Game Notes: Sox snap winning streak

Game Notes: Sox snap winning streak
May 21, 2013, 10:30 am
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A collection of Red Sox notes after the White Sox beat the Red Sox last night, 6-4.

The loss ends the Sox’ five-game winning streak, dropping them to 5-2 on the road trip.

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The White Sox had two stolen bases in the game. Opponents are now 18-for-19 in stolen base attempts against Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

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The Sox had one error in the game, Will Middlebrooks’ in the fifth, leading to an unearned run. The Sox are now 2-8 in the last 10 games in which they have committed an error.

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Saltalamacchia’s third-inning home run, his fifth of the season, gave the Sox their first two runs of the game. All his home runs have come against right-handed pitchers this season, and 28 of his last 29 since the start of the 2012 season.

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Dustin Pedroia’s fourth-inning single extended his hitting streak to 12 games. In that stretch he is hitting .449, going 22-for-49, with five doubles, a home run, eight RBI, and 14 runs scored. He did not score a run for the first time in seven games.

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David Ortiz, Mike Napoli, and Daniel Nava, the Sox’ 4, 5, and 6 hitters, were a combined 1-for-10 in the games, with two runs scored, two walks, and two strikeouts.

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Will Middlebrooks went 1-for-4 with a two-run double. Although he is hitting just .213, 20 of his 34 hits have been for extra bases this season, with 12 doubles and eight home runs.

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Ortiz went 0-for-3, with a walk and a run scored. He snapped his seven-game hitting streak, but has reached base in his last nine games.