May 11, 2000 Baseballhistorian.com - Internet News Services
Brian Daubach continued his torrid hitting, blasting a first inning double and a two-run third inning home run as the Boston Red Sox toppled the Chicago White Sox 5-3 in a game called after six inning due to heavy, steady rain. The game was played in Fenway Park in a steady drizzle all night, with a 20 mph wind and temperatures in the upper 40s. Boston held a 5-3 lead in the seventh when the umpires figured enough already.
Boston's starter Ramon Martinez (3-2) held the White Sox scoreless through five innings, scattering three hits before Red Sox manager Jimy Williams lifted him for Tim Wakefield to start the 6th inning. The White Sox jumped on Wakefield for 4-hits, 3-runs in 2/3 of an inning, including Magglio Ordonez's two run homer.
The Red Sox scored early, with two outs in the first Brian Daubach lined a double and Nomar Garciaparra doubled him home. Then in the 3rd, Trot Nixon doubled off White Sox starter and loser, Carl Eldred (2-2), and Daubach, the left-handed hitting first baseman, crashed a long home run over the Green Monster in left-field. Daubach went 2-for-3, and raised his season batting average to .340.
The loss for the White Sox was their eight in the last ten games. The Red Sox moved to 18-12 for the young season while the White Sox fell to 19-15, but still clung to first place in the AL Central. Time of Game 2:16 Attendance 28,911 in Boston.