Lopez, Palka help White Sox beat Red Sox 5-2

BOSTON (AP) The Chicago White Sox had a tough time scoring runs during their weekend in Boston. However, the pitching staff came through to deliver a big series victory over the Red Sox.

Reynaldo Lopez pitched into the seventh inning, Daniel Palka had a two-run double and the White Sox beat the Red Sox 5-2 Sunday to win two of three games against one of the majors' best teams.

Chicago took the set by a 8-6 margin, eking out a 1-0 win Friday against Red Sox ace Chris Sale before losing 4-2 on Saturday. White Sox pitchers held Boston to a combined .186 average (18 for 97) in the series.

''It says a lot about our pitching,'' Palka said. ''I don't know stats-wise, but you look at the lineup - that's the best lineup (in baseball). Our pitching did awesome.''

Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson and Trayce Thompson added one RBI apiece for Chicago, which has won six of its last 10 overall. The White Sox finished their seven-game road trip at 4-3, capping their second winning trip of the season.

''If you get some pitching, you catch the ball as consistently as you possibly can, you get a little timely hitting, anything is possible,'' Chicago manager Rick Renteria said. ''They've proven that over the last week or so.''

Lopez (2-4) gave up two runs and six hits while striking out six with three walks in 6 1/3 innings to improve to 1-3 in eight road starts this season. Joakim Soria pitched a scoreless ninth for his eighth save.

Rafael Devers drove in a run for Boston, which has lost three of four.

Red Sox starter Rick Porcello (8-3) gave up three runs and five hits over six innings, walking three and striking out five.

''We went 1-for-26 with men in scoring position the whole series,'' Boston manager Alex Cora said. ''That's the story of the whole series. We had our chances, we didn't take advantage of it and we lost the series.''

Abreu ripped an RBI double to left field on the 11th pitch of the game, scoring Yoan Moncada from first to put Chicago ahead 1-0. Devers tied it with his RBI single to center in the second after J.D. Martinez's leadoff double.

Porcello hit Matt Davidson on the hand with a fastball to load the bases with one down in the third. Omar Narvaez popped out to shortstop the next at-bat, but Porcello walked Tim Anderson to force in a run and put Chicago ahead 2-1.

Anderson scored on Thompson's one-out groundout in the sixth for a 3-1 lead.

Moncada booted Eduardo Nunez's two-out grounder to second in the seventh that would have allowed the White Sox to escape a bases-loaded jam, bringing the Red Sox within a run. Palka's double to left with two out in the ninth sealed the win.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: OF Adam Engel (right hamstring strain) missed his fourth straight game.

Red Sox: OF Mookie Betts (10-day disabled list, left abdominal strain) continues to progress towards a rehab assignment. Cora said Betts hit in the cage during Sunday's game and had ''a great day.'' ... 2B Dustin Pedroia (10-day DL, left knee inflammation) still has discomfort, but will travel on the team's upcoming road trip. ''It's been a slow process,'' Cora said.

HEADS-UP PLAY

Porcello won a foot race to first on Thompson's sixth-inning grounder, but stumbled into first base umpire Quinn Wolcott. Anderson took advantage, rounding third and easily beating Porcello's throw home.

''I knew he had a long run and I saw him go down,'' Anderson said. ''I was busting it.''

HOMECOMING (OF SORTS)

Palka saw plenty of familiar faces in the stands this weekend. Both his brother, who lives in nearby Nantucket, and mother attended the series at Fenway Park.

''I like coming here, here and Pawtucket (R.I.), because I get to see a lot of people I know,'' he said.

TOUGH BLOW

Porcello didn't give up a hit in the third or sixth, but the White Sox scored a run in each inning thanks to his three walks and one hit batsman.

''It was a battle,'' Porcello said. ''I really felt like I pitched the ball a lot better than I did, mainly the walks.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Lucas Giolito (4-6, 7.08 ERA) faces Cleveland on Monday to begin a seven-game homestand.

Red Sox: RHP Steven Wright (2-0, 1.57 ERA) starts the opener of a 10-game road trip Monday in Baltimore.

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  • W: R. Lopez (2-4)L: R. Porcello (8-3)S: J. Soria (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
Y. Moncada 2B51200012.236.310.418.7282.5
Y. Sanchez 3B51000012.273.309.416.7250.5
J. Abreu DH32110210.295.356.520.8766.5
D. Palka RF50220012.264.298.520.8185.5
M. Davidson 1B40000043.225.357.475.832-1.0
O. Narvaez C40200004.200.290.263.5532.0
T. Anderson SS21010222.240.306.439.7453.0
C. Tilson LF30100014.227.255.250.5050.5
T. Thompson CF40010012.122.172.226.3980.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Benintendi LF41100102.293.375.545.9204.0
    X. Bogaerts SS40000012.277.333.503.8360.5
    M. Moreland 1B30100212.296.365.591.9562.5
    J. Martinez DH41100114.316.376.6541.0303.5
    R. Devers 3B20110110.232.287.401.6884.5
    a- E. Nunez PH-3B20000013.253.274.367.640-0.5
    B. Holt 2B40100014.301.376.437.8130.5
    J. Bradley CF30000001.193.293.304.5973.0
    B. Swihart RF40100014.156.229.188.4160.5
    S. Leon C40100021.244.286.360.6461.0
    • a-grounded out for Devers in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Abreu (25), D. Palka 2 (8)
    • SH - C. Tilson
    • RBI - J. Abreu (38), D. Palka 2 (22), T. Anderson (26), T. Thompson (7)
    • 2-Out RBI - D. Palka 2 (8), T. Anderson (17)
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Benintendi (18), J. Martinez (15), S. Leon (4)
    • RBI - R. Devers (29)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - R. Devers (2), J. Bradley (7)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Sanchez-Moncada-Davidson)
    • E - Y. Moncada (7)
    FIELDING
    • E - X. Bogaerts (4), R. Devers (12)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Lopez (W, 2-4)6.16213603.261.2221.0
    N. Jones (H, 6)0.10001004.071.36-1.0
    J. Fry (H, 7)1.11000102.120.942.5
    J. Soria (S, 8)1.00001203.281.1810.0
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Lopez (W, 2-4)6.1
    N. Jones (H, 6)0.1
    J. Fry (H, 7)1.1
    J. Soria (S, 8)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Porcello (L, 8-3)6.05323503.541.158.5
    H. Hembree1.00000204.081.364.0
    B. Workman1.01000300.000.333.5
    M. Barnes1.02221202.511.12-1.0
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Porcello (L, 8-3)6.0
    H. Hembree1.0
    B. Workman1.0
    M. Barnes1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - R. Lopez (5), N. Jones (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 96-60, N. Jones 7-1, J. Fry 19-15, J. Soria 20-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 8-4, J. Fry 2-2, J. Soria 1-0
    • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 28, N. Jones 3, J. Fry 6, J. Soria 4
    PITCHING
    • IBB - M. Barnes
    • HBP - R. Porcello (9)
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 105-66, H. Hembree 16-10, B. Workman 22-13, M. Barnes 18-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 8-6, M. Barnes 1-0
    • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 28, H. Hembree 3, B. Workman 4, M. Barnes 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Y. Moncada 2B51200012.236.310.418.7282.5
    Y. Sanchez 3B51000012.273.309.416.7250.5
    J. Abreu DH32110210.295.356.520.8766.5
    D. Palka RF50220012.264.298.520.8185.5
    M. Davidson 1B40000043.225.357.475.832-1.0
    O. Narvaez C40200004.200.290.263.5532.0
    T. Anderson SS21010222.240.306.439.7453.0
    C. Tilson LF30100014.227.255.250.5050.5
    T. Thompson CF40010012.122.172.226.3980.5
    Total35585041221-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      A. Benintendi LF41100102.293.375.545.9204.0
      X. Bogaerts SS40000012.277.333.503.8360.5
      M. Moreland 1B30100212.296.365.591.9562.5
      J. Martinez DH41100114.316.376.6541.0303.5
      R. Devers 3B20110110.232.287.401.6884.5
      a- E. Nunez PH-3B20000013.253.274.367.640-0.5
      B. Holt 2B40100014.301.376.437.8130.5
      J. Bradley CF30000001.193.293.304.5973.0
      B. Swihart RF40100014.156.229.188.4160.5
      S. Leon C40100021.244.286.360.6461.0
      Total3427105923-----
      • a-grounded out for Devers in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Abreu (25), D. Palka 2 (8)
      • SH - C. Tilson
      • RBI - J. Abreu (38), D. Palka 2 (22), T. Anderson (26), T. Thompson (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Palka 2 (8), T. Anderson (17)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Benintendi (18), J. Martinez (15), S. Leon (4)
      • RBI - R. Devers (29)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Devers (2), J. Bradley (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Sanchez-Moncada-Davidson)
      • E - Y. Moncada (7)
      FIELDING
      • E - X. Bogaerts (4), R. Devers (12)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Lopez (W, 2-4)6.16213603.261.2221.0
      N. Jones (H, 6)0.10001004.071.36-1.0
      J. Fry (H, 7)1.11000102.120.942.5
      J. Soria (S, 8)1.00001203.281.1810.0
      Total9.0721590---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Lopez (W, 2-4)6.1
      N. Jones (H, 6)0.1
      J. Fry (H, 7)1.1
      J. Soria (S, 8)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Porcello (L, 8-3)6.05323503.541.158.5
      H. Hembree1.00000204.081.364.0
      B. Workman1.01000300.000.333.5
      M. Barnes1.02221202.511.12-1.0
      Total9.08544120---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Porcello (L, 8-3)6.0
      H. Hembree1.0
      B. Workman1.0
      M. Barnes1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - R. Lopez (5), N. Jones (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 96-60, N. Jones 7-1, J. Fry 19-15, J. Soria 20-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 8-4, J. Fry 2-2, J. Soria 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 28, N. Jones 3, J. Fry 6, J. Soria 4
      PITCHING
      • IBB - M. Barnes
      • HBP - R. Porcello (9)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 105-66, H. Hembree 16-10, B. Workman 22-13, M. Barnes 18-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 8-6, M. Barnes 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 28, H. Hembree 3, B. Workman 4, M. Barnes 6
      • 9TH INNING
        Palka doubled to left center, Moncada and Abreu scored, Palka to third on shortstop Bogaerts fielding error52
      • 7TH INNING
        Nunez safe at first on 2nd baseman Moncada fielding error, Benintendi scored, Bogaerts to third, Martinez to second32
      • 6TH INNING
        Thompson grounded out to first, Anderson scored31
      • 3RD INNING
        Anderson walked, Abreu scored, Palka to third, Davidson to second21
      • 2ND INNING
        Devers singled to right center, Martinez scored11
      • 1ST INNING
        Abreu doubled to deep left, Sanchez scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Matt Barnes relieved Brandon Workman
        • T. Thompson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Thompson struck out swinging
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Moncada reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Sanchez grounded out to pitcher, Moncada to second
        • J. Abreu: Abreu intentionally walked
        • D. Palka: Strike swinging, Foul, Palka doubled to left center, Moncada and Abreu scored, Palka to third on shortstop Bogaerts fielding error
        • M. Davidson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Joakim Soria relieved Jace Fry
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to third
        • M. Moreland: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moreland walked
        • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Moreland to second on fielder's indifference, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Brandon Workman relieved Heath Hembree
        • M. Davidson: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Davidson struck out on foul tip
        • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Narvaez singled to shallow left
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
        • C. Tilson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Tilson struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Fry Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Foul, Strike looking, Bradley grounded out to second
        • B. Swihart: Strike swinging, Ball, Swihart singled to left
        • S. Leon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
        • A. Benintendi: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Benintendi lined out to center
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Heath Hembree relieved Rick Porcello
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez popped out to shortstop
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • D. Palka: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Palka struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • S. Leon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Benintendi doubled to deep right
        • Nate Jones relieved Reynaldo Lopez
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Bogaerts hit by pitch
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Moreland lined out to center
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked, Benintendi to third, Bogaerts to second
        • Jace Fry relieved Nate Jones
        • Eduardo Nunez hit for Rafael Devers
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Nunez safe at first on 2nd baseman Moncada fielding error, Benintendi scored, Bogaerts to third, Martinez to second
        • B. Holt: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Holt flied out to center
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 6TH INNING
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Anderson walked
        • C. Tilson: Tilson hit sacrifice bunt to third, Anderson to second
        • T. Thompson: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Thompson grounded out to first, Anderson scored
        • Y. Moncada: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Moreland singled to deep center
        • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Martinez grounded into double play third to second to first, Moreland out at second
        • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Devers walked
        • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Holt singled to left, Devers to second
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Bradley hit by pitch, Devers to third, Holt to second
        • B. Swihart: Foul, Swihart popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Abreu lined out to center
        • D. Palka: Ball, Ball, Palka doubled to right
        • M. Davidson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Narvaez grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • B. Swihart: Swihart flied out to right
        • S. Leon: Ball, Ball, Leon doubled to deep left
        • A. Benintendi: Benintendi grounded out to second, Leon to third
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • T. Thompson: Strike looking, Thompson flied out to deep left
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Moncada flied out to center
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • R. Devers: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Devers struck out looking
        • B. Holt: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Holt struck out swinging
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Bradley flied out to center
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez flied out to left
        • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Abreu walked
        • D. Palka: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Palka reached on fielder's choice to second, Abreu to third on 3rd baseman Devers fielding error
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Davidson hit by pitch, Palka to second
        • O. Narvaez: Narvaez popped out to shortstop
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Anderson walked, Abreu scored, Palka to third, Davidson to second
        • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Tilson popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • S. Leon: Strike looking, Leon grounded out to first
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked
        • X. Bogaerts: Foul, Bogaerts grounded out to third, Benintendi to second
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moreland walked
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Martinez grounded into fielder's choice to third, Benintendi out at third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • O. Narvaez: Foul, Narvaez singled to shallow left
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Foul, Tilson singled to shallow left, Narvaez to second
        • T. Thompson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Thompson reached on fielder's choice to third, Narvaez to third, Tilson out at second
        • Y. Moncada: Moncada grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez doubled to deep right
        • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Foul, Devers singled to right center, Martinez scored
        • B. Holt: Holt grounded out to second, Devers to second
        • J. Bradley: Foul, Ball, Devers stole third, Ball, Ball, Bradley reached on fielder's choice to second, Devers out at home
        • B. Swihart: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Bradley stole second, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Swihart struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Moncada singled to center
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez reached on fielder's choice to first, Moncada out at second
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Abreu doubled to deep left, Sanchez scored
        • D. Palka: Strike swinging, Ball, Palka grounded out to first, Abreu to third
        • M. Davidson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • A. Benintendi: Benintendi flied out to left
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Moreland struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)