Rangers Rally Late To Shock White Sox
- Updated: May 11, 2016
The Chicago White Sox entered Tuesday’s game against the Texas Rangers, riding a 4-game winning streak, leaders in the American League Central Division at 23-10 and having won seven of their last 10 games.
They even had an 11-6 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth inning and what seemed to be their fifth straight victory.
But the Rangers had other things in mind, as they rallied for seven runs on five hits to shock Chicago and steal away the game, 13-11.
Elvis Andrus got Texas going with a lead-off line drive single to left field. Next batter Bryan Holaday doubled to left sending Andrus to third. After a walk to Nomar Mazara, and a pitching change replacing Scott Carroll with Zach Duke, Mitch Moreland singled scoring Andrus, with the bases still loaded.
The White Sox recorded a big out when Rougned Odor struck out. Another pitching change, with Matt Albers replacing Zach Duke, and he induced an out off the bat of Adrian Beltre, which resulted in a sac fly scoring Holaday to make the score 11-8.
With two outs, and a 1-2 count, Ian Desmond laced a triple to center field scoring Mazara and Moreland to bring the Rangers within a run at 11-10.
Prince Fielder then walked on four pitches, and after he was replaced by pinch runner Hanser Alberto, Ryan Rua parked a 1-2, 90 MPH sinker over the center field wall for a 3-run shot to give the Rangers an improbable 13-11 lead.
In the ninth, closer Shawn Tolleson came on and retired the White Sox in order to earn his 11th save on the season.
With the victory, Texas improved to 19-15, while the loss dropped the White Sox to 23-11.