After the Boston Red Sox dropped two out of three to the division-leading New York Yankees, it was smoother sailing when the Chicago White Sox came to town for a four-game series.
took the first three and almost threatened to sweep. David Ortiz was back to to his clutch ways on Wednesday, hitting the game-winning, walk-off home run.
On Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays
, Jason Bay was the hero of the game, as he launched a two-run shot to tie up the score before there was a rain delay in the eighth inning. The Red Sox would score in the bottom half and win the game.
Alex Gonzalez has been swinging a hot bat since the first game of the White Sox seires, going 8-for-20 with two home runs, three runs batted in, and a double. His batting average has jumped from .194 to .275 in that span.
Jonathan Papelbon went 3-for-3 in save chances this week.
Today, the Red Sox will try to sweep the Blue Jays before heading out for a seven-game road trip to play Tampa Bay
Sunday, Aug. 23 through Saturday, Aug. 29
Weekly record: 5-2
Overall record: 75-54
AL East standing: Second, 6.0 games behind New York
AL Wild Card standing: First, 2.5 games ahead of Texas
Runs scored: 39
Opponents' runs scored: 37
Home runs: 10; J.D. Drew (3), David Ortiz (2), Alex Gonzalez (2), Jason Bay (2), Mike Lowell (1)
Games left: 33
Weeks left: Five
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