April 26, 2012

G18: Red Sox 10, White Sox 3

Red Sox   - 205 020 001 - 10 12  1
White Sox - 101 100 000 -  3  7  0
Kevin Youkilis went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit two home runs to power Boston to its fourth consecutive victory on a chilly night (39 degrees) in Chicago.

Doubront (6-5-3-3-2, 110) and Junichi Tazawa (3-2-0-0-4, 51) took care of the pitching chores, with Tazawa earning a save for his three innings of work. The White Sox left 10 runners on base.

Adrian Gonzalez and David Ortiz knocked in runs in the first inning. Yook and Salty went back-to-back in the third. Ryan Sweeney had an RBI single in the ninth.

The Red Sox are batting .363 (69-for-190) with 10 home runs over their last five games. Runs scored in those five games: 9, 6, 11, 7, 10.
Felix Doubront / Philip Humber

Doubront has been the Red Sox's best starting pitcher over the first three weeks of the season, with a 2.92 xFIP in three starts and a 110 ERA+. His 0.4 WAR is tops on the staff, slightly better than Daniel Bard and Jon Lester (both at 0.3).

Humber pitched the 21st perfect game in baseball history in his last start, on Saturday in Seattle. Humber has retired 29 straight batters, still a far cry from the major league record of 45, set by Mark Buehrle of the White Sox in 2009. ... Johnny Vander Meer pitched consecutive no-hitters for the Reds in 1938.

Pitching Match-ups:
Friday: Daniel Bard / John Danks
Saturday: Jon Lester / Jake Peavy
Sunday: Josh Beckett / Gavin Floyd

1 comment:

allan said...

Aviles, SS
Sweeney, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Gonzalez, 1B
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, 3B
Saltalamacchia, C
Anderson, LF
Byrd, CF