White Sox - 000 410 010 - 6 11 1 Red Sox - 041 200 00x - 7 8 0Boston increased its AL East lead to 5.5 games with a win today. The Rays lost their fourth straight game, 5-1 to Oakland. The lead is the Red Sox's largest of the season (they were also 5.5 GA after winning on July 5).
David Ortiz went 2-for-3, with three RBI. ... Jacoby Ellsbury was 2-for-4, with two runs scored and two RBI. ... Xander Bogaerts is 6-for-19 (.316).
Ellsbury, CFDaniel Bard has been designated for assignment. Two immediate SoSH comments pretty much sum this move up: "Holy shit" and "Sad but inevitable".
The following players were added to the roster: newly-acquired infielder John McDonald, outfielder Quintin Berry, Brandon Snyder, Ryan Lavarnway, and Rubby De La Rosa.