BOSTON — Chris Young clubbed two home runs and had a career-high-tying five RBIs to help the Boston Red Sox complete a four-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 6-3 win Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. Young launched a three-run blast and a solo shot for his sixth and seventh homers of the season, giving him 15 career multi-homer games. It is the fifth time Young has driven in five runs in a game and the first since July 28, 2015.
Young also had an RBI double and Eduardo Nunez hit his fourth home run since joining the Red Sox on July 26, a solo bomb and eighth overall on the season.
Boston (63-49) has won six straight games and outscored Chicago (41-68) 22-11 during the four-game series. The Red Sox maintained their three-game lead atop the AL East over the Yankees after an 8-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
Yolmer Sanchez, Tim Anderson and Alen Hanson each drove in a run for the White Sox as Chicago dropped its sixth straight game and lost for the 19th time in 22 games since the All-Star break.
Chicago has been outscored 122-68 during that stretch.
Doug Fister (2-5) earned the win after allowing three runs on eight hits with a season-high seven strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth for his 27th save.
White Sox starter Mike Pelfrey (4-9) was the loser after surrendering all six runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out two over 5 2/3 innings.
Young snapped a 3-3 tie with his second homer of the day with two outs in the fifth inning, a three-run shot he slugged approximately 349 feet off the foul pole in left field.
Nunez and Young socked solo home runs to give Boston an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. Nunez’s one-out blast traveled an estimated 400 feet to center. Young’s shot came two at-bats later with two outs, sailing approximately 402 feet over the Green Monster in left.
Chicago responded quickly with three runs in the second. Back-to-back RBI singles from Sanchez and Anderson tied the game before Hanson’s sacrifice put the White Sox up 3-2.
Young’s two-out RBI double in the third tied the game.
NOTES: Boston DH/1B Hanley Ramirez (sore obliques) missed his second straight game after leaving Friday’s contest with the injuries. RF Mookie Betts (rest) had the day off and OF Chris Young started in right field. … INF Matt Davidson (bruised right wrist) was a late scratch after being listed as the starting DH, his fifth consecutive game missed. Tyler Saladino was the DH. … Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (left knee inflammation) underwent a full defensive test Sunday and is improving. “He even talks about the difference he feels running,” manager John Farrell said. “He’s responded favorably to the treatment that’s been administered.” … White Sox RF Avisail Garcia (sprained right thumb) could return from the disabled list without a rehab assignment as soon as Tuesday. “He’s confident about where he’s at, that it’s pain free,” manager Rick Renteria said. … White Sox LHP Derek Holland (5-11, 5.27 ERA) faces the Houston Astros and Red Sox LHP Chris Sale (13-4, 2.70 ERA) opposes the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday