White Sox 8, Red Sox 3
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[July 09, 2014]
White Sox 8, Red Sox 3: Conor
Gillaspie recorded three hits, including a tiebreaking two-run homer in
the sixth, and visiting Chicago defeated struggling Boston for the
second straight night.
Alejandro De Aza drove in a pair, Dayan Viciedo, Gordon Beckham
and Paul Konerko recorded RBIs, and Jose Abreu delivered three hits
as the White Sox won for the fifth time in six games. John Danks
(8-6) improved to 5-1 in his last six decisions after yielding three
runs, eight hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings.
Mike Napoli had three hits and an RBI, Dustin Pedroia and Xander
Bogaerts also drove in runs, and Brock Holt doubled, tripled and
scored for the Red Sox, who fell to 1-7 on their 10-game homestand.
Brandon Workman (1-3) allowed five runs (three earned) and eight
hits in seven innings en route to losing his third straight start.
Boston erased a 3-0 deficit in the fifth when center fielder Adam
Eaton couldn't make a diving catch on Holt's line drive - resulting
in a triple - and Pedroia followed with a double into the left-field
corner. Napoli doubled off the Green Monster two batters later for
another run and, after Jonny Gomes singled, Bogaerts delivered a
two-out run-scoring hit to left.
Abreu led off the sixth with a single and two batters later,
Gillaspie wrapped a 3-2 pitch around the Pesky Pole in right field
for his second home run. Chicago put it away in the ninth when De
Aza delivered an RBI triple into the triangle in center, and Beckham
and pinch-hitter Konerko added two-out run-scoring doubles.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Chicago RHP Ronald Belisario, who yielded seven runs
in his previous five outings, pitched 2 1/3 innings of scoreless
relief. ... Gillaspie (bruised right knee), who missed Monday's
series opener, raised his average to .317. ... Danks was 0-2 with a
7.02 ERA in his previous three starts against Boston.
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