WHITE SOX 8, RED SOX 3
Workman’s Line: Red Sox starter Brandon Workman hurled 7.0 innings, allowing five runs (three earned) on eight hits (one homer) and two walks while striking out five.
Workman Optioned: After the game, Workman was optioned to Pawtucket to make room for Rubby De La Rosa, who will pitch today.
Sox Offense: Mike Napoli stroked two singles and a double and Brock Holt (a double and triple) and Dustin Pedroia (single and double) each had two hits. Pedroia, Mike Napoli and Xander Bogaerts each had RBI hits.
Different Directions: While lefty reliever Andrew Miller continues to dominate (1.0 IP, 0 R, 2 Ks yesterday), Burke Badenhop continues to struggle (0.1, 2 ER, 1 H, 1 BB) and has allowed seven runs in his last three outings.
Bad Year: Craig Breslow, one of the key relievers during last year’s World Series run (1.81 ERA in 59.2 IP) saw his ERA this season increase to 5.23 after allowing a run on two hits and a walk while recording two outs.
Today’s Probables: White Sox ace, lefty Chris Sale (8-1, 2.16 ERA), vs. righty Rubby De La Rosa (2-2, 2.51 ERA) 7:10 p.m. at Fenway Park (NESN).