Red Sox Fall to White Sox 8-7
Despite striking out 14 White Sox players and outhitting Chicago 15-12 the Boston Red Sox fell to the White Sox 8-7 Wednesday afternoon at Fenway Park. The loss dropped the Red Sox home record to 20-20 as they jet off to London to play the Yankees in a 2 game series starting on Saturday, June 29th.
The Red Sox trailed the entire game until the bottom of the 8th, when they took a 7-6 lead. But Matt Barnes blew his 6th save of the season, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits getting just 1 out in the 9th inning as Bobby Abreu hit a 2 run homer.
Chris Sale went 6 innings, allowing 5 runs on 6 hits. He struck out 10 and walked 1.
Rafael Devers led Boston's hitting attack going 3-4 with 2 doubles. Xander Bogaerts was 2-5 driving in 2 runs. JD Martinez was 2-3 with a homer and a double. Jackie Bradley Fr was 2-3
Steven Wright made his 1st appearance for the Red Sox, pitching the 8th inning. He allowed 1 hit and struck out 1.
The Red Sox are now 44-38 and are 9 games behind the 1st place New York Yankees. When the Red Sox and Yankees play in London, the Red Sox will be the home team. Rick Porcello is scheduled to start for Boston with the pregame starting at 12:10 and 1st pitch at 1:10. You can hear that game and every game on AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle