BOSTON (AP) -- Five-week-old D'Angelo Ortiz ought to keep his
daddy up late more often.
"He's a vampire. He doesn't sleep at night," Ortiz said. "I
guess I was lucky today. He kept me up 'til 4:30."
Chicago's Jon Garland also did well on short rest. He started on
three days' rest for the second time in his career and left after
six innings with the score 3-3.
"I knew I could do it," said Garland, who allowed three runs
and seven hits. "There were a lot of people that were doubting
Ortiz put Boston ahead against Jon Adkins (2-3) and tied
teammate Manny Ramirez for the AL lead with 30 homers. Ramirez and
Ortiz hit back-to-back homers for the third time this season in
Boston's three-run fourth.
"If we're going to get to where we want, they're going to have
to be big parts of it," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said.
Curt Schilling (14-6) gave up consecutive first-inning homers to
Timo Perez and Carlos Lee but improved to 8-1 at Fenway Park,
allowing three runs and five hits in eight innings. Keith Foulke
finished with a hitless ninth for his 19th save in 24 chances.
Schilling had been 0-1 in three home starts since beating
Philadelphia on June 27.
"I gave up two homers on fastballs that I missed horribly
with," he said. "But I can't abandon my fastball. That's my bread
After Carl Everett's first-inning double, Schilling didn't allow
a hit until Lee's leadoff single in the sixth. Lee took third on
Everett's double and tied the game 3-3 on Jose Valentin's sacrifice
Then Ortiz, who hit a long fly out to the 420-foot sign in
center field in the second, capitalized.
"What they want him to do is pitch around me," Ortiz said. "I
was aggressive. He made a mistake. He put it in the middle of the
Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen didn't second guess his decision
to stick with Adkins after his pitcher started the eighth by
striking out Ramirez.
"Adkins has been throwing the ball real well," Guillen said.
"He just made one bad pitch."
Boston improved to 8-16 in one-run games, the worst record in
the AL. Five of its previous six losses were by one run, including
8-7 against the White Sox on Friday night.
Ramirez and Ortiz hit back-to-back homers for the third time
this season and Boston went ahead later in the fourth when Kevin
Millar doubled and scored on Jason Varitek's single.
Ramirez tied Norm Cash for 53rd on the home run list at
377. ... Chicago 3B Joe Crede left after being hit by a pitch in
the second and was replaced by Juan Uribe. Crede sustained a
bruised left hand, and X-rays were negative. ... Plate umpire Chris
Guccione warned Garland and both benches after Garland's 1-0 pitch
went behind Orlando Cabrera following the consecutive homers.