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Game 119: August 11, 2008 Red Sox 5 W: Josh Beckett (11-8) 68-51, 1 game winning streak White Sox 1 L: John Danks (9-5) 66-52, 1 game losing streak Highlights: The White Sox are trying, badly, to imitate the eccentric facial hair and hairstyles of the 2004 Red Sox. Danks looks as if he has a paintbrush affixed to his chin, Nick Swisher has Don Johnson-life stubble sprinkled on his mug, Juan Uribe has blond-colored moss limning his jaw, and A.J. Pierzynski has bleached his hair platinum. The questionable style tactics seem to have some positive effect last night.Nick Swisher and Juan Uribe smacked back-to-back singles to begin the third. Swisher advanced on Orlando Cabrera’s fly ball to center and A.J. Pierzynski sacrificed to Coco Crisp to put the first run on the board.John Danks was throwing smoke and on course for a perfect game until Kevin Youkilis muscled a single into shallow center with one out in the seventh inning. He then walked Mike Lowell on five pitches and briefly regained his prior dominance by striking out Jason Bay.J.D. Drew, whose 2008 splits against lefties show very little difference from his performance against right-handed hurlers, took a fastball...

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Game 129: August 24, 2007 Red Sox 10 W: Curt Schilling (8-5) 78-51, 2 game winning streak26-11-5 series record White Sox 1 L: John Danks (6-12) 56-72, 3 game losing streak16-21-3 series record Highlights: The lineup continued their barrage in the night game. David Ortiz led the charge with two homers. Kevin Youkilis also homered, showing reinvigorated prowess after a few weeks of futility. The second game featured a December-May pitching match-up of crusty veteran against the much-lauded but still unproven rookie. The number one song when Curt Schilling was born on November 14, 1966 was “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” by the Supremes and The Secret of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was flying off the shelves. When John Danks was born on April 15, 1985? “One More Night” by Phil Collins. That week the New York Times fiction bestseller was Family Album by Danielle Steel while Lee Iacocca’s autobiography headed the nonfiction list. Danks was three years old when Schilling made his major league debut on September 7, 1988. The top song of the time, appropriately enough, was “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns ’n Roses, Tom Clancy’s The Cardinal of the Kremlin was the top fiction...


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