White Sox beat Phillies in 11 behind four hits from Alexei Ramirez
BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN firstname.lastname@example.org July 13, 2013 6:54PM
Updated: July 14, 2013 12:16AM
PHILADELPHIA — Alexei Ramirez had four hits, including a second double that scored Alejandro De Aza with the go-ahead run, and the White Sox defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 in 11 innings in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.
De Aza, who doubled in two runs in the fifth, tripled against J.C. Ramirez with two outs in the 11th. After Ramirez doubled, De Aza scored when shortstop Jimmy Rollins misplayed Alex Rios’ grounder for the Sox’ fifth run.
Addison Reed allowed two hits, including an RBI single by pinch hitter Humberto Quintero, before collecting his 24th save in 28 opportunities. Ben Revere hit into a double play to end the game.
The Sox escaped serious trouble in the ninth and 10th innings, as well. After a 41-minute rain delay in the middle of the ninth, reliever Nate Jones balked runners to second and third with no outs but pitched out of the jam to send the game to extra innings. In the 10th, Ramon Troncoso (1-2) escaped from a first-and-third jam with one out after Adam Dunn misplayed Dominic Brown’s grounder.
Darin Ruf’s homer in the seventh against Sox starter John Danks gave the Phillies a 3-3 tie.
De Aza doubled in Josh Phegley and Gordon Beckham in the fifth, and Conor Gillaspie drove in Dunn with a sacrifice fly in the sixth for the Sox’ first three runs.
Danks pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs, eight hits and one walk while striking out three.
Ramirez (4-for-6) collected four hits for the 10th time in his career. He was caught in a rundown between first and second after sending De Aza to third with a single, hurting the Sox’ chances for a big inning against Phillies starter Jonathan Pettibone. Rios then struck out with De Aza on third, and after Dunn walked, Dayan Viciedo (1-for-6) struck out.
The Sox (37-53) have won three of their last four games.