Chicago White Sox defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-1

CHICAGO - Coming into this series, the Red Sox had a chance to reverse their fortunes on the road and build their lead in the wild-card race.

After losing the first two games and bouncing back for a win Sunday, the Sox yesterday dropped the final game, 5-1, to the White Sox in front of 22,511 at U.S. Cellular Field, overshadowing a significantly-improved performance by Josh Beckett.

The Sox ended their road trip with a 3-4 record, scoring only 10 runs in the last four g...