BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox were in danger of capping an awful month-long stretch by being swept in four games by the similarly struggling Chicago White Sox.
Then they called on Craig Kimbrel to shut things down.
Pitching two full innings for the first time in more than five years, the Red Soxcloser got out of a bases-loaded jam with nobody out in the 10th, and Xander Bogaerts delivered the winning single in the bottom half to give Boston an 8-7 victory over Chicago on Thursday.
"We're staring at a four-game sweep at home, and that's never a good thing," manager John Farrell said. "So you find a way to pull out all the stops. ... You do what...