MLB: Chicago White Sox 5, Philadelphia 4 (1st game, 11 innings)

July 13, 2013 at 8:16 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, July 13 (UPI) -- Alexei Ramirez delivered an RBI double in the 11th inning Saturday, boosting the Chicago White Sox over Philadelphia 5-4 in Game 1 of a doubleheader.

After a 41-minute rain delay in the ninth inning with the score tied 3-3, the game resumed with a scoreless 10th.

Then in the 11th, Alejandro De Aza (two RBI) collected a one-out triple against J.C. Ramirez (0-1) and came home when Ramirez (4-for-6) followed by stroking a solid two-bagger into right-center field.

The decisive run, however, came next when Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins couldn't handle a routine Alex Rios grounder, allowing Ramirez to score for a 5-3 advantage.

The White Sox needed the unearned run in the bottom of the 11th when Humberto Quintero sent home Darin Ruf with a pinch-hit RBI single, but Addison Reed closed out his 24th save by inducing Ben Revere to ground into a game-ending double play.

Ramon Trancoso (1-2) earned the decision for the White Sox, who took the first of a three-game interleague series after Friday's scheduled opener was rained out.

Ruf went 3-for-4 with a solo homer while Delmon Young added an RBI for Philadelphia.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
Michael Sam cut from the Dallas Cowboys Michael Sam cut from the Dallas Cowboys
Jameis Winston expected to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft Jameis Winston expected to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft
Third-period burst sends Bruins past Sharks
Cornish among CFL players of the week
2013-14 college football bowl results 2013-14 college football bowl results
Trending News
Around the Web