Red Sox Double Up White Sox Saturday 4-2
The Boston Red Sox doubled up the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, June 9th 4-2. The Red Sox earned their Major League leading 44th win and are now 8-4 in ther last 12 games, 17-6 in their last 23 games and 23-11 in their last 34 games.
JD Martinez hit his major league leading 21st homer, a 2 run shot in the 5th inning. The Red Sox record for most homers through the end of June is 24, which has been done 4 times, the last in 2001 by Manny Ramirez.
Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a solo homer in the 2nd inning, his 3rd of the season, and 1st at Fenway.
David Price earned his 7th win of the season and is now 7-4. He pitched 6.0 innings allowing 5 hits, 2 earned run while striking out 6 and walking 3. It was his 5th consecutive win.
Craig Kimbrel picked up his 11th consecutive save opportunity. He pitched the 9th striking out 2 and now has 20 saves on the season. He now ranks 2nd in the AL and 3rd in the Major Leagues with 20 saves.
Sunday, the Red Sox and White Sox close out the 3 game series, with Rick Porcello (8-2) scheduled to pitch for the Red Sox. The pregame starts at 12:20 with the 1st pitch at 1:05 on AM 1370 WDEA.