posted on Aug, 14 2004 @ 11:55 PM
BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz's second homer of the game broke an eighth-inning tie, Curt Schilling got his first home win in seven weeks and the Boston
Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Saturday night.
Manny Ramirez hit his 30th homer and is tied with Ortiz for the AL lead.
Schilling (14-6) gave up consecutive first-inning homers to Timo Perez and Carlos Lee but improved to 8-1 at Fenway Park, allowing three runs and five
hits in eight innings. He had been 0-1 in three home starts since beating Philadelphia on June 27.
Keith Foulke finished with a hitless ninth for his 19th save in 24 chances.
Boston improved to 8-16 in one-run games, the worst record in the AL. Five of its previous six losses were by one run, including 8-7 against the White
Sox on Friday night.
Ramirez and Ortiz hit back-to-back homers for the third time this season, tying the game in the fourth against Jon Garland, and Boston went ahead
later in the inning when Kevin Millar doubled and scored on Jason Varitek's single. Ramirez and Ortiz were the first Boston players to reach 30 homers
in consecutive seasons since Mo Vaughn and Nomar Garciaparra in 1997 and 1998.
After Carl Everett's first-inning double, Schilling didn't allow a hit until Lee's leadoff single in the sixth. Lee took third on Everett's double and
tied the game 3-3 on Jose Valentin's sacrifice fly.
Ortiz homered off Jon Adkins (2-3) with one out in the eighth. Garland allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings.
Notes:@ Ramirez tied Norm Cash for 53rd on the home run list at 377. ... Chicago 3B Joe Crede left after being hit by a pitch in the second and was
replaced by Juan Uribe. Crede sustained a bruised left hand, and X-rays were negative. ... Plate umpire Chris Guccione warned Garland and both benches
after Garland's 1-0 pitch went behind Orlando Cabrera following the consecutive homers.
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