BOSTON The game between the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed because of rain. He allowed five runs and seven hits and struck out six in 5 1/3 innings.
Now Sale, the Red Sox's prized possession from a trade with the White Sox last December, will enjoy six days of rest before taking the mound again Tuesday night against the Rays.
They'd been averaging 3.52 runs per Porcello start, fourth worst of any pitcher in the American League, but the sinkerballer got plenty of run support in a 9-5 win over the White Sox. Rodriguez and fellow left-hander Carlos Rodon of Chicago have faced their Friday night opponent only once in their young careers.More news: Suspicious Package at IRS Building Sends 2 to Hospital
Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski had a hole to fill at third base after the club released Pablo Sandoval last month. Boston got to Gonzalez right away with four runs and four hits, including Devers' three-run homer to center.
Rafael Devers' first eight games in the major leagues have not just been hugely impressive - they've been kind of historic. The Boston Red Sox have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. "Chris is mapped out to be in every one of them". The rebuilding White Sox have lost 20 of their last 24. He has pitched twice against the Yankees this season, allowing two earned runs while striking out 23 in his 15 2/3 innings of work.
The start by the pair forced manager John Farrell to shift the order on deadline day, moving Nunez to third and Devers from the bottom to sixth. Gonzalez is 6-1 with a 3.09 ERA in 13 games (11 starts) against the Red Sox, including a 4-0 mark at Fenway Park.