Phillies, White Sox put in long hours to gain split

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PHILADELPHIA -- A long day's journey into night ended with a game-winning single by the Philadelphia Phillies' Michael Young.

Young lined a base hit into right field in the bottom of the 13th inning Saturday night -- actually, early Sunday morning -- bringing Jimmy Rollins home with the decisive run as the Phillies beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 to gain a split of a double-header that saw both games go extra innings.

The White Sox won the first game 5-4 when Alexei Ramirez, who had four hits, doubled home Alejandro De Aza with the go-ahead run with two outs in the 11th.

"I think we're all pretty exhausted," Young said. "It's a long day. At this point, we need to get wins any way we can get them."

Humberto Quintero drew a walk from Simon Castro (0-1) leading off the 13th in the nightcap. Rollins grounded into a forceout, and winning pitcher Joe Savery (2-0) sacrificed him to second.

Young then singled on a 1-1 pitch from Castro and Rollins beat the throw from right fielder Casper Wells to catcher Tyler Flowers with a headfirst slide.

The Phillies are now 6-3 on their homestand with one game remaining before the All-Star break.

Both games lasted 3:53, and the second game ended at 12:40 a.m. ET.

"I wouldn't call that real good baseball," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "I guess you play that way sometimes. We got a split. We might have been lucky, I guess. I don't know."

Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown threw out Jeff Keppinger at the plate to end the top of the 11th when he attempted to score from second on Flowers' single.

The White Sox left 12 men on base in all to six for the Phillies.

"We had a lot of opportunities," Chicago manager Robin Ventura said. "Their guy just got out of it. ... Make a play, get a hit here and you win. They're always tough, but we've got another one tomorrow."

Both starters pitched well. Philadelphia's John Lannan went eight innings and allowed one run and four hits. He struck out three and walked one.

Chicago's Hector Santiago worked 7 1/3 innings and allowed one run and three hits while striking out nine and walking one. The only run the Phillies managed against him came on John Mayberry Jr.'s homer in the seventh, which forged a 1-1 tie.

"I just want that one pitch back," Santiago said. "Other than that, I feel everything was good. It was a good night all around."

The White Sox took a 1-0 lead on a fifth-inning sacrifice fly by Gordon Beckham.

In the first game, De Aza tripled off J.C. Ramirez (0-1) with two down in the 11th. Ramirez, who went 4-for-6, then doubled into the right center field gap to put Chicago ahead.

Ramirez scored on an error by Rollins at short, making it 5-3.

White Sox closer Addison Reed allowed an RBI single to Quintero in the bottom of the 11th but picked up his 24th save.

The Phillies' Darin Ruf had tied the score with a solo homer off Chicago starter John Danks in the seventh.

NOTES: Phillies CF Ben Revere broke his right foot when he fouled a ball off it in the 11th inning of the first game and will be placed on the disabled list. Revere, who will be evaluated by a specialist on Monday, had hit .347 since May 1, raising his average to .305. ... The White Sox recalled LHP Donnie Veal from Triple-A Charlotte earlier in the day to fill the roster spot vacated when LHP Matt Thornton was traded to Boston on Friday. Veal retired the only batter he faced in the opener and pitched a scoreless inning in the nightcap. ... The first game was delayed 41 minutes by rain in the middle of the ninth inning. ... Beckham left the second game with a left quad contusion after he collided with Wells as they pursued a foul fly by Delmon Young. ... The last time the Phillies were involved in a double-header where both games went extra innings was Sept. 21, 2002, at Cincinnati. The White Sox were involved in such a doubleheader on Aug. 21, 2010, at Kansas City. ... Philadelphia is 5-4 in extra innings this year and Chicago is 5-8.

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