Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jackie Bradley Jr.'s two-run double in the
top of the 14th inning gave the Boston Red Sox a 6-4 win over the Chicago
White Sox to even the three-game set from U.S. Cellular Field.
Leury Garcia (0-1) retired the first two batters he faced in the 14th but
walked Daniel Nava and Jonathan Herrera, setting up Bradley's drive to the
wall in right field.
Chris Capuano (1-0) got the first two outs in the home half of the 14th, and
Burke Badenhop took the hill to finish it and record his first save of the
season for Boston, which had lost three straight.
Dustin Pedroia had two hits and three runs scored for the Red Sox, who hit
just 6-for-44 as a team and 3-for-17 with runners in scoring position. Clay
Buchholz started and allowed three runs -- two earned -- on six hits while
striking out six over six innings.
Alexei Ramirez homered for Chicago and extended his hitting streak to 15
games, tying him with Frank Thomas (1996) for the longest season-opening
streak in franchise history.
Conor Gillaspie, Adrian Nieto and Tyler Flowers all had two hits in defeat.
The Solid navy;background-color:yellow"> White Sox took a 3-1 lead on Ramirez's two-run homer in the sixth. Adam
Dunn walked and later scored on Ramirez's blast to left.
The Red Sox scored once in the eighth and ninth to force extras. In the
eighth, Scott Downs walked David Ortiz before handing the ball over to Jake
Petricka, who walked Jonny Gomes. Donnie Veal came in and got Grady Sizemore
to ground into a fielder's choice, but A.J. Pierzynski's sacrifice fly cut the
gap to one. Boston left the bases loaded.
Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts worked consecutive walks to begin the ninth. Matt
Lindstrom came in from the bullpen and gave up an infield single to Gomes.
Sizemore's sacrifice fly tied the game.
The Red Sox took the lead in the 11th. Daniel Webb walked Pedroia and hit
Bogaerts with a pitch. After Ortiz grounded into a fielder's choice, Gomes
plated Pedroia with a sacrifice fly.
Chicago got the run back in the bottom half to extend the game. With Edward
Mujica pitching, Jordan Danks walked, stole second, advanced to third on
Ramirez's groundout and raced home on Flowers' single to center.
Earlier, both teams put a run across in the first inning. Bogaerts hit an RBI
single to start it, and the Solid navy;background-color:yellow"> White Sox responded in the home half when Adam
Eaton scored on Ryan Roberts' throwing error.
The Red Sox were without first baseman Mike Napoli, who left Tuesday's contest
in the ninth inning with a dislocated finger ... Pedroia returned to the
starting lineup after missing the previous two games with inflammation in his
left wrist ... Boston left 16 men on base while Chicago left 10 ...
Chicago starter John Danks gave up one run on three hits with four walks over