White Sox Sweep Red Sox

Konerko's go-ahead single lifts Chicago to 7-4 win

By HOWARD ULMAN
AP Sports Writer
      BOSTON (AP) – Paul Konerko hit a go-ahead single in the seventh
inning and a two-run homer in the ninth to lead the Chicago White
Sox to a 7-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday and a sweep
of their three-game series.
      Boston, which had just two hits in the last seven innings, lost
its fourth straight game for the first time since a six-game,
season-opening slide.
      Gavin Floyd (6-5) allowed four runs in 6 2-3 innings and
improved to 2-5 in day games. Sergio Santos pitched the ninth for
his ninth save in 10 opportunities.
      Matt Albers (1-3) replaced Tim Wakefield to start the seventh
and retired just one of the four batters he faced, allowing singles
to the other three, including one to Konerko.
      Konerko's homer was the 377th of his career, tying Norm Cash and
Jeff Kent for 64th place all-time. He has 12 this season and two in
his last two games.
      
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