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White Sox Roll to Double Header Split Over Red Sox

Tim Anderson homered on the game's first pitch, Dallas Keuchel pitched five solid innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Sunday in the opener of a split-admission doubleheader.


Yasmani Grandal had an RBI double and Yoan Moncada drove in a run with a single for the White Sox, who had lost three straight.


It was just the second loss in the last 12 for the Red Sox, who wore their yellow-and-blue City Series uniforms for the second straight game.


Kike Hernandez homered around the right-field foul pole for Boston, which entered the day with a majors' most seven come-from-behind victories.


Anderson sent Tanner Houck's 96.8 mph fastball in Boston's bullpen.


The doubleheader was scheduled after Friday's game was postponed due to snow and rain. The second game is slated to start at 5:05 p.m.


Keuchel (1-0) gave up two runs and six hits, breezing through the first seven batters before Bobby Dalbec doubled high off the Green Monster. Liam Hendriks got the final three outs for his second save, striking out Dalbec with a runner on first for the final out.


Making his fifth major league start, Houck (0-2) gave up three runs and six hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Red Sox right fielder Hunter Renfroe made a nice over-the-shoulder running grab on the track and had an RBI single.


Yermin Mercedes opened Chicago's three-run fourth inning with a long homer, and the White Sox completed a sweep of their split-admission doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday with a 5-1 victory.


Nick Madrigal had two hits.


J.D. Martinez had an RBI single for Boston's lone run in the second game.


Back wearing their traditional white uniforms with red letters and numbers in the nightcap, the Red Sox lost for the third time in four games after their nine-game winning streak.


Matt Foster (1-1) got five outs in scoreless relief for the win. Liam Hendriks got the final three outs in both games.


Chicago's bullpen went a combined six innings of scoreless relief in the two games. The Red Sox were held to four hits in the nightcap.


The teams play the series finale Monday morning in Boston's annual Patriots' Day Game with a scheduled 11:05 a.m. first pitch at Fenway Park. Lucas Giolito (1-0, 2.55 ERA) is slated to go for the White Sox against Nathan Eovaldi (2-1, 2.08).

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