Jake Peavy made his Red Sox debut Saturday night, and after seven strong innings left to a standing ovation at Fenway Park.
The right-hander, who was dealt from the White Sox to Red Sox on July 30 in a three-team trade, allowed two runs and struck out seven while scattering four hits and two walks against Arizona. Boston went on to win, 5-2, keeping its lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East at one game.
Making his 14th start of the season, Peavy lowered his ERA to 4.14 and has 83 strikeouts and 19 walks in 87 innings pitched. In five years with the White Sox, Peavy appeared in 84 games (83 starts) with a 4.00 ERA.
Avisail Garcia, who the White Sox acquired from Detroit as part of the three-team trade, went 1-4 in his third game with Triple-A Charlotte Saturday night. The outfielder now has four hits in 10 at-bats with pne walk, one strikeout, a home run and four RBIs.