No matter what uniform Manny Ramirez wears to Fenway Park, he keeps on hitting.

The slugger the Chicago White Sox hope will help them to the playoffs singled twice in a 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox in the opener of a day-night doubleheader yesterday.

In June, Ramirez returned to Fenway Park with the Dodgers and went 5-for-12 with a solo homer in a three-game series.

Yesterday, in his second game since being claimed on waivers, Ramirez helped Chicago remain four games behind the AL Central leading Minnesota Twins.

"When you're a great hitter and you don't have your timing yet, that's helping the ballclub," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "Manny's not coming here to be the hero, not coming here to be the guy who is going to carry this load."

Phillies 5, Brewers 4

Placido Polanco hit a tying sacrifice fly and Wilson Valdez hustled home with the go-ahead run on an errant throw on the same play, lifting Roy Halladay and host Philadelphia.

Polanco's fly ball to left with the bases loaded in the seventh inning scored Carlos Ruiz. Ryan Braun's throw sailed behind a sliding Ruiz and hit the backstop, allowing Valdez to slide home.

Halladay (17-10) pitched seven innings. The right-hander allowed four homers for the first time in 342 career games and 316 starts.Rockies 6, Padres 2

Carlos Gonzalez had three hits and two RBIs to lead visiting Colorado over the reeling NL West-leading Padres, whose nine-game losing streak is their longest since 2003.

- AP

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