CHICAGO (AP) — Leury Garcia hit a game-ending home run with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Chicago White Sox over the Boston Red Sox 2-1 Sunday.
After Boston reliever Garrett Whitlock (8-4) struck out Eloy Jiménez and Yasmani Grandal to begin the inning, Garcia fell behind 0-2 before hitting a 98 mph fastball over the center-field fence.
Boston Red Sox (81-63, second in the AL East) vs. Chicago White Sox (81-61, first in the AL Central)
Chicago; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Nick Pivetta (9-7, 0.00 ERA) White Sox: Lance Lynn (10-4, 2.59 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 152 strikeouts)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jarren Duran had a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth and the COVID-19 impacted Boston Red Sox stopped the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays' nine-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning off Nick Wittgren and the Boston Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 on Saturday night.
Martinez, who broke out of an 0-for-20 slump with three hits, drove a 2-1 pitch into the seats in right field.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox right-hander Adam Ottavino left Sunday's game against Baltimore in the seventh inning after getting hit by Jorge Mateo's hard liner on his left shoulder.
Ottavino walked around the mound somewhat dazed and pointed to the front of his left shoulder while chatting with first baseman Bobby Dalbec before manager Alex Cora and a trainer came jogging out.
BOSTON (AP) — Rookie starter Tanner Houck struck out seven over four innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Wednesday night to a split a doubleheader.
The Jays won the opener by the same 4-1 score as Robbie Ray pitched six strong innings and Randal Grichuk homered and drove in three runs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Light-hitting Bobby Dalbec had three RBIs and was a double short of a cycle, J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Punchless during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, the Boston Red Sox have come back ready to fight.
“That's what we preach,” Kiké Hernández said. “Battling from the first pitch until the last.”
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager Alex Cora has been searching for contributions from the rest of his lineup with Boston’s biggest bats struggling to produce during a sudden scoring slump.
He got that and a lot more to finally slow down the red-hot Athletics.