The Chicago White Sox earned their 55th win of the season on Monday evening in a rain-shortened contest, defeating the Texas Rangers, 5-3 as the game was called in the seventh inning.
It was a good thing the White Sox scored what were the game-winning runs in the bottom of the sixth ining, with Tyler Flowers hitting a two-run single to put the White Sox in the lead by two runs.
Then the rain came (in what was the second rain delay of the night) and White Sox fans went home happy with the win.
After Sunday’s loss, any way the White Sox can get a win was great, and as I read on Twitter the best closer for the team on Monday was Mother Nature.
As for Flowers … he finished 3-for-3 (with three RBIs), as he was a double away from the cycle. He had a triple in his first at-bat, followed with a solo home run that tied the game at 3-3 in the fifth, and then the two-run single that was the game-winner.
Hector Noesi pitched respectable, pitching all seven innings of the game. He allowed three runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks. Noesi struck out six and allowed one home run.
Noesi’s season ERA is now 4.97, as he improved to 6-8 on the season.
The loss went to Nick Martinez, who dropped to 1-8 on the season. He pitched five innings, allowing five earned runs in eight hits and three walks. Martinez fished with four strikeouts.