White Sox 5W: McCarthy (2-1)
L: Schilling (5-7)Red Sox 3
Most White Sox players weren't too excited about giving up their Labor Day for a one-day road trip to Boston. For Brandon McCarthy, it was the opportunity of a lifetime.
"I don't have the advantage of picking and choosing things like that," the 22-year-old rookie said after pitching seven scoreless innings to beat the Red Sox.
McCarthy got the spot start in a reluctantly scheduled makeup of an August rainout and extended his scoreless streak to 142/3 innings. Paul Konerko homered and Juan Uribe had a single, a double and a homer for Chicago.
ChicagoABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals32511535 -- Podsednik lf301010.285Iguchi 2b200120.284CEverett dh501003.261Konerko 1b422100.278Rowand cf301001.280TPerez rf301100.226Widger c400001.235Blum 3b412000.203Uribe ss423200.256BostonABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals34353111 -- Youkilis 3b400002.264Renteria ss400003.284DOrtiz dh300011.292MRamirez lf401001.285Nixon rf411001.287Varitek c400002.296Millar 1b411001.276Graffanino 2b411300.307Kapler cf301000.250Chicago
000121001 -- 5112Boston
000000003 -- 350 E: Iguchi (13), Blum (3). LOB: Chicago 7, Boston 6. 2B: Konerko (19), Rowand (25), Uribe (18), Nixon (25), Millar (23). 3B: Blum (1). HR: Graffanino (5), off Jenks; Uribe (11), off Harville; Konerko (34), off Schilling. RBI: Iguchi (57), Konerko (85), TPerez (15), Uribe 2 (62), Graffanino 3 (33). SB: Podsednik (56). S: Podsednik, Iguchi, TPerez.
ChicagoIP HRERBBSONPERAMcCarthy, W7 300171215.08PolitteC00001182.20MarteB0000173.02Jenks1 23002202.22BostonIP HRERBBSONPERASchilling, L6B944341176.83Foulke1C00001315.93Harville1 21100913.5 Schilling pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.
Inherited runners-scored: Marte 1-0, Foulke 2-0.
HBP: by Politte (Kapler), by Foulke (Rowand).
T: 3:11. A: 35,673 (35,095).