Monday's recap: White Sox 10, Red Sox 8 – Chicago Tribune
The White Sox offense continued its recent surge Monday night, outdueling the Red Sox for a 10-8 victory in the opener of a four-game series at Fenway Park. Adam Eaton and Tyler Saladino sparked a four-run first with back-to-back triples to lead off the game, and the Sox had 15 hits to improve to 5-0 on their current trip.
After J.B. Shuck’s double to lead off the seventh, Tyler Flowers and Eaton each hit RBI singles to give the White Sox the lead.
On the mound
After left-hander John Danks gave up seven runs on nine hits over 41/3 innings, reliever Matt Albers earned the victory by pitching 12/3 scoreless innings.
Key managerial decision
Robin Ventura gave slumping designated hitter Adam LaRoche the night off, opting to use Eaton as the DH and play Shuck in center field.
9 — Extra-base hits by the White Sox, a season high. They opened the game with back-to-back triples for the first time since 1954, according to ESPN Stats and Info.
“Guys are confident. They’re coming in, being aggressive and swinging it. You just don’t mess with it. You let them go and let them play and let them feel confident like that.” — Ventura
The quote II
“They put the ball in play and found holes. I gave up a couple of hard-hit balls. It’s just one of those nights that didn’t bounce my way, but the bullpen and the offense picked me up.” — Danks
At Red Sox, 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, CSN.
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