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Red-hot offense fuels Red Sox comeback win over White Sox

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The Boston Red Sox still have the best record in the American League.

They opened a four-game series with the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park on Saturday afternoon and earned a 7-4 victory on a chilly day.

These teams exchanged the lead four times, with the Red Sox pulling ahead for good thanks to a four-run eighth inning headlined by Marwin Gonzalez's first homer with the franchise. Xander Bogaerts hit a ground rule double down the right field line that put Boston up 7-3 through eight innings.

Red Sox reliever Adam Ottavino picked up his second win of the season after pitching a scoreless eighth inning in which he struck out the side.

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Nick Pivetta started for the Red Sox and pitched only 3 2/3 innings. He gave up four hits and two earned runs, while striking out three and walking four. 

Kike Hernandez and Bogaerts did a lot of the damage at the plate for Boston. Both players went 4-for-5. Franchy Cordero and Alex Verdugo were the only Red Sox starters without a hit.

Here's a recap of Boston's latest comeback win.

FINAL SCORE: Red Sox 7, White Sox 4

BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 10-4

HIGHLIGHTS

Franchy Cordero has a powerful arm.

Kike Hernandez's RBI single put the Red Sox on top 3-2 in the sixth inning.

After the White Sox tied the score in the seventh inning, Marwin Gonzalez put the Red Sox back ahead with a solo home run in the eighth inning.

 

UP NEXT

The Red Sox and White Sox will play a double-header Sunday at Fenway Park to make up for Friday's game being postponed due to snow. Game 1 is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET and Game 2 is set for 5:10 p.m. ET.