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Chicago,  IL  (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Alexei Ramirez  scored  from  second  on 
shortstop  Xander Bogaerts' throwing error in the bottom of the ninth, lifting 
the  Chicago White Sox over the Boston Red Sox, 2-1, in the opener of a three- 
game series. 

"It's cold weather, but that's no excuse for that play," Bogaerts said. 

Burke  Badenhop (0-2), who  recorded the final out in the eighth, stayed on to 
start the ninth for Boston. After Alejandro De Aza was caught stealing second, 
Ramirez  singled to left. Badenhop got Tyler Flowers to go down looking before 
handing  the ball  over to Chris Capuano, who walked Adam Eaton. Marcus Semien 
then hit a grounder to Bogaerts, whose errant throw to first allowed the game- 
winning run to score. 

"There  were two outs so I was going all the way with two outs, so my idea was 
to go ahead and get to home plate regardless of what happened," Ramirez said. 

Daniel  Webb (1-0) picked  up his first win in the big leagues after stranding 
men  on first  and second in the top  of the ninth. Erik Johnson got the start 
for  Chicago and allowed  one run on three hits while striking out nine over 6 
2/3 innings. 

Adam Dunn hit a Solo homer for the White Sox, who have won two in a row. 

Boston  starter Jake Peavy gave up one run on three hits with eight strikeouts 
and  four walks  over six full frames.  Tuesday marked his first start at U.S. 
Cellular Field since being traded by the White Sox last summer. 

Daniel  Nava  hit a Solo  homer for  the Red Sox,  who lost first baseman Mike 
Napoli  to a dislocated  finger in the ninth inning. After reaching on a walk, 
Napoli tried taking second on a steal. He slid into the base and his left hand 
jammed into the bag. His left ring finger appeared to be out of place. 

Dustin  Pedroia, who  has inflammation in his left wrist, came on to pinch-run 
for Napoli and moved to second base. Mike Carp entered at first base. 

Dunn homered to right in the second to make it 1-0 Chicago. 

The  Red Sox put men on second and third in the third, but Bogaerts struck out 
swinging to end the inning. 

Nava hit a no-doubter to right in the fourth to make it 1-1. 

The White Sox had a chance to take the lead back in the sixth. With runners on 
second and third, De Aza flied out to end the threat. 

                                   Game Notes 

Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the tragic Boston Marathon bombings 
and  the 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier 
...  Pedroia was  given  a cortisone  injection  and is  aiming  to return  on 
Wednesday.  He missed Sunday's series finale at the New York Yankees ... Whit
Sox   right  fielder  Avisail  Garcia  underwent  successful  surgery  Tuesday 
morning to repair a torn labrum and avulsion fracture in his left shoulder ... 
Ramirez went 1-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to 14 games. 

 
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