Boston 1, Chi. White Sox 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 28, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 46°
Umpires - Home Plate - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Brian O'Nora, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez,
Attendance - 20057

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Chi. White Sox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 10-10 3-5 7-5 W6
Chi. White Sox 10-11 3-7 7-4 L5

Recap


Red Sox 1, White Sox 0:
Jon Lester pitched seven scoreless innings for his first victory as Boston scratched out a run against Jake Peavy to win its sixth straight game - all on the road.

The Red Sox, who had scored 53 runs in their previous six games, rode Lester on a windy, 46 degree night in Chicago. He allowed five hits and struck out seven in handing the White Sox their fifth straight loss.

Lester (1-2), who is 77-36 lifetime, had gone eight straight starts without a victory since a 14-0 win over Toronto on Sept. 6, 2011.

Adrian Gonzalez's one-out single in the fourth drove in Ryan Sweeney, who hit a leadoff double, as Boston improved to 10-10.

Peavy (3-1) was a tough-luck loser. He allowed four hits, struck out seven and retired the last 13 batters in his second consecutive complete game and 11th of his career.

Lester set down eight straight until Paul Konerko's one-out double in the fourth. The White Sox put runners at first and second with one out in the seventh before Lester retired Brett Morel and Gordon Beckham on fielder's choice grounders.

Franklin Morales and Vicente Padilla combined to pitch a scoreless eighth and Alfredo Aceves worked a perfect ninth for his fifth save in seven chances.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Lester improved to 7-8 in April. ... Boston has outscored its opponents 45-19 during the winning streak. ... The White Sox fell to 3-7 at home and are 9-19 in their last 28 at U.S. Cellular Field. ... The Red Sox won the previous two games of the series by a combined 10-3. ... Konerko went 2-for-3 with two doubles and is hitting .429 lifetime against Lester. ... Boston's Josh Beckett opposes Chicago's Gavin Floyd in Sunday's series finale.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Chi. White Sox
Jon Lester Player Jake Peavy
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 9.0
7 Strikeouts 7
5 Hits 4
0.00 ERA 1.00
Hitting
Boston   Chi. White Sox
Ryan SweeneyPlayer Paul Konerko
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 4
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 4 0 5 .129 8 7 1 1 0 0
Chi. White Sox 6 0 8 .182 13 9 0 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Boston. The White Sox have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .300 after a loss.