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BOSTON -- The Red Sox beat the White Sox 7-6 to complete the sweep of the three-game set at Fenway Park.

Neither starter could get past the fourth inning. Red Sox left-hander Felix Doubront needed 90 pitches to go 3 2/3 innings. He gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts.

White Sox right-hander Andre Rienzo went three innings, giving up five runs on five hits and four walks with three strikeouts and a home run.

Rienzo took the loss, falling to 1-1 with a 5.03 ERA. Red Sox right-hander Brandon Workman relieved Doubront and earned the win improving to 4-2 with a 4.50 ERA. Workman went 1 1/3 innings, giving up a run on two hits and a walk with one strikeout.

Boston took an early when they sent nine batters to the plate in the four-run second inning. The Red Sox added another run in the third on Stephen Drew's solo home run, his 11th of the season.

The White Sox came back with four runs when they sent 10 batters to the plate in the fourth.

Left-hander Charlie Leesman, who was called up from Triple-A Charlotte before the game, relieved Rienzo. He went 4 1/3 innings, giving up two runs, one earned on three hits and four walks.

The White Sox added a run in the fifth when Alexei Ramirez led off with a single, stole second and scored on Paul Konerko's single.

Chicago added another in the eighth on Tyler Flowers' solo home run off Craig Breslow.

Koji Uehara pitched a scoreless ninth for his 16th save.

NOTES: The White Sox called up Leesman and C Bryan Anderson from Triple-A Charlotte Sunday. Chicago could add more players on Tuesday, after Charlotte's season ends Monday. ... 2B Gordon Beckham was given a day off on Sunday with Leury Garcia getting the start. Beckham is just 7-for-50 while his average has dropped from .313 to .283. ... The White Sox record of 16-13 in August was fifth-best in the AL. ... The Red Sox designated RHP Daniel Bard for assignment on Sunday. Bard, who was a first-round (28th overall) pick by Boston in 2006, was once one of baseball's best set-up men, but has struggled since trying to transition from the bullpen to the starting rotation. ... The Sox called up C Ryan Lavarnway, OF Quintin Berry, RHP Rubby De La Rosa from Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday. IF Brandon Snyder was activated from the DL. Boston will likely call up more players after Pawtucket's play-off run ends. ... 1B Mike Napoli got a day off Sunday, with Rienzo starting for Chicago. Mike Carp got the start. ... INF John McDonald, acquired in a trade with the Phillies on Saturday, arrived at Fenway Park during Sunday's game against the White Sox. ... RF Shane Victorino left the game after the sixth inning with a left hip contusion and in day-to-day. ... White Sox manager Robin Ventura was ejected in the bottom of the fourth for arguing. It was Ventura's seventh career ejection as a manager, third this season.
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