Matt Albers takes care of things in the ninth. Sox win fifth straight.
Top 9th: Red Sox 10, White Sox 3
By my count, Shoppach lost three bats and struck out four times. Darnell McDonald homered.
Bottom 8th: Red Sox 9, White Sox 3
Daniel Bard’s line: 7 IP, 6 hits, 3 runs, 2ER, 1 BB, 6 K’s. He threw 96 pitches. Matt Albers has come on. Albers takes care of ChiSox.
Top 8th: Red Sox 9, White Sox 3
Red Sox put two more runners on base, but fail to tack on.
Bottom 7th: Red Sox 9, White Sox 3
Bard has his second straight 1-2-3 inning.
Top 7th: Red Sox 9, White Sox 3
RBI singles by Cody Ross and Kelly Shoppach give the Sox a little more insurance.
Bottom 6th: Red Sox 7, White Sox 3
Bard knocked the White Sox down in order.
Top 6th: Red Sox 7, White Sox 3
The Red Sox said, “Danks, John.” Danks walked a pair and threw a wild pitch while also allowing an RBI single to Cody Ross and a bases loaded double by Darnell McDonald, scoring three more. Marlon Byrd also singled in a run and that was all for Danks.
Bottom 5th: White Sox 3, Red Sox 2
In his quest for 500 homers, Paul Konerko hits No. 401 vs. Bard to give the Pale Hose the lead.
Top 5th: Red Sox 2, White Sox 2
Red Sox are letting Danks settle in.
Bottom 4th: Red Sox 2, White Sox 2
Bard has settled down. The White Sox are set down.
Top 4th: Red Sox 2, White Sox 2
Red Sox are all bundled up as if they’ve never been in cold before. They went down in order.
Bottom 3rd: Red Sox 2, White Sox 2
A passed ball by Kelly Shoppach on a high.rising fastball by Daniel Bard with Alex Rios at the plate, scored Alexi Ramirez with the tying run. Ramirez reached on a throwing error by Kevin Youkilis. Paul Konerko reached on a bloop hit to center. After a fielder’s choice by Pierzynski, the passed ball occurred. Rios reached on an error by Bard, who couldn’t handle his tapper back to the mound. Viciedo then popped out to end the inning.
Top 3rd: Red Sox 2, White Sox 1
Mike Aviles singled to center and Dustin Pedroia walked, but Adrian Gonzalez lined out to center. Kevin Youkilis took a called third strike to end the rally.
Bottom of 2nd: Red Sox 2, White Sox 1
Bard gave up a hit and steal to Brent Morel, but the White Sox couldn’t score.
Top 2nd: Red Sox 2, White Sox 1
John Danks said he wanted to reduce walks. He’s right. He needs to. Kevin Youkilis walked to lead off the second, and Big Papi, now 10-for-23 vs. lefties, hit a sizzling line drive homer to right field, 402 feet.
Bottom 1st: White Sox 1, Red Sox 0
A.J. Pierzynski doubled in Alejandro De Aza, who led off with a double against Sox starter Daniel Bard. Bard also walked Adan Dunn.
Top 1st: Red Sox 0, White Sox 0
Absolutely frigid, windy night here. Game time temperature was 39 degrees. The Red Sox went down in order in the first against lefty John Danks.