By KEN POWTAK Associated Press
BOSTON (AP) _ Brett Lawrie hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning after Melky Cabrera had a tying, two-run shot, lifting the resurgent Chicago White Sox over the Boston Red Sox 8-6 on Wednesday night.
Cabrera went 4 for 5 with four RBIs and Todd Frazier hit his 21st homer _ a two-run drive _ for the White Sox.
Chicago has won three of the first four games in this series against Boston, one of the AL’s top teams this season. The White Sox (36-36) are back to .500 after having their strong start derailed by a 10-26 stretch prior to this series at Fenway Park.
Xander Bogaerts had three hits and three RBIs, and Hanley Ramirez hit a solo homer after being dropped in the order for Boston.
Dan Jennings (3-1) got four outs for the win. Zach Duke got the final three for his first save and third of his career.
Cabrera tied it with a drive into Chicago’s bullpen off Koji Uehara (2-3). After Frazier struck out, Lawrie also homered against Uehara, hitting it completely out of Fenway Park over the Green Monster seats.
Red Sox manager John Farrell shuffled the order after it scored two or fewer runs in three straight games for the first time this season, flipping Ramirez to seventh and Chris Young up to fifth.
Ramirez homered into Boston’s bullpen leading off the sixth after Frazier’s two-run shot tied it at 4 in the top half. Bogaerts added a run-scoring single.
Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez allowed four runs _ three earned _ on four hits over six innings, striking out seven with two walks.
Jose Quintana walked a career-high six, giving up a season-high six runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.
The Red Sox honored the 50, 40, and 30-year anniversaries of Celtics’ championships pregame, hanging a banner of each on the Green Monster.
Hall of Famers Tom `’Satch” Sanders (from ’66 team) and John Havlicek (’76) threw out ceremonial first pitches along with the GM of the ’86 team _ Jan Volk.
White Sox: Jose Abreu and Frazier were hit by pitches from Robbie Ross Jr. in the ninth but stayed in the game.
Red Sox: Utility player Brock Holt (concussion) had a planned day off in his rehab stint with Triple-A Pawtucket after playing two consecutive games. … Shaw left with a bruised right shin. He fouled a ball off his leg Tuesday.
White Sox: Struggling recently acquired RHP James Shields (0-2, 21.81 ERA) is set to start the finale. He’s the first pitcher since 2012 to allow six-plus runs in four straight starts, giving up 21 total over 8 2/3 innings in his three starts since coming to the White Sox from San Diego.
Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (8-2, 3.76) looks to raise his record in Fenway Park to 7-0 this season.
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