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Viciedo and Dunn homer, White Sox blank Red Sox

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run homer to back 6 
2/3  strong  innings from Scott  Carroll, and the White Sox took down the Red 
Sox, 4-0, in Monday's opener of a four-game series at Fenway Park. 

Carroll  (3-5)  fanned five, walked two  and allowed just one hit. Javy Guerra 
gave up one  hit in his 1  1/3 relief frames and Zach Putnam pitched the ninth 
for Chicago, which has won four of its last five games. 

"This  one felt  good and I was  aggressive in the strike zone," Carroll said. 
"It  felt  good to  put up  runs early  too. It  was pretty  cool to have that 
support." 

Adam Dunn homered and scored twice for the visitors. 

A.J.  Pierzynski  and Jackie Bradley, Jr.  collected the lone hits for Boston, 
which  was  blanked for the  third time  in the last  10 games and has dropped 
seven of 10 overall. 

Clay  Buchholz  (3-5) struck out  seven over seven  innings, but took the loss 
after surrendering five hits and four runs. 

"It's  the  best I've felt this  season probably," Buchholz said. "I can't get 
away  from  mistakes getting  hit. When  it's not going  right, it's not going 
right." 

Dunn went deep to right to begin the second, giving Carroll all the offense he 
needed. 

In  the fourth,  Dunn kept  the  inning alive  with a  two-out double,  Alexei 
Ramirez  followed  with a walk, and  Viciedo buried a three-run shot to center 
which gave the White Sox a 4-0 edge. 

Carroll  allowed Pierzynski's  leadoff hit in the third, walked Bradley in the 
sixth  and  walked Mike Napoli  in the seventh.  Only Bradley managed to reach 
second  -- stealing the  bag in the sixth as Xander Bogaerts fanned -- but was 
stranded there after Brock Holt and Daniel Nava grounded out. 

Guerra  came  on after the walk  to Napoli, and  ended the frame by inducing a 
Stephen Drew fly out. 

Bradley  singled  with one away  in the eighth, moved  to second on a Bogaerts 
grounder but remained there as Holt grounded out. 

Putman walked David Ortiz with two away in the ninth, but Napoli grounded into 
a game-ending fielder's choice from short to second. 

                                   Game Notes 

Carroll,  who  won for the first  time since May 27,  had given up 12 runs (10 
earned)  on 17 hits  in 11 innings over his previous two outings. His previous 
low  for hits  in one start was five, in  a 2-0 loss at Cleveland on May 3 ... 
Chicago  has won  four straight  on the  road ...  Boston fell  to 1-6  on its 
current  10-game homestand  ...  Prior  to the  game,  the  Red Sox  activated 
infielder  Mike Carp  from the  15-day  disabled list  and optioned  infielder 
Jonathan  Herrera to Triple-A Pawtucket ... The game was delayed 39 minutes at 
the outset due to severe weather in the region. 

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