Chicago White Sox defeat Boston Red Sox, 9-5

The Red Sox knew the Texas Rangers had won earlier in the day, and for two reasons last night they could assume their lead in the wild-card race would slip to 1 1/2 games well before their 9-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox had concluded.

Reason No. 1: The Red Sox trailed by eight runs before the end of the third inning.

Reason No. 2: Nick Green - who spent the majority of this season as the Red Sox’ starting shortstop - came on to pitch in the eighth inning.

The R...