The Chicago White Sox won both games of a double header today over the Red Sox with matching 3-1 victories. The two wins gives the White Sox four in a row and places them four games behind the Twins for the AL Central race. The two losses are a serious blow for the Red Sox who basically have to win every series the rest of the season to even stay relevant. The Red Sox are now seven full games behind the Bay Rays (who also lost on Saturday) for the wild card and are nine and a half games behind the Yankees for the division lead. The latter seems completely out of reach. The former is still a remote possibility if the Red Sox can basically run the year while the Bay Rays falter completely. Since neither seems possible, the Red Sox look more and more like they will be sitting home during October.
The White Sox at least have some hope. Four games out isn't invincible. They now have an extra bat in the line up and they are still pitching really well. Floyd and Danks were very good during the double header and Chicago's bullpen was flawless in both games. They held David Ortiz to a 1 for 8 day and when Ortiz doesn't hit, the Red Sox, still playing a bunch of kids, have trouble scoring.
All in all, it was a great day for the White Sox and their fans and it was a body blow for Red Sox Nation.