Red Sox Manager Alex Cora argues with first base umpire Ron Kulpa during the third inning of Saturday’s game against White Sox in Boston. Michael Dwyer/Associated Press

BOSTON — José Abreu hit a go-ahead double in the 10th after the White Sox tied it an inning earlier, helping Chicago beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 Saturday at windy Fenway Park for its fifth straight win.

Leury García had two singles and a game-tying sacrifice fly in the ninth for the White Sox (13-13), who reached .500 for the first time since April 21.

“We really worked to win that game,” Chicago Manager Tony La Russa said. “They did, too, but we really worked and got rewarded. All game long we just kept trying to push. … The team was rewarded for trying so hard, it just makes it extra special.”

Rafael Devers had an RBI double for Boston, which has lost 13 of 17. The Red Sox have lost six straight series.

Boston Manager Alex Cora was ejected by home plate umpire Carlos Torres for arguing after Trevor Story was called out on strikes.

Abreu drove in automatic runner AJ Pollock and Luis Robert followed with an RBI single off Matt Barnes (0-3).


Reynaldo López (4-0) worked two innings of scoreless relief and Liam Hendricks got three outs for his ninth save.

The Red Sox wasted a strong start by Jake Pivetta, who went six scoreless innings with eight strikeouts and no walks, allowing five singles.

Chicago tied it on García’s fly against Hansel Robles after Jake Burger walked and advanced on Adam Engel’s double inside the third-base bag.

Boston didn’t score after getting runners on second and third with one out in the ninth.

“We had a chance to finish the game in the ninth,” said Red Sox Manager Cora after his team fell to 0-6 in extra-inning games. “We didn’t make contact with less than two outs and that was it. Where we’re at right now, any chance we have, we have to take advantage.”

White Sox starter Dylan Cease gave up a run on four hits in five innings, striking out eight and walking three. In his previous start, he pitched seven shutout innings, allowing only one hit and fanning 11.


Devers lined his hit off the Green Monster against Cease the next pitch after stumbling out of the way on a high and tight fastball.

The game started with winds blowing in from center at 25 mph, gusting to 35, and it knocked down many flyballs, making some an adventure.

Boston’s Franchy Cordero hit a drive with an exit velocity of 112.4 mph to right – the second-hardest batted ball by a Red Sox player to that point this season – and it carried back, ending up being a shallow out.

NOTES: Red Sox CF Kiké Hernández was reinstated from the COVID-19-related injured list a day after he was put on it and outfielder Jarren Duran was sent back to Triple-A.

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