Red Sox & White Sox split; Contenders or Pretenders?
The Red Sox and White Sox started the series with Friday's postponement due to weather. It has been the second straight season that the Red Sox were not able to start a series opener. On Saturday, The Red Sox wore the new blue-and-yellow uniforms that honored the Boston Marathon. Nick Pivetta got the start but seemed to be inconsistent with his pitches. He got himself in a jam in the first inning allowing 2 runs scored. Overall, Pivetta threw 83 pitches, 49 of them strikes. He only lasted 3 ⅔ innings with 4 walks and three strikeouts. IN the bottom of the eighth inning, with the game tied at 3-3, Marwin Gonzalez led off the inning and homered to right center field. That started a rally as the Red Sox scored 4 runs in the 8th to take the win 7-4. Adam Ottavino earned his second win
On Sunday, the Red Sox and White Sox had a double header. DH games are 7 inning games. In the first, White Sox SP Dallas Keuchel and REd Sox Tanner Houck pitched well. But it was the White Sox Moncada singled to right center that allowed Lamb to score and make it 3-1. Kike Hernandez homered in the sixth inning to make it 3-2 but that is how the game ended.
In Game 2 of the DH, not much luck came for the Red Sox as they were downed 5-1.
On Monday, the day of the Boston marathon, The Red Sox offense created their own marathon in the first inning as they scored 6 runs in the first, two runs in the second and continued to cruise each inning with Eovaldi at the mound. Eovaldi struck out 10 batters. Red Sox finished with a split in an 11-4 win.