Luis Robert Jr. hits 311-foot homer in ninth to present White Sox 1-0 win over Crimson Sox

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Nick Pivetta pitched seven scoreless innings for the Crimson Sox.

Chicago tied up its collection in opposition to the Crimson Sox with a 1-0 win on Saturday. (AP Picture/Michael Dwyer) AP

BOSTON (AP) — There’s no different ballpark within the majors the place Luis Robert Jr.’s 311-foot line drive would have been a house run.

Heck, it may not have even gotten excessive sufficient to clear Fenway Park’s 37-foot Inexperienced Monster in left.

However the White Sox slugger’s curving liner discovered the entrance row of the correct area seats past Fenway’s Pesky Pole within the ninth inning of a scoreless recreation on Saturday to present Chicago a 1-0 victory over the Boston Crimson Sox.

“It was hilarious as a result of he’s received (38) dwelling runs and all that, after which he hits one 311,” mentioned Dylan Stop, who struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings to surpass 200 strikeouts for the third straight season. “Baseball is humorous like that typically.”

Taking part in in a gentle rain, with the wind blowing in at a gentle 10 mph, Stop and Boston starter Nick Pivetta matched scoreless innings earlier than each departed after seven. Aaron Bummer (5-5) pitched the eighth, strolling the primary two batters earlier than escaping.

Bryan Shaw received the final three outs for his third save, putting out Ceddanne Rafaela with runners on first and second to finish it.

Josh Winckowski (4-3) struck out three after relieving Pivetta, permitting two hits, together with the curling line drive that discovered the primary row of seats — simply past the foul pole that’s 302 toes from dwelling plate.

“It’s gotten us just a few instances, however as we speak it helped us,” Chicago supervisor Pedro Grifol mentioned. “It is a very nice place to play, and it’s received so many alternative issues occurring within the ballpark that it’s actually cool. And that’s one among them as we speak. In the present day, it helped us.”

Masataka Yoshida had three hits for Boston, which stranded 10 runners — going 0 for 10 with runners in scoring place.

The last-place Crimson Sox are taking part in for an opportunity to complete above .500 and to catch the rival Yankees and keep away from ending final within the AL East for the third time in 4 seasons. Chicago, which is all-but locked into fourth place within the AL Central, snapped a three-game dropping streak and gained for simply the fourth time in 12 video games.

The last-place Crimson Sox are taking part in for an opportunity to complete above .500 and to catch the rival Yankees and keep away from ending final within the AL East for the third time in 4 seasons. Chicago, which is all-but locked into fourth place within the AL Central, snapped a three-game dropping streak and gained for simply the fourth time in 12 video games.

NOTHING DOING

Pivetta held the White Sox hitless till Andrew Benintendi singled to guide off the fourth inning. In all, the Crimson Sox right-hander allowed three hits and a stroll whereas putting out seven. Stop additionally pitched seven scoreless, permitting six hits for his seventeenth profession double-digit strikeout recreation, and his fourth this season.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Crimson Sox: Reinstated nearer Kenley Jansen from the COVID-19 injured record and optioned RHP Zack Weiss to Triple-A Worcester.

UP NEXT

Finale of the three-game collection. RHP Mike Clevinger (8-8) will face Boston RHP Kutter Crawford (6-7).


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