Boston Red Sox defeat Chicago White Sox, 8-2

The game seemed set up as a perfect opportunity for the Chicago White Sox to regain some lost footing in the American League Central.

After all, it appeared the Red Sox were only going to offer token opposition by sending a 21-year-old to the mound for his major league debut and starting a cleanup hitter who, physically speaking, was capable of giving Kent Desormeaux a run for his money.

At least, that's how it appeared to Ozzie Guillen.

But the colorful White Sox ma...

BOSTON (Reuters) - The Boston Red Sox eased to an 8-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park on Saturday, the home team aided by a second consecutive 4-for-4 batting effort from in-form second baseman Dustin Pedroia.

Pedroia, who was last season's American League Rookie of the Year, became the first Red Sox player to achieve the feat since Wade Boggs in 1989 and led a Boston (79-56) offense that provided first-time starter Michael Bowden plenty of support.