American League Game Summary - Texas at Chicago|
(Saturday, August 24th)
Final Score: Chicago 3, Texas 2
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Josh Phegley singled home the winning run in
the bottom of the ninth inning to send the Chicago White Sox to a 3-2 victory
over the Texas Rangers at U.S. Cellular Field.
Avisail Garcia extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a one-out single
off Texas reliever Tanner Scheppers (5-2) and raced to third on Dayan
Viciedo's two-out grounder into center field. Phegley then plated him with a
liner to left.
Chicago evened this three-game set and snapped the Rangers' franchise-record-
tying road winning streak at nine games. Texas had matched the single-season
club mark set from July 22-Aug. 3, 1977.
"We battled and they got the big hit at the end when it counted," said Texas
manager Ron Washington.
The loss, coupled with Oakland's win, trimmed the Rangers' AL West lead to 2
1/2 games over the A's.
Texas right-hander Yu Darvish and Chicago lefty Hector Santiago were engaged
in a scoreless pitchers' duel until former teammate Alex Rios and Adam Dunn
traded two-out, two-run homers in the sixth. It was the first home run for
Rios, traded from the White Sox to the Rangers earlier this month, with his
Prior to the blasts, each club had a prime scoring opportunity. The Rangers
stranded the bases loaded in the second and the White Sox had a runner thrown
out at the plate to end the fourth.
Darvish pitched out of a no-out, first-and-third jam in the seventh after the
Rangers came up empty with men on second and third in their half of the
Phegley's first career walk-off hit made a winner out of Nate Jones (4-4), who
worked around the Rangers' fourth hit batsman in the top of the ninth.
"We're definitely not giving up when we're down," Santiago said.
The White Sox hosted Major League Baseball's seventh annual Civil Rights
Game on Saturday night ... Darvish recorded 11 strikeouts over seven innings
... Santiago held the Rangers to five hits in 6 1/3 innings ... Chicago has
won seven of its last eight games.
08/25 00:41:05 ET