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Pierzynski Homer Powers White Sox Past Red Sox, 5-2

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - A.J. Pierzynski hit a solo home run to help the Chicago White Sox take a 5-2 win over the Boston Red Sox in the third game of a four-game set.

Alejandro De Aza went 3-for-4 with a run scored while Omar Vizquel and Alexei Ramirez each drove in a run for the White Sox, who have won six of their last seven.

Freddy Garcia (12-6) went seven innings to get the win as he gave up two runs on four hits with a strikeout over seven-plus frames.

Mike Lowell hit a solo home run and David Ortiz drove in the other run for the Red Sox, who have dropped three of four. Josh Beckett (6-6) was tagged for four runs on 11 hits over six-plus innings.

Boston, which was eliminated from postseason contention on Tuesday, got on the board in the fourth. Ortiz's RBI single plated Marco Scutaro, who led off the inning with a double.

Chicago, though, tied the game in the bottom of the frame on a homer from Pierzynski.

The score remained that way until the seventh when Chicago went ahead. With two on, Vizquel plated one with a single and Brent Lillibridge brought home another with a bunt single that saw Victor Martinez's throw to first go wide. An RBI single later in the frame from Ramirez made it a 4-1 game.

The Red Sox got one back in the eighth on a leadoff homer from Lowell, but Juan Pierre's double play groundout in the bottom of the frame got the run back.

Matt Thornton, who got the final out of the eighth, set Boston down in order in the ninth to pick up his eighth save of the season.

Game Notes

Chicago right fielder Carlos Quentin left the game in the fifth with an injured ankle...The White Sox have taken five of the six games against Boston this season...Beckett fell to 4-2 over eight starts against Chicago...Garcia improved to 8-2 in 16 starts against Boston.