Santiago Struggles As Red Sox Top White Sox 4-3
Huffington Post - over 4 years
BOSTON — John Danks expected a good outing from former teammate Jake Peavy. He got a weak effort from himself.
Peavy pitched seven strong innings against his former team, Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Saturday night for their sixth win in seven games.
"I knew I had to be good and simply wasn't," Danks said. "Jake did what he has to do with a lead."
Coming off a pair of strong starts, Danks gave up six runs, five earned, and 11 hits over five innings. He had won his previous two starts, allowing only two runs in 14 innings.
"Just command within the strikezone," he said. "The problem wasn't throwing strikes. When I would get ahead, I wasn't able to put guys away. Whenever they got a pitch to hit, they hit it. That's what good teams do. There's not really much let up in this lineup."
Ellsbury also scored twice and drove in a run for the AL East leaders. David Ortiz, who snapped an 0-for-23 stretch wi...
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