Ramirez scores on error in 9th; White Sox win 2-1
BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN Staff Reporter April 15, 2014 10:56PM
Updated: April 15, 2014 11:23PM
Alexei Ramirez scored from second base on shortstop Andrew Bogaerts’ throwing error, and the White Sox (8-6) defeated the Red Sox 2-1 for their second walk-off victory in as many games Tuesday night at frigid U.S. Cellular Field.
Ramirez, who extended his hitting streak to 14 with a single in the ninth, went to second on a walk by Chris Capuano to Adam Eaton. Bogaerts fielded Marcus Semien’s grounder moving to his left but bounced a throw to Carp, who couldn’t catch it cleanly.
Sox rookie right-hander Erik Johnson and Red Sox veteran Jake Peavy left the game in a 1-1 tie, Johnson allowing a home run to Daniel Nava in the fourth and Peavy serving one up to Adam Dunn in the second.
Johnson, who took a 9.58 ERA into the game after two starts, struck out a career high nine and walked two while allowing three hits. Peavy also gave up three hits, striking out eight and walking four.
Scott Downs, Jake Petricka, Donnie Veal and Daniel Webb (1-0) combined on 2 1/3 hitless innings in relief of Johnson.
Ramirez (1-for-3) singled to left field in the ninth inning to extend his hitting streak to 14, tying Lance Johnson in 1993 for the second longest streak by a White Sox to start a season. Frank Thomas began the 1996 season with a 15-game hitting streak, the club record.
Dunn, who is batting .294, walked three times in addition to his home run. He was pulled for pinch-runner Leury Garcia with two outs in the eighth inning.