Live Thread: White Sox vs Rangers 4/22

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Apr 21, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) watches his home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning at U.S. Cellular Field. The Angels won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 21, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) watches his home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning at U.S. Cellular Field. The Angels won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Chicago White Sox (10-6) and the Texas Rangers (10-6) kick off a three game series tonight at U.S. Cellular Field at 7:10 PM (CT), keep up with the action here and chat with our writers in the comments section below the article!

The White Sox are coming off of a heart breaking loss to the Angels, where their ninth inning rally fell about five feet short of a walk-off three run home run by outfielder Austin Jackson, giving them a series split with the Angels. The ninth inning included a Todd Frazier home run, a pair of walks, and a deep fly ball to the left field wall by Austin Jackson, and that believe it or not folks was the most productive inning of the entire game. The Sox stagnate offense made Jered Weaver look like Chris Sale the day prior.

Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /

The bright spot of the four game series was the pitching, pretty much par for the course so far this season. After Carlos Rodon was pulled in the first inning of game one on Monday night, the bullpen and the other starters held the Angels to just six runs over 35 2/3 innings of work to close out the series. Splitting the series with that kind of shutdown pitching is gaping proof that the White Sox offense desperately needs to find their groove this weekend against the Rangers, a team that could very well challenge the White Sox pitching in this series.

The Rangers are coming into the series having won four straight, including a sweep of the rival Houston Astros this week in Arlington. The Rangers are a game ahead of the Athletics in the American League West entering play today.

Jose Quintana (1-1, 2.55 ERA) will toe up the rubber tonight for the White Sox, opposed by Rangers starter Martin Perez (0-1, 3.44 ERA).  Check out the lineup for this evenings game below, and join the conversation all game long with our writers in the comments section below!

  1. Adam Eaton – RF
  2. Austin Jackson – CF
  3. Jose Abreu – 1B
  4. Todd Frazier – 3B
  5. Melky Cabrera – LF
  6. Brett Lawrie – 2B
  7. Jerry Sands – DH
  8. Dioner Navarro – C
  9. Tyler Saladino – SS
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