Rookie Ron Kittle broke a 2-2 tie with his 11th homer, and Carlton Fisk had a home run and two singles as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Red Sox, 6-4, yesterday in Boston.
Fisk entered the game batting .179, but is hitting .418 with eight homers and 23 RBI against the Red Sox since leaving the team at the end of the 1980 season. The White Sox have won four in a row and have hit 23 homers in their last 11 games.
"This year, it seems like there have been 22 guys on the field every time I've come up," Fisk said.
The White Sox, 2-0 losers last week in Chicago to Bruce Hurst, yesterday scored five runs on nine hits off Hurst (4-3) in 4 1/3 innings.
Britt Burns (2-2) allowed nine hits, including a two-run homer by Tony Armas in the first. Salome Barojas earned his ninth save.
Armas put Boston in front with his eighth homer of the season, but the White Sox tied at 2 in the third on three singles and a sacrifice fly by Greg Luzinski.
Kittle put Chicago in front to stay with his homer in the fourth.