Red Sox can't make most of chances vs. White Sox

Red Sox can't make most of chances vs. White Sox
May 22, 2013, 1:30 am
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CHICAGO – The Red Sox didn’t get their first hit off White Sox lefty Jose Quintana until one out in the seventh inning: David Ortiz’s single on a soft liner into center field off a broken back.  

When Mike Napoli and Daniel Nava connected for consecutive singles to load the bases, Quintana was done. But the Sox threat ended when Jesse Crain struck out Will Middlebrooks and Stephen Drew to end the inning.
The Red Sox got a run in the eighth off Matt Lidstrom when Dustin Pedroia’s groundball – a tailor-made double play ball – went through the legs of Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez, scoring Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who walked to open the inning.  

The Sox had runners at the corners, but David Ortiz’s 3-6-3 double play ended their hopes.
“Yeah, it’s just a situation that you plan on producing, and it didn’t happen,” Ortiz said. “Come back tomorrow and try to win.
“It was like a two-seamer,” he said of the pitch Lidstrom threw him in the eighth. “Kind of dove when I make contact with it. Good pitch.”
“[Quintana] was throwing strikes,” Saltalamacchia said. “He was hitting corners. He was kind of like Felix [Doubront]. He did the same thing. Four seam in. He has four or five pitches. It’s tough to sit on one. You’re just trying to get a good pitch to hit and he didn’t miss over the plate."
“The last thing I anticipated with David at the plate was a groundball double play,” Farrell said. “They made good pitches to get out of he jams.”
The loss was the Red Sox second straight in Chicago after a five-game winning streak.
“Facing good pitching,” Saltalamacchia said. “If it was that easy, we’d probably [win] every time. But they did a good job. They pitched well two nights in a row. So we’re going to forget about this one and go out tomorrow and concentrate from pitch to pitch.”
Here are some other notes from Tuesday's game.
  • The Sox fell to 1-10 when scoring three or fewer runs.
  • The Sox are now 6-2 in road series this season.
  • The Sox bullpen gave up just its second run of the road trip, spanning 24 innings.
  • Ortiz has reached base in eight straight games on the road trip, with hits in seven. He is batting .387, going 12-for-31 with three home runs and 12 RBI.
  • Dustin Pedroia snapped his season-high 12-game hit streak. He drove in the Sox only run of the game, reaching on Alexei Ramirez’s fielding error.
  • Mike Carp is 0 for his last 17.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury went 1-for-3 with a walk. He was 0-for-10 before the hit, an eighth-inning single. He is 15-for-81 (.185) in May, 4-for-27 (.148) on the road trip.