While the reigning champions came into this game with a 5-8 record, the Chicago White Sox have been one of this season's early surprises, coming into Tuesday's game with a 7-6 record. In a battle of the Sox, Erik Johnson (White Sox) faced off against Jake Peavy (Red Sox) on a 40 degree night in Chicago. What a way to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day.
The first hit, and run, was a solo shot from Adam Dunn in the bottom of the second inning. He took the sixth pitch off of Jake Peavy, and drove it just behind the right field wall. That was number 42's third home run of the season. Then, in the top of the fourth, Daniel Nava took the fifth pitch of his at bat off of Erik Johnson to right field as well. That was his second shot of the season.
Only four hits were recorded following Nava's home run. One of them was a single by Alexi Ramirez in the ninth inning. Two batters later, Adam Eaton walked. Then, Marcus Semien hit a ground-ball to Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts. Bogaerts fielded the ball cleanly, but did not make an accurate throw to Mike Carp, sealing the deal for the White Sox.
White Sox 2, Red Sox 1