At the plate: Seth Loman, 27, has only 11 at-bats in Triple A but showed he has major league power with his second home run, a three-run game-tying shot that struck the roof of the patio above the right-field bullpen.

On the mound: The Sox have invested a lot of time with Matt Lindstrom, and it paid off with two strikeouts in a scoreless fourth.

In the field: Third baseman Brent Morel showed his back is fine by moving quickly to his right to rob Angel Pagan of a hit in the first.

Uphill climb: Left-hander Leyson Septimo, who is out of options, left in the ninth with a lower leg injury. Septimo faces a stiff battle to earn a bullpen job.