The Chicago White Sox played better on Saturday than the previous night, but not everything meshed together for the “Good Guys,” as they lost their fourth consecutive game, this loss by a 6-3 score to the Texas Rangers.
Quintana pitched five innings, allowing five earned runs on nine hits and two walks. He struck out one, allowing one home run.
Lewis pitched 5.1 innings, giving up one earned run on six hits and one walk. He struck out four.
This game was decided by one bad inning for the White Sox, when they allowed four runs in the bottom of the fourth, as they trailed at the time by a 5-1 score.
Chicago came back to score two in the second, and it could have been even more, but they left the bases full.
Besides the loss, the worst part of this game was the season-opening hitting streak of Alexei Ramirez ended at 17 games. In this game he went 0-for-4, leaving a total of seven batters stranded in his at-bats.
That streak was fun to watch and keep track of, maybe he can start another one soon.
Another aspect that led to this loss for the White Sox, besides the four-run inning they allowed, was they were 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Part of that was Ramirez grounded into two double plays.
Again, we can’t be happy with the result, but at least the White Sox scored some runs, and it wasn’t near as bad as it was on Friday night.
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