Trayce Thompson had an RBI single in the seventh inning off Chris Sale , Dylan Covey pitched six innings as part of a three-hitter and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 1-0 on Friday night.
Kevan Smith had two hits and scored the only run after leading off the seventh with a ground-rule double. Thompson brought him in with a one-out single to help Chicago end a six-game skid against Boston.
Covey (2-1) more than kept pace with former White Sox ace Sale (5-4), who lost his third straight start despite striking out 10 in eight innings.
Jace Fry and Nate Jones each pitched a scoreless inning, and Joakim Soria earned his seventh save. Chicago has won three of four.
It was Boston's first 1-0 loss at Fenway Park since Sept. 14, 2016 against Baltimore.
Boston's Andrew Benintendi led off the first with a double off the Green Monster but was one of four runners stranded on base by the Red Sox, who were 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position. Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts were the only other Boston players to get a hit.
Covey allowed three hits and struck out seven, one below his season high, in his first start against the Red Sox. He pitched into the seventh before Bogaerts hit a leadoff single and Fry came on in relief for Chicago.
Fry got Mitch Moreland to ground into a fielder's choice that was initially ruled a double play. The replay showed Moreland just beating the throw to first, and the call was overturned after a quick review. Eduardo Nunez reached on an error by Jose Rondon at third, but Fry kept the shutout intact by retiring Devers and Jackie Bradley Jr.