Chi. White Sox 2, Texas 1

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, July 5, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 99°
Umpires - Home Plate - Victor Carapazza, First Base - Dan Iassogna, Second Base - CB Bucknor, Third Base - Bill Miller,
Attendance - 21288

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Texas 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Chi. White Sox 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 50-33 27-15 23-18 L4
Chi. White Sox 45-37 22-21 23-16 W3

Recap

White Sox 2, Rangers 1: Jose Quintana outdueled Matt Harrison, and Kevin Youkilis continued his strong play with a go-ahead home run as host Chicago completed a three-game sweep of Texas.

Alexei Ramirez added an RBI and Addison Reed worked a perfect ninth to pick up his 12th save for the White Sox, who have won seven of their last nine to stay atop the American League Central.

Quintana (4-1) struck out a season-high eight while surrendering just two hits and one run. The rookie left-hander walked one to win his third straight decision. Quintana has allowed two earned runs or less in seven of his first eight major-league starts.

Harrison was given a 1-0 lead on Adrian Beltre’s RBI infield single in the fourth but immediately gave up the advantage in the bottom of the frame. Youkilis drew a one-out walk and moved up on back-to-back singles before scoring on Ramirez’s groundout.

Youkilis gave Chicago the lead in the sixth, belting a 1-1 offering to the opposite field and into the Rangers bullpen for a 2-1 lead.

Youkilis went 6-for-13 with six RBIs in the series - his first at home since joining the White Sox.

Harrison (11-4) ended up with an eight-inning complete game and was charged with two runs on eight hits while striking out five and walking a pair.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rookie RHP Yu Darvish secured the final spot on the AL All-Star team, winning the fan vote to give Texas eight players on the squad. Darvish is 10-5 with a 3.59 ERA in 16 starts. ... The Rangers have scored eight runs in their last four games and were swept for the first time since June 2011. … Texas manager Ron Washington is expected to name Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander the American League starter for next week’s All-Star Game. … Youkilis was making his second start at first base since joining Chicago. Paul Konerko served as the designated hitter while Adam Dunn had the day off.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Chi. White Sox
Matt Harrison Player Jose Quintana
Loss W/L Win
8.0 IP 8.0
5 Strikeouts 8
8 Hits 2
2.25 ERA 1.12
Hitting
Texas   Chi. White Sox
Adrian Beltre Player Kevin Youkilis
1 Hits 1
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
1 TB 4
.333 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 2 0 2 .074 6 10 1 1 0 0
Chi. White Sox 8 1 13 .258 10 5 2 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Toronto. The White Sox have a W/L % of .591 after a win and .514 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Rangers have a W/L % of .549 after a win and .688 after a loss.