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Wick's 2-run error in 11th gifts Red Sox 4-2 win over Cubs

Pitcher Rowan Wick threw Trevor Story's comebacker down the right-field line for a two-run error with two outs in the 11th inning, and the Boston Red Sox outlasted the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

 

With automatic runner Bobby Dalbec on second, Wick (1-3) walked Christian Arroyo leading off the 11th. Jarren Duran struck out and Rafael Devers popped out before Story hit a soft hopper that Wick threw well over first baseman David Bote.

Willson Contreras hit an RBI single in the first.

 

Boston tied the score in the fourth when with runners at the corners, Franchy Cordero's infield popup fell for an RBI single. Second baseman Christopher Morel appeared to settle under the ball, but lost it in the sun. Wind blew the ball to the right side, and it fell off the glove of first baseman Alfonso Rivas, who tried for a basket catch.

 

Keegan Thompson forced in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk to Duran later in the inning after getting ahead in the count 0-2.

 

Patrick Wisdom tied the score in the eighth against Matt Strahm with his 16th homer, a 450-foot drive to center.

 

Jake Diekman (3-0) struck out four in two hitless innings.

 

Red Sox starter Connor Seabold allowed one run and six hits in four innings.

Thompson gave up two runs, seven hits and three walks in four innings.

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