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Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Would someone please tell us this is rock bottom? That was an awful lot of work to finally get a win against one of the worst teams in the American League.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Or maybe it was help from a Higher Authority on Nun Day (pictured).

The Red Sox fell behind early, rallied to take the lead only to see the bullpen implode again, before finally pulling out a 10th-inning 8-7 walk-off win over the White Sox at Fenway Park on Thursday afternoon.

The win avoided a Chicago sweep of the four-game series.

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
Xander Bogaerts (pictured) drove in Mookie Betts with the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the tenth, after the Red Sox had squandered a leadoff double by David Ortiz in the ninth.

Craig Kimbrel was the winner in relief throwing two scoreless innings, but not before loading the bases in the top of the tenth inning.

Rick Porcello started for Boston going 5.1 innings in the no-decision. He allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out two. His Chicago counterpart James Shields rebounded after a couple of horrific starts, holding Boston to three runs over five innings.

Betts, Dustin Pedroia, Bogaerts and Hanley Ramirez each had two hits for the Red Sox.

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Jim Monaghan 6/23/2016 08:09:00 PM Edit
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