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Alexei Ramirez hits career milestone
Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez got his 1,000th hit in Monday’s win over the Cubs when he singled to right field in the top of the 12th inning.
Ramirez then stole second and ended up scoring the game-winning run after third baseman Marcus Semien doubled.
“That’s a good accomplishment,” Ramirez said through a translator. “I couldn’t get to 1,000 hits in Cuba and that was something I wanted to get to. It’s good that I got it here. I’m very happy.
“I have to continue working. I have to continue with my routine. This weather is not easy to hit with, but so we just got to keep working and I’m going to try to continue with my routine and that’s what will allow me to be consistent.”
The typically slow-starting Ramirez has hit the ball well through the first month of this season. Ramirez is hitting .328 with a .489 slugging percentage.