Final White Sox 2-1: The Red Sox lost in a tough way after a long, long game.
Burke Badenhop’s leadoff walk to Alejandro De Aza was wiped off, thanks to A.J. Pierzynski’s strong toss to second to catch him stealing.
Alexei Ramirez then knocked a one-out single, and Badenhop struck out Tyler Flowers — his fourth K of the night — for the second out of the inning before it was time for another call to the bullpen.
Chris Capuano entered the game and walked the first batter he faced, Adam Eaton. He appeared to get out of the jam when Marcus Semien hit a routine ground ball up the middle to Xander Bogaerts.
Bogaerts’ throw to Mike Carp at first base was in the dirt and Carp couldn’t pick it, though, and the winning run came around to score.
That’s a tough one to swallow for the Red Sox.
Mid 9th, 1-1: The Red Sox had the go-ahead run at second, but the White Sox battled to keep this game knotted at 1-1.
David Ortiz grounded out to lead off the inning, but a one-out walk to Mike Napoli warranted a call to the ‘pen.
Donnie Veal replaced Jake Petricka, and Jonny Gomes entered the game to pinch-hit for Daniel Nava. Gomes couldn’t provide any late-inning heroics, though, whiffing on a curveball for the second out.
With A.J. Pierzynski batting, Mike Napoli showed off some heads-up baserunning, stealing second on a pitch in the dirt, but his aggressiveness might have actually hurt him. Napoli appeared to hurt his finger sliding into the bag headfirst. Fingers aren’t supposed to bend that way.
Dustin Pedroia entered the game as a pinch runner, and the Red Sox threatened as Veal drilled Pierzynski in the back.
Daniel Webb came in to replace Veal and with one pitch, he got out of the jam, getting pinch-hitter Mike Carp to softly ground out with the go-ahead run at second.
End 8th, 1-1: Andrew Miller replaced Junichi Tazawa in the bottom of the eighth.
Miller got Conor Gillaspie to fly out to left field before getting Jose Abreu to ground out to second. Jonathan Herrera flashed some leather getting the second out of the inning. But a pitching change was made after Miller walked Adam Dunn.
Burke Badenhop came into the game and retired Dayan Viciedo, but it wasn’t exactly a walk in the park. Viciedo hit a sharp comebacker to Badenhop, who had a little trouble finding the handle. Once he did get control of the ball, his throw to Mike Napoli was in the dirt. Nap bailed him out, though, and we head to the ninth still tied.
Mid 8th, 1-1: The Red Sox and White Sox will head to the bottom of the eighth still tied at 1-1.
Scott Downs didn’t look like his 16.20 ERA against the Red Sox. The southpaw got both Jonathan Herrera and Grady Sizemore to ground out, and with that, his night is over.
Jake Petricka took over on the mound, and he struck out Xander Bogaerts to end the inning.
End 7th, 1-1: Junichi Tazawa entered the game and shut down the White Sox.
After taking a hard foul ball to the foot, Alexei Ramirez grounded out to shortstop to start the inning. Ramirez was in visible pain running to first.
Tyler Flowers struck out for the third time of the night, and Adam Eaton provided the only hiccup of the evening, hitting a hard ground ball to Jonathan Herrera that was too hot to handle.
Daniel Nava made a shoestring catch in shallow right field to cap off the inning.
Mid 7th, 1-1: The Red Sox left two runners on in the seventh as the White Sox escaped the inning unscathed.
Mike Napoli got his first hit of the night, knocking a base hit into left field to start the inning. Napoli moved to second after Erik Johnson gave up a one-out walk to AJ Pierzynski, following Daniel Nava’s broken-bat blooper that was caught by Alexei Ramirez for out No. 1.
Ryan Roberts couldn’t advance the runners, though, striking out, and with the K, Johnson’s night is over.
Scott Downs, who is 0-2 on the year with an absurd 16.20 ERA, entered the game and he got the job done, striking out Jackie Bradley Jr. to escape the jam.
End 6th, 1-1: Jake Peavy worked his way around some trouble in the sixth.
Peavy made a nice hustle play, and took care of Conor Gillaspie’s soft chopper all by himself to start the inning, but he ran into some trouble after back-to-back walks to Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn.
With runners on first and second, Dayan Viciedo hit a soft grounder to Xander Bogaerts, and the shortstop only had time to get Viciedo at first.
But with runners in scoring position, Alejandro De Aza couldn’t capitalize. De Aza flew out to Grady Sizemore to end the inning.
We’ve likely seen the last of Peavy, though, as his pitch count has climbed to the 113-mark.
Mid 6th, 1-1: Erik Johnson thought Jake Peavy’s 1-2-3 inning looked so nice that he would do the same.
With the top of the lineup up for the Red Sox, Grady Sizemore grounded out to second base for the first out of the inning, Xander Bogaerts flew out to center, and David Ortiz flew out to end the inning.
This game is suddenly moving pretty quickly, so clearly these guys are ready to get out of the cold.
End 5th, 1-1: Peavy is absolutely cruising right now.
Peavy got his 8th strikeout of the night, getting Tyler Flowers to go down swinging. Adam Eaton flied out to center, and Peavy retired Marcus Semien to end the inning.
Mid 5th, 1-1: Erik Johnson enjoyed a quick inning.
Ryan Roberts popped out to center field, Jackie Bradley Jr. grounded out to second, and Jonathan Herrera struck out to end the inning.
It really was that fast.
End 4th, 1-1: Jake Peavy pitched his way out of some trouble in the fourth, racking up his seventh strikeout of the night in the process.
After Jose Abreu struck out swinging, Peavy walked Adam Dunn. Dayan Viciedo then hit a base hit up the middle, but with runners on first and second Peavy came in clutch getting Alejandro De Aza to strike out.
Alexei Ramirez couldn’t avoid the same fate as he went down swinging and left two stranded to end the inning.
Mid 4th, 1-1: The Red Sox were able to tie the game with one swing of the bat, courtesy of Daniel Nava.
Prior to Nava’s bomb, Erik Johnson racked up consecutive K’s. Big Papi was certainly not happy with his strikeout, as he thought he had held up on a slider up in the zone, but the umpires ruled he went around. John Farrell had to come out and get his big slugger before it escalated. Mike Napoli became the next victim to go by way of the K.
Following the trend, A.J. Pierzynski struck out to end the inning.
End 3rd, White Sox 1-0: Well, that was a much easier inning for Jake Peavy.
The righthander worked a 1-2-3 inning, getting groundouts from Adam Eaton and Conor Gillaspie. Sandwiched between those two, Marcus Semien hit a lazy fly ball to Jackie Bradley Jr. in center field.
Mid 3rd, White Sox 1-0: The Red Sox threatened in the third inning, but they failed to get on the board.
After Ryan Roberts struck out to start the inning, Jackie Bradley Jr. worked a one-out walk. Jonathan Herrera, the No. 9 batter, then got the Red Sox’s first hit of the night, hitting a single into center field.
Both runners tagged up on a popout to center field by Grady Sizemore, but with runners on second and third, Xander Bogaerts couldn’t bring them in. The shortstop struck out to end the inning.
End 2nd, White Sox 1-0: The first hit for the White Sox was a big one. Adam Dunn gave Chicago the lead with a one-out solo shot.
Before Dunn’s bomb, Jose Abreu put up a heck of a battle, with his 12-pitch at-bat, concluding in a chopper to shortstop. Xander Bogaerts made a good play on it, but his throw to Mike Napoli drew the first baseman off the bag. The umpire called Abreu out, ruling Napoli kept his foot on the base, but the White Sox challenged the play, and for once, the Red Sox came out on top of a challenge play as the initial call stood.
It didn’t get any easier from there, though. Grady Sizemore badly misplayed a ball in left field that gave Dayan Viciedo a stand-up double. After playing center field for the majority of the season, Sizemore looked a little out of place as he misjudged Vicido’s well-hit ball and had to backpedal, but it was too late, and the ball dropped in behind him.
Alejandro De Aza struck out for the second out of the inning, but Jake Peavy walked Alexei Ramirez to put men on first and second. The right-hander finally got out of the jam, striking out Tyler Flowers looking to end the inning.
Mid 2nd, 0-0: The Red Sox went down in order here in the second.
Mike Napoli stuck out to start the inning on a fastball on the inside part of the plate, and he quickly voiced his displeasure with the call. Not surprisingly, the call didn’t change.
Daniel Nava got a good piece of the ball, but he lined out to a jumping Alexei Ramirez at shortstop.
The White Sox then greeted A.J. Pierzynski with a hearty ovation, but he was unable to record a hit in his first at-bat. Ramirez, yet again, made a stellar play to rob his former teammate of a base hit up the middle.
End 1st, 0-0: Jake Peavy said hi to his former teammates by striking out a pair of them in an easy 1-2-3 inning.
Adam Eaton struck out swinging, Marcus Semien popped out to Mike Napoli in foul territory, and Conor Gillaspie struck out to end the inning.
Mid 1st, 0-0: It was an easy 1-2-3 inning for Erik Johnson.
Grady Sizemore got jammed on a slider and broke his bat as he popped out to right field for the first out of the inning. Xander Bogaerts struck out looking, and David Ortiz flied out to end the inning.
8:11 p.m.: We are underway in Chicago and Erik Johnson’s first pitch to Grady Sizemore misses inside.
8:09 p.m.: It’s 32 degrees in Chicago tonight, which would explain the plethora of empty seats. Regardless, it’s going to be a chilly one for the boys tonight. Chiberia, indeed.
8:00 p.m.: We are moments away from the first pitch, but before we get underway, the Chicago White Sox are putting on a phenomenal tribute for the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon.
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7:00 p.m.: The Red Sox are slowly but surely getting healthy again.
John Farrell told reporters before Tuesday’s game that Koji Uehara is set to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday, and Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports that the closer could return to game action as soon as Thursday.
6:00 p.m.: Dustin Pedroia received some good news regarding his left wrist on Monday, but the second baseman will not be in the lineup Tuesday night against the White Sox.
According to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston, Pedroia got a cortisone shot to help with inflammation and he hopes to be back in the lineup Wednesday.
Check out the full lineups below.
Boston Red Sox (5-8)
Grady Sizemore, LF
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Daniel Nava, RF
A.J. Pierzynski, C
Ryan Roberts, 3B
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Jonathan Herrera, 2B
Jake Peavy RHP
Chicago White Sox (7-6)
Adam Eaton, CF
Marcus Semien, 2B
Conor Gillaspie, 3B
Jose Abreu, 1B
Adam Dunn, DH
Dayan Viciedo, RF
Alejandro De Aza, LF
Alexei Ramirez, SS
Tyler Flowers, C
Erik Johnson, RHP
8:00 a.m. ET: The White Sox will welcome a familiar face to town when they open up a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox in Chicago on Tuesday night.
Jake Peavy, who went 36-29 in parts of five seasons for the White Sox before being sent to Boston, got the better of his former team in his only start against them last season, holding Chicago to just two runs over seven innings on Aug. 31 at Fenway Park.
Now, Peavy returns to U.S. Cellular Field — for the first time as a visitor — looking to secure his first win of the season after tossing two no-decisions.
Peavy has pitched well this season, giving up only three runs on nine hits in 12 2/3 innings, and the Red Sox will need another quality outing from him so they can get back in the win column. Boston enters Tuesday’s game after dropping three of four to the Yankees in New York.
It isn’t all bad news for Boston, though, as both Koji Uehara and Dustin Pedroia are expected to rejoin the team in Chicago after both receiving encouraging news from their respective medical exams.
First pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m., so be sure to stick around NESN.com throughout the day for updates.
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