Boston Red Sox defeat Chicago White Sox, 7-4

Statistically speaking, there figures to be no more difficult a stretch for the Red Sox' lineup this season than the last three evenings, as Boston faced, in order, Texas's Kenny Rogers and Chicago's Mark Buehrle and Jon Garland, who have combined for 40 wins.

Before coming to Fenway Park this week, the three All-Stars had compiled the following totals: Rogers (11-4, 2.77 ERA), Buehrle (13-4, 2.79), Garland (16-5, 3.29). And yet, in three games in the Fens, they combine...

Maybe it was just the wrong time to ask whether the Red Sox are the best team the White Sox have faced this season. After all, with the best record in baseball, perhaps it takes a lot to impress Ozzie Guillen's club.

What some White Sox did concede following last night's 7-4 loss at Fenway Park is that the Red Sox are a good hitting team. But the best team Chicago has faced? Guillen and ace righthander Jon Garland, who was tagged for nine hits and five runs in 5 1/3 inn...