Hernandez was not needed in relief on Monday and the unexpected wake-up call didn’t hurt his effort on Tuesday. He held the Sox to three runs over seven innings.
Hernandez allowed seven hits, walked two, and struck out seven in his first start against the Sox since May 24, 2011 when he was with the Indians and known as Fausto Carmona.
Mike Napoli had a two-run single in the third inning. The Sox got two hits each from Jacoby Ellsbury and Jose Iglesias.
Iglesias was 2 for 4 and raised his batting average to .449. His 14-game hit streak is the longest for an American League rookie this season.