June 21, 2016

G70: White Sox 3, Red Sox 1

White Sox - 200 100 000 - 3  6  0
Red Sox   - 001 000 000 - 1  6  0
Clay Buchholz (5-4-3-1-5, 78) made his first start since May 26 and was drawing boos from the Fenway crowd after throwing only two pitches.

His first offering of the night was hit over the Monster Seats and onto Lansdowne Street by Tim Anderson. It was Anderson's first major league home run. Buchholz's second pitch was drilled off the left field wall by Adam Eaton for a double. Eaton eventually scored and that was all Chris Sale (7-4-1-1-9, 111) and the White Sox needed.

Boston got one run back in the third while squandering a chance to score more. Travis Shaw and Sandy Leon set the table with singles to right field. Shaw moved to third on Deven Marrero's fly to center and scored on Mookie Betts fly to left. Dustin Pedroia singled to left and Xander Bogaerts walked. With the bases loaded, Hanley Ramirez struck out swinging.

The White Sox made it 3-1 when Todd Frazier lined a home run to left (#20). It was the 14th home run allowed by Buchholz this season, tops on the Red Sox staff.

The Red Sox did not mount much of a threat until the eighth inning, against reliever Nate Jones. With out out, Pedroia and Bogaerts both singled to right. Ramirez struck out looking and Chicago closer David Robertson came in to get Jack Bradley on a first-pitch grounder to second. In the ninth, pinch-hitter David Ortiz walked with two outs, but Marco Hernandez, hitting for Marrero, struck out swinging.

The Red Sox are 7-11 in June.
Chris Sale / Clay Buchholz
Betts, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ramirez, DH
Bradley, CF
Young, LF
Shaw, 1B
Leon, C
Marrero, 3B

1 comment:

allan said...

Marc Normandin, SB Nation:
"The Rockies beat the Marlins 5-3 on Monday ... this was one weird, record-setting game: the Rockies and Marlins hit eight — eight! — solo home runs, meaning every run scored in the game came via the long ball. That's the most runs ever scored in a game where every run was scored on a solo shot, and the previous record was just five."