Another stinker for the Red Sox. They mounted a late comeback, scoring six runs in the final two innings – thanks in part to David Ortiz’s 12th homer, a three-run shot in Boston’s four-run eighth.
But the Sox couldn’t do much against Phil Humber, just as they couldn’t figure out Jake Peavy the night before. Alfredo Aceves had pitched two very good games, but couldn’t sustain it for a third.
The team activated Bobby Jenks and he pitched the eighth inning.
Good play: Ortiz’s three-run bomb.
Bad play: Carl Crawford getting doubled off second base in the fifth inning because he didn’t retouch the bag after he went past the base on Jed Lowrie’s fly to center field.
Good night: Jason Varitek stroked three hits, including a home run. He was saddled with a passed ball in Chicago’s four-run sixth.
Garbage Time Heroes: Josh Reddick doubled and hit a sacrifice fly (in the ninth) as a replacement for Jacoby Ellsbury. Drew Sutton hit an RBI single replacing Dustin Pedroia at second base in the eighth and then doubled in Jason Varitek on a ball right fielder Brent Lillibridge completely misplayed.
The game was played in 2:51 before 37,269.
Bottom 8th: White Sox 10, Red Sox 5
David Ortiz hit a three-run bomb into the Monster seats off lefty Will Ohman. Josh Reddick (double) and Drew Sutton (RBI single) had reached ahead of him.
Top 8th: White Sox 10, Red Sox 1
Bobby Jenks getting some work against his old team on the night he returned from the disabled list.
Bottom 6th: White Sox 10, Red Sox 1
Sox had two runners on on a Varitek single (his second hit) and a Pedroia walk. Varitek was eliminated on Ellsbury’s DP ball right before Pedroia’s walk.
Top 6th: White Sox 10, Red Sox 1
Another bad night for the Red Sox. A four-run inning has put this one away. Aceves was out after hitting Dunn with a pitch and allowing a single to Beckham. He was charged with 8 runs, 6 earned, over 5 innings. Scott Atchison came on with no outs and the ChiSox with five-run lead. He didn’t fare much better. Juan Pierre, Quentin, and Konerko all knocked in runs.
Top 4th: White Sox 6, Red Sox 1
Ramirez knocked in Morel with Chicago’s sixth run after Aceves allowed a leadoff single to Morel, a sac bunt by Pierre, and Ramirez’s single. On the play, Ramirez got caught in a rundown to end the inning.
Bottom 3d: White Sox 5, Red Sox 1
Jason Varitek gets one back with a solo homer into the White Sox bullpen in right field.
Top 3d: White Sox 5, Red Sox 0
A.J. Pierzynski’s ground-rule double knocked in Paul Konerko (double) for Chicago’s fifth run against Aceves, who clearly doesn’t have it. He appears now headed to the bullpen when John Lackey returns after tonight’s start in Pawtucket.
Top 2d: White Sox 4, Red Sox 0
Walks will kill you and they killed Aceves. Both walks scored. He also allowed three hits, and an error by shortstop Jed Lowrie also caused havoc and allowed a run to score. Alexei Ramirez singled in two runs and a single by Beckham scored the first run.
Bottom 1st: Red Sox 0, White Sox 0
Phil Humber just matched Aceves – 1-2-3 inning. Nice season and story on Humber. Former third pick overall in 2004 draft by the Mets, never lived up to that promise. Seven years later he’s putting it all together and has been Chicago’s most consistent starter.
Top 1st: Red Sox 0, White Sox 0
Very economical and effective first inning for Alfredo Aceves. Seven pitches, three outs.
Welcome from Fenway! Game time 7:09. Temperature 72 degrees. What a night to be at the ballpark.