Red Sox 6, White Sox 4 (14)
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[April 17, 2014]
Red Sox 6, White Sox 4 (14): Jackie
Bradley Jr. delivered a two-out, two-run double in the 14th inning with
infielder Leury Garcia on the mound to lift visiting Boston to a wild
Dustin Pedroia scored three runs for Boston, which received hits
from the first three batters it sent to the plate but recorded only
three hits thereafter, highlighted by Bradley's double to right,
which came more than five hours after the game started. Bradley's
decisive hit was preceded by two of the 15 walks drawn by Red Sox
hitters, the most by the team since 1992.
Garcia (0-1), the ninth pitcher for the White Sox, recorded the
first two outs of the 14th before walking Daniel Nava and Jonathan
Herrera. Bradley slapped a 3-2 pitch clocked at 82 miles per hour
into the right field corner, and Chris Capuano (1-0) combined with
Burke Badenhop to record the final three outs.
Chicago's Alexei Ramirez, who has hit safely in all 15 games this
season, smacked a sixth-inning offering from Clay Buchholz over the
left-field wall for his fourth homer - a two-run shot that put the
White Sox ahead 3-1. Boston sliced its deficit in half on A.J.
Pierzynski's sacrifice fly in the eighth inning before Maikel Cleto
yielded a pair of walks to open the ninth in advance of Grady
Sizemore's tying sacrifice fly against Matt Lindstrom.
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Boston went ahead 4-3 in the 11th on Jonny Gomes' sacrifice fly - a
run that was a product of a leadoff walk, as was Chicago's tying
tally in the bottom of the 11th on Tyler Flowers' two-out single up
the middle. Flowers and fellow catcher Adrian Nieto combined to go
4-for-5 for the White Sox, while Pedroia (2-for-6) was the only Red
Sox player with multiple hits.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Capuano struck out three over 2 2/3 scoreless
innings. ... Buchholz surrendered three runs (two earned) over six
innings but needed 109 pitches to record 18 outs. Chicago's John
Danks yielded one run over six innings, although he did throw 111
pitches and issue four walks. ... Boston's fifth through eighth
hitters combined to go 0-for-20.
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