Peavy sharp in 7-2 win over White Sox

Peavy sharp in 7-2 win over White Sox
August 31, 2013, 10:15 pm
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BOSTON – Jake Peavy got the better of his former team, as the Red Sox beat the White Sox, 7-2, Saturday night at Fenway Park for the second straight game.
Peavy went seven innings, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts. He lowered his ERA to 3.91, improving his record to 11-5. Since being acquired in a three-team deal at the trading deadline, Peavy is 3-1 with the Red Sox.
White Sox lefty John Danks took the loss, falling to 4-11. He went five innings, giving up six runs (five earned) on 11 hits and one walk with two strikeouts.
The Red Sox got on the board first, with a run in the first. They improve to 55-15 when they score first. Jacoby Ellsbury led off with single to shortstop, taking third when David Ortiz reached on an error by first baseman Paul Konerko with two outs. Mike Napoli’s single to left scored Ellsbury.
The Red Sox scored three runs in the fourth when they sent seven batters to the plate, to take a 5-2 lead. The Red Sox opened with three straight hits – a bunt single by David Ross, a single by Xander Bogaerts, and a ground-rule double by Jacoby Ellsbury, scoring Ross. Bogaerts scored on Dustin Pedroia’s groundout, and Ellsbury scored on David Ortiz’s single.
Boston added a run in the fifth when Bogaerts’ two-out single scored Jonny Gomes, who opened the inning with a single, giving the Red Sox a 6-2 lead. They added another in the sixth when White Sox right-hander Jake Petricka unleashed a bases-loaded wild pitch to score Shane Victorino.
Craig Breslow pitched a perfect eighth with one strikeout. Drake Britton pitched a scoreless ninth, giving up a walk.
David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a walk and is now four hits shy of 2,000 for his career.