BOSTON (AP) — Rick Porcello wasn’t getting carried away after ending a four-game losing streak with his first win since June.
The reigning AL Cy Young winner knew he had plenty of help as Boston tagged Chicago for 15 hits and the Red Sox beat the White Sox 9-5 on Thursday night.
“We’re swinging the bats well. We’ve got to continue throwing the ball well. That’s the recipe right there,” said Porcello, who survived a rough stretch in the second and third and pitched into the sixth.
Porcello (5-14) was winless in his last six starts, losing four straight before the Red Sox capitalized on the White Sox’s woes with seven runs in the first two innings. He allowed five runs and seven hits and struck out six in 5 1/3 innings.
“Obviously my performance wasn’t as good as I would want it personally,” Porcello said. “At this point I don’t really care. We got the win. We started a four-game series with these guys on the right note and that’s all that matters.”
Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer in the first inning for Boston and Mookie Betts added a two-run shot in the second. Andrew Benintendi went 3 for 3, scoring twice and driving in a run as the Red Sox won their third straight. Benintendi reached base all five times he batted,
Article source: https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-red-sox/2017/08/04/devers-has-3-run-homer-for-red-sox-in-9-5-win-over-white-sox
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