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Bullet point recap from the seats at Guaranteed Rate Field.
- Used as the Opener, Reynaldo Lopez started strong, hitting 99 mph while striking out Marcus Semien and Adolis Garcia.
- White Sox had a promising first inning set up with AJ Pollock hitting a single, and Andrew Vaughn walked. Then Luis Robert got caught between pitches resulting in a half swing chopper back to the pitcher. A quick double play was followed by Jose Abreu striking out.
- The second inning was profitable. Jake Burger almost hit his 8th homer of the season but settled for a wall-banging double. Yasmani Grandal cashed in with an RBI single to give the White Sox an early lead.
- Davis Martin replaced Lopez in the third inning. The Bad: He allowed solo home runs to Nathaniel Lowe and Adolis Garcia. The Good: Martin only allowed one other hit over five innings.
- Luis Robert’s bat isn’t doing much damage, but his speed is still dangerous. After beating out a double-play attempt, Robert stole second and third base. Rangers catcher Sam Huff’s throw to third base got away and into left field, allowing Robert to score.
- White Sox took the lead when AJ Pollock’s liner sailed over Brad Miller in left field for an RBI double. Pollock is 7-for-23 in his last seven games.
- A half-inning later, Corey Seager took Kendall Graveman deep to tie the game again.
- The bottom of the eighth was eventful. Luis Robert singled but was wiped away when Jose Abreu grounded into a double play. Then Jake Burger hit a slow roller past the pitcher but reached on an error as the Rangers couldn’t get organized to cover first base. That error became very costly as Yoan Moncada singled, which is a fantastic feat considering how poorly he’s played. Then Yasmani Grandal drove a deep fly to right field that tailed away from Steele Walker. Both Burger and Moncada scored as the White Sox were up 5-3.
- Then the offense didn’t stop hitting. Josh Harrison singled in Leury Garcia, who pinch ran for Yasmani Grandal to make it 6-3. Next was Danny Mendick, who turned on the light show by hitting a two-run homer. Poor Rangers were one out away from entering the ninth inning tied, and suddenly they were down by five.
- Liam Hendriks pitched a perfect ninth.
Record: 27-29 | Box Score