If this is the new reality -- playing younger guys and relying on energy as they learn their way -- then maybe the second half of the season might be interesting after all. Shutout over the first seven innings, the Red Sox erupted for three runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth to steal a win away from the Chicago White Sox, 5-4. The win snapped a four-game losing streak and gave the Red Sox just their second win on the current homestand. Brock Holt singled home pinch-hitter Daniel Nava from second base with one out in the ninth inning for the winning margin. Nava had tied the game with a double off The Wall, scoring Mookie Betts. The Sox appeared to be headed for not just a loss, but a shutout as well against Chris Sale into the eighth. But an extra measure of hustle by Betts -- who turned an infield chopper to short into a hustle double -- a run-scoring single from Dustin Pedroia, a Wall-scraping double from David Ortiz and a line double to left by Jonny Gomes produced three run before pinch-hitter Mike Carp grounded out, stranding two in scoring position. Rubby De La Rosa, returning from a two-week exile in Pawtucket, yielded solo homers to Jose Abreu in the first and Conor Gillaspie in the second.
Red Sox complete comeback, beat White Sox, 5-4
NBC Sports Boston | Jul 10