Calderon leads White Sox to 9-6 win over Red Sox American League

September 14, 1990

CHICAGO -- Ivan Calderon, batting leadoff for the first time in his career, doubled to start a tie-breaking, three-run third and broke the game open with a three-run homer in the fourth, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 9-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox last night.

Boston maintained its four-game lead over Toronto in the American League East because the Blue Jays lost to the Baltimore Orioles.

Matt Stark hit a two-run double for his first major-league RBI, and fellow rookie Alex Fernandez (3-3) struggled through the first five innings but won for the first time in three weeks. He pitched seven innings, giving up three runs and nine hits, all in the first five innings.

Tom Bolton (9-3) lasted 3 1/3 innings and lost for only the second time in his past eight decisions. Bolton gave up seven runs and nine hits.

The Red Sox lost for the fourth time in six games and saw their seven-game road winning streak end. Chicago won for only the second time in its past eight games.

The White Sox took a 1-0 lead in the second when Sammy Sosa drew a two-out walk, stole second and third and scored on Scott Fletcher's single. Boston tied it in the third on Tom Brunansky's RBI single.

After Calderon opened the bottom of the inning with a double and took third on a ground out, Carlton Fisk singled to put Chicago ahead. Frank Thomas' single and Stark's double made it 4-1.

Boston got within 4-3 in the fourth. Phil Plantier drew a leadoff walk, and Luis Rivera and Jody Reed singled to load the bases. Ground outs by Tony Pena and Boggs got the runs home.

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