Jake Peavy's known for studying hitters. It certainly gave him an edge against his former teammates.
Peavy pitched seven strong innings, Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Saturday night for their sixth win in seven games.
Acquired in a three-team, seven-player deal July 30 that sent infielder Jose Iglesias to Detroit, Peavy spent four seasons with the White Sox. The 32-year old right-hander went 36-29 after being picked up in a trade from San Diego on July 31, 2009.
"I certainly knew that team in and out," he said. "I did know pretty much for the most part what they were going to do. I think that worked pretty much to my advantage."
Peavy (11-5) allowed two runs and five singles in his sixth start for the Red Sox. He struck out four and walked one while throwing 109 pitches.
Even White Sox manager Robin Ventura could see him working his hitters a certain way.
"He's good at seeing some weaknesses at people and he tried to ex...