CHICAGO – Travis Shaw broke the tie with a single in the 10th after hitting a three-run homer in the third, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 9-8 on Saturday night.
Shaw, who took over from JD Martinez in the lineup, capped a seven-touchdown attack in the third inning with a 7-2 shot that ended starter Dylan Cease’s performance.
Chicago, the leader of the AL Central Division, equalized with five runs in the fourth inning and took the lead 8-7 in the fifth, when Cuban Yasmani Grandal homered off Ryan Brasier.
Boston tied for the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Puerto Rican Kiké Hernández off Craig Kimbrell.
Mexico’s Alex Verdugo opened the tenth inning as an automatic runner in middle and moved to third on a Bobby Dalbec grounder. Shaw then hit his single to the right field off Mike Wright (0-1).
Grandal singled early in the bottom off Josh Taylor to put runners in the corners. Leury Garcia and Danny Mendick struck out before Brian Goodwin was dominated with a grounder to second to end the game.
Garrett Whitlock (8-3) worked two scoreless innings. Taylor scored the first rescue of his career.
For the Red Sox, Puerto Rican Kiké Henández 5-2 with one scored and one produced, Christian Vázquez 3-2, Jack López without an official turn but with one scored. Rafael Devers 4-1 with a run scored and an RBI. The Mexican Verdugo 5-1 with two runs scored and two RBIs.
For the White Sox, Cubans Luis Robert 5-4 with one run scored and three RBIs, Yoán MOncada 3-1 with one RBI, José Abreu 4-0, Grandal 4-3 with three runs scored and one RBI. The Dominicans Eloy Jiménez 5-1, Leury García 5-1 with two runs scored and two RBIs. The Venezuelan César Hernández 4-0.