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Red Sox Officially Eliminated From Playoffs, Drop Game In Chicago, Too

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Dayan Viciedo's pinch-hit RBI single in the bottom of the ninth scored Juan Pierre and pushed Chicago past Boston, 5-4, in the second of four between the clubs at U.S. Cellular Field.

The hit made a winner of Chris Sale (2-1) who turned in two solid relief innings. Starter Edwin Jackson worked the first seven and allowed four runs on seven hits with six strikeouts.

Carlos Quentin hit a two-run homer while Paul Konerko and Brent Morel added an RBI each for the White Sox, who have won five of six and shook off a loss in the series opener on Monday.

Michael Bowden (0-1) took the loss, charged with the winning run despite recording the first two outs of the home ninth. John Lackey worked six full frames in the start, scattering three hits and two runs while fanning five.

David Ortiz finished with three hits including a solo homer, J.D. Drew hit a solo shot and Adrian Beltrecollected two hits, an RBI and scored once for the Red Sox, who have dropped two of three and were eliminated from playoff contention with the Yankees' win at Toronto earlier Tuesday.

Bowden retired Morel on a grounder, then Pierre followed with an infield single before Omar Vizquel flied out.Dustin Richardson entered the game, and Pierre stole second and third with pinch-hitter Mark Teahen at the plate. Teahen then walked before Matt Fox was summoned, and later moved up on defensive indifference.

Viciedo then dumped a hit to left just ahead of a diving Daniel Nava to end the game.

Beltre doubled to start the second and scored when Jed Lowrie followed with a double. Drew's solo homer and a sacrifice fly from Beltre made it 3-0 for the Red Sox in the third.

Quentin slugged a two-run shot in the home fourth to cut the White Sox deficit to one. Manny Ramirez, who began the frame with a single, also scored on the blast.

Ortiz gave Boston a two-run edge with a leadoff shot in the sixth, but Quentin singled home Morel in the seventh and Konerko doubled home Brent Lillibridge to tie the game in the eighth.

The White Sox snapped a seven-game home losing skid...Red Sox catcher Victor Martinez extended his hitting streak to 13 straight games...Ramirez walked twice.