On Saturday night, DJ Peters’ pinch hitter single scored the opening goal in the sixth inning, with the Texas Rangers defeating former teammates Lance Lynn and AL Central’s leading Chicago White Sox 2-1.
Chicago’s magic number for Cleveland to conclude the division remained at five.
The White Sox was managed by bench coach Miguel Cairo, and Tony La Russa provided an automatic one-game suspension for Relief Mike Wright Jr., who deliberately hit Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani on Thursday. Wright appealed for the suspension of his three games.
Five Texas pitchers joined with three batters to finish the three-game skid. Yasmani Grandal hit his 21st home run in Chicago.
Peters greeted relief Garrett Crochet with a single that brought Nathaniel Row home. Andy Ibanez was thrown onto the plate in the play of center fielder Luis Robert.
Both Texas runs were billed to Lynn (10-5). It was his first appearance to his previous club after being traded last December.
Drew Anderson (1-1) won by throwing three relief innings, and Joe Barlow had eight chances to make a perfect nine with his seventh save.
Texas abandoned one run per inning on average, surpassing 27-3 by losing all three previous games at home.
The Rangers took the first lead in four games in four innings, thanks to a mistake by second baseman Romy Gonzalez and Jonah Heim’s double play grounder’s choice at the end of the inning to win an unwinned run. ..
Grandal’s home run came in 6th at Anderson’s opening ceremony and cleared a 407-foot marker in a straight centerfield. This was Chicago’s second hit, and the first hit led the game with Robert’s single.
Texas starter Spencer Howard was pulled out after three scoreless innings and 55 pitches. It was the most thrown of the six starts since it was acquired by Philadelphia on a trading deadline. Howard only allowed Robert’s Single Plus 3 Walk.
Rin gave up 6 hits and hit 5 hits in the 5 1/3 innings.
Last year’s AL Gold Glove Award-winning Rangers SS Isiah Kinerfarefa was charged with throwing errors once and twice in a relay attempted double play. His first pulled Rowe away from first base. After Rowe started playing slow in second, his second sailed over Howard’s glove covering the base.
The White Sox in Cairo won his only previous appearance as the interim manager of the “Field of Dreams” game with the New York Yankees on August 12, when La Russa attended the family funeral. .. Chicago 3B Yoan Moncada has extended his on-base percentage to 27 games.
The Series Finale on Sunday afternoon will face the White Sox RHP Lucas Giolito (9-9, 3.77 ERA) and the Rangers RHP Jordan Lyles (9-11, 5.20). Giorito is 1-3 on his last nine starts, starting with four consecutive undecided. Lyles tries to win on the fourth consecutive start after allowing only one run in the last two outings.
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