Duran and Valdez each hit a home run as the Boston Red Sox deal the Chicago White Sox their 14th consecutive loss, winning 14-2

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Jake Woodford delivers in the first inning

Jarren Duran and Enmanuel Valdez hit home runs, while Tanner Houck pitched well for seven innings as the Boston Red Sox handed the White Sox their 14th consecutive loss, beating Chicago 14-2 on Thursday night.

This surpasses a record set by the 1924 team and extends baseball’s longest losing streak this season. The White Sox now have the worst record in the major leagues at 15-48.

Duran and Ceddanne Rafaela each had four hits out of Boston’s season-high 24. Duran started the game with his third career leadoff homer.

Valdez added a three-run homer against White Sox starter Jake Woodford (0-2) in the fourth inning, helping Boston take a 7-0 lead. Pinch hitter Jamie Westbrook hit his first major league homer in the seventh inning, contributing to another comfortable win for the Red Sox after defeating Atlanta 9-0 on Wednesday.

Manager Alex Cora praised the team’s performance, especially Tanner Houck’s dominant pitching.

For the White Sox, it was a tough game with season highs in hits allowed and a 12-run difference.

Tanner Houck celebrates in the dugout in the third inning

Shortstop Paul DeJong acknowledged the difficulty but emphasized the importance of moving on and focusing on the next game.

Houck (6-5) allowed two runs and three hits while striking out nine without issuing a walk. He only allowed one runner through the first five innings.

Chicago managed to score in the sixth inning with Lenyn Sosa hitting a leadoff single and later scoring on Zach DeLoach’s double. Andrew Vaughn hit a home run for Chicago in the seventh inning.

Woodford struggled, giving up seven runs and 10 hits in four innings.

Former White Sox closer Liam Hendriks and starter Lucas Giolito returned to Chicago, but both are still recovering from elbow surgery. They were part of previous playoff teams and witnessed the team’s decline.


By Ritik

Ritik Katiyar is pursuing a post-graduate degree in Pharmaceutics. Currently, he lives in Srinagar, Uttarakhand, India. You can find him writing about all sorts of listicle topics. A pharmaceutical postgrad by day, and a content writer by night. You can write to him at [email protected]

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