Bogaerts homers, Red Sox beat White Sox 6-3 in rain

BOSTON (AP) The Red Sox celebrated on a soggy field at Fenway Park, hoping they weren't really halfway through the season.

The defending World Series champions want to go well beyond the 162-game schedule and still have some catching up to do. So a 6-3 win over the White Sox on a rainy Tuesday night wasn't cause for a grand celebration.

''By no means have we played our best baseball,'' pitcher David Price said. ''I think we all know that we're a better team than what we've showcased these first 81 games and we need to get better.''

Price struck out nine over six innings Tuesday as the Red Sox and White Sox endured steady rain that surged into a downpour at times.

Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run homer in the fifth and Rafael Devers went 4-for-4 for Boston, which improved to 44-37 with a victory in their 81st game.

''We'll take more, obviously, but it is what we are right now,'' manager Alex Cora said. ''For everything that went wrong in the first half, we've got 44 wins. There's not too many teams that have.''

The start of the game was delayed 24 minutes because of rain, which continued to fall through the first five innings. Just after the rain temporarily let up, Chicago shortstop Tim Anderson sprained his right ankle on a fielding play.

Anderson was carried off the field on the shoulders of manager Rick Renteria and a trainer.

The White Sox said the ankle was sprained and X-rays were negative.

''It seems to be an ankle sprain, but to what degree it's still left to be determined tomorrow. We'll see how he feels,'' Renteria said.

Renteria said he wasn't sure if the soggy field had anything to do with the injury.

''I don't know. I would have to look at it. I do know that it just looked like his foot was planted,'' Renteria said. ''He was making the throw off to an angle. I couldn't tell you if that had any bearing on it.''

The rain's effects were apparent throughout the night, leading to funny hops skipping off the wet field and a bat flying into the stands after it slipped out of Boston catcher Christian Vazquez. A fan caught the bat and was not injured. Anderson was clearly hurt, although the White Sox would say later that X-rays were negative and Anderson was out with a sprain.

Price (5-2) worked through the conditions for six innings, holding Chicago to three runs on eight hits. Brandon Workman pitched the ninth for his third save.

Jose Ruiz (0-1) took the loss after allowing Bogaerts' two-run shot in the fifth, breaking a 3-all tie.

Rafael Devers was 4-for-4 with an RBI for Boston. He led off the fifth with his second double of the game and Bogaerts followed with a drive out to center.

Vazquez extended his career-high hitting streak to 11 games with a two-run single in the third, tying it at 3-all.

Eduardo Nunez drove in a run for Boston with a sacrifice fly in the sixth.

Carson Fulmer was Chicago's ''opener,'' getting his first start of the season and pitching two innings. Fulmer allowed one unearned run on two hits and a walk, striking out three.

SLICK STUFF

Players for both team had difficulties dealing with the conditions.

Vazquez lost his grip while taking a swing in the second inning and the bat twirled all the way to a fan sitting several rows behind Chicago's dugout. The bat was moving slow enough that the fan caught it and was not harmed, smiling and waiving when the fans gave him a rousing cheer.

The series is the only visit the White Sox will make to Boston this summer and postponing the game for a doubleheader Wednesday was unlikely, given the Red Sox were scheduled to fly Wednesday night to London for a pair of games this weekend against the New York Yankees.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: 2B Yolmer Sanchez was running a high fever and went back to the team hotel, Renteria said. . After Anderson was helped to the dugout, Leury Garcia moved in from center field to play short and Ryan Cordell came off the bench and took over in center.

Red Sox: RHP Heath Hembree (right elbow strain) and 1B/DH Mitch Moreland (right quadriceps strain) will not travel for this weekend's games in London, manager Alex Cora said. 1B Steve Pearce (low back strain) is also unlikely to make the trip. Cora said as much as he'd love to have a healthy roster, it's a long trip and he doesn't want risk any players by rushing their return. ''We've got to be smart and that's the challenges of the whole thing,'' Cora said.

UP NEXT

White Sox right-hander Reynaldo Lopez (4-7, 6.23 ERA) faces Boston lefty Chris Sale (3-7). The game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start Wednesday.

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  • W: D. Price (5-2)L: J. Ruiz (0-1)S: B. Workman (3)
  • HR: BOS - X. Bogaerts (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Garcia CF-SS50200011.283.323.390.7132.5
T. Anderson SS31200010.317.342.491.8323.5
R. Cordell CF10000011.222.285.333.618-0.5
a- C. Tilson PH10000011.254.318.322.640-0.5
J. Abreu 1B40000023.255.295.493.788-1.0
J. McCann DH42110021.326.387.508.8954.0
E. Jimenez LF40110011.253.311.474.7861.5
J. Jay RF40310001.500.571.6671.2385.0
Y. Moncada 3B40100022.299.351.518.8690.0
J. Rondon 2B40000023.196.256.277.533-1.0
Z. Collins C30000122.083.214.333.5480.0
C. Fulmer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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J. Osich P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF41100011.265.384.466.8501.5
R. Devers 3B42410000.317.369.520.88910.0
X. Bogaerts SS32121002.297.389.537.9269.0
J. Martinez LF30100101.285.364.516.8802.0
J. Bradley CF40000016.215.318.384.702-0.5
C. Vazquez C40120012.290.329.479.8082.5
M. Chavis 1B41100022.260.335.446.7811.0
M. Hernandez 2B40100010.242.265.424.6890.5
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D. Price P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
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    BATTING
    • 2B - L. Garcia (14), T. Anderson (14), J. McCann (14), J. Jay
    • RBI - J. McCann (23), E. Jimenez (30), J. Jay
    • 2-Out RBI - J. McCann (11), E. Jimenez (9)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Tilson, J. Abreu, J. McCann, J. Jay, Y. Moncada, J. Rondon, Z. Collins 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Devers 3 (22)
    • HR - X. Bogaerts (15)
    • SF - E. Nunez (2)
    • RBI - R. Devers (49), X. Bogaerts 2 (53), C. Vazquez 2 (30), E. Nunez (18)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Vazquez 2 (18)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bradley, C. Vazquez 2 (2), M. Chavis 2 (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Moncada-Rondon-Abreu)
    • E - T. Anderson (16)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Bradley (6)
    • E - X. Bogaerts (8)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Fulmer2.02101305.401.884.5
    J. Minaya2.03220302.961.322.5
    J. Ruiz (L, 0-1)2.04330116.302.10-5.5
    J. Osich2.01000004.781.145.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Fulmer2.0
    J. Minaya2.0
    J. Ruiz (L, 0-1)2.0
    J. Osich2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Price (W, 5-2)6.08320903.361.1222.5
    M. Barnes (H, 12)1.00001203.711.213.0
    R. Brasier (H, 5)1.01000203.341.113.0
    B. Workman (S, 3)1.01000201.701.0310.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Price (W, 5-2)6.0
    M. Barnes (H, 12)1.0
    R. Brasier (H, 5)1.0
    B. Workman (S, 3)1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - J. Minaya (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Fulmer 36-24, J. Minaya 44-26, J. Ruiz 33-22, J. Osich 32-19
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Fulmer 2-1, J. Ruiz 3-1, J. Osich 4-2
    • Batters Faced - C. Fulmer 9, J. Minaya 10, J. Ruiz 9, J. Osich 7
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Price (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 97-72, M. Barnes 19-13, R. Brasier 16-13, B. Workman 21-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 4-5, R. Brasier 1-0, B. Workman 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Price 26, M. Barnes 4, R. Brasier 4, B. Workman 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    L. Garcia CF-SS50200011.283.323.390.7132.5
    T. Anderson SS31200010.317.342.491.8323.5
    R. Cordell CF10000011.222.285.333.618-0.5
    a- C. Tilson PH10000011.254.318.322.640-0.5
    J. Abreu 1B40000023.255.295.493.788-1.0
    J. McCann DH42110021.326.387.508.8954.0
    E. Jimenez LF40110011.253.311.474.7861.5
    J. Jay RF40310001.500.571.6671.2385.0
    Y. Moncada 3B40100022.299.351.518.8690.0
    J. Rondon 2B40000023.196.256.277.533-1.0
    Z. Collins C30000122.083.214.333.5480.0
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    • a-struck out for Cordell in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF41100011.265.384.466.8501.5
    R. Devers 3B42410000.317.369.520.88910.0
    X. Bogaerts SS32121002.297.389.537.9269.0
    J. Martinez LF30100101.285.364.516.8802.0
    J. Bradley CF40000016.215.318.384.702-0.5
    C. Vazquez C40120012.290.329.479.8082.5
    M. Chavis 1B41100022.260.335.446.7811.0
    M. Hernandez 2B40100010.242.265.424.6890.5
    E. Nunez DH20010010.238.255.322.5770.5
    D. Price P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
    M. Barnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    R. Brasier P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    B. Workman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    Total32610611714-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Garcia (14), T. Anderson (14), J. McCann (14), J. Jay
      • RBI - J. McCann (23), E. Jimenez (30), J. Jay
      • 2-Out RBI - J. McCann (11), E. Jimenez (9)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Tilson, J. Abreu, J. McCann, J. Jay, Y. Moncada, J. Rondon, Z. Collins 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Devers 3 (22)
      • HR - X. Bogaerts (15)
      • SF - E. Nunez (2)
      • RBI - R. Devers (49), X. Bogaerts 2 (53), C. Vazquez 2 (30), E. Nunez (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Vazquez 2 (18)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bradley, C. Vazquez 2 (2), M. Chavis 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Moncada-Rondon-Abreu)
      • E - T. Anderson (16)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Bradley (6)
      • E - X. Bogaerts (8)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Fulmer2.02101305.401.884.5
      J. Minaya2.03220302.961.322.5
      J. Ruiz (L, 0-1)2.04330116.302.10-5.5
      J. Osich2.01000004.781.145.0
      Total8.01065171---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Fulmer2.0
      J. Minaya2.0
      J. Ruiz (L, 0-1)2.0
      J. Osich2.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Price (W, 5-2)6.08320903.361.1222.5
      M. Barnes (H, 12)1.00001203.711.213.0
      R. Brasier (H, 5)1.01000203.341.113.0
      B. Workman (S, 3)1.01000201.701.0310.0
      Total9.010321150---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Price (W, 5-2)6.0
      M. Barnes (H, 12)1.0
      R. Brasier (H, 5)1.0
      B. Workman (S, 3)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Minaya (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Fulmer 36-24, J. Minaya 44-26, J. Ruiz 33-22, J. Osich 32-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Fulmer 2-1, J. Ruiz 3-1, J. Osich 4-2
      • Batters Faced - C. Fulmer 9, J. Minaya 10, J. Ruiz 9, J. Osich 7
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Price (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 97-72, M. Barnes 19-13, R. Brasier 16-13, B. Workman 21-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 4-5, R. Brasier 1-0, B. Workman 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Price 26, M. Barnes 4, R. Brasier 4, B. Workman 4
      • 6TH INNING
        Nunez hit sacrifice fly to center, Chavis scored36
      • 5TH INNING
        Bogaerts homered to left center, Devers scored35
      • 3RD INNING
        Vazquez singled to left, Devers and Bogaerts scored, Martinez to second33
        Jimenez singled to shallow left center, McCann scored31
        McCann doubled to deep left, Anderson scored21
      • 2ND INNING
        Jay singled to center, McCann scored11
      • 1ST INNING
        Devers doubled to left, Betts scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Brandon Workman relieved Ryan Brasier
        • J. Rondon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Rondon struck out swinging
        • Z. Collins: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Collins grounded out to second
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia doubled to left center
        • Charlie Tilson hit for Ryan Cordell
        • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tilson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Ryan Brasier relieved Matt Barnes
        • J. McCann: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • E. Jimenez: Jimenez grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Jay doubled to deep right
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Osich Pitching:
        • C. Vazquez: Foul, Ball, Vazquez grounded out to third
        • M. Chavis: Strike looking, Ball, Chavis grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Matt Barnes relieved David Price
        • Z. Collins: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Collins walked
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • R. Cordell: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cordell struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Abreu flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Josh Osich relieved Jose Ruiz
        • R. Devers: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Devers doubled to deep center
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to third
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Martinez flied out to deep right
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Bradley flied out to deep left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jimenez lined out to right
        • J. Jay: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Jay singled to left
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Moncada reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Jay out at second
        • J. Rondon: Ball, Ball, Rondon lined out to right
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Ruiz Pitching:
        • M. Chavis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Chavis singled to center
        • M. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Hernandez singled to right, Chavis to third
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Nunez hit sacrifice fly to center, Chavis scored
        • M. Betts: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Betts grounded into double play third to second to first, Hernandez out at second
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Garcia singled to right
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Anderson singled to left center, Garcia to third, Anderson out at second
        • J. Abreu: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jose Ruiz relieved Juan Minaya
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Devers doubled to deep right center
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts homered to left center, Devers scored
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Foul, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
        • Ryan Cordell in center field
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley grounded out to third
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Vazquez struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rondon struck out swinging
        • Z. Collins: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Collins struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Minaya Pitching:
        • M. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Nunez flied out to left
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Garcia grounded out to first
        • T. Anderson: Anderson doubled to deep left
        • J. Abreu: Foul, Ball, Abreu grounded out to third
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, McCann doubled to deep left, Anderson scored
        • E. Jimenez: Jimenez singled to shallow left center, McCann scored
        • J. Jay: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Jay lined out to left
        • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Juan Minaya relieved Carson Fulmer
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Betts popped out to shortstop
        • R. Devers: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Devers singled to deep left
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts hit by pitch, Devers to second
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Martinez singled to left, Devers to third, Bogaerts to second
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Bradley flied out to center
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Vazquez singled to left, Devers and Bogaerts scored, Martinez to second
        • M. Chavis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Chavis struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann safe at first on shortstop Bogaerts throwing error, McCann to second
        • E. Jimenez: Ball, McCann to third on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Jimenez struck out looking
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Jay singled to center, McCann scored
        • Y. Moncada: Moncada singled to left, Jay to second
        • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Rondon lined out to center
        • Z. Collins: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Collins struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • C. Fulmer Pitching:
        • M. Chavis: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Chavis struck out swinging
        • M. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez lined out to shortstop
        • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Garcia flied out to deep right
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Fulmer Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Betts reached on an infield single to shortstop, Betts to second on shortstop Anderson throwing error
        • R. Devers: Foul, Devers doubled to left, Betts scored
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts grounded out to third
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Martinez walked
        • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Bradley struck out looking
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Vazquez grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)