Red Sox Weekly Recap: Week 21

Amanda BrunoCorrespondent IAugust 30, 2009

BOSTON - AUGUST 26:  Alex Gonzalez #13 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with teammates after his solo home run in the sixth inning during the game against the Chicago White Sox on August 26, 2009 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by: Elsa/Getty Images)

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.

Boston 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 and Chicago.
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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