Boston beats Chicago 6-3
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

(BOSTON) - The Red Sox celebrated on a soggy field at Fenway Park, hoping they weren't really halfway through the season. The defending World Series champions want to go well beyond the 162-game schedule and still have some catching up to do. So a 6-3 win over the White Sox on a rainy Tuesday night wasn't cause for a grand celebration. David Price (5-2) struck out nine over six innings Tuesday as the Red Sox and White Sox endured steady rain that surged into a downpour at times. Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run homer in the fifth and Rafael Devers went 4 for 4 for Boston, which improved to 44-37 with a victory in their 81st game. The start of the game was delayed 24 minutes because of rain, which continued to fall through the first five innings. Just after the rain temporarily let up, Chicago shortstop Tim Anderson sprained his right ankle on a fielding play. Anderson was carried off the field on the shoulders of manager Rick Renteria and a trainer. The White Sox said the ankle was sprained and X-rays were negative. Jose Ruiz (0-1) took the loss after allowing Bogaerts' two-run shot in the fifth, breaking a 3-all tie. Carson Fulmer was Chicago's "opener," getting his first start of the season and pitching two innings. Fulmer allowed one unearned run on two hits and a walk, striking out three.