BOSTON (AP) Kike Hernandez led off with a replay-aided home run and Bobby Dalbec worked a 14-pitch walk in a six-run first inning, helping the Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 11-4 on Monday in the first Patriots' Day game played apart from the Boston Marathon.
The Marathon was moved to Oct. 11 because of Massachusetts limits on crowds during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Patriots' Day game, with a start shortly after 11 a.m., has been played by the Red Sox since 1959. It drew a limited crowd of 4,738.
"Probably the best inning of this short season. Line drive after line drive, quality at-bat after quality at-bat, " Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. "We had good at-bats against a good pitcher, one of the best in the league. It was fun to see."