Stor’s 7th homer in 7 games helps Red Sox beat White Sox 16-7

CHICAGO (AP) — Trevor Story kept his hitting with a three-run homer and four RBIs, and the Boston…

CHICAGO (AP) — Trevor Story kept hitting with a three-run homer and four RBIs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the White Sox 16-7 on Thursday night to take two of Chicago’s three.

Story has seven homers and 21 RBIs in his last seven games, bringing his season total to nine homers and 32 RBIs.

Alex Verdugo had a pair of doubles on four hits for Boston, which outscored Chicago 33-13 in the series. The Red Sox started with a 16-3 victory and followed with a 3-1 loss.

Kevin Plawecki hit for Story in the ninth and hit a two-run homer off Josh Harrison, an infielder who made his second major league appearance, his first since putting out Pittsburgh’s last in a 10-1 loss to Colorado on August 28. 9, 2013.

Andrew Vaughn had a career-high five RBIs in Chicago’s first five runs with a three-run brace in the third and a two-run homer in the fifth against Michael Wacha.

JD Martinez went 3 for 5 with a walk to increase the major league’s best batting average to .380 and help the Red Sox rebound after the White Sox snapped their six-game winning streak. Martinez is batting .640 (16 for 25) with five walks in his last six games.

Kiké Hernandez started the game with a home run and Rafael Devers doubled twice as Boston took a 6-0 lead after two innings.

Verdugo finished with three RBIs. Christian Vazquez had three hits and two RBIs.

Wacha allowed seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. John Schreiber (2-0), the first of five relievers, had five outs for the win.

Dallas Keuchel (2-5) allowed six runs for his second straight start, going just two innings and allowing seven hits — five for extra bases.

TRAINER’S ROOM

White Sox: Placed RHP Joe Kelly on the 15-day IL with a level two left hamstring strain and recalled LHP Tanner Banks from Triple-A Charlotte. Banks came in the seventh and was scored with six runs, five earned. Kelly expects to be out three to four weeks after leaving Wednesday night’s 3-1 win over Boston in the eighth and striking two. Kelly started the season on the IL with a right bicep nerve injury after signing with Chicago as a free agent in November. He is 0-1 with a 9.53 ERA in seven appearances

NEXT

Red Sox: RHP Garrett Whitlock (1-1, 3.58) takes the mound against Baltimore RHP Kyle Bradish (1-3, 5.74) Friday night at Fenway.

White Sox: Are out Friday, then RHP Johnny Cueto (0-0) starts Saturday on the South side in the first of a two-game game against the Crosstown Cubs. The 36-year-old reborn right-hander allowed no runs in his first two starts with Chicago, going six innings apiece.

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