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|Red Sox Get Strong Relief to Beat White Sox
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Dustin Pedroia hit a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh, Jason Varitek homered and the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 Sunday to capture two of three games in their series at U.S. Cellular Field.
Alfredo Aceves (7-1), who relieved starter Andrew Miller in the sixth, got the victory with one inning of relief.
White Sox star Paul Konerko left the game with a bruised calf after being hit with a pitch by Boston starter Andrew Miller in the bottom of the fourth inning. Konerko initially stayed in the game and took his base, but left after the inning ended. X-rays were negative.
Chicago starter Mark Buehrle pitched six innings, giving up five hits and two runs, both coming on Varitek's seventh homer in the second. The lefty departed with a with a 3-2 lead.
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