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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 
WhitSox 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. 

                                   Game Notes 

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 
six innings. 

 
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