Price uneven in season debut, White Sox get past Red Sox 5-4

CHICAGO (AP) David Price felt healthy and strong. Dustin Pedroia had a swollen left wrist after an awkward tumble.

Reasons for hope and concern for the Red Sox.

Price lasted five innings in his season debut in Boston's 5-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Monday, but the left-hander's encouraging outing took a back seat to another injury for a key teammate.

Pedroia bounced to first in the first inning and Jose Abreu slid into the bag for the out. Pedroia went right over the top of the big first baseman while trying to beat out the grounder for a hit, putting his hands on the ground to brace for the fall .

The Red Sox then pulled Pedroia in the second with a sprained wrist, and manager John Farrell said the 2008 AL MVP was headed back to Boston for tests.

''It's hard to say right now, and I think until we get the information, we'll know more then,'' Farrell said. ''But I think anytime you're dealing with a position player's wrist, a hitter's wrist, that's always cause for concern.''

Melky Cabrera homered and drove in four runs for the White Sox, who rallied for their fourth win in five games. Juan Minaya (1-0) and Tommy Kahnle each pitched a scoreless inning before David Robertson got three outs for his eighth save in nine chances.

Boston almost got a tying homer in the eighth, but Mitch Moreland's drive hooked foul in right.

''Things are going well for us right now,'' Cabrera said.

Price, who missed the first part of the year with a strained left elbow, walked two, hit two batters and surrendered Cabrera's three-run homer in the third. But the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner had some nice moments as well, allowing just two hits and striking out four while throwing 88 pitches, 58 for strikes.

''It's definitely a step in the right direction,'' said Price, in the second season of a $217 million, seven-year contact. ''I felt good. Just command the baseball a little bit better with my fastball and I think things will take off for me.''

Price was in line for the win before Kevan Smith hit an RBI double off Matt Barnes (3-2) in the seventh, tying it at 4. With two outs and Smith still on second, Cabrera hit a soft liner up the middle that landed in between shortstop Xander Bogaerts and second baseman Josh Rutledge.

Third base coach Nick Capra motioned for Smith to head for home. Rutledge's throw beat him to the plate, but it skipped away from catcher Christian Vazquez.

''Nicky saw what was going on,'' White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. ''He knew it was going to be a bang-bang play to put is in a position where he was moving, had to be a perfect throw, actually. There was a lot of moving parts over on that side.''

Mookie Betts homered for Boston, which has dropped two in a row after a six-game win streak. Bogaerts had a sacrifice fly and a slick stop that started an inning-ending double play in the fifth.

Next up is a fun little Tuesday night when Chris Sale faces his former team for the first time since he was traded to Boston over the winter. Jose Quintana pitches for Chicago in a matchup of All-Star left-handers.

The White Sox saluted Sale with a highlight video during the first inning of the series opener, and the pitcher waved to the cheering crowd.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: Pablo Sandoval (sprained right knee) remains on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket, and Farrell said they will take a look ''where things are'' with the third baseman after the series against the White Sox. ... RHP Carson Smith (Tommy John surgery) threw a bullpen session Sunday and is scheduled for another one on Tuesday. ''We're hopeful that hitters are soon in his schedule,'' Farrell said.

White Sox: RHP James Shields (right lat strain) threw 45 pitches over three innings in a simulated game. ''I think we're ready to go on a rehab assignment here soon,'' he said. ... RHP Nate Jones (elbow inflammation) threw 25 pitches in a bullpen session, including some sliders.

UP NEXT

Sale (5-2, 2.34 ERA) is 4-0 with a 3.57 ERA in five May starts. He has struck out at least 10 in eight of his first 10 starts with his new team. Quintana (2-6, 4.82 ERA) is coming off his worst start of the year, allowing eight runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings in an 8-6 loss at Arizona on Wednesday.

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123456789RHE
BOS27-23
100210000440
CHW24-26
00300020X550
  • W: J. Minaya (1-0)L: M. Barnes (3-2)S: D. Robertson (8)
  • HR: BOS - M. Betts (8), CHW - M. Cabrera (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF42211010.274.355.479.8348.5
D. Pedroia 2B10000001.292.369.380.7490.0
J. Rutledge 2B20100100.292.370.292.6622.0
X. Bogaerts SS30010012.326.386.449.8350.5
H. Ramirez DH21000211.264.366.419.7852.5
C. Young LF30000003.263.345.394.7390.0
a- A. Benintendi PH-LF10000000.272.347.397.7440.0
S. Travis 1B21000110.286.375.286.6611.5
M. Moreland 1B10000010.271.369.453.822-0.5
C. Vazquez C40110020.345.378.464.8422.0
J. Bradley CF30010001.202.292.377.6702.0
D. Marrero 3B30000022.175.230.263.493-1.0
b- S. Leon PH10000010.237.275.402.677-0.5
  • a-flied out for Young in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Marrero in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Anderson SS31000113.253.277.376.6541.5
M. Cabrera LF41241002.259.312.389.70110.0
J. Abreu 1B40000011.296.346.515.861-0.5
T. Frazier DH40000030.181.298.354.652-1.5
A. Garcia RF30000120.326.371.547.9180.0
M. Davidson 3B40100021.268.316.545.8610.0
Y. Sanchez 2B31100001.305.343.445.7884.0
K. Smith C21110000.217.250.304.5545.0
A. Engel CF11000111.200.429.200.6294.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Betts (15), C. Vazquez (8)
    • HR - M. Betts (8)
    • SF - X. Bogaerts
    • RBI - M. Betts (31), X. Bogaerts (19), C. Vazquez (7), J. Bradley (14)
    BATTING
    • 2B - K. Smith (4)
    • 3B - Y. Sanchez (3)
    • HR - M. Cabrera (6)
    • RBI - M. Cabrera 4 (30), K. Smith (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Cabrera (6)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - A. Engel
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Price5.02332415.400.8010.0
    J. Kelly (H, 3)1.00001201.541.073.0
    M. Barnes (L, 3-2) (BS, 1)1.03220203.971.24-6.0
    B. Boyer1.00000200.000.004.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Price5.0
    J. Kelly (H, 3)1.0
    M. Barnes (L, 3-2) (BS, 1)1.0
    B. Boyer1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Holmberg4.02333202.510.705.0
    G. Infante2.02110116.001.783.5
    J. Minaya (W, 1-0)1.00001304.501.0010.5
    T. Kahnle (H, 5)1.00000201.290.714.0
    D. Robertson (S, 8)1.00000202.290.8611.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Holmberg4.0
    G. Infante2.0
    J. Minaya (W, 1-0)1.0
    T. Kahnle (H, 5)1.0
    D. Robertson (S, 8)1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - D. Price 2 (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 88-58, J. Kelly 29-17, M. Barnes 27-18, B. Boyer 15-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 5-5, J. Kelly 1-0, M. Barnes 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Price 20, J. Kelly 4, M. Barnes 6, B. Boyer 3
    PITCHING
    • HBP - D. Holmberg
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holmberg 72-39, G. Infante 31-19, J. Minaya 21-11, T. Kahnle 12-8, D. Robertson 14-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holmberg 5-5, G. Infante 1-4, D. Robertson 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Holmberg 18, G. Infante 8, J. Minaya 4, T. Kahnle 3, D. Robertson 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
    123456789RHE
    BOS27-23
    100210000440
    CHW24-26
    00300020X550
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF42211010.274.355.479.8348.5
    D. Pedroia 2B10000001.292.369.380.7490.0
    J. Rutledge 2B20100100.292.370.292.6622.0
    X. Bogaerts SS30010012.326.386.449.8350.5
    H. Ramirez DH21000211.264.366.419.7852.5
    C. Young LF30000003.263.345.394.7390.0
    a- A. Benintendi PH-LF10000000.272.347.397.7440.0
    S. Travis 1B21000110.286.375.286.6611.5
    M. Moreland 1B10000010.271.369.453.822-0.5
    C. Vazquez C40110020.345.378.464.8422.0
    J. Bradley CF30010001.202.292.377.6702.0
    D. Marrero 3B30000022.175.230.263.493-1.0
    b- S. Leon PH10000010.237.275.402.677-0.5
    Total30444141010-----
    • a-flied out for Young in the 8th
    • b-struck out for Marrero in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Anderson SS31000113.253.277.376.6541.5
    M. Cabrera LF41241002.259.312.389.70110.0
    J. Abreu 1B40000011.296.346.515.861-0.5
    T. Frazier DH40000030.181.298.354.652-1.5
    A. Garcia RF30000120.326.371.547.9180.0
    M. Davidson 3B40100021.268.316.545.8610.0
    Y. Sanchez 2B31100001.305.343.445.7884.0
    K. Smith C21110000.217.250.304.5545.0
    A. Engel CF11000111.200.429.200.6294.5
    Total2855513109-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Betts (15), C. Vazquez (8)
      • HR - M. Betts (8)
      • SF - X. Bogaerts
      • RBI - M. Betts (31), X. Bogaerts (19), C. Vazquez (7), J. Bradley (14)
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Smith (4)
      • 3B - Y. Sanchez (3)
      • HR - M. Cabrera (6)
      • RBI - M. Cabrera 4 (30), K. Smith (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Cabrera (6)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Engel
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Price5.02332415.400.8010.0
      J. Kelly (H, 3)1.00001201.541.073.0
      M. Barnes (L, 3-2) (BS, 1)1.03220203.971.24-6.0
      B. Boyer1.00000200.000.004.0
      Total8.05553101---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Price5.0
      J. Kelly (H, 3)1.0
      M. Barnes (L, 3-2) (BS, 1)1.0
      B. Boyer1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Holmberg4.02333202.510.705.0
      G. Infante2.02110116.001.783.5
      J. Minaya (W, 1-0)1.00001304.501.0010.5
      T. Kahnle (H, 5)1.00000201.290.714.0
      D. Robertson (S, 8)1.00000202.290.8611.0
      Total9.04444101---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Holmberg4.0
      G. Infante2.0
      J. Minaya (W, 1-0)1.0
      T. Kahnle (H, 5)1.0
      D. Robertson (S, 8)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - D. Price 2 (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 88-58, J. Kelly 29-17, M. Barnes 27-18, B. Boyer 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 5-5, J. Kelly 1-0, M. Barnes 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Price 20, J. Kelly 4, M. Barnes 6, B. Boyer 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - D. Holmberg
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holmberg 72-39, G. Infante 31-19, J. Minaya 21-11, T. Kahnle 12-8, D. Robertson 14-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holmberg 5-5, G. Infante 1-4, D. Robertson 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Holmberg 18, G. Infante 8, J. Minaya 4, T. Kahnle 3, D. Robertson 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Cabrera singled to shallow center, Smith scored, Cabrera to second45
        Smith doubled to deep right, Sanchez scored44
      • 5TH INNING
        Betts homered to left43
      • 4TH INNING
        Bradley grounded out to second, Travis scored, Vazquez to third33
        Vazquez doubled to deep left, Ramirez scored, Travis to third23
      • 3RD INNING
        Cabrera homered to left center, Engel and Anderson scored13
      • 1ST INNING
        Bogaerts hit sacrifice fly to first, Betts scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • David Robertson relieved Tommy Kahnle
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Bradley grounded out to shortstop
        • Sandy Leon hit for Deven Marrero
        • S. Leon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Tommy Kahnle relieved Juan Minaya
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
        • Andrew Benintendi in left
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi flied out to deep right
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Moreland struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Blaine Boyer relieved Matt Barnes
        • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
        • A. Garcia: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Davidson flied out to right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Juan Minaya relieved Gregory Infante
        • D. Marrero: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Marrero struck out on foul tip
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Betts struck out on foul tip
        • J. Rutledge: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rutledge walked
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bogaerts struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Barnes relieved Joe Kelly
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sanchez tripled to deep right
        • K. Smith: Ball, Strike swinging, Smith doubled to deep right, Sanchez scored
        • A. Engel: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Engel struck out bunting foul
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Anderson grounded out to third
        • M. Cabrera: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cabrera singled to shallow center, Smith scored, Cabrera to second
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Abreu struck out looking
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 6TH INNING
        • G. Infante Pitching:
        • S. Travis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Travis grounded out to third
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
        • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bradley flied out to left
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Joe Kelly relieved David Price
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking
        • Abreu grounded out to second
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Garcia walked
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Gregory Infante relieved David Holmberg
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Betts homered to left
        • J. Rutledge: Strike looking, Rutledge singled to shallow center
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Bogaerts lined out to third
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez flied out to deep right
        • C. Young: Ball, Foul, Young flied out to center
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • K. Smith: Ball, Smith hit by pitch
        • A. Engel: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Engel hit by pitch, Smith to second
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Anderson reached on fielder's choice to third, Smith to third, Engel out at second
        • M. Cabrera: Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Foul, Cabrera grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Anderson out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Holmberg Pitching:
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
        • C. Young: Strike looking, Young lined out to center
        • S. Travis: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Travis walked, Ramirez to second
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Strike looking, Vazquez doubled to deep left, Ramirez scored, Travis to third
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Bradley grounded out to second, Travis scored, Vazquez to third
        • D. Marrero: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Marrero struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Davidson struck out on foul tip
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sanchez flied out to right
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Holmberg Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Betts fouled out to first
        • J. Rutledge: Strike looking, Ball, Rutledge grounded out to shortstop
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bogaerts grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • K. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Smith grounded out to third
        • A. Engel: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Engel walked
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Engel stole second, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson walked
        • M. Cabrera: Cabrera homered to left center, Engel and Anderson scored
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Abreu lined out to right
        • T. Frazier: Frazier flied out to deep center
        • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Holmberg Pitching:
        • S. Travis: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Travis struck out swinging
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Vazquez lined out to left
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Bradley hit by pitch
        • D. Marrero: Ball, Strike looking, Marrero grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • T. Frazier: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
        • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Garcia lined out to first
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Davidson singled to shallow center
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Sanchez fouled out to first
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Holmberg Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Betts doubled to deep left
        • D. Pedroia: Ball, Pedroia grounded out to first, Betts to third
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Bogaerts hit sacrifice fly to first, Betts scored
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ramirez walked
        • C. Young: Ball, Young fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to first
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Abreu grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)