Chris Sale of the White Sox pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning. The White Sox had runners on the corners with one out in the fifth, but Porcello wiggled out of the jam with some help from Rutledge. Porcello (6-11) allowed five hits, struck out five and walked none in one of his best starts in a disappointing debut season with Boston.
- For one night at least, it was all there for Rick Porcello.
- Porcello and Chris Sale had nearly identical lines, but Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer off Nate Jones (1-1) with two outs in the eighth.
- The lanky left-hander struck out seven, running his major league-leading total to a career-best 229 in just 171 1-3 innings.