Final

Series: Game 2 of 4

Boston leads 2-0 (as of 8/24)

Game 1: Thursday, August 23
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Game 1: Friday, August 24
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Game 2: Friday, August 24
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Game 3: Saturday, August 25
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Game 4: Sunday, August 26
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Red Sox 10

(78-51, 38-28 away)

White Sox 1

(56-72, 28-35 home)

    8:11 PM ET, August 24, 2007

    U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois 

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    W: C. Schilling (8-5)

    L: J. Danks (6-12)

    Papi, Youkilis power BoSox to doubleheader sweep

    A CLOSER LOOK
    David
    Ortiz
    • Summary: David Ortiz homered twice and Kevin Youkilis added a three-run shot as the Red Sox swept a doubleheader against the White Sox with a 10-1 victory.

    • Goat: Struggling Chicago rookie John Danks allowed five runs in 3 1/3 innings. Danks is 0-6 in his last seven starts and winless the last five weeks.

    • Figure this: Boston upped its major league-best record to 78-51, while the White Sox have lost 11 of 13 and fell a season-low 16 games under .500.

    • Quotable pt. 1: "I just wanted to get it over with. We've been here too long today. I was swinging first pitch every time." -- Ortiz

    • Quotable pt. 2: "Twelve hours of my life I wasted and I'm not going to get it back." -- White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen

    -- ESPN.com news services

    Red Sox 10, White Sox 1

    CHICAGO (AP) -- David Ortiz was ready to go home, so he went into his hurry-up offense.

    Big Papi homered in the fourth and fifth innings, both times on the first pitches he saw, as the Boston Red Sox routed the Chicago White Sox 10-1 on Friday night to take both ends of a split doubleheader.

    "I just wanted to get it over with. We've been here too long today. I was swinging first pitch every time. That's why," said Ortiz, who went 4-for-5.

    "It feels like we've been here two days straight up," he said.

    In the opener, Josh Beckett became the major leagues' first 16-game winner and Jason Varitek had four RBIs to lead the Red Sox to an 11-3 victory.

    The Red Sox's bats kept rolling in the nightcap and made it easy for Curt Schilling.

    Schilling (8-5) allowed just three hits and a run in six innings, giving up a solo homer to Juan Uribe in the second as Boston upped its major league-best record to 78-51. The Red Sox are 4-1 on their current road trip that includes two more games with the White Sox and then three at Yankee Stadium.

    "I feel like we're starting to make a little bit of a push here. We're starting to play all facets of the game," Schilling said. "Everybody is doing their thing and it's a good atmosphere here."

    The mood certainly isn't the same with the White Sox.

    Chicago has lost 11 of 13 and fell 16 games under .500 for the first time since 1999. The White Sox gave up 21 runs and 28 hits in the two games.

    "Twelve hours of my life I wasted and I'm not going to get it back," said Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen. "A tough day for everyone. Pitching, hitting, defense. You just name it. I think that's one of the reasons they're in first place and we're in last place."

    Boston drove out struggling rookie John Danks (6-12) in a five-run fourth that featured Ortiz's two-run homer, RBI doubles from Mike Lowell and Coco Crisp, an RBI single by Kevin Cash and two walks. Danks is 0-6 in his last seven starts and winless the last five weeks.

    "They don't have the best record for nothing," Danks said.

    Ortiz hit his 23rd homer to lead off the fifth against Gavin Floyd, and Youklis added a three-run homer following back-to-back walks.

    Game notes


    It was Ortiz's third multihomer game this season and 29th of his career, 27 with the Red Sox. The four hits tied a career high ... White Sox DH Jim Thome was a late scratch from the opener with a stiff back and didn't play in the second game.

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