In Arlington, the White Sox started strong in the second game of the second series against the Texas Rangers.
Unfortunately, after getting an early lead, the White Sox squandered away their two-run lead and lost by a score of 4-13.
The Sox came out with the bats swinging and earned six hits before the end of the second inning. They also took a 2-0 lead after a busy inning that saw Matt Davidson and Omar Narvaez cross the plate. By the time the top of the second was over, eight White Sox players had plate appearances.
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Sadly, the Rangers came back to get the lead by scoring in the third, fourth, and fifth innings. They amassed five runs. The runs in the third and fifth were from home runs by Joey Gallo and Ryan Rua. The three in the fourth were due to a single, a pair of walks, and a big double that knocked them all in.
But the Sox were not going to give in to the Rangers. They fought back and scored a run in the top of the sixth thanks to a Davidson home run. The Sox tried to chip away. Avisail Garcia hit a home run to Sox within one run in the top of the seventh.
The Rangers kept fighting and countered Garcia’s home run with a manufactured run after Delino DeShields stole third and Omar Narvaez made a throwing error. Then, the Rangers scored a few more in the bottom of eighth to seal the game. It seems as if the Sox just can catch a break in their favor.
Hopefully, the White Sox can get it together on Sunday for the final game of the series. In this one, Reynaldo Lopez hopes to continue his success when he faces off against Cole Hamels. The pair have very close ERAs and win-loss records. Lopez is 3-5 and Hamel is 4-6. It would also be nice to see the White Sox bats get going to give plenty of run support in the matinee game in Arlington.