#RedSox Game Summary (May 31) The Prodigal Son Returns

#RedSox Game Summary (May 31) The prodigal son returns. After an absence of over a month, due to a sprained knee, Pablo Sandoval went 3-for-4 against the White Sox, driving in a run. This was also an excellent game for Boston starter Drew Pomeranz, who went 7 innings, giving up just 1 run on 7 hits and no walks, while striking out 8; possibly his best start for the Olde Towne Team. The one White Sox run came when Avisail Garcia singled in the 6th, and scored on a Tim Anderson double. White Sox starter Mike Pelfrey kept Boston off the scoreboard through 5, but Chicago manager Rick Renteria decided that his pecant for collapsing the third time through the opposing order meant that it was time for a change. The Red Sox rewarded Pomeranz in the 6th, as Xander Bogaerts and Mitch Moreland both singled, and after an intentional pass by Chicago reliever Anthony Swarzak to Jackie Bradley, Jr., Bogaerts scored on a fielder’s choice, Panda drove in Moreland with a single, and Christian Vazquez drove in 2 more runs with a double. Matt Barnes and Craig Kimberly dispatched the White Sox in the 8th and 9th; Kimbrel did it with 3 straight punch-outs. A solid game on multiple levels with an interesting decision for John Farrell; should he put Panda back at third, or work out some sort of DH platooning arrangement with Pablo and Hanley Ramirez? Stay tuned. Boston beat Chicago, 4-1, at (grateful I won’t have to write this again) Guaranteed Rate Field. Record: 29-23. Game 52/110.


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