Red Sox left-hander David Price had an uneven season debut, while Melky Cabrera hit a home run and produced four runs for the Chicago White Sox to beat Boston on Monday.
Price, who missed the first leg of the season with a left elbow injury, pitched 88 pitches in five innings. The former winner of the Cy Young of the American League allowed ?? Two hits, including a three-run homer from Cabrera. He conceded two tickets and hit two balls, in addition to prescribing four strikeouts.
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Price looked poised for victory until Kevan Smith hit a two-run double to Matt Barnes (3-2) in the seventh, equaling 4-4 on the board. Cabrera added a single tug with two outs.
Second baseman Dustin Pedroia injured his wrist in the first inning and came out in the second. He was injured in a play in which the first base of the White Stocks Jose Abreu slid in the pad and Pedroia fell on him.
In relief, the Dominican Juan Minaya (1-0) hung a zero to take the victory. David Robertson closed for his eighth save on nine chances.
For the Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez 2-0, one notched. The Puerto Rican Christian Vazquez 4-1, a powered.
For the White Sox, Venezuelans Avisail Garcia 3-0; And Yolmer Sánchez of 3-1, an annotated one. The Cuban Jose Abreu of 4-0. Melky Cabrera of 4-2, one scored and four RBIs.