April 13, 1986
The Chicago White Sox trumped the Boston Red Sox, 9-7, at Comiskey Park. Chicago left fielder Ron Kittle was named player of the game for his performance. He went 1-3 with a home run and a walk, while adding 4 RBI and scoring once.
Bobby Thigpen picked up the win in relief, improving his record to 1-0. Bob Stanley was tagged with the loss. Gene Nelson earned his 2nd save in 2 tries.
Had Tim Hulett not delivered a key base hit in the bottom of the seventh, the outcome might have been different. Instead, with two down and a runner on 3rd, Hulett hit a run-scoring single. That made the score 8-7, in favor of the White Sox.
"It feels good to get this one," Kittle told the Chicago Daily News.
Chicago, now 4-2, has gotten their season off to a good start.
|Boston Red Sox (3-3)||3||0||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||7||10||1|
|Chicago White Sox (4-2)||0||0||4||0||0||3||2||0||X||9||13||0|
|Player of the Game: Ron Kittle|
Ballpark: Comiskey Park
Weather: Rain (51 degrees), wind blowing left to right at 16 mph
Start Time: 2:05 pm EST