Recap - resilient Red Sox rally to beat the Chisox
Jim Monaghan Content Coordinator
The Red Sox pushed across four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat the White Sox 7-4 on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park.
Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Marwin Gonzalez (pictured) picked the perfect time to hit his first home run in a Red Sox uniform, launching a solo shot off the back wall of the Red Sox bullpen. J.D. Martinez drew a bases-loaded walk, and Xander Bogaerts doubled home a pair.
Boston starter Nick Pivetta gave up a pair of runs in the top of the first inning before settling in...assuming that 3.2 innings pitched is considered "settling in."
The Red Sox tied the game in the bottom of the third on sacrifice flies by Alex Verdugo and Xander Bogaerts, and then took a brief 3-2 lead in the sixth on an RBI single by Kike Hernandaez.
Chicago tied the score in the seventh before Gonzalez hit his first home run of the season in the 8th.
Hernandez and Bogaerts each led the Red Sox with four hits.
Matt Barnes came on in the ninth and allowed a run, but otherwise locked down the win in a non-save situation.
The Red Sox were wearing the special Nike City Select uniforms featuring the colors of the Boston Marathon. No matter what your feeling about those uniforms is, you had to admit that the jerseys really POPPED on the screen!
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