Texas Rubber Match
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
After last night’s game was delayed for an hour and 18 minutes at the end of the second inning due to rain, the White Sox turned a 2-1 deficit into a 10-5 lead on the strength of a four-run third and a five-run fourth. It wasn’t meant to be, however, as the Sox failed to hang on and dropped a 13-11 decision to the Rangers. The Good Guys are now an American League-best 23-11 and enjoy a five-game advantage over the Indians in the A.L. Central.
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Rangers at Globe Life Park (1:05 p.m. CT, CSN) in the rubber match of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: RHP Mat Latos (5-0, 2.62) for the Sox, LHP Cole Hamels (4-0, 2.68) for Texas.
Last Night’s Highlights
The 3-4-5-6-7 hitters in the Sox lineup drove in all 11 runs–Jose Abreu (1), Todd Frazier (3), Melky Cabrera (2), Brett Lawrie (2) and Avi Garcia (3). The big blows were a two-run single by Frazier in the third inning (click on top link below) and a three-run double by Garcia in the fourth (click on bottom link) after the Rangers tied the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the third…Frazier has 30 RBI on the year and is among the league leaders…Garcia has an 11-game hitting streak…Adam Eaton had a pair of hits, raising his batting average to .302, walked and scored twice, and Jimmy Rollins tripled, knocked out two singles, drew a walk, and scored four times.
Quote of the Day
Robin, addressing the media after Tuesday night’s loss:
“That’s going to happen in a long season. As far as faith in these guys going forward, we have all that for them. Tonight was just a tough night.”
Off Day. On Friday night, it will be the White Sox vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, N.Y. (6:05 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series.
Photo of the Day
A stormy Tuesday night in Arlington (courtesy CST_soxvan).