Red Sox beat the White Sox 4-2 behind strong David Price start
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The Boston Red Sox defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, Boston advances to 44-21 on the season while the Chicago White Sox drop to 21-40 with the loss. David Price took the hill for the Red Sox and Carlos Rondon did so for the White Sox, making his 2018 debut. The game was played at Fenway Park in Boston.
David Price put together another strong start, throwing 6 innings and allowing 2 earned runs. Moreover, he punched out six ChiSox hitters and walked just three, while accumulating 60 percent of batted balls on the ground. Craig Kimbrel finished the game for the team with a strikeout on a high-and-in fastball to Daniel Palka to clinch the save and win for the Red Sox.
Jackie Bradley Jr. belted his third homerun of his season to centerfield in the bottom of the 2nd to tie the game 2-2. Before the shot, JBJ had not smacked a long ball since April 20th.
In the bottom 5th, J.D. Martinez broke the tie with a two-run opposite-field dinger to propel the Red Sox to a 4-2 lead. It was his 21st of the still relatively young season and he maintains the league-lead in homeruns.
The Boston Red Sox will take on the Chicago White Sox at 1:05 p.m. eastern on Sunday for the rubber match of the three-game set. Rick Porcello will get the ball for the BoSox and Reynaldo Lopez will be handed it for the White Sox.