Two wins at Fenway Park have done wonders for the White Sox' outlook. "To come in here and beat [Jon] Lester last night and win another game, we're going to win a series, and we're going for the sweep tomorrow,'' said Sox starter Phil Humber, whose latest strong start helped the Sox turn back the Red Sox 10-7 on Tuesday night. "[Boston] is a good ballclub. It shows we can play with anybody, especially on the road. Yeah, we've had rough patches, but in the end, we feel we're going to be right there.'' The Sox (26-31) won their sixth straight game at Fenway. A victory this afternoon would complete a three-game sweep and even their record to 5-5 on a testy road trip through Texas, Toronto and Boston. Something tells the Sox they're in for something good. "I just feel our team is bound to start winning seven out of every 10 games,'' reliever Matt Thornton said. "It's one of those things where we haven't hit our stride, and we're still within striking distance. .?.?. We've had a nasty schedule, too.'' The Sox close out a nine-game road trip today, their third three-city tour in a travel-heavy first two months that leaves them with 58 games at home, 47 on the road. "It's been a long, long, long road, and we've battled pretty well, kept ourselves within a reasonable distance,'' Thornton said. "It's just a matter of getting things going a little bit. I really think our team has what it takes to make a nice little run here.'' Alexei Ramirez had four singles and three RBI, Gordon Beckham three singles, an RBI and two runs scored and A.J. Pierzynski had a single and an RBI double.
Phil Humber, Alexei Ramirez shine in White Sox win
Chicago Sun-Times | Jun 1