Game over The Red Sox have dropped two to the White Sox as Jose Quintana no-hit the Red Sox for 6-1/3 innings before the Sox scored their only run in the seventh. The Red Sox squandered chances in the seventh and eighth innings. Heavy rain started in the 8th inning and continued through games end. Felix Doubront (6 innings, 2 runs) took the loss. The game was played in 2:45 before 21,984 at US Celluar.
Bottom 8th: White Sox 3, Red Sox 1 – More two out problems for the Red Sox. Alex Wilson allowed a single to Alexei Ramirez and Alex Rios knocked him in with a double to leftcenter for an insurance run. As a the rain started and got heavier as the inning progressed, Wilson simply lost it after it appeared he was going to finish two scoreless innings. After walking Paul Konerko, he exited for Andrew Miller who had to face Adam Dunn and struck him out.
Top 8th: White Sox 2, Red Sox 1 – The Red Sox finally scored. Salty walked, Jacoby Ellsbury singled. The runners advanced on a wild pitch. Pedroia’s grounder wnet through Alexei Ramirez’ legs at shortstop, scoring Salty. But Ortiz knocked into a double-play to end the threat.
Bottom 7th: White Sox 2, Red Sox 0 – Alex Wilson replaced Felix Doubront, who went 6 IP/5H/2ER/2BB/3K. Doubront threw 85 pitches. Wonder why he was taken out with such an economical outing underway. The White Sox went down in order against Wilson.
Top 7th: White Sox 2, Red Sox 0 – David Ortiz’ broken-bat single to center broke up Jose Quintana’s no-hit bid. Napoli and Nava followed with singles to load the bases. That was it for Quintana. Righty Jesse Crain came on to strikeout Will Middlebrooks and Stephen Drew, stranding the bases loaded.
Bottom 6th: White Sox 2, Red Sox 0 – The White Sox put two runners on base with two outs when Rios singled and Konerko walked. But Adan Dunn flew out out to right to end the threat.
Top 6th: White Sox 2, Red Sox 0 – Ellsbury draws a walk, but Quintana has not allowed a hit through six.
Bottom 5th: White Sox 2, Red Sox 0 – Jeff Keppinger, hitting .199, homered to left with Viciedo (single) aboard with two outs. Tyler Flowers doubled after the home run to left center. Tyler Greene grounded out on a nice play by Middlebrooks.
Top 5th: Red Sox 0, White Sox 0 – Just mentioning that the Red Sox don’t have a hit against Jose Quintana yet. Napoli, Nava and Middlebrooks go down.
Bottom 4th: Red Sox 0, White Sox – Doubront issued a walk, but no more.
Top 4th: Red Sox 0, White Sox 0 – Fast moving game so far. Only one infield hit by the White Sox. Gomes and Pedroia grounded out to third and David Ortiz, who popped to third base in his first at-bat against the lefty, ran the count to 3-2 before grounding out to second base.
Bottom 3rd: Red Sox 0, White Sox 0 – Doubront mowed down the last third of the White Sox order. He’s pitched to nine batters in three innings.
Top 3rd: Red Sox 0, White Sox 0 – Quintana has matched Doubront well so far. The Red Sox went down in order.
Bottom 2nd: Red Sox 0, White Sox 0 – Doubront has been sharp early on. He struck out Adam Dunn and Dayan Viciedo in a 1-2-3 inning.
Top 2nd: Red Sox 0, White Sox 0 – With two outs, Daniel Nava drew a walk, but Will Middlebrooks grounded into a fielder’s choice.
Bottom 1st: Red Sox 0, White Sox 0 – Felix Doubront allowed an infield single to third to Alexei Ramirez, but he got the 6-4-3 double-play from Alex Rios to get him out of the inning.
Top 1st: Red Sox 0, White Sox 0 – Jose Quintana struck out Jonny Gomes and Dustin Pedroia in a 1-2-3 inning.