Red Sox 4 White Sox 1
Make it 5 in a row, and 7 out of the last 10 for the 1st place Boston Red Sox, as they defeated the Chicago White Sox Saturday night, August 5th 4-1.
Drew Pomeranz threw 6.1 innings, allowing 1 earned run on 7 hits. He struck out 8 and didn't walk a batter. With his 11th win of the season, Pomeranz has tied his career high.
The Red Sox received 2 run home runs from Andrew Benintendi and Jackie Bradley Jr. They were the 13th home runs of the season for each. Benintendi was 2-3, and had a walk and stolen base.
Craig Kimbrel pitched the 9th inning for his 26th save of the season.
The Red Sox remain 3.0 games ahead of the 2nd place New York Yankees and are now 5.5 games ahead of the 3rd place Tampa Bay Rays.
The Red Sox and White Sox play the final game of the series Sunday afternoon, and the final game of the 10 game homestand for the Red Sox, with the pregame starting at 12:50 and 1st pitch at 1:35 on AM 1370 WDEA. Doug Fister is scheduled to take the mound for the Red Sox.