Well you knew it had to end at some point. For whatever reason the Chicago White Sox (52-53) have dominated the Boston Red Sox (65-40) the past few season. The White Sox have been average at best this season, but when they see the Red Sox their play seems to improve. That all ended Saturday. Boston would score ten runs and finally beat the White Sox 10-2.
Philip Humber and Jon Lester had a nice pitching duel going through four innings. In the fifth though Boston would plate four runs thanks to two sacrifice flys, an RBI double, and an RBI single. Paul Konerko would hit a solo homer in the seventh to pull the White Sox within three, but Boston would add six more in route to their victory.
Jon Lester pitched very well for Boston Saturday. Lester, who had struggled against the White Sox, allowed just two runs on four hits to go along with eight strikeouts in eight innings of work. The Red Sox lefty improved to 11-4 on the season.
Philip Humber’s bad July continued in game two of the series. Humber allowed four runs on six hits in four and two-thirds innings of work. The White Sox righty fell to 8-7 on the season.
The White Sox and Red Sox will face off in the rubber match Sunday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field.