Recap - Red Sox offense explodes in Chicago

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

The third inning started out in rather mundane fashion for the Red Sox with Steve Pearce called out on strikes and Eduardo Nunez popping up to the first baseman.

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Ten consecutive hits later, Boston found itself with nine runs across the plate en route to a 15-2 thrashing of the White Sox in Chicago.

After the game, manager Alex Cora said, “We’re one out away from not getting any runs in that inning. It’s two outs, and Christian (Vazquez) put together a good at-bat, then (Andrew Benintendi) with two. After that, it was quality at-bat after quality at-bat.”

Michael Chavis (pictured, with a double, two home runs) and Christian Vazquez each had four hits. Andrew Benintendi had three hits and Rafael Devers and Pearce each had a pair.

Xander Bogaerts homered for the fifth time this year and Nunez hit his first in an absolutely explosive night for the Red Sox offense.

Eduardo Rodriguez started for Boston and went six innings for the win, improving his record to 3-2.

He allowed one run on six hits and two walks over six innings while striking out six.

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