Boston Red Sox defeat Chicago White Sox, 6-2

CHICAGO - It would have been the perfect homage to Manny Ramírez, as David Ortiz took his time at home plate, watching his epic drive soar out . . . out . . . but off the base of the wall in left-center field.

Though Ortiz's drive wasn't a home run, as he clearly thought while he watched it, it wasn't as if there were any hard feelings on his delayed trot into second base for a double.

For one thing, the bases were loaded, with Ortiz's three RBIs putting the Red Sox up ...

CHICAGO --Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka threw his longest outing of the season and David Ortiz hit a three-run double to help Boston beat the Chicago White Sox 6-2 on Saturday night.

The White Sox's already-shaky pitching depth took a tumble in the second inning when Jose Contreras left the game with a likely season-ending Achilles' tendon injury. The 36-year-old Contreras ruptured his Achilles' trying to cover first on a grounder. Contreras collapsed on the field a...