Texas Rubber Match

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Today’s News

First-Place Report

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.

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/8878818/v680670283

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=681161383

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.”

Tomorrow’s Schedule

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).

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