Instant Replay: White Sox 5, Phillies 4 (11 innings)

Instant Replay: White Sox 5, Phillies 4 (11 innings)
July 13, 2013, 7:30 pm
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The Phillies failed to get to .500 for the first time since June 7 after dropping Game 1 of a doubleheader. (AP)

BOX SCORE

The White Sox scored two runs in the top of the 11th and beat the Phillies, 5-4, Saturday evening in the first game of a scheduled day-night doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies had second and third with nobody out in the bottom of the ninth and a man on third with one out in the bottom of the 10th but failed to score.

They got a run in the bottom of the 11th on a Darin Ruf double and RBI single by pinch-hitter Humberto Quintero.

John Lannan is scheduled to pitch for the Phillies in Game 2, which is set to begin at 8:45 p.m.

With the loss, the Phils fell two games under .500 at 46-48. They are now 3-9 this year when they’re a game under .500.
 
The White Sox led, 3-2, going into the bottom of the seventh, but Darin Ruf tied the game with a solo home run to deep center field.

The game was delayed 38 minutes for rain before the bottom of the ninth.

At the plate
In addition to his game-tying home run, Ruf had a single and an 11th-inning double. He’s now 9-for-20 with three doubles and two homers since coming up, a .450 batting average. He’s also the third player in franchise history with five home runs in his first 20 career games.

Ben Revere, Delmon Young and Michael Young each had two hits. Revere has had 15 multiple-hit games in his last 28 games.
 
Young, who was hitting .215 on June 1, is 36-for-112 since (.321), raising his average to .274.

Starting pitching report
Jonathan Pettibone cruised along through four innings, allowing no runs and two hits, but he gave up three runs on four hits and two walks in the fifth and sixth.
 
In all, Pettibone went six innings, throwing 91 pitches, 60 for strikes, allowing three earned runs and six hits. He walked four and struck out six.
 
White Sox starter John Danks, a one-time 15-game winner with Chicago, went 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs and eight hits.
 
Bullpen report
J.C. Ramirez absorbed his first-career loss after allowing the go-ahead runs in the top of the 11th. The first scored when Alejandro De Aza tripled to left-center, and Alexei Ramirez doubled. The second -- which turned out to be the game-winner -- scored on Jimmy Rollins’ error. Ramirez had entered the game in the top of the 10th.

Justin De Fratus pitched a scoreless seventh for the Phils, Antonio Bastardo a scoreless eighth, Jonathan Papelbon a scoreless ninth. Jake Diekman got the final out in the 11th.

Did you know?
Ruf, who now has five homers in 19 career games, is the first Phillie with five homers within his first 20 games since Ron Jones in 1988.
 
Buzz Arlett (1931) and Richie Allen (1964) are the only other Phils with five or more homers in their first 20 games.

Ruf now has a career .377 batting average, fourth-highest in major-league history among players with 50 or more at-bats.
 
In the field
Ruf made a tremendous sliding catch of a foul pop-up near the railing in shallow right field in the eighth. Ruf ran about 50 feet, slid toward the railing just beyond the dugout and snagged Josh Phegley’s pop-up just before it hit the ground.
 
Kevin Frandsen, getting the start at second in place of Chase Utley, defended Adam Dunn from shallow right field, with Jimmy Rollins on the first-base side of second. In the fourth inning, he ranged far to his right to field a Dunn shot into right field, then threw off-balance to first to retire Dunn by half a step.
 
On the bases
Delmon Young tried to stretch his first-inning RBI base hit into a double and was thrown out by 10 feet by leftfielder Dyana Viciedo.
 
Tough guy
Carlos Ruiz got a warm ovation when he stayed in the game after a pitch thrown by De Fratus bounced up and hit him flush in the throat.
 
Chooch followed with a base hit to left in the bottom half of the inning and then gunned down Conor Gillaspie trying to steal in the top of the eighth.
 
What's next
Lefty John Lannan (2-3, 4.23) is scheduled to pitch the nightcap, which starts at 8:45 p.m. Lefty Hector Santiago (3-5, 3.49) will pitch for the White Sox.
 
On Sunday, Cole Hamels (4-11, 4.17) faces lefty Jose Quintina (4-2, 3.67) in the final game before the All-Star break.
 
The Phillies return to action Friday, when they start a three-game series against the Mets at Citi Field.