Chris Young blasted a pair of homers and Doug Fister delivered 6 1/3 innings of solid pitching to help the Red Sox finish off a four-game sweep of the White Sox Sunday afternoon at Fenway, 6-3. Overall, it was the sixth straight win for Boston and eighth in their last nine games. The Red Sox kept their three-game lead over the second-place Yankees.
Starting in right field in place of Mookie Betts, Young led the offense with his second two-homer game of the season. He cranked a solo shot in the first off Chicago starter Doug Pelfrey and added a three-run job in the fifth, while Eduardo Nunez added a solo shot of his own in the first.
Young's homers were sandwiched around an RBI double in the third to give the Red Sox all the offense they would need. Fister limited Chicago to three in the second and none the rest of the afternoon. He ended up going 6 1/3 innings, allowing eight hits, three runs (all earned) to go along with seven strikeouts and no walks to pick up his second win of the season. Along the way, he threw 87 pitches, 64 of them for strikes.
The Boston bullpen again worked masterfully, as Addison Reed, Matt Barnes and Craig Kimbel combined to blank Chicago the rest of the way. Ultimately, the Red Sox relievers allowed no runs in 14 innings of work in the series against the Pale Hose.
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GAME NO.: 112 WHO: Red Sox (62-49) vs Chicago White Sox (41-67) WHEN: 1:35 p.m. WHERE: Fenway Park TV: NESN RADIO: WEEI (93.7 FM); Spanish: WCEC (1490 AM/103.7 FM) PITCHERS: RHP Doug Fister (1-5, 518 ERA) vs. RHP Mike Pelfrey (3-9, 5.04 ERA) BOX SCORE: MLB Gameday.