Boston Red Sox

CHICAGO – The Red Sox suffered one of their worst losses of 2019 Thursday night, blowing a 4-3 lead in the ninth inning when White Sox outfielder Nicky Delmonico hit a walk off three-run home run off Ryan Brasier.

The inning turned when Rafael Devers failed to field a chopper to third base, allowing the tying run to reach base. The Sox never recovered.

“That’s a routine play and he missed it,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said of the Devers error.

Devers has committed nine errors in 31 games, the second-most in baseball.

The top of the Red Sox order was strong in the losing effort. Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, J.D. Martinez drove in a run as part of a 3-for-4 night, while Mookie Betts went 3-for-5 and scored two runs.

No other Red Sox hitter picked up a hit. Hitters 4-9 were 0-for-20.

David Price scattered seven hits over six innings of work. The lefty allowed three runs, walked two men, and struck out five.

The series continues Friday night. Chris Sale (0-5, 6.30 ERA) takes the ball against Reynaldo Lopez (2-3, 6.03 ERA)