Recap - Sox rookies help get a W

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy Associated Press
Maybe the kids are indeed alright. On a night when Boston started five rookies, Brock Holt's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Daniel Nava with the winning run as the Red Sox rallied for a 5-4 win over the White Sox at Fenway Park.

For seven innings, the story was pretty much the same as we've seen for most of the season - Boston falls behind...gets no offense...loses game. The Red Sox trailed 4-0 going into the bottom of the eighth inning.

Mookie Betts led off the eighth with a double and scored on a two-out single by Dustin Pedroia. David Ortiz and Jonny Gomes each followed with RBI doubles to get the Sox to within a run.

In the ninth, Betts figured into the equation again by getting hit with a pitch with one out. Daniel Nava doubled him home to tie the game and then Brock's ringing single to right scored Nava with the winning run.

Rubby De La Rosa started for Boston but did not figure in the win. He went five innings and allowed three runs on five hits without walking anyone. Koji Uehara struck out the side in the top of the ninth to pick up his fifth win of the year.

Prior to the game, the Red Sox designated catcher A.J. Pierzynski for assignment and called up the highly touted catcher Christian Vazquez from AAA Pawtucket.

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