White Sox 9, Red Sox 2

Rick Porcello struggles again as Red Sox fall to White Sox

07/29/15: Boston, MA: Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello watches as a top of the first inning solo home run by the White Sox Adam Eaton (left) leaves the yard, putting Chicago ahead 1-0. It was the beginning of another bad outing for Porcello, who did not make it out of the third inning. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Red Sox-White Sox (1)

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The righthander gave up six runs on 10 hits as he pitched only into the third inning, leaving to boos.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/482297136.jpg Pablo Sandoval dehydrated, leaves Red Sox game

The third baseman was taken out of Wednesday night’s game against the White Sox in the sixth inning.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_soxopen6_spts.jpg Payroll key consideration as Red Sox build for 2016

If a well-rounded roster is to be forged, it’s hard to imagine the team doing so without diving into the trade market.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_boschi21_spts.jpg Red Sox’ Comedy Hour is no laughing matter

Hey, season-ticket holders, so you’re spending $43,000 (four tickets) for this?

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/48843d0af8d4465fa0e5174c1da1defe-48843d0af8d4465fa0e5174c1da1defe-0.jpg Red Sox would love to move Mike Napoli

The Sox would take a return similar to what they got for Shane Victorino.

Red Sox notebook

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Minor league lefties Brian Johnson and Henry Owens are expected to join the team in early August.


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Hamels is signed through 2018 and has made 20 starts and is 6-7 with a 3.64 ERA after throwing a no-hitter on Saturday against the Cubs.


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Troy Tulowitzki homered and had three hits in his Blue Jays debut as host Toronto beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-2.

Minor Details

Red Sox prospect Anderson Espinoza getting rave reviews

The righthander has a 1.15 ERA in 10 starts this season and opponents are hitting .213 against him.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/482225312.jpg Could the Red Sox go after Jeff Samardzija?

The 30-year-old righthander will be one of the prizes of this winter’s pitching free agent market.

Boston-10/19/13-- ALCS game 6 Red Sox vs Tigers, Sox Shane Victorino celebrates his 7th inning grand slam as he heads to 1st base, Dustin Pedroia(era) cheers on. Boston Globe staff Photo by John Tlumackii(sports)

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Alex Speier

Shane Victorino’s departure leaves only 10 from 2013 Red Sox

The outfielder’s emotional candor after being traded showed how much Boston meant to him.

White Sox 9, Red Sox 4

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_soxsox11E_spts.jpg Mookie Betts hurt as Red Sox fall to White Sox

Betts was injured trying to make a great catch falling into the bullpen in the sixth inning.

Red Sox notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/eb74b659f2ca460e8ff4b2b83e76a6c3-eb74b659f2ca460e8ff4b2b83e76a6c3-0.jpg Red Sox claim Jean Machi from Giants to provide bullpen help

The righthander recently was designated for assignment by San Francisco amidst a poor season.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Miley.jpg Wade Miley’s lack of command in first inning costs Red Sox

The White Sox racked up five runs on five hits before Miley got out of the inning.

Pedro Martinez’s number joins other Red Sox greats on facade

Martinez, the first Sox pitcher to have his number retired, was greeted with adoration by the Fenway Park faithful.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_bosmin14_spts-7920.jpg Jose Abreu says Red Sox Rusney Castillo is ‘a great player’

“My advice for him is just to keep working hard every day because he’s got a lot of talent,” Abreu said.

Baseball Notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/481597886.jpg Ex-Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon traded to Nationals

Philadelphia will receive Double A righthander Nick Pivetta for Papelbon.

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Noah Syndergaard had an impressive outing against the Padres, with a perfect game until the seventh.