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Boston routs Chicago 11-1 to move 7½ games ahead of the Yanks in the AL East
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Aug 27, 2007 4:30 AM CDT
Boston Red Sox's Coco Crisp, left, Dustin Pedroia and Bobby Kielty, right, smile as they celebrate with teammates after the Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 11-1 in a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 26,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Red Sox routed the White Sox 11-1 yesterday, with home runs from David Ortiz, J.D. Drew, and Bobby Kielty rounding out Boston's four-game sweep in Chicago. The Sox, climbing to 7½ games ahead of the Yanks in the American League East, hammered pitcher Javier Vazquez to end his three-game winning streak.

Boston's Julian Tavarez fanned seven and surrendered only two hits in six innings. It was decidedly unexpected dominance from the 7-9 Tavarez, who was 0-5 in his previous seven starts and winless since June 20. Meanwhile, left fielder Manny Ramirez was benched with a sore back, though the All-Star should be back in the lineup this week. (Read more Boston Red Sox stories.)