Chicago White Sox defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-3

CHICAGO - Jed Lowrie immediately thought he would be able to tag out A.J. Pierzynski.

The catcher's line-drive single had gone to right field, the ball was grabbed by J.D. Drew, thrown to Dustin Pedroia, and relayed to Lowrie. Lowrie thought he was close enough, that it wouldn't be a problem. It was.

Orlando Cabrera, who had gone to third on the single, headed home once the ball left Pedroia's hand. It was, Red Sox manager Terry Francona said, just like a first-and-thir...

CHICAGO—Mark Buehrle took a shutout into the eighth and the Chicago White Sox handed Jon Lester his first loss in 2 1/2 months, hanging on to beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3 Friday night.

The Red Sox embarrassed the White Sox the last time they met, outscoring them 46-7 while taking four games at U.S. Cellular Field last Aug. 24-26. It was a different story this time.

The AL Central leaders hung on after Dustin Pedroia hit a three-run homer off Octavio Dotel in the eight...