CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox bullpen provided one opportunity after another.
It just took a utility infielder on the mound for the Boston Red Sox to finally take full advantage.
Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run double off infielder Leury Garcia in the top of the 14th inning and the Boston Red Sox outlasted the White Sox 6-4 in an American League baseball game that lasted 5 hours, 17 minutes Wednesday night.
The Red Sox managed just six hits but took advantage of 15 walks issued by Chicago pitching, including 11 after the seventh inning.
“We just for one reason or another we didn’t seem to throw it over,” Chicago manager Robin Ventura said.
The White Sox have had a strong start to the season in every area except the bullpen. Before Wednesday’s struggles, Chicago relievers had allowed 29 earned runs in 40 innings pitched for an ERA of 6.53.
In scoring twice in the eighth and ninth innings, Boston had just one hit — a weak infield single down the third-base line — but walked six times in the two innings.