Recap - September good

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

The Red Sox jumped out to an early 5-0 lead over the White Sox and then held off the White Sox for a 7-6 win and a sweep of the three-game series at Fenway Park.

Brandon Workman was the winner in relief of Felix Doubront who left with two outs in the fourth inning, charged with four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out four.

The Red Sox scored four in the bottom of the second inning on a two-RBI single by Jacoby Ellsbury, and a two-RBI double by David Ortiz (pictured) two batters later. That was the first of two hits by Ortiz who is now just two away from his 2000th career hit.

Stephen Drew extended the lead to 5-0 with his eleventh home run in the third.

Chicago scored four runs in the top of the fourth to drive Doubront from the game, ending a streak of eleven straight games in which a Red Sox starting pitcher gave up three or fewer runs.

Koji Uehara pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his sixteenth save.

Shane Victorino left the game in the bottom of the sixth with what is being called a hip contusion; Ellsbury was replaced in the ninth by Quintin Berry.

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