Boston error gives White Sox the win

PATRICK ROSE Associated Press Published:

CHICAGO (AP) -- Alexei Ramirez is finding different ways of helping the White Sox earn dramatic victories.

Ramirez scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a throwing error and the Chicago White Sox edged the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on a frigid Tuesday night.

Tied at one, Red Sox reliever Burke Badenhop (0-2) allowed a one-out single to Ramirez. After Tyler Flowers struck out, Chris Capuano replaced Badenhop.

Capuano walked Adam Eaton to move Ramirez to second. Then with a 3-2 count, Marcus Semien hit a grounder to Xander Bogaerts at shortstop, who one-hopped his throw to first baseman Mike Carp.

Carp wasn't able to scoop the throw and Ramirez, who was already running on the pitch never stopped when rounding third and scored without a throw.

"There were two outs so I was going all the way with two outs, so my idea was to go ahead and get to home plate regardless of what happened," said Ramirez, who also beat the Cleveland Indians with a two-run homer in the ninth inning on Sunday.

White Sox reliever Daniel Webb (1-0) got one out in the ninth for the victory.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

RANGERS 5, MARINERS 0

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back homers, Robbie Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 Tuesday night.

Fielder ended a 13-game homerless streak to start the season with his new team, hitting a line drive to right-center off former Texas first-round pick Blake Beavan (0-1) leading off the second inning. Two pitches later, Kouzmanoff went deep to left.

ATHLETICS 10,

ANGELS 9, 11 INNINGS

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Josh Donaldson drove in Jed Lowrie with an 11th-inning double, and Oakland overcame Mike Trout's tying homer in the ninth to beat Los Angeles.

Lowrie led off the 11th with a single against Yoslan Herrera (0-1), the Angels' seventh pitcher.

ROYALS 4, ASTROS 2

HOUSTON -- Yordano Ventura threw seven strong innings for his first major league win to lead Kansas City over Houston.

Ventura (1-0), an elite prospect with a 100 mph fastball, allowed four hits and one earned run with seven strikeouts in his fifth major league start.

BLUE JAYS 9, TWINS 3

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jose Bautista had three hits and an RBI, and Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to help Toronto beat Minnesota.

Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and an RBI, and Aaron Loup (1-0) won in relief of starter Brandon Morrow, who lasted 3 2/3 innings on a 35-degree night at Target Field.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

MARLINS 11, NATIONALS 2

MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton tied a career high with five RBIs, including a three-run homer off Stephen Strasburg, and Miami broke an eight-game losing streak by beating Washington.

Strasburg (1-2) allowed six runs and eight hits in four innings. He fell to 2-3 at Marlins Park with an ERA of 8.61.

CARDINALS 6, BREWERS 1

MILWAUKEE -- Shelby Miller struck out seven and allowed three hits over six innings, and Mark Ellis had two RBIs in his return from the disabled list to lead St. Louis over Milwaukee.

Miller (1-2) routinely fired fastballs clocked in the mid-90s (mph) and gave up only a homer to Aramis Ramirez in the fourth.

ROCKIES 3, PADRES 2

SAN DIEGO -- Juan Nicasio pitched six solid innings and Colorado edged San Diego for a rare road victory.

Nicasio (2-0) allowed hits to his first four batters as the light-hitting Padres took a 2-0 lead. But the right-hander gave up just two hits after that and improved to 3-0 in six starts against San Diego with a 2.89 ERA.

METS 9, DIAMONDBACKS 0

PHOENIX -- Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three hits and three RBIs in his season debut, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings in a combined three-hitter and New York routed the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks.

Mejia (2-0) was sharp before leaving with a torn blister. Eric Young Jr. had three hits and two RBIs, and the Mets finished with 12 hits to ensure a winning record on their nine-game road trip.

GIANTS 3, DODGERS 2, 12 INNINGS

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and San Francisco beat Los Angeles after Brandon Belt's tying double in the ninth off closer Kenley Jansen.

Brandon Crawford singled off Brandon League (0-1) with one out in the 12th and advanced to second on a groundout by Brandon Hicks.

Crawford went to third on a wild pitch and Sanchez hit a sharp one-hopper that glanced off the glove of diving second baseman Justin Turner and into center field.

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