White Sox shutout by Rangers; Adam Dunn pitches in 9th inning
Aug 5, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks (50) throws a pitch against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
It was another bad night of baseball for the Chicago White Sox as they lost to the Texas Rangers by a 16-0 score Tuesday at US Cellular Field.
Aug 5, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn (44) throws a pitch as a relief pitcher during the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers at U.S Cellular Field. The Rangers won 16-0. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
In what looked like the White Sox were re-creating another “Bad News Bears” movie was just their style of baseball they’ve played two of the past three days … bad.
On Sunday, the White Sox lost to the Minnesota Twins by a 16-3 score, so that means in their past two losses, the White Sox have been outscored 32-3. Chicago won on Monday night by a 5-3 score in seven innings against the Rangers.
Tuesday’s downfall was the pitching of left hander John Danks. The left-handed starter went just 4.2 innings, allowing nine earned runs on eight hits and five walks.
If that doesn’t tell the story of the game, I don’t know what does.
Danks did strike out five and allowed four home runs in the loss that dropped him to 9-7 on the year with a 4.93 ERA.
Since returning from the All-Star break, Danks has allowed 24 earned runs in four starts (21 innings).
The bullpen of the White Sox allowed seven earned runs with Andre Rienzo giving up four on five hits in the seventh inning.
On light-hearted moment of the night was designated hitter Adam Dunn pitching the ninth inning for the White Sox. He allowed one earned run.
Of the six total hits by the White Sox, Conor Gillaspie led at the plate with a 2-for-4 night. Alexei Ramirez (a double), Jose Abreu, Dayan Viciedo and Leury Garcia each had one hit.
The win went to the Rangers’ Colby Lewis (8-8), who pitched a complete game shutout on six hits and one walk. He struck out seven.
Texas had a three-run inning in the first, followed by a four-run second and two-run third. In the sixth, they added one run and four more in the seventh. In the eighth and ninth innings, the Rangers added one run in each of those innings.