Boston, MA (Sports Network) - After belting a pair of three-run homers on
Wednesday, Cody Ross made it three in two nights as he crushed a game-winning
three-run shot in the ninth inning to lift the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over
the White Sox in the finale of a four-game set.
Carl Crawford sparked the rally with a leadoff single off reliever Matt
Thornton (2-6). After Dustin Pedroia grounded into a fielder's choice,
Adrian Gonzalez singled to right and Addison Reed entered from the bullpen.
Ross then launched a 1-1 fastball from Reed over the Green Monster to send the
Red Sox to their fourth win in five games.
Alfredo Aceves (1-6) earned the victory for tossing a scoreless ninth in
relief of starter Clay Buchholz, who fired eight innings and allowed just six
hits and one walk while striking out six.
Chicago starter Jose Quintana spun eight innings of five-hit ball and didn't
walk a batter, but Thornton's blown save sent the White Sox to their first
series loss since June 18-20 against their cross-town rivals, the Chicago
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