Mike Napoli reached on an infield single in the eighth before
Mike Carp moved him up with a single to left and Ross sent him
home with the double off Ronald Belisario (1-2). Xander Bogaerts
hit a solo home run in the sixth and Lester (2-2) allowed one
run and seven hits in eight innings while striking out nine for
the Red Sox.
Chris Sale started for the White Sox and threw a career-high 127
pitches in seven innings while allowing one run on one hit and
striking out 10. Adam Eaton drove in the lone run for Chicago,
which stranded runners in each of the final four innings in
losing two of three to Boston.
Sale had a no-hitter through 5 2/3 innings but left a 1-0
fastball up that Bogaerts turned on and belted out to left for
his first homer. Lester retired the first 16 batters he faced
before Tyler Flowers sent a grounder into the hole between short
and third, and Leury Garcia followed with a ground-rule double
in front of Eaton’s RBI infield hit.
Adam Dunn was thrown out at home to end the seventh for the
White Sox and Flowers was stranded at third in the eighth before
Boston grabbed the advantage in the ninth, capped when Jonathan
Herrera’s bases-loaded bunt single tacked on an insurance run.
Koji Uehara picked up his third save in the bottom of the frame,
but not before Alexei Ramirez extended his hitting streak to 16
games with a two-out single.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Red Sox DH David Ortiz came the closest to
pushing a run across in the first five innings when he sent a
long drive to left-center in the first that Eaton leaped above
the fence and brought back into the field of play for the third
out, leaving Ortiz to smile and clap as Eaton jogged off the
field. … Napoli, who suffered a dislocated left ring finger in
the first game of the series Tuesday, returned to the lineup and
went 1-for-3… The White Sox recalled RHP Zach Putnam from
Triple-A Charlotte and designated LHP Donnie Veal for
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