H E
Bos 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
ChiWS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Date of game: 4/28/2012

Recap: Chicago WSox vs. Boston

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - The Boston Red Sox didn't need their vaunted offense to carry the load on Saturday as they registered their sixth straight win.

Instead they turned to Jon Lester, who outdueled Jake Peavy, and the Red Sox downed the Chicago White Sox, 1-0, in the third test of a four-game set.

Lester (1-2) tossed seven shutout innings, fanning seven while allowing five hits and one walk. The victory snapped an eight-start winless streak, the longest drought of his career.

"He was down all night long," said Boston manager Bobby Valentine about Lester. "The only pitches he threw up in the zone were deliberate. He was pitching well and when he missed, he missed just a little. That's a good sign."

Adrian Gonzalez drove in the lone run of the contest with a single in the fourth inning.

Peavy (3-1) was the hard-luck loser after giving up a run on four hits and one walk. He struck out seven in his second consecutive complete game.

"I'm pleased with the way I performed, but at the same time losing is losing," said Peavy. "I don't care how you get beat, you never want to lose."

Held hitless through the first three frames, Ryan Sweeney led off the fourth with a broken-bat looping double past second baseman Gordon Beckham in shallow right field. He came home two batters later when Gonzalez singled up the middle, giving the Red Sox a 1-0 lead.

The White Sox stranded runners in scoring position in the seventh and eighth innings. Beckham grounded into a force out to end the seventh and Alex Rios' groundout concluded the eighth.

Alfredo Aceves worked a 1-2-3 ninth to pick up his fifth save of the season

The Red Sox bullpen, much maligned for their struggles earlier in the year, has recorded a minuscule 0.59 earned run average during the winning streak. Boston's relievers had a lofty 8.53 ERA over its first 14 contests, when the team sputtered to a 4-10 start.

Game Notes

Peavy's complete game was the 11th of his career...Sweeney extended his hitting streak to nine games...Boston has outscored its opponents 45-19 during its winning stretch.

Dorm Report: West Virginia goes wild, not so wonderful

There was quite a bit of hitting on the field at Milan Puskar Stadium last weekend, but almost as much action took place in the streets just outside in the hours following West Virginia's upset of visiting Baylor.

NASCAR News
McMurray tops Logano for Martinsville pole

Jamie McMurray claimed the pole for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 -- the first race in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship -- by beating Joey Logano in Friday's qualifying at Martinsville Speedway.

Stastny placed on injured reserve

The St. Louis Blues placed center Paul Stastny on injured reserve Friday and recalled forward Dmitrij Jaskin from Chicago of the American Hockey League.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.