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Highlights from the Red Sox 6-5 win over the White Sox

Highlights from the Red Sox 6-5 win over the White Sox

FINAL SCORE: Red Sox 6, White Sox 5

IN BRIEF: The Red Sox bounced back from a seep at the hands of the Blue Jays to beat the White Sox in the first game of a three-game set at Fenway. Eduardo Nunez had to game-tying RBI singles to help the Sox walk it off in the ninth. 

BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 43-37

HIGHLIGHTS

2nd inning

Yoan Moncada smacks a two-run home run over the Green Monster (2-0 CHW)

Jackie Bradley Jr. goes deep to center (2-1 CHW)

4th inning

Rafael Devers makes the worst baserunning blunder you'll ever see

5th inning

Eduardo Nunez singles to right, Chavis scores (2-2)

6th inning

Jose Abreu crushes a solo home run to left (3-2 CHW)

Michael Chavis walks, Devers scores (3-3)

7th inning

Yonder Alsonso singles to right, Jimenez scores (4-3 CHW)
Yolmer Sanchez singles to right, Moncada scores (5-3 CHW)

Mookie Betts hits a solo homer to center (5-4 CHW)

8th inning

Nunez singles to left, Hernandez scores (5-5)

9th inning

Marco Hernandez reaches on an infield single, Benintendi scores (6-5 BOS)

UP NEXT:

vs. White Sox, Tuesday, 7:10 p.m., NESN
vs. White Sox, Wednesday, 1:05 p.m., NESN
vs. Yankees, Saturday, 1:10 p.m., FOX

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Chris Sale's illness-related setback a 'gut punch' to Red Sox ace

Chris Sale's illness-related setback a 'gut punch' to Red Sox ace

The Boston Red Sox need a new Opening Day starter.

Chris Sale will begin the 2020 season on the injured list as he recovers from the pneumonia he contracted earlier this month, Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke told reporters Thursday.

Sale had hoped to be ready for Opening Day as he works back from an elbow injury that shut him down last August. But the 30-year-old missed two weeks of rehab due to his pneumonia, which means his first start of 2020 will be pushed back two weeks.

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"We didn’t think four starts in Spring Training was fair to him to make him start the season," Roenicke told reporters, via WEEI's Rob Bradford. "He’ll open up on the DL. We can backdate it three days. We’ll try to figure out exactly where that puts him."

The good news is that Sale's elbow appears to be in a good place: He's set to throw to live batting practice Saturday, and if he follows Roenicke's timeline, his 2020 debut could come April 6 in Boston's home game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

But someone other than Sale will start for the Red Sox on Opening Day for the first time since 2017, which isn't sitting well with the veteran hurler.

"It was a gut punch," Sale said, per Bradford. " ... The only thing that hurts is my ego, and that doesn't matter."

" ... Do I like it? Absolutely not. Do I respect it? 100 percent."

Sale's setback also is an unfortunate development for a Red Sox rotation that already lost David Price and Rick Porcello this offseason.

Eduardo Rodriguez figures to make his first career Opening Day start in Sale's stead, while Nathan Eovaldi and Martin Perez are Boston's only other healthy starting pitchers.

The Red Sox still don't have a fifth starter, and Roenicke's club may have to operate with just three legitimate starters for the first two weeks of the season.

That's not exactly a promising scenario for a team that's already taken plenty of lumps this offseason.

Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton 'will be down for a bit' with calf injury

Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton 'will be down for a bit' with calf injury

Wednesday was another tough day on the injury front for the New York Yankees.

Manager Aaron Boone revealed slugger Giancarlo Stanton "will be down for a bit" due to a Grade 1 right calf strain. The news comes one day after it was announced right-hander Luis Severino will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the entire 2020 campaign.

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Injuries have been par for the course with Stanton ever since he first donned Yankee pinstripes in 2018. The former National League MVP has played in only 176 of 324 regular-season games with New York due to bicep, shoulder, and knee ailments.

The Yankees still boast a well-rounded roster that can survive Stanton's absence for a while, but his presence in the middle of the lineup is key to their success. If the 30-year-old indeed misses time, it could be Clint Frazier, Miguel Andujar, or Mike Tauchman taking his spot in the lineup.

New York's 2020 season begins March 26 vs. the Baltimore Orioles.