White Sox let slug fest slip away late in Arlington

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May 9, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder (84) and second baseman Rougned Odor (12) celebrate as Odor scores against the Chicago White Sox during the eighth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The White Sox defeat the Rangers 8-4 in 12 innings. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
May 9, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder (84) and second baseman Rougned Odor (12) celebrate as Odor scores against the Chicago White Sox during the eighth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The White Sox defeat the Rangers 8-4 in 12 innings. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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ARLINGTON, TX – The White Sox (23-10) and the Rangers (18-15) were back in action on Tuesday evening at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.

Last night the White Sox earned the dramatic victory in extra innings, on the strength of a game winning grand slam in the top of the 12th inning by Todd Frazier. Tonight it was the Rangers who earned the dramatic victory. In a game that included an hour plus rain delay, the most runs scored by the Sox in a single game, and the most runs allowed by the Sox in a single game the Rangers got the final laugh on the strength of a seven run eighth inning,

The White Sox took an 11-6 lead into the home half of the eighth inning, and the bullpen imploded allowing the Rangers to take a 13-11. Scott Carroll, Zach Duke, and Matt Albers allowed seven runs on five hits, and two walks with the final shot being in the form of a Ryan Rua three run home run to center field.

Scoring Summary

1st Inning (Top): Todd Frazier grounded out to Rougned Odor scoring Jimmy Rollins. CWS 1 – TEX 0.

1st Inning (Bottom): Adrian Beltre singled on a pop up to left field scoring Delino DeShields. CWS 1 – TEX 1. Ryan Rua singled on a ground ball to center field scoring Rougned OdorCWS 1 – TEX 2.

3rd Inning (Top): Todd Frazier Singled on a line drive to right field scoring Adam Eaton, and Jimmy Rollins. CWS 3 – TEX 2. Melky Cabrera doubled on a fly ball to right field scoring Jose Abreu. CWS 4 – TEX 2. Brett Lawrie doubled to center field scoring Todd Frazier. CWS 5 – TEX 2.

3rd Inning (Bottom): Bryan Holaday homered to left field scoring Ryan Rua, and Elvis Andrus. CWS 5 – TEX 5.

4th Inning (Top): Melky Cabrera walked scoring Adam Eaton. CWS 6 – TEX 5. Brett Lawrie walked scoring Jimmy Rollins. CWS 7 – TEX 5. Avisail Garcia doubled to left field scoring Todd Frazier, Melky Cabrera, and Brett Lawrie. CWS 10 – TEX 5.

7th Inning (Bottom): Ian Desmond hits a solo home run to left field. CWS 10 – TEX 6.

8th Inning (Top): Jimmy Rollins scored on a sacrifice fly-out by Jose Abreu. CWS 11 – TEX 6

8th Inning (Bottom): Mitch Moreland singled to center field scoring Elvis Andrus. CWS 11 – TEX 7. Bryan Holaday scored on a sacrifice fly-out by Adrian Beltre. CWS 11 – TEX 8. Ian Desmond tripled to center field scoring Nomar Mazara, and Mitch Moreland. CWS 11 – TEX 10. Ryan Rua homered to center field scoring Ian Desmond, and Hanser Alberto. CWS 11 – TEX 13.

Escape Act

The escape act has to be the Rangers huge seven run seventh inning, allowing the Rangers to beat the White Sox for the first time in six attempts in 2016. The White Sox bullpen imploded for the first time in 2016, and coughed up an 11-6 lead, leading to the Sox first loss in nearly a week.

Game Ball

The game ball goes to Ryan Rua tonight, Rua went 3-5 with 2 R, and 4 RBI, including the game winning three run homer for the Rangers, setting up a rubber match tomorrow afternoon.

On Deck:

Wednesday 1:05 PM White Sox (23-11) VS. Rangers (19-15)

Probables: Mat Latos (5-0, 2.62 ERA) VS. Cole Hamels (4-0, 2.68 ERA)

Broadcast Info: TV: CSN / Radio: WLS 890AM

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