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Recap: White Sox 2, Red Sox 7
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 5
Venue: Fenway Park
Date: August 31, 2013 7:10 PM EDT
  

BOSTON (AP) - John Danks expected a good outing from former teammate Jake Peavy. He got a weak effort from himself.

Peavy pitched seven strong innings against his former team, Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Saturday night for their sixth win in seven games.

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``I knew I had to be good and simply wasn't,' Danks said. ``Jake did what he has to do with a lead.'

Coming off a pair of strong starts, Danks gave up six runs, five earned, and 11 hits over five innings. He had won his previous two starts, allowing only two runs in 14 innings.

``Just command within the strikezone,' he said. ``The problem wasn't throwing strikes. When I would get ahead, I wasn't able to put guys away. Whenever they got a pitch to hit, they hit it. That's what good teams do. There's not really much let up in this lineup.'

Ellsbury also scored twice and drove in a run for the AL East leaders. David Ortiz, who snapped an 0-for-23 stretch with a two-run single in Friday's win, went 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI in Boston's 15-hit attack.

``It's a tough park to have that,' Chicago manager Robin Ventura said of Danks' struggles.

Acquired in a three-team, seven-player deal on July 30 that sent Boston infielder Jose Iglesias to Detroit, Peavy spent four seasons with the White Sox. The 32-year old right-hander went 36-29 after being picked up in a trade from San Diego on July 31, 2009.

``It wasn't a big deal we're all used to guys being traded. We all know a lot of guys,' he said. ``I just made some pitches when I had to. I pieced together a game-plan.'

Chicago, last in the AL Central, had won 10 of 12 before dropping the first two of a three-game series against Boston.

Peavy (11-5) allowed two runs and five singles in his sixth start for the Red Sox. He struck out four and walked one while throwing 109 pitches.

Boston broke open a tie game with three runs in the fourth against Danks (4-11), and then scored again in the fifth.

Ellsbury's tiebreaking ground-rule double gave the Red Sox a 3-2 lead. Dustin Pedroia then drove in run with a groundout before Ortiz lined an RBI single to left.

Rookie Xander Bogaerts, regarded as one of the top prospects in baseball, added an RBI single in the fifth that made it 6-2.

The Red Sox had grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first on Mike Napoli's RBI single. Chicago tied it on Alejandro De Aza's run-scoring groundout.

Jonny Gomes doubled home a run in the third, but the White Sox tied it again on Avisail Garcia's RBI single.

NOTES: The Red Sox announced a minor trade with Philadelphia during the game, acquiring utility INF John McDonald and cash for Single-A RHP Nefi Ogando. The 38-year old McDonald, a 15-year veteran, played for Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and the Phillies this season, hitting .098 in 45 games. ... Boston manager John Farrell said the club expects to call up three or four players when the rosters expand Sunday. ... White Sox 3B Conor Gillaspie made a diving catch of David Ross' liner. ... Hall of Famer and former Red Sox and White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk was at the game. ... Felix Doubront (10-6, 3.74 ERA) faces Chicago's Andre Rienzo (1-0, 4.21 ERA) in the series finale Sunday. ... Chicago's Adam Dunn is 5 for his last 46. ... Boston finished August 16-12 and Chicago went 16-13.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Orioles at Red Sox
Tue, Aug 27 Final 2 to 13
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Orioles at Red Sox
Wed, Aug 28 Final 3 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Orioles at Red Sox
Thu, Aug 29 Final 3 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
White Sox at Red Sox
Fri, Aug 30 Final 3 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 5
White Sox at Red Sox
Sat, Aug 31 Final 2 to 7
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 6
White Sox at Red Sox
Sun, Sep 1 Final 6 to 7
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CHW  +190   -115   8.5 
 BOS  -210   -105   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CHW  +200   -105   8.5 
 BOS  -240   -115   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CHW         
 BOS         
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Aug 30, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CHW 3 Under: 7 
 BOS 4 Cover: +100 
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 May 22, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 6 Cover: +100 
 CHW 2 Push: 8 
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 May 21, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 1 Under: 4 
 CHW 3 Cover: +100 
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 May 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 4 Over: 10 
 CHW 6 Cover: +135 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Saturday, Aug 31
 
    Orioles at Yankees
1:05 PM EDT
    Royals at Blue Jays
1:05 PM EDT
    Phillies at Cubs
4:05 PM EDT
    Indians at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Mets at Nationals
7:05 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Angels at Brewers
7:10 PM EDT
    Marlins at Braves
7:10 PM EDT
    Mariners at Astros
7:10 PM EDT
    Twins at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    Reds at Rockies
8:10 PM EDT
    Giants at Diamondbacks
8:10 PM EDT
    Rays at Athletics
9:05 PM EDT
    Padres at Dodgers
9:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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