Boston, MA (Sports Network) - David Ortiz registered two RBI and Ryan Dempster
spun 6 1/3 solid innings, as the Boston Red Sox edged the Chicago White Sox,
4-3, on Friday in the opener of a three-game set at Fenway Park.
Ortiz snapped an 0-for-23 slump with a two-run single in the fourth, while
Shane Victorino collected two hits, an RBI, and two runs scored for the Red
Sox, who have won five of their last six games to maintain their lead atop the
Dempster (7-9), fresh off his five-game suspension for plunking Yankees third
baseman Alex Rodriguez, allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while
striking out five over 6 1/3 frames to earn the victory.
Koji Uehara recorded the final out of the eighth before retiring the White Sox
in order in the ninth to secure his 15th save of the season.
Avisail Garcia scorched a solo homer and finished with two runs scored, while
Dayan Viciedo added two hits, an RBI and a run scored for Chicago, which had
won four of its last five games coming into the contest.
Hector Santiago (4-8) failed to make it out of the fourth and was tagged for
all four runs on five hits and as many walks over 3 2/3 innings to absorb the
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