PHILADELPHIA, June 19 (UPI) -- Kenny Lofton delivered a two-run triple with one out in the top of the 12th inning Tuesday night as the Chicago White Sox rallied for a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
The White Sox had failed to produce any late-inning rallies this season, going 0-30 when trailing after eight innings, but they pushed across a run in the ninth against Phillies closer Jose Mesa, helping them reach extra innings for the first time this year.
After squandering scoring chances in the 10th and 11th innings, Chicago finally broke through in the 12th with help from reliever David Coggin (0-2).
In his third inning, Coggin retired Magglio Ordonez to start the 12th before walking Carlos Lee and Jose Valentin. Lofton then made Coggin pay for the free passes, lining a 3-2 pitch to the gap in left-center field.
An error by first baseman Travis Lee gave the White Sox the final margin.
Lofton's hit made a winner of Antonio Osuna (4-1), who gave up two hits in 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Rocky Biddle came on with two on and two out in the 12th and retired Bobby Abreu on a weak grounder to first base for his first save.
Five White Sox relievers worked six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits.
It was a different story for the Philadelphia bullpen as five relievers surrendered four runs, five hits and eight walks in 5 1/3 innings.