Texas 11, Chi. White Sox 5

Date - Friday, August 23, 2013 8:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Layne, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Alan Porter, Third Base - Greg Gibson,
Attendance - 31891

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Texas 0 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 11 11 1
Chi. White Sox 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 75-53 38-27 37-26 W4
Chi. White Sox 52-75 28-33 24-42 L1

Recap


Rangers 11, White Sox 5: Jeff Baker, Adam Rosales and Mitch Moreland belted two-run homers and visiting Texas had a season-high five blasts en route to snapping Chicago's six-game winning streak.

Ian Kinsler had a controversial inside-the-park homer and Adrian Beltre added a solo shot to power the Rangers to their fourth consecutive win and their 14th in 17 games.

Martin Perez (7-3) won his fourth start in a row, yielding four runs and seven hits in as many innings as first-place Texas opened a 3 1/2-game lead over Oakland in the American League West with its ninth straight road victory.

White Sox ace Chris Sale (9-12) was pounded for a season high-tying eight runs on eight hits in seven innings to halt his three-start win streak. Dayan Viciedo had two hits and two RBIs and Gordon Beckham drove in a pair for Chicago, which fell to 12-6 in its last 18.

Baker and Rosales had two-run shots in the second inning for a 4-0 lead, but Viciedo had a two-run single and scored on Beckham's RBI single in the bottom of the inning. The Rangers added single runs in each of the next three innings, including Kinsler's inside-the-park homer in the third that rolled under the padding along the left-field wall and out of the sight of Viciedo.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Beltre's homer was the 373rd of his career, moving him within one of Rocky Colavito for 71st place on the all-time list. ... White Sox manager Robin Ventura was ejected for the second time this season and sixth of his career for arguing Kinsler's homer. ... Rosales finished with three RBIs in his first start with the Rangers and improved to 5-for-9 with two homers and four RBIs against Sale. ... Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski, who played the previous eight seasons in Chicago, was honored in pregame ceremonies.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Chi. White Sox
Martin Perez Player Chris Sale
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 8
5.14 ERA 10.29
Hitting
Texas   Chi. White Sox
Ian Kinsler Player Dayan Viciedo
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 2
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.400 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 11 5 27 .306 11 8 11 2 1 1
Chi. White Sox 11 0 13 .289 20 3 5 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Texas. The White Sox have a W/L % of .481 after a win and .360 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Rangers have a W/L % of .587 after a win and .585 after a loss.