Red Sox 8, White Sox 1: Six homers, tops in the AL this year, made things easy for rookie southpaw Bob Ojeda in front of 20,257 fans in Boston.
Joe Rudi hit two homers, and Dwight Evans, Gary Allenson, Dave Stapleton and Jim Rice one each. Ojeda, called up from Pawtucket of the International League Sunday, scattered seven hits.
Chicago starter Britt Burns allowed Evans' 14th homer, into the Boston bullpen in right-center to start the third. Lamarr Hoyt relieved Burns and the Red Sox unloaded against the right-hander, who had allowed only one homer in 23 previous games this year.
Allenson hit Hoyt's first pitch over the screen in left for his fourth homer. Two outs later, Stapleton cleared the screen for his third homer.
Rice's home run, his 10th, hit high on the screen to open the sixth and, one out later, Rudi homered into the bleachers in dead center. That finished Hoyt.
The Red Sox scored once in the sixth off Kevin Hickey, with Evans getting an RBI with the second of his three hits, a single to right field.
Rice opened the seventh with a double to left and, after Tony Perez grounded out, Rudi homered high into the screen in left.