American League Preview from The Sports Network|
Saturday, April 19th
(All times Eastern)
Chicago White Sox (8-9) at Texas Rangers (10-7), 8:05 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Chicago - Jose Quintana (1-0, 2.37)
Texas - Colby Lewis (0-1, 6.75)
(SportsNetwork.com) - The last Texas starter to lose a game, Colby Lewis, gets
a chance to reverse that result on Saturday night when the subsequently
streaking Rangers host the Chicago White Sox in game two of a three-game
series at Globe Life Park.
The Rangers have won four straight games, including a 2-0 decision in Friday's
opener with the White Sox, since dropping a 7-1 verdict against Seattle on
Monday in which Lewis was touched for four runs on eight hits in 5 1/3
It was his first starting assignment since 2012 after he had surgery to remove
bone spurs in his right hip.
Texas pitchers have maintained a 2.00 earned run average in the four games
since that loss.
Lewis has won two straight starts against Chicago while posting a 1.20 ERA in
He'll be opposed by White Sox lefty Jose Quintana, who's pitched well in two
Quintana allowed a single run in six innings of the team's 4-3 defeat of
Cleveland on Sunday, a win that was preceded by seven innings of two-run ball
in a 15-3 defeat of the Colorado Rockies on April 8.
In two career starts against the Rangers, Quintana has won a lone decision and
posted a 3.46 ERA.
On Friday, the Rangers scored 12 runs on 18 hits to back Martin Perez's first
Perez allowed just three hits, struck out eight and walked one for Texas.
Leonys Martin went 3-for-5 with four RBI and finished a double short of the
cycle for the Rangers, who went 6-for-13 with runners in scoring position.
Robinson Chirinos added a two-run homer.
Felipe Paulino (0-2) gave up 10 runs on 13 hits with three walks over 3 2/3
innings for the White Sox, who have dropped three straight.
04/19 10:24:31 ET