clubhouse "Pick to Click" Winner
pinch hit role, worked the count full then took Sidney Ponson deep for
a two-run dinger, breaking the game open for the Sox in the seventh.
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