BOSTON -- It got ugly early for the Red Sox Tuesday, and even after a late-inning rally, it remained that way at the end.
After spotting the Chicago White Sox a 10-1 lead, the Red Sox scored six unaswered runs in the eighth and ninth innings, but fell short in a 10-7 defeat.
The loss was Boston's third in a row.
Starter Alfredo Aceves was tagged for four runs in the second inning and solo runs in the third and fourth innings. When the White Sox got two more off him in the sixth, the night was over for Aceves who allowed eight runs -- six of them earned. Until Tuesday night, Aceves had allowed eight runs all season in 28 13 innings.
A run-scoring single by Drew Sutton and a three-run homer by David Ortiz made it respectable for the Sox in the eighth and when they added two more in the ninth on a sacrifice fly from Josh Reddick and a Sutton double, the Sox had the potential game-tying run on deck.
But Chris Sale fanned Adrian Gonzalez to end the threat.
The game featured the return of Bobby Jenks, who was taken off the DL earlier in the day. He pitched a scoreless eighth against his former team.