Red Sox

Final: Red Sox 4, White Sox 1

Andrew Benintendi homered in the first inning. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)

The Red Sox won their fifth-straight game thanks to two, two-run home runs by Andrew Benintendi and Jackie Bradley Jr., and another strong start by Drew Pomeranz.

Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning, Benintendi rocketed a ball over the Sox bullpen. Bradley smoked one of his own over the Chicago bullpen and down a ramp to give Pomeranz all the runs he would need.

Pomeranz (11-4) tied his career-high win total from last season, and has won a career-high five consecutive decisions. He was nearly flawless after Tim Anderson led off the game with a home run. Pomeranz (100 pitches, 68 strikes) allowed just the one run on seven hits and struck out eight.

The crucial stretch of the game came in the seventh when the White Sox had runners on first and second with one out. Blaine Boyer entered for Pomeranz and Anderson hit a sinking liner to right field. Most times, that would be a hit, but Mookie Betts was positioned perfectly and quickly got to the ball. He doubled off Alen Hanson off first to end the threat.

Looking forward to being with you for this one.

GAME NO.: 111
WHO: Red Sox (61-49) vs Chicago White Sox (41-66)
WHEN: 7:10 p.m.
WHERE: Fenway Park
RADIO: WEEI (93.7 FM); Spanish: WCEC (1490 AM/103.7 FM)
PITCHERS: LHP Drew Pomeranz (10-4, 3.46 ERA) vs. RHP James Shields (2-3, 6.19)
MEDIA NOTES: Red Sox / White Sox