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The Red Sox throw one away in Chicago, White Sox walk off with 2-1 win

That was a cold way to end the ballgame for the Red Sox.

The White Sox got a 2-1 walkoff win when Alexei Ramirez scored from second base on a throwing error by Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts.

It was a cold night in Chicago to boot with temperatures in the 30s for most of the game.

With the game tied 1-1 entering the ninth inning, Burke Badenhop walked Alejandro De Aza to lead things off. He was thrown out trying to steal second by A.J. Pierzynski but Alexi Ramirez singled and advanced to second on a walk to Tyler Eaton. After Tyler Flowers was called out on strikes and Chris Capuano came on in relief of Badenhop. Marcus Semien came up and hit a routine ground ball to Bogaerts who bounced a throw that first baseman Mike Carp could not handle and the Ramirez scored the game winner.

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That was a cold way to end the ballgame for the Red Sox.

The White Sox got a 2-1 walkoff win when Alexei Ramirez scored from second base on a throwing error by Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts.

It was a cold night in Chicago to boot with temperatures in the 30s for most of the game.

With the game tied 1-1 entering the ninth inning, Burke Badenhop walked Alejandro De Aza to lead things off. He was thrown out trying to steal second by A.J. Pierzynski but Alexi Ramirez singled and advanced to second on a walk to Tyler Eaton. After Tyler Flowers was called out on strikes and Chris Capuano came on in relief of Badenhop. Marcus Semien came up and hit a routine ground ball to Bogaerts who bounced a throw that first baseman Mike Carp could not handle and the Ramirez scored the game winner.

“Putting together a ninth inning on the defensive side, getting through it, with two men on a ground ball to short, throw comes up a little short but we had opportunities prior to that to push a run across.” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “Unfortunately the two-out base hit a little bit more elusive tonight.”

Farrell would not say Bogaerts rushed the throw but said the rookie shortstop may not have had a firm grip on the ball before the errant throw to first.

"I don't know that he rushed it," Farrell said. "I don't know that he got a full grip on it either. Typically, he's got plenty of arm strength to make that throw, it comes up a little short and we can't pick it."

Carp was playing first because Mike Napoli appeared to dislocate his left ring finger after jamming his hand sliding head-first into second base in the top of the ninth inning.

Napoli walked with one out in the ninth when reliever Donnie Veal bounced a pitch to A.J. Pierzynski, Napoli took off for second base and beat the throw from White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers but came up holding his left hand after the slide and the ring finger was out of place and the Red Sox first baseman was off to the clubhouse. Dustin Pedroia -- who came back from his own wrist injury -- ran for Napoli at second base but was stranded when Carp grounded to reliever Daniel Webb.

“He was back getting some treatment on it,” Farrell said on the Napoli injury. “The dislocation of the left ring finger was re-set and I haven't had a chance to talk to him, he was already in the shower here so we're looking at this as day-to-day right now.”

Farrell refused to use the cold weather as an excuse for his club's scuffling offense.

"I think you look at it from both sides," Farrell said. "Two balls going out of the ballpark is the extent of the scoring the entire game, so it wasn't ideal conditions for any offensive outburst by either club so still, we had opportunities, we've got to get back to putting together quality at-bats 1-through-9."

In the fourth inning, Daniel Nava belted an Erik Johnson 3-1 fastball 414-feet into the right field seats to tie the game 1-1. It was the second home run of the year for Nava, who went deep in Yankee Stadium on Saturday.

The Red Sox offense struggled all night. The top three batters went 0-for-12 and Boston could only muster three hits on the night.

Some bottom of the order action got the Red Sox going in the third inning when Jackie Bradley Jr. walked and Jonathan Herrera followed with a base hit, but Grady Sizemore and Xander Bogaerts could not get them in. The Red Sox would go 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position on the night and make that 50 at-bats with no RBIs for Bogaerts.

Jake Peavy made his first start in Chicago since being traded to the Red Sox last season. Peavy had a quick 1-2-3 first inning on 13 pitches, but things got tougher in the second when his pitch count went up quick and former teammate and close friend Adam Dunn took him deep over the right field fence to give the White Sox the 1-0 lead. It was the third time Dunn has homered off Peavy and the third of the season for the White Sox DH.

The White Sox had two on in the fourth but Peavy was able to get Alejandro De Aza looking at a third strike for the second time and Alexei Ramirez went down swinging to end the threat.

Peavy gave up back to back walks in the bottom of the sixth but would make it through the inning before giving way to Junichi Tazawa in the seventh. Peavy gave up three hits, one run, four walks, and eight strikeouts in six innings of work.

“It's not ideal, that's for sure,” Peavy said on the weather conditions. “You have to alter your routine to be able to stay loose once you get loose if you can get loose in that kind of weather, it's not play [in] but at the same time the other nine guys gotta play in it as well... go out there and just grind through it.”

White Sox pitchers combined to strike out 12 Red Sox batters on the night.