Moncada, Davidson lead White Sox over Red Sox 6-1

CHICAGO (AP) The Boston Red Sox are making a habit of rallying for victories. No such luck this time, though.

Yoan Moncada and Matt Davidson homered, prized prospect Michael Kopech combined with three relievers on a five-hitter, and the Chicago White Sox waited out a long rain delay to beat Boston 6-1 on Friday.

The major league-leading Red Sox had won three in a row and trailed in each of them, including a 9-4 victory in the opener of the four-game set. They couldn't pull this one out. And their lead in the AL Central is now 7 1/2 games over the New York Yankees, who rallied for a 7-5 win over Detroit.

Moncada made it 3-0 with a two-run drive against Nathan Eovaldi (5-7) in the first inning. Davidson added a three-run shot off Tyler Thornburg in the seventh as the White Sox won for the sixth time in eight games.

Eovaldi gave up three runs and three hits over two innings in losing his third straight start.

''We need this guy to be good, and we know he can be good,'' manager Alex Cora said. ''His stuff is that good. But we've got to fix it. We've got to find something so he can be better.''

In his first outing against the team that drafted him in the first round in 2014, the hard-throwing Kopech gave up one hit in three innings. He also hit two batters before a downpour with Chicago batting in the third cut his third major league start short.

The game was delayed for 2 hours, 9 minutes.

Dylan Covey (5-12) then tossed three-hit ball over three-plus innings. Juan Minaya gave up a run in two innings and Ian Hamilton worked the ninth.

''I think we're all pulling in the same direction right now, and it's a lot of fun to be a part of right now,'' Kopech said. ''Since I've been here, we've been a winning team, and hopefully it stays that way for a long time.''

Boston's Andrew Benintendi homered in the eighth. Xander Bogaerts picked up his first career ejection after he got called out on strikes two batters later, and pitcher Rick Porcello got tossed arguing from the dugout in the bottom half even though he did not appear in the game.

Kopech has been limited to 11 innings over three starts because of bad weather. He threw just two innings in his debut against Minnesota before going six strong innings in a win over Detroit on Sunday.

SHAKY START

The way this one started, it looked as if Kopech might not get out of the first.

Acquired in the deal that sent ace Chris Sale to Boston in December 2016, he hit Mookie Betts with the game's first offering and walked Benintendi on four pitches. But Kopech worked his way out of the jam.

He caught Betts off second as he broke to steal third, and then retired J.D. Martinez and Bogaerts.

In the bottom half, Eovaldi hit Yolmer Sanchez leading off and gave up an RBI double to Avisail Garcia on an 0-2 count with one out. Garcia then made a neat slide tagging up on Daniel Palka's fly to center before Moncada went the other way and drove a 1-2 fastball to the left-field bullpen.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: Cora said LHP David Price (bruised left wrist) ''most likely'' won't make his scheduled start next week at Atlanta. He still is sore and hasn't thrown since he was struck on his pitching wrist by a line drive against Miami on Wednesday. ... Sale (mild inflammation in pitching shoulder) threw long toss and on flat ground after playing catch the previous four days. Though the Red Sox haven't set a return date, Cora thinks Sale will make a few starts before the playoffs. ... The Red Sox plan to activate C Christian Vazquez (broken finger) prior to Saturday's game. He has not played since July 7.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (11-3, 3.44 ERA) makes his first start since July 14, after being sidelined by a sprained right ankle.

White Sox: LHP Carlos Rodon (6-3, 2.70 ERA) is 5-0 with a 1.84 ERA over his past nine starts.

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  • W: D. Covey (5-12)L: N. Eovaldi (5-7)
  • HR: BOS - A. Benintendi (16), CHW - M. Davidson (19), Y. Moncada (17)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Betts RF30100000.341.431.6411.0721.0
A. Benintendi LF31111111.291.373.486.8596.5
J. Martinez DH40000022.333.404.6481.052-1.0
X. Bogaerts SS40100011.281.351.514.8650.5
B. Holt SS00000000.264.345.366.7110.0
E. Nunez 3B40100000.264.289.385.6741.0
B. Swihart 1B-C40000012.226.280.301.582-0.5
I. Kinsler 2B30100112.250.313.402.7141.5
S. Leon C10000002.197.257.310.5671.0
a- M. Moreland PH-1B10000001.252.321.459.7800.0
J. Bradley CF30000002.229.307.391.6970.0
  • a-flied out for Leon in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
Y. Sanchez 3B41100012.249.317.382.6993.5
N. Delmonico LF40000022.222.308.391.699-1.0
R. LaMarre LF10000010.286.331.391.722-0.5
A. Garcia RF42310100.239.269.446.7169.0
D. Palka DH41100012.237.284.466.7502.5
Y. Moncada 2B41221024.223.305.400.7057.0
M. Davidson 1B41331000.233.327.455.78110.0
T. Anderson SS40100013.247.291.415.7060.5
K. Smith C30200100.281.329.333.6624.0
A. Engel CF40100024.238.279.343.6210.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - I. Kinsler (23)
    • HR - A. Benintendi (16)
    • RBI - A. Benintendi (77)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Martinez, X. Bogaerts, S. Leon 2 (2), J. Bradley 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - Y. Sanchez (27), A. Garcia 2 (11), K. Smith (4)
    • HR - Y. Moncada (17), M. Davidson (19)
    • RBI - A. Garcia (38), Y. Moncada 2 (55), M. Davidson 3 (54)
    • 2-Out RBI - Y. Moncada 2 (19), M. Davidson 3 (17)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Sanchez 2 (2), N. Delmonico, D. Palka, M. Davidson, T. Anderson 3 (3), A. Engel 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - M. Betts (6), I. Kinsler (7)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - M. Betts (4), J. Bradley (9)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    N. Eovaldi (L, 5-7)2.03330014.351.15-5.0
    D. Pomeranz4.07000605.541.718.0
    T. Thornburg1.03332315.311.48-3.5
    B. Workman1.01000102.451.092.5
    PITCHERSIP
    N. Eovaldi (L, 5-7)2.0
    D. Pomeranz4.0
    T. Thornburg1.0
    B. Workman1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Kopech3.01001100.821.097.5
    D. Covey (W, 5-12)3.03001305.611.5613.5
    J. Minaya (H, 7)2.01110214.191.575.0
    I. Hamilton1.00000000.000.003.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Kopech3.0
    D. Covey (W, 5-12)3.0
    J. Minaya (H, 7)2.0
    I. Hamilton1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - N. Eovaldi (2), D. Pomeranz (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - N. Eovaldi 35-22, D. Pomeranz 67-47, T. Thornburg 37-21, B. Workman 15-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Eovaldi 2-4, D. Pomeranz 2-2
    • Batters Faced - N. Eovaldi 10, D. Pomeranz 18, T. Thornburg 8, B. Workman 4
    PITCHING
    • HBP - M. Kopech 2 (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Kopech 36-22, D. Covey 58-36, J. Minaya 23-13, I. Hamilton 6-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Kopech 2-5, D. Covey 3-3, I. Hamilton 1-2
    • Batters Faced - M. Kopech 12, D. Covey 13, J. Minaya 6, I. Hamilton 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF30100000.341.431.6411.0721.0
    A. Benintendi LF31111111.291.373.486.8596.5
    J. Martinez DH40000022.333.404.6481.052-1.0
    X. Bogaerts SS40100011.281.351.514.8650.5
    B. Holt SS00000000.264.345.366.7110.0
    E. Nunez 3B40100000.264.289.385.6741.0
    B. Swihart 1B-C40000012.226.280.301.582-0.5
    I. Kinsler 2B30100112.250.313.402.7141.5
    S. Leon C10000002.197.257.310.5671.0
    a- M. Moreland PH-1B10000001.252.321.459.7800.0
    J. Bradley CF30000002.229.307.391.6970.0
    Total3015112613-----
    • a-flied out for Leon in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Y. Sanchez 3B41100012.249.317.382.6993.5
    N. Delmonico LF40000022.222.308.391.699-1.0
    R. LaMarre LF10000010.286.331.391.722-0.5
    A. Garcia RF42310100.239.269.446.7169.0
    D. Palka DH41100012.237.284.466.7502.5
    Y. Moncada 2B41221024.223.305.400.7057.0
    M. Davidson 1B41331000.233.327.455.78110.0
    T. Anderson SS40100013.247.291.415.7060.5
    K. Smith C30200100.281.329.333.6624.0
    A. Engel CF40100024.238.279.343.6210.0
    Total366146221017-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - I. Kinsler (23)
      • HR - A. Benintendi (16)
      • RBI - A. Benintendi (77)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Martinez, X. Bogaerts, S. Leon 2 (2), J. Bradley 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Sanchez (27), A. Garcia 2 (11), K. Smith (4)
      • HR - Y. Moncada (17), M. Davidson (19)
      • RBI - A. Garcia (38), Y. Moncada 2 (55), M. Davidson 3 (54)
      • 2-Out RBI - Y. Moncada 2 (19), M. Davidson 3 (17)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Sanchez 2 (2), N. Delmonico, D. Palka, M. Davidson, T. Anderson 3 (3), A. Engel 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - M. Betts (6), I. Kinsler (7)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - M. Betts (4), J. Bradley (9)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      N. Eovaldi (L, 5-7)2.03330014.351.15-5.0
      D. Pomeranz4.07000605.541.718.0
      T. Thornburg1.03332315.311.48-3.5
      B. Workman1.01000102.451.092.5
      Total8.014662102---
      PITCHERSIP
      N. Eovaldi (L, 5-7)2.0
      D. Pomeranz4.0
      T. Thornburg1.0
      B. Workman1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Kopech3.01001100.821.097.5
      D. Covey (W, 5-12)3.03001305.611.5613.5
      J. Minaya (H, 7)2.01110214.191.575.0
      I. Hamilton1.00000000.000.003.0
      Total9.0511261---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Kopech3.0
      D. Covey (W, 5-12)3.0
      J. Minaya (H, 7)2.0
      I. Hamilton1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - N. Eovaldi (2), D. Pomeranz (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - N. Eovaldi 35-22, D. Pomeranz 67-47, T. Thornburg 37-21, B. Workman 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Eovaldi 2-4, D. Pomeranz 2-2
      • Batters Faced - N. Eovaldi 10, D. Pomeranz 18, T. Thornburg 8, B. Workman 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Kopech 2 (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Kopech 36-22, D. Covey 58-36, J. Minaya 23-13, I. Hamilton 6-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Kopech 2-5, D. Covey 3-3, I. Hamilton 1-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Kopech 12, D. Covey 13, J. Minaya 6, I. Hamilton 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Benintendi homered to left16
      • 7TH INNING
        Davidson homered to left center, Garcia and Palka scored06
      • 1ST INNING
        Moncada homered to left, Garcia scored03
        Garcia doubled to deep left, Sanchez scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Ian Hamilton relieved Juan Minaya
        • E. Nunez: Nunez grounded out to second
        • B. Swihart: Strike looking, Swihart lined out to third
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Kinsler lined out to right
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Ryan LaMarre in left field
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Betts flied out to deep right
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Benintendi homered to left
        • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bogaerts struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Brock Holt at shortstop
        • Brandon Workman relieved Tyler Thornburg
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez flied out to deep right
        • R. LaMarre: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, LaMarre struck out swinging
        • A. Garcia: Foul, Garcia singled to center
        • D. Palka: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Palka flied out to deep left
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • D. Covey Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kinsler walked
        • Juan Minaya relieved Dylan Covey
        • Mitch Moreland hit for Sandy Leon
        • M. Moreland: Moreland flied out to deep left
        • J. Bradley: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Kinsler caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Bradley flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Tyler Thornburg relieved Drew Pomeranz
        • N. Delmonico: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
        • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Garcia walked
        • D. Palka: Foul, Palka singled to left, Garcia to second
        • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Davidson homered to left center, Garcia and Palka scored
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Anderson singled to center
        • K. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Smith walked, Anderson to second
        • A. Engel: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Covey Pitching:
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to pitcher
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Nunez fouled out to first
        • B. Swihart: Swihart grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Anderson grounded out to third
        • K. Smith: Ball, Foul, Foul, Smith singled to deep right
        • A. Engel: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Sanchez doubled to deep right center, Smith out at home
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Covey Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Bradley flied out to deep center
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Betts singled to center
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Benintendi struck out looking
        • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • A. Garcia: Foul, Garcia lined out to shortstop
        • D. Palka: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Moncada singled to left
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Davidson singled to deep right, Moncada to third, Davidson out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Dylan Covey relieved Michael Kopech
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts singled to center
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Nunez singled to right, Bogaerts to second
        • B. Swihart: Ball, Swihart grounded out to second, Bogaerts to third, Nunez to second
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Kinsler struck out looking
        • S. Leon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Leon lined out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • K. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Smith grounded out to third
        • A. Engel: Strike looking, Engel reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • N. Delmonico: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Delmonico flied out to left
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Kopech Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Betts grounded out to third
        • A. Benintendi: Benintendi fouled out to third
        • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • N. Eovaldi Pitching:
        • N. Delmonico: Ball, Foul, Ball
        • Delmonico struck out swinging
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Garcia doubled to deep left
        • D. Palka: Ball, Palka hit by pitch
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • M. Davidson: Davidson singled to right, Garcia to third, Palka to second
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Kopech Pitching:
        • E. Nunez: Strike swinging, Nunez fouled out to first
        • B. Swihart: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Swihart struck out looking
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Kinsler doubled to deep right center
        • S. Leon: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Leon hit by pitch
        • J. Bradley: Bradley popped out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • N. Eovaldi Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Anderson grounded out to second
        • K. Smith: Ball, Smith doubled to deep right
        • A. Engel: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Engel flied out to deep right
        • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez lined out to left
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Kopech Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Ball, Betts hit by pitch
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked, Betts to second
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Betts caught stealing third, pitcher to second, Strike looking, Martinez flied out to deep right
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Bogaerts popped out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • N. Eovaldi Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sanchez hit by pitch
        • N. Delmonico: Delmonico flied out to left
        • A. Garcia: Foul, Foul, Garcia doubled to deep left, Sanchez scored
        • D. Palka: Ball, Foul, Ball, Palka flied out to center, Garcia to third
        • Y. Moncada: Foul, Ball, Foul, Moncada homered to left, Garcia scored
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Davidson grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)