The White Sox put two on with two outs in the ninth before Marcus
Semien sent a routine grounder to shortstop that rookie Xander
Bogaerts fielded cleanly before throwing the ball into the dirt at
first, allowing Ramirez to score from second. Adam Dunn homered and
Daniel Webb (1-0) picked up the win in relief for Chicago.
Daniel Nava homered while Jake Peavy allowed one run and struck out
eight over six innings against his former team for the Red Sox, who
dropped to 1-4 on their road trip. Burke Badenhop (0-2) suffered the
loss in relief after allowing an unearned run, a hit and a walk in
The White Sox struck first when Dunn took a 2-2 fastball from Peavy
and sent it just over Nava’s leap in right field in the second. Nava
got back the run when he blasted Erik Johnson’s 3-1 fastball out to
right in the fourth.
The Red Sox stranded two runners in the top of the ninth and managed
only three hits in a contest played through bitter cold. Johnson
struck out nine and allowed three hits in 6 2/3 innings for Chicago
after the field was cleared of snow prior to the start of the
GAME NOTEBOOK: Boston 2B Dustin Pedroia (wrist) received a cortisone
shot and could return to the starting lineup Wednesday. He entered
as a pinch runner in the ninth inning. … Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli
suffered a dislocated finger on his left hand on a head-first slide
in the ninth. … Ramirez’s single in the ninth extended his hitting
streak to 14 games.
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