Jake Peavy held the White Sox in check over seven innings, Xander Bogaerts was one of seven players with a multi-hit game, and David Ortiz inched closer to a career milestone as the Red Sox beat Chicago 7-2 at Fenway Park.
Peavy scattered five hits and allowed a walk over seven innings in earning his third win in six starts since being traded to Boston a month ago (July 30).
The scoring began in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI single by Mike Napoli that scored Jacoby Ellsbury. The game see-sawed until the bottom of the fourth inning when the Red Sox scored three times to snap a 2-2 tie. Ellsbury (pictured) drove in a run with a ground-rule double, Pedroia's ground out pushed another run across, and David Ortiz drove in another with an RBI single. Ortiz, with two hits on the night, is now just four away from the 2000 hit mark for his career.
The Boston offense lit up three Chicago hurlers for a combined fifteen hits; Ellsbury paced the Red Sox with three hits.
The win was Boston's sixth in their last seven games and ninth in their last thirteen.
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