David Ortiz said the Red Sox are stricken by a curse, but it's not a curse. It's a spell. Or more likely just some bad luck. Either way, the Sox can't catch a break.
Red Sox starter Aaron Cook doesn't get the win, but another strong performance by the sinker-baller lowers his ERA since coming off the DL on June 24 to 1.67.
After a season derailed by injuries, Carl Crawford goes 1-for-3 in his season debut with the Red Sox.
Just when the Red Sox were looking forward to getting their regular lineup back and healthy, their most productive player, DH David Ortiz, injures his Achilles rounding the bases on Adrian Gonzalez's home run.
Adrian Gonzalez's first home run in 66 at-bats couldn't have come at a better time for the Red Sox. His three-run shot in the eighth inning powers Boston past the Chicago White Sox at Fenway, 5-1.