Nicky Delmonico hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Chicago White Sox a 6-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.
It was Chicago’s second straight walk-off win. Yonder Alonso had a two-run single in the nightcap of Wednesday’s doubleheader against Baltimore for a 7-6 victory.
James McCann homered and had two hits for the White Sox, who have won five of six.
Andrew Benintendi homered, J.D. Martinez had three hits and an RBI, and Rafael Devers drove in two runs as Boston had its three-game winning streak snapped.
Chicago’s rally in the ninth began with a one-out error by Devers on a grounder to third by José Rondón. Alonso followed with a single to put runners at the corners. Delmonico, who entered as a pinch hitter in the seventh, drove an 0-1 pitch from Ryan Brasier (1-1) over the fence in right-center to end it.
Carson Fulmer (1-1) got two outs for the win.
Devers had a sacrifice fly in the first to give Boston a 1-0 lead, but McCann answered with a two-run shot in the bottom half.
Benintendi tied the score with a leadoff homer in the third. Later in the inning, Devers had an RBI groundout — scoring Mookie Betts from third — to give the Red Sox a 3-2 lead.
David Price made the lead stand up until the sixth. José Abreu walked with one out and McCann followed with a double that one-hopped the wall in center. Abreu tried to score from first, but was easily nailed at the plate as shortstop Xander Bogaerts caught the throw from Jackie Bradley Jr. and fired to catcher Christian Vázquez for the 8-6-2 putout.
The White Sox, though, weren’t through. McCann advanced to third on an infield single by Yoán Moncada and scored on a single by Rondón to tie it at 3.
Boston regained the lead in the seventh. Benintendi led off with a walk against left-hander Josh Osich. Betts followed with a single against righty Evan Marshall to put runners on the corners. Martinez then drove in Benintendi with a groundout.
Chicago shortstop Tim Anderson was selected AL player of the month for March/April. The 25-year-old Anderson became the first White Sox player to win the award since José Abreu in April 2014. Anderson batted .375 in March and April with six homers, 18 RBIs, 21 runs and 10 steals.
“Timmy has always said he wants to be the best in the league,” manager Rick Renteria said. “This is probably a sign of where he’s going.”
Anderson went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts on Thursday.
Red Sox: 2B Dustin Pedroia (left knee irritation) began a rehab assignment with Double-A Portland and went 0 for 3.
White Sox: LHP Carlos Rodón was placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation. Although the extent of the injury has yet to be determined, general manager Rick Hahn said Rodón will be sidelined “a little while” and Tommy John surgery is a possibility. “Over the course of the next several days or week or so, we’ll come up with a specific plan,” Hahn said.
Boston left-hander Chris Sale (0-5, 6.30 ERA) faces his former team in the second game of the series Friday night. Sale is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA in two starts against Chicago. Right-hander Reynaldo López (2-3, 6.03) pitches for the White Sox after striking out a career-high 14 in his last outing.
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