Thompson drives in run off Sale, White Sox beat Boston 1-0

BOSTON (AP) One run off Chris Sale was enough for Dylan Covey and the Chicago White Sox - even in Fenway Park.

Covey pitched six scoreless innings and Chicago's bullpen finished up a three-hitter, lifting the White Sox over the Boston Red Sox 1-0 on Friday night.

Kevan Smith had two hits and scored the only run after leading off the seventh with a ground-rule double, scoring on Trayce Thompson's one-out single to left off former White Sox ace Chris Sale.

''Give credit to both chuckers today. Dylan did a great job, did a great job. So did Sale,'' Chicago manager Rick Renteria said. ''Dylan ended up holding his own.''

Covey (2-1) more than kept pace with Sale (5-4), who lost his third straight start despite striking out 10 in eight innings.

''It was fun to go up against him, you know one of the best. I felt good, kept the team in the ballgame,'' Covey said. ''We were able to put a run across the board and our bullpen handled it from there.''

After Andrew Benintendi's leadoff double in the first, Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts were the only other Boston players to get a hit Friday. The Red Sox stranded four runners on base and were 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position.

It was Boston's first 1-0 loss at Fenway Park since Sept. 14, 2016 against Baltimore.

''This kind of stuff happens. This isn't who we are and this doesn't define us in any way,'' Sale said.

The White Sox ended a six-game skid against the Red Sox. Jace Fry and Nate Jones each pitched a scoreless inning, and Joakim Soria earned his seventh save. Chicago has won three of four.

Sale allowed six hits and one walk. He also carried a shutout into the seventh, when Smith led off with a blooper down the right field line that landed fair, then bounced into the stands. He has three straight decisions for the first time dropping four in a row in July 2016 while still with the White Sox.

''He was on tonight. With a guy like him, you've just got to bear down,'' said Thompson, who spoke with one eye on the television as his brother, Klay, and the Golden State Warriors played Cleveland in the NBA Finals. ''He was really good tonight. Dylan was just as good, so we were able to scratch away one and come away with a win.''

Covey allowed three hits and struck out seven, one below his season high, in his first start against the Red Sox. He pitched into the seventh before Bogaerts hit a leadoff single and Fry came on in relief for Chicago.

Fry got Mitch Moreland to ground into a fielder's choice that was initially ruled a double play. The replay showed Moreland just beating the throw to first, and the call was overturned after a quick review. Eduardo Nunez reached on an error by Jose Rondon at third, but Fry kept the shutout intact by retiring Devers and Jackie Bradley Jr.

NO ''O''

Sale, who had a couple extra days of rest, scoffed when asked about a lack of run support, noting his three-game losing streak started long before Friday. Sale allowed six earned runs May 27 in a loss to Atlanta and four runs on June 1 in a loss at Houston.

''I'm not going to sit here and point fingers at anybody. Would I like to win this game? Absolutely - so would everybody else in here,'' Sale said. ''It would be kind of selfish for me to say something like that, especially looking at my last two leading up to this one.''

BETTS BACK?

Boston right-fielder Mookie Betts was eligible to come off the disabled list, where he's been with a left abdominal strain, but did not Friday.

Manager Alex Cora said Betts would take some swings Saturday and see how he's feeling, then the club will decide when it's time to activate him. The Red Sox were missing Betts, who is hitting .359 with 17 home runs and 37 RBIs, as well as designated hitter J.D. Martinez (.314, 20 home runs, 52 RBIs) while getting shut out for the second time this season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: OF Adam Engel (hamstring) was out of lineup for the second straight day. ... RF Avisail Garcia (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment next week with Triple-A Charlotte.

Red Sox: Martinez was out of the lineup after getting pulled after the seventh inning Thursday because of back tightness. Cora said Martinez was getting a night off after a busy stretch in the schedule. ... Optioned LHP Jalen Beeks, who made his major-league debut Thursday in a loss to Detroit, to Triple-A Pawtucket and recalled RHP Justin Haley.

UP NEXT

White Sox: Chicago hasn't announced a starter for Saturday, though it's possible LHP Carlos Rodon will be making his first start of the season. Rodon had shoulder surgery last September.

Red Sox: LHP David Price (6-4) has allowed three ER or fewer while going 4-0 in his last five starts.

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  • W: D. Covey (2-1)L: C. Sale (5-4)S: J. Soria (7)
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J. Rondon 3B40100021.256.289.535.8240.0
J. Abreu 1B30000101.295.352.519.8711.0
M. Davidson DH40000022.234.358.494.852-1.0
K. Smith C41200000.417.417.500.9174.0
Y. Moncada 2B40000032.237.314.427.740-1.5
T. Thompson CF30110010.131.184.243.4271.5
D. Palka RF30000021.265.295.521.816-1.0
C. Tilson LF30100010.237.268.263.5310.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Benintendi LF40100000.298.376.553.9302.0
    B. Holt RF30000120.306.384.449.8330.0
    X. Bogaerts SS40100012.283.338.519.8570.5
    M. Moreland 1B40000003.295.358.596.9550.0
    E. Nunez 2B30000001.255.272.370.6430.0
    R. Devers 3B30100012.229.283.403.6851.5
    J. Bradley CF30000033.194.294.291.585-1.5
    B. Swihart DH30000021.158.238.193.431-1.0
    S. Leon C30000010.244.287.354.641-0.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Smith
      • RBI - T. Thompson (6)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Benintendi (17), R. Devers (13)
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - T. Thompson
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Abreu-Anderson-Covey)
      • E - J. Rondon (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Covey (W, 2-1)6.03001702.221.2727.5
      J. Fry (H, 6)1.00000202.300.964.0
      N. Jones (H, 5)1.00000104.131.333.5
      J. Soria (S, 7)1.00000003.421.1810.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Covey (W, 2-1)6.0
      J. Fry (H, 6)1.0
      N. Jones (H, 5)1.0
      J. Soria (S, 7)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Sale (L, 5-4)8.061111002.830.9719.0
      H. Hembree1.00000204.231.414.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Sale (L, 5-4)8.0
      H. Hembree1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Covey 83-56, J. Fry 16-9, N. Jones 11-8, J. Soria 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Covey 7-3, J. Fry 2-0, N. Jones 1-1, J. Soria 1-2
      • Batters Faced - D. Covey 21, J. Fry 4, N. Jones 3, J. Soria 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sale 109-79, H. Hembree 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sale 11-2, H. Hembree 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Sale 30, H. Hembree 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      T. Anderson SS40100010.242.303.447.7500.5
      J. Rondon 3B40100021.256.289.535.8240.0
      J. Abreu 1B30000101.295.352.519.8711.0
      M. Davidson DH40000022.234.358.494.852-1.0
      K. Smith C41200000.417.417.500.9174.0
      Y. Moncada 2B40000032.237.314.427.740-1.5
      T. Thompson CF30110010.131.184.243.4271.5
      D. Palka RF30000021.265.295.521.816-1.0
      C. Tilson LF30100010.237.268.263.5310.5
      Total3216101127-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        A. Benintendi LF40100000.298.376.553.9302.0
        B. Holt RF30000120.306.384.449.8330.0
        X. Bogaerts SS40100012.283.338.519.8570.5
        M. Moreland 1B40000003.295.358.596.9550.0
        E. Nunez 2B30000001.255.272.370.6430.0
        R. Devers 3B30100012.229.283.403.6851.5
        J. Bradley CF30000033.194.294.291.585-1.5
        B. Swihart DH30000021.158.238.193.431-1.0
        S. Leon C30000010.244.287.354.641-0.5
        Total30030011012-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - K. Smith
          • RBI - T. Thompson (6)
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Benintendi (17), R. Devers (13)
          BASERUNNING
          • Picked Off - T. Thompson
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Abreu-Anderson-Covey)
          • E - J. Rondon (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Covey (W, 2-1)6.03001702.221.2727.5
          J. Fry (H, 6)1.00000202.300.964.0
          N. Jones (H, 5)1.00000104.131.333.5
          J. Soria (S, 7)1.00000003.421.1810.0
          Total9.03001100---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Covey (W, 2-1)6.0
          J. Fry (H, 6)1.0
          N. Jones (H, 5)1.0
          J. Soria (S, 7)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Sale (L, 5-4)8.061111002.830.9719.0
          H. Hembree1.00000204.231.414.0
          Total9.06111120---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Sale (L, 5-4)8.0
          H. Hembree1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Covey 83-56, J. Fry 16-9, N. Jones 11-8, J. Soria 12-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Covey 7-3, J. Fry 2-0, N. Jones 1-1, J. Soria 1-2
          • Batters Faced - D. Covey 21, J. Fry 4, N. Jones 3, J. Soria 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sale 109-79, H. Hembree 15-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sale 11-2, H. Hembree 1-0
          • Batters Faced - C. Sale 30, H. Hembree 3
          • 7TH INNING
            Thompson singled to left center, Smith scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Heath Hembree relieved Chris Sale
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
            • K. Smith: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Smith grounded out to third
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Joakim Soria relieved Nate Jones
            • B. Holt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Holt lined out to third
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bogaerts popped out to shortstop
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Moreland grounded out to second
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Anderson grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Rondon: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Rondon struck out swinging
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Abreu grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Nate Jones relieved Jace Fry
            • B. Swihart: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Swihart struck out swinging
            • S. Leon: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Leon grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Benintendi flied out to deep center
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • K. Smith: Smith doubled to right
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Moncada grounded out to second, Smith to third
            • T. Thompson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Thompson singled to left center, Smith scored
            • D. Palka: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
            • C. Tilson: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Tilson singled to right, Thompson to second
            • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Thompson picked off at second, catcher to second
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts singled to right
            • Jace Fry relieved Dylan Covey
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Moreland reached on fielder's choice to first, Bogaerts out at second
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Nunez safe at first on 3rd baseman Rondon fielding error, Moreland to second
            • R. Devers: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 6TH INNING
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Anderson lined out to right
            • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Rondon reached on bunt single to shortstop
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Abreu reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Rondon out at second
            • M. Davidson: Davidson grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • S. Leon: Foul, Ball, Leon grounded out to first
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Benintendi flied out to deep left
            • B. Holt: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Holt struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • T. Thompson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Thompson flied out to deep right
            • D. Palka: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Tilson grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • E. Nunez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Nunez grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Devers: Devers doubled to deep left
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bradley struck out looking
            • B. Swihart: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Swihart struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Abreu grounded out to first
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Davidson grounded out to second
            • K. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Smith reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Holt struck out swinging
            • X. Bogaerts: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts flied out to left
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Moreland flied out to center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • D. Palka: Strike swinging, Palka grounded out to second
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Tilson struck out swinging
            • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Anderson singled to center
            • J. Rondon: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rondon struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • B. Swihart: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Swihart grounded out to second
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Leon struck out looking
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Benintendi grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • K. Smith: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smith grounded out to third
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • T. Thompson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Thompson struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Nunez grounded out to second
            • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Devers grounded out to third
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rondon grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Abreu walked
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Davidson struck out looking
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Benintendi doubled to deep left
            • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Holt walked
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to second, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
            • M. Moreland: Moreland grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Holt out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)