Chicago at Philadelphia

Final 11th
W: R. Troncoso (1-2) L: J. Ramirez (0-1) S: A. Reed (24)
HR: CHW - None   PHI - D. Ruf (2)

White Sox drop Phils in 11th in doubleheader opener wire reports

PHILADELPHIA -- Alexei Ramirez watched the Chicago White Sox bullpen escape trouble and delivered when he got his chance.

Ramirez hit a tiebreaking double in the 11th inning to lift Chicago over the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday.

After a 41-minute rain delay following the top of the ninth, White Sox righty Nate Jones escaped a no-out, second-and-third jam in the bottom half. Ramon Troncoso (1-2) then left the winning run on third in the 10th.

"The last few innings, guys were hanging by the skin of their teeth," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "It wasn't pretty, but it worked out."

The teams were forced to play two after Friday night's interleague game was rained out. John Lannan faces Chicago's Hector Santiago in the nightcap, which was pushed back 30 minutes.

Alejandro De Aza hit a two-out triple off J.C. Ramirez (0-1) in the 11th and Ramirez followed with a liner to right-center for his fourth hit. Ramirez then scored when shortstop Jimmy Rollins booted Alex Rios' grounder for an error.

"Ramirez has been swinging the ball well, being aggressive," Ventura said.

The Phillies fell to 3-10 when they have a chance to move to .500. They won consecutive series over first-place Pittsburgh and Atlanta, and took three of four from defending NL East champion Washington.

But the inability to hit a sacrifice fly cost Philadelphia against the White Sox, who entered with the third-worst record in the majors.

"We had some golden chances," manager Charlie Manuel said. "All we had to do was hit the ball and couldn't do it. The game was sitting there for us."

Jones balked runners to second and third in the ninth before retiring Carlos Ruiz on a shallow fly, striking out pinch-hitter Laynce Nix and getting Ben Revere on a hard liner to right.

The Phillies had runners on first and third with one out in the 10th, but Troncoso fanned Delmon Young and Kevin Frandsen grounded out.

"We just needed to hit a ball somewhere, make a fielder move," Manuel said. "Just needed to make contact."

Addison Reed pitched the 11th for his 24th save in 28 tries. He allowed an RBI single to pinch-hitter Humberto Quintero.

Rookie Jonathan Pettibone allowed three runs and six hits, striking out six in six innings. The Phillies fell to 10-6 in Pettibone's starts.

White Sox starter John Danks gave up three runs and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings.

"I think I'm on the right track now," Danks said. "I'll be disappointed if it doesn't go right."

Darin Ruf fouled off three straight pitches before driving a changeup out to straightaway center to tie it at 3 in the seventh. Ruf has two homers in 20 at-bats since being called up to replace injured slugger Ryan Howard. Ruf hit 41 homers last season, including 38 at Double-A and three for the Phillies.

Ruf then made an over-the-shoulder, sliding catch on a foul ball near the stands in the eighth.

Conor Gillaspie's sacrifice fly put the White Sox up 3-2 in the sixth. De Aza's two-run double in the fifth tied it.

The Phillies jumped ahead 2-0 in the first on a RBI groundout by Domonic Brown and RBI single by Delmon Young.


  • Plate umpire Brian O'Nora left the game after the top of the 10th inning. There was no immediate word on the cause.
  • Ruiz took a hard shot to the throat on a pitch that bounced in the dirt before striking the catcher under his mask in the seventh. He grimaced and went down to the ground briefly, but stayed in.
  • This is the fourth-ever series between the teams and first since the Phillies swept a three-game set in June 2007.
  • The White Sox recalled LHP Donnie Veal from Triple-A Charlotte to replace lefty Matt Thornton, who was traded to Boston on Friday night. Veal retired the only batter he faced in the eighth.
  • Revere extended his hitting streak to 10 games.
  • Gordon Beckham has an eight-game hitting streak.
  • Cole Hamels (4-11, 4.17) goes for his third straight win in the series finale Sunday afternoon against Chicago's Jose Quintana (4-2, 3.67).
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Alexei Ramirez finishes with four hits, including a tiebreaking double to put Chicago ahead in the 11th. (USATSI)
Alexei Ramirez finishes with four hits, including a tiebreaking double to put Chicago ahead in the 11th. (USATSI)

Players of the Game

A. Ramirez
AB 6
R 1
H 4
HR 0

D. Ruf
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 1

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Chicago (A.L.) White Sox
Alejandro De Aza, CF-LF5122100 .267
Alexei Ramirez, SS6141001 .289
Alex Rios, RF6000034 .273
Adam Dunn, 1B3120300 .212
Dayan Viciedo, LF6010027 .242
Conor Gillaspie, 3B2001010 .250
   b-Casper Wells, PH1010000 .191
Josh Phegley, C5110003 .200
Gordon Beckham, 2B4120110 .346
John Danks, P2000013 .000
   Jeff Keppinger, 3B2000010 .246
a-walked for Gillaspie in the 8th
b-singled for Jones in the 10th
2B - Alejandro De Aza (18, Pettibone), Alexei Ramirez 2 (24, De Fratus), Dayan Viciedo (12, Pettibone)
3B - Alejandro De Aza (2, Ramirez), Gordon Beckham (1, Pettibone)
SF - Conor Gillaspie (5)
SH - John Danks (2)
RBI - Alejandro De Aza 2 (43), Alexei Ramirez (21), Conor Gillaspie (23)
2-OUT RBI - Alexei Ramirez (11)
SB - Gordon Beckham (5, 2nd base off Pettibone/Ruiz)
CS - Brent Morel (1, 2nd base by Bastardo/Ruiz)
Team LOB - 12
Outfield Assists - Dayan Viciedo 1
DP - A. Ramirez-Beckham-Dunn, A. Ramirez-Beckham-Dunn-Keppinger-Beckham-Dunn
E - Adam Dunn (5, Misplayed grounder)
Chicago (A.L.) White Sox
John Danks 6.1833141 4.31
Matt Lindstrom 1100000 2.95
Donnie Veal 0.1000000 8.22
Nate Jones 1.1200020 4.53
Ramon Troncoso (W,1-2) 1000110 6.59
Addison Reed (S,24) 1211000 3.95
Pitches-Strikes - John Danks 111-75, Matt Lindstrom 16-10, Donnie Veal 5-2, Nate Jones 22-15, Ramon Troncoso 26-14, Addison Reed 15-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - John Danks 10-3, Matt Lindstrom 1-2, Ramon Troncoso 2-1, Addison Reed 2-0
Batters Faced - John Danks 26, Matt Lindstrom 4, Donnie Veal 1, Nate Jones 6, Ramon Troncoso 5, Addison Reed 4
Philadelphia Phillies
Ben Revere, CF6020004 .305
Jimmy Rollins, SS5110011 .259
Michael Young, 3B4120100 .291
Domonic Brown, LF5001003 .277
Delmon Young, RF5021023 .271
Kevin Frandsen, 2B5010023 .290
Darin Ruf, 1B4231100 .450
Carlos Ruiz, C5010004 .268
Jonathan Pettibone, P2000010 .107
   b-Chase Utley, PH1000001 .274
   c-Laynce Nix, PH1000012 .200
   d-Humberto Quintero, PH1011000 .250
a-announced for De Fratus in the 7th
b-hit into fielder's choice for Mayberry in the 7th
c-struck out for Papelbon in the 9th
d-singled for Diekman in the 11th
2B - Michael Young (18, Danks), Delmon Young (10, Danks), Darin Ruf (3, Reed)
HR - Darin Ruf (2, Danks)
RBI - Domonic Brown (65), Delmon Young (28), Darin Ruf (3), Humberto Quintero (9)
2-OUT RBI - Delmon Young (16)
Team LOB - 9
Outfield Assists - Domonic Brown 1
DP - Young-Frandsen-Ruf
E - Jimmy Rollins (9, Misplayed grounder)
PB - Carlos Ruiz (2)
Philadelphia Phillies
Jonathan Pettibone 6633460 3.89
Justin De Fratus 1100110 4.82
Antonio Bastardo 1000110 2.70
Jonathan Papelbon 1100010 2.15
J.C. Ramirez (L,0-1) 1.2421000 2.57
Jake Diekman 0.1100000 4.35
IBB - Beckham by Jonathan Pettibone, Dunn by Justin De Fratus
Pitches-Strikes - Jonathan Pettibone 91-60, Justin De Fratus 23-13, Antonio Bastardo 12-7, Jonathan Papelbon 19-14, J.C. Ramirez 25-19, Jake Diekman 5-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jonathan Pettibone 9-2, Justin De Fratus 1-1, Jonathan Papelbon 1-1, J.C. Ramirez 3-2
Batters Faced - Jonathan Pettibone 27, Justin De Fratus 5, Antonio Bastardo 3, Jonathan Papelbon 4, J.C. Ramirez 9, Jake Diekman 2
Game Information
Attendance - 41562
Game Time - 3:53
Temperature - 91
Umpires - Home - Bill Welke, First Base - John Tumpane, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Adrian Johnson