Starting pitcher Mike Clevinger allowed two runs in six innings to help the visiting Chicago White Sox defeat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 Sunday in a game that ended after six innings because of rain.
Clevinger (9-8) gave up five hits and didn't walk or strike out a batter.
The White Sox (60-96) won two games in the three-game series. It was their first series victory since they took two out of three against the New York Yankees on Aug. 7-9.
The loss dropped the Red Sox (76-80) to 39-40 at home.
Boston starter Kutter Crawford (6-8) took the loss. He allowed three runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings. Crawford struck out seven and walked three.
Wilyer Abreu (No. 2) and Adam Duvall (No. 21) homered for the Red Sox. Abreu was in the starting lineup for the first time in a week after dealing with hand soreness. He hurt his left hand when he slammed into the outfield wall during last Sunday's game in Toronto.
Abreu's home run handed the Red Sox a 1-0 lead in the second inning, but Chicago led 2-1 after scoring twice in the fifth. Gavin Sheets and Korey Lee each walked, then scored on an Elvis Andrus two-out double.
The White Sox stretched their advantage to 3-1 in the sixth, when Eloy Jimenez doubled, moved to third on an Andrew Vaughn single and scored on Gavin Sheets' sacrifice fly.
Duvall's home run trimmed Chicago's lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth. The game entered a rain delay in the top of the seventh and was then ruled official because the forecast called for continued rain.
Chicago outfielder Luis Robert Jr. left the game at the end of the first inning with left knee soreness after an awkward slide while he was stealing second base in the top of the first. He was replaced by Trayce Thompson.
Kutter Crawford 93-61, Chris Murphy 7-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls -
Kutter Crawford 5-3, Chris Murphy 1-1
Batters Faced -
Kutter Crawford 23, Chris Murphy 2
Inherited Runners-Scored -
Chris Murphy 2-1
Sunday, September 24, 2023 1:35 PM ET Location: Fenway Park Umpires:
Home - David Arrieta, First - Daniel Bellino, Second - Shane Livensparger, Third - Mark Ripperger Temperature: 63 °
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