Chicago White Sox defeat Boston Red Sox, 7-5

The Red Sox are a desperate team and manager Terry Francona is willing to do most anything to make the final weeks of the season relevant.

The alternative is running a glorified tryout camp for young players and watching pending free agents try to burnish their résumés with meaningless statistics.

The chance Francona took yesterday was asking Jonathan Papelbon to get the final five outs to preserve a victory against the Chicago White Sox.

It had been a year since ...

BOSTON—If the Chicago White Sox end up winning the AL Central, Sunday's victory may be a game that's talked about as the key to their late-season run.

Gordon Beckham's bases-loaded walk with two outs pushed Chicago ahead in a four-run ninth inning that lifted the White Sox to their sixth straight win and an improbable 7-5 comeback victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.

"It definitely feels like it's one of those ones we snatched away," Chicago's Paul Konerko said...