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Robert hits 311-foot homer in 9th to snap scoreless tie and give White Sox 1-0 win over Red Sox

By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) - Luis Robert Jr. hit a 311-foot home run just beyond the Pesky Pole to break a scoreless, ninth-inning tie, and Dylan Cease struck out 11 in seven shutout innings to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 1-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. 

Playing in a steady rain, with the wind blowing in at a steady 10 mph, Cease and Boston starter Nick Pivetta matched scoreless innings before both departed after seven. 

Aaron Bummer (5-5) pitched the eighth, walking the first two batters before escaping. 

Bryan Shaw got the last three outs for his third save, striking out Ceddanne Rafaela with runners on first and second to end it. 

Josh Winckowski (4-3) struck out three after relieving Pivetta, allowing two hits, including the curling line drive that found the first row of seats - just beyond the foul pole that is 302 feet from home plate. 

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

The last-place Red Sox are playing for a chance to finish above .500 and to catch the rival Yankees and avoid finishing last in the AL East for the third time in four seasons. 

Chicago, which is all-but locked into fourth place in the AL Central, snapped a three-game losing streak and won for just the fourth time in 12 games.


Pivetta held the White Sox hitless until Andrew Benintendi singled to lead off the fourth inning. In all, the Red Sox right-hander allowed three hits and a walk while striking out seven. Cease also pitched seven scoreless, allowing six hits for his 17th career double-digit strikeout game, and his fourth this season. 


Red Sox: Reinstated closer Kenley Jansen from the COVID-19 injured list and optioned RHP Zack Weiss to Triple-A Worcester.


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

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