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  • Associated Press The Red Sox's Marco Hernández is surrounded by teammates after his game-winning infield hit in the ninth inning Monday night.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:00 am

Boston 6 Chicago 5

Red Sox score in 9th to defeat White Sox

KYLE HIGHTOWER | Associated Press

BOSTON – Marco Hernández beat out an infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth as the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Monday night.

It was the second straight game Boston won in its final at-bat at home. The Red Sox have won nine of 12.

Andrew Benintendi led off the ninth with a double. J.D. Martinez struck out, and Rafael Devers grounded out to first to move Benintendi to third. Jace Fry then intentionally walked Xander Bogaerts to bring up Jackie Bradley Jr. Bogaerts stole second uncontested, prompting Chicago to intentionally walk Bradley to load the bases for Hernández. He grounded the ball to the hole and beat shortstop Tim Anderson's throw.

Brandon Workman (7-1) got one out in the eighth to pick up the victory. Fry (1-3) took the loss for Chicago, which has lost six out of eight.

Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez gave up five runs off six hits, including two home runs over 61/3 innings.

Chicago's Lucas Giolito, who is looking to become the first White Sox All-Star pitcher since Chris Sale and José Quintana in 2016, gave up three runs off six hits, struck out seven and walked four over 52/3 innings.

Yoán Moncada had a two-run home run, and José Abreu added a two-out, solo home run for the White Sox.

Chicago was clinging to a 3-2 lead in the sixth when Devers walked with one out, followed by sharp double by Bogarts down the left field line.

Giolito intentionally walked Bradley to load the bases, then struck Christian Vázquez looking on five pitches, to bring up Michael Chavis.

But Chavis was selective and after taking a ball and a strike, and laid off three consecutive balls to walk and tie the game.

Jon Jay finally made his White Sox debut Monday, starting in right field. Jay had been on the injured list since straining his right hip late during spring training.