Most of the focus was off the field today, with the Red Sox landing Erik Bedard for a slew of prospects, but a game was actually played. Boston knocked off Chicago 5-3 at US Cellular Field.
Adrian Gonzalez led the way, going 2-for-5 with two doubles. Scott Lauber of the Herald tweeted that during his 10-game hitting streak, Adrian is hitting .525. Decent.
Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Marco Scutaro joined Adrian with multi-hit games. The Sox had 10 hits in all, and drew six walks.
Meanwhile, Andrew Miller was somewhere between serviceable and replaceable, giving up 10 hits and a walk over 5 2/3. Miller also struck out 8 White Sox batters, and it's worth noting that a number of the hits he allowed were pretty weak, including a chopper that skidded off his glove and a flair in no-man's land behind 2nd. Aceves pitched one inning, giving up a walk, to register the win. Daniel Bard went an inning and a third, and Jonathan Papelbon slammed the door in the 9th, striking out the side for his 24th save of the year.
The Sox return to Boston tonight, ready to host Ubaldo Jimenez's new team, Cleveland, starting tomorrow.