Burger’s homer off Hill lifts White Sox over Red Sox

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CHICAGO — Jake Burger hit a three-run homer off Rich Hill, Lucas Giolito overcame a shaky first inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Red Sox 3-1 Wednesday night to end Boston’s six-game winning streak.

The White Sox won for the fourth time in six games and moved over .500 to 22-21.

Burger, recalled Tuesday from Triple-A Charlotte after Luis Robert was placed on the COVID-19 injured list, hit an 0-2 breaking pitch in the fifth inning that traveled an estimated 444 feet.

“It was definitely reactionary,” Burger said. “Rich was throwing well all night. The pitch before that was very similar, and I swung over it. Fortunately, he came back with it, and I got one over the plate that was a little higher than the one previous.”

Giolito (3-1) threw 27 pitches in the first but still allowed fewer than two runs for the fourth time this season.

“I really lacked rhythm and tempo in my delivery, especially out of the wind-up early,” Giolito said. “It led to really, really poor fastball command, at times not really knowing where my fastball was going.

“Luckily I was able to make good pitches with runners on bases early and limit the damage.”

Hill (1-2) held the White Sox hitless through four innings but lost his lead quickly. Jose Abreu led off the fifth with an opposite-field double to right, and AJ Pollock reached on a throwing error by third baseman Rafael Devers that preceded Burger’s homer.