CHICAGO (AP) – CHICAGO (AP) – Trevor Story and Christian Vazquez each hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs as the Boston Red Sox set season highs in runs and hits in a 16 win -3 against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. .
Story’s homer against Dylan Cease capped a four-run first inning. Vazquez hit a three-point shot off Matt Foster to highlight a six-point sixth. Kike Hernandez hit Cease’s first pitch for a homer, and Rafael Devers led the fourth with a Jose Ruiz homer as the Red Sox extended their winning streak to six games.
The White Sox have fallen for the fourth time in seven games.
Designated hitter JD Martinez had four of the Red Sox’ 19 hits. Boston’s 16 runs were their best since scoring 20 in a win over Tampa Bay on Aug. 11, 2021.
Nick Pivetta (3-4) took a 10-0 lead after 4 1/2 innings and pitched six five-hit innings. Pivetta has allowed five earned runs in his last 28 innings (1.61 ERA).
Story is 11 for his last 31 (.355) with seven home runs and 18 RBIs. The story is 5 for 10 Lifetime against Cease.
White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu hit his first home run since May 4, a two-run shot on Pivetta in the fourth. Tim Anderson had two hits, including an RBI single in the fifth.
The seven points allowed by Cease (4-2) were his best since Aug. 29, 2019, when he gave up eight against the Twins. Cease had his shortest outing since Sept. 11, 2021, when he went 2 2/3 innings against the Red Sox. Cease threw five one-run innings in Boston on May 7.
Boston’s winning streak is the longest since its ninth straight win from April 5-14, 2021.
Chicago pitcher Vince Velasquez, making his first relief appearance since May 21, 2021, for the Phillies, pitched three hitless innings.
Red Sox: Manager Alex Cora hasn’t ruled out playing Martinez in the outfield. Martinez hasn’t played on the outfield since 2021, when he played 36 games. “At the moment the plan is not to play him for now, but probably at some point he will have to play,” Cora said.
Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale (fractured rib) threw 15 pitches at the minor league complex in Fort Myers, Fla. Cora said Sale, who hasn’t pitched this season, is expected to pitch two more bullpen sessions, a live batting practice and a simulated game before starting a minor league rehab assignment.
White Sox: OF Luis Robert has been placed on the COVID-19 injured list. “Granted, he won’t play in the Boston series and probably won’t play against the Cubs this weekend,” general manager Rick Hahn said of Robert, who was experiencing mild symptoms. … INF Jake Burger was promoted from Triple-A Charlotte and played the last three innings at second base for the first time in his career. … RHP Lance Lynn (right knee surgery) kicked off batting practice at OF Eloy Jimenez (torn right hamstring tendon) ahead of Tuesday’s game, and Hahn expects both players to begin minor league rehab assignments within a week.
Red Sox: LHP Rich Hill (1-1, 3.90) takes on the White Sox on Wednesday at the guaranteed rate field. Hill allowed four runs in two innings of a 12-6 May 19 win over the Mariners.
White Sox: RHP Lucas Giolito (2-1, 2.84) will face the Red Sox on Wednesday. Giolito allowed two runs in five innings of a 6-2 loss May 18 at Kansas City.