CHICAGO (AP) – Trevor Story kept up a hot hit with a three -run homer and four RBIs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the White Sox 16-7 Saturday night to take two of three from Chicago.
Story has seven homers and 21 RBIs in his last seven games, adding his season total to nine homers and 32 RBIs.
Alex Verdugo had a double pair between four hits for Boston, which beat Chicago 33-13 in the series. The Red Sox opened with a 16-3 win and then lost 3-1.
Kevin Plawecki hit for Crita in the ninth and hit a two-run homer from Josh Harrison, the infielder who made his second major league pitching appearance, the first since he got Pittsburgh’s last exit in a 10-1 loss to Colorado in August. 9, 2013.
Andrew Vaughn has a career-high five RBIs, driving Chicago’s first five runs with three double runs in the third and a two-run homer in the fifth from Michael Wacha.
JD Martinez went 3 for 5 with a walk to raise the major league batting average to .380 and help the Red Sox bounce back after the White Sox finished a six-game winning streak. Martinez is batting .640 (16 for 25) with five runs in his last six games.
Kiké Hernandez led the game with a homer and Rafael Devers doubled as Boston raced to take a 6-0 lead after two innings.
Verdugo finished with three RBIs. Christian Vazquez has three hits and two RBIs.
Wacha allowed seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. John Schreiber (2-0) was the first of five relievers, getting five outs to win.
Dallas Keuchel (2-5) gave up six runs for a second straight start, lasting just two innings and allowing seven hits – five for extra base.
White Sox: Put RHP Joe Kelly in IL 15 days with a second-class left hamstring strain and remember LHP Tanner Banks of Triple-A Charlotte. Banks came in seventh and marked six runs, five wins. Kelly expects to be out three to four weeks after leaving Wednesday night’s 3-1 win over Boston in the eighth and striking out two. Kelly started the season in IL with a right biceps nerve injury after signing with Chicago as a free agent in November. He is 0-1 with an ERA of 9.53 in seven appearances
Red Sox: RHP Garrett Whitlock (1-1, 3.58) takes the mound vs. Baltimore RHP Kyle Bradish (1-3, 5.74) on Saturday night at Fenway.
White Sox: There was a dead end there, then RHP Johnny Cueto (0-0) started on the South side in the first of two games set against the Crosstown Cubs. The 36 -year -old Righty is no longer allowed to run in his first two starts with Chicago, every six innings.
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