Recap - Dempster, Ortiz help Sox earn win over Chicago

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

Ryan Dempster lasted into the seventh inning, David Ortiz drove in a pair of runs, and Koji Uehara got a four-out save as the Red Sox held off the White Sox 4-3 at Fenway Park.

Boston got out to a four-run lead with a single run in the third and three more in the fourth. A bases-loaded walk to Mike Napoli produced the first run in the third. An inning later, Shane Victorino hit an RBI single to center field, and Big Papi (pictured) followed one batter later with his first hit in twenty three at bats to drive in two more.

Dempster got one out in the top of the seventh before tiring. He was charged with all three Chicago runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five. The win was his seventh of the season against nine losses and was his first start since hitting Alex Rodriguez on August 18 which earned him a five-game suspension.

Uehara recorded his fifteenth save of the season, and his second four-out save of the year striking out two in the process.

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