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Boston on brink
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White Sox 5, Red Sox 4
David Wells reacts after giving up a run in the fateful fifth. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The Red Sox entered the fifth up by four runs, but an error in the inning by second baseman Tony Graffanino helped set up Tadahito Iguchi's decisive three-run home run off David Wells. The ALDS heads to Boston with the Red Sox down, two games to none.
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BOS
October 5, 2005
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Boston
2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 9 1
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 X   5 9 0
CWS
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF5220001.222
Renteria, SS5120002.333
Ortiz, DH4110013.375
Ramirez, M, LF3012100.143
Varitek, C4021001.375
Nixon, RF3001104.286
Mueller, 3B4000014.000
Olerud, 1B4000001.200
Graffanino, 2B4010000.250
Totals364942216 

BATTING
2B: Renteria (2, Buehrle), Ortiz (2, Buehrle), Graffanino (2, Jenks).
TB: Damon 2; Renteria 3; Ortiz 2; Ramirez, M; Varitek 2; Graffanino 2.
RBI: Ramirez, M 2 (2), Varitek (1), Nixon (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mueller; Renteria.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Graffanino (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Renteria-Olerud, Renteria-Graffanino-Olerud).

 
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Podsednik, LF4000003.286
Iguchi, 2B4123000.286
Dye, RF4010011.143
Konerko, 1B4010002.250
Everett, DH4120002.375
Rowand, CF3111001.333
Pierzynski, C3000001.500
Crede, 3B3111010.167
Uribe, SS3110001.429
Totals325950211 

BATTING
2B: Rowand (1, Wells).
HR: Iguchi (1, 5th inning off Wells, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Iguchi 5; Dye; Konerko; Everett 2; Rowand 2; Crede; Uribe.
RBI: Rowand (2), Crede (1), Iguchi 3 (3).
2-out RBI: Iguchi 3.
GIDP: Rowand; Everett.
Team LOB: 3.

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wells (L, 0-1)6.27520212.70
Papelbon 1.12000000.00
 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buehrle (W, 1-0)7.08441205.14
Jenks (S, 1)2.01001000.00

IBB: Ramirez, M (by Buehrle).
Pitches-strikes: Wells 93-65, Papelbon 12-10, Buehrle 95-70, Jenks 31-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wells 9-9, Papelbon 1-3, Buehrle 12-7, Jenks 4-2.
Batters faced: Wells 26, Papelbon 6, Buehrle 30, Jenks 8.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Mike Everitt. LF: Dan Iassogna. RF: John Hirschbeck.
Weather: 81 degrees, clear.
Wind: 11 mph, R to L.
T: 2:29.
Att: 40,799.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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