Chi. White Sox 6, Boston 4

Date - Monday, May 20, 2013 8:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 86°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alfonso Marquez, First Base - Chris Conroy, Second Base - Mike DiMuro, Third Base - Ted Barrett,
Attendance - 21816

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 27-18 13-10 14-8 L1
Chi. White Sox 20-23 9-9 11-14 W1

Recap


White Sox 6, Red Sox 4:
Adam Dunn hit a three-run homer and Dylan Axelrod worked six strong innings as Chicago took the opener from visiting Boston.

Alejandro De Aza and Alexei Ramirez each doubled in a run and Dayan Viciedo added an RBI single for the White Sox, who emerged from a modest two-game slide. Axelrod (2-3) allowed two runs and four hits to pick up his second straight win.

Jon Lester (6-1) suffered the brunt of the damage, serving up six runs (five earned) on seven hits to absorb his first loss. Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered as the Red Sox had a five-game winning streak come to an end.

Chicago wasted little time jumping on Lester in the first inning, when two of the first four reached and Dunn followed by pulling a 2-0 fastball into the stands in right. Back-to-back RBI doubles from De Aza and Ramirez in the second widened the gap to 5-0.

Boston got two back in the third on Saltalamacchia’s towering drive to left but could not get anything else going against Axelrod. Will Middlebrooks drove in a pair off left-hander Matt Thornton to cut it to 6-4 in the seventh but Jesse Crain pitched a perfect eighth and Addison Reed worked around a leadoff single in the ninth to earn his 15th save.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Dunn has hit five of his 11 homers and driven in 13 of his 25 runs in the last seven games. … The Red Sox activated RHP Andrew Bailey (biceps) from the 15-day DL and optioned RHP Jose De La Torre to Triple-A Pawtucket. … Boston C David Ross (concussion) passed testing Monday and was cleared to resume activities. He could be activated later in the week.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Chi. White Sox
Jon Lester Player Dylan Axelrod
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 2
7 Hits 4
7.50 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Boston   Chi. White Sox
Jarrod Saltalamacchia Player Dayan Viciedo
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 6 1 10 .194 12 4 4 4 0 1
Chi. White Sox 8 1 15 .250 10 2 6 4 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Boston. The White Sox have a W/L % of .474 after a win and .458 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .529 after a loss.