Hector Santiago strong again, but White Sox drop nightcap in 13
BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN firstname.lastname@example.org July 14, 2013 12:01AM
Chicago White Sox's Hector Santiago delivers a pitch in the first inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, July 13, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Updated: July 14, 2013 12:48AM
PHILADELPHIA — Michael Young singled home Jimmy Rollins from second base in the 13th inning, giving the Philadelphia Phillies a 2-1 victory over the White Sox in Game 2 of a day-night doubleheader Saturday night.
Young singled against Simon Castro (0-1), and Rollins beat right fielder Casper Wells’ throw and catcher Tyler Flowers’ tag, giving the Phillies a split. The Sox won the first game 5-4.
Sox starter Hector Santiago was outstanding, allowing one run and three hits in 7 1/3 innings while striking out nine, his second game in the last three with nine whiffs. Santiago, who got a no-decision, lowered his ERA to 3.30. The only run Santiago allowed came on a home run by John Mayberry Jr. that tied the score at 1 in the seventh.
“I had 6 2/3 good ones and one pitch. I wish I could have that pitch,” Santiago said. “But after that, the bullpen kind of shut down the game.’’
Wells collided with second baseman Gordon Beckham in foul territory in the 12th, forcing Beckham to leave the game with a bruised left quad.
Beckham looked to be in serious pain, but manager Robin Ventura said the injury isn’t serious. Beckham won’t play Sunday, the last game before the All-Star break.
“Just one of those Charley horse-type things,” Ventura said. “He got a knee on the side. It’s pretty good. I doubt he’d be playing tomorrow. Everybody is on board for tomorrow. He’s probably out of there.”
Catcher Josh Phegley replaced Beckham. Phegley was the last available position player on the bench.
“In college, I played a little bit of third base just to save my legs and stay in the lineup somehow,” Phegley said. “The last time I played second base was sophomore year of high school, and that was just in summer ball for a year. So it’s been awhile.”
Ventura emptied his bench and rested regulars Alex Rios, Adam Dunn and Alejandro De Aza at the start. Wells, Brent Morel and Blake Tekotte started. Tekotte responded with a double, an infield single and a run scored on Beckham’s sacrifice fly in the fifth.
The Phillies made three errors, including two in the fourth that put Jeff Keppinger on third with no outs. But the Sox failed to cash in as Phillies left-hander John Lannan struck out Dayan Viciedo, got Wells to pop up and retired Flowers on a fielder’s choice.