Todd Frazier went 4 for 6 with a career-high six RBI, including a grand slam in the 12th, to lead the Chicago White Sox to an 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers Monday night at Globe Life Park.
Pitching: Colby Lewis held the White Sox to two runs on five hits and a walk. He struck out five and left after the seventh trailing 2-1. Chicago scored a run in the first when Adam Eaton led off the game with a triple to deep center (which came out of Delino DeShields’ gove when he hit the wall). Eaton scored on a groundout to the mound. Todd Frazier’s two-out homer in the sixth made it 2-0. Jake Diekman allowed two singles before getting Jimmy Rollins on a strikeout in the eighth. Tony Barnette replaced Diekman and got the a fly out to right for the second out. Frazier singled to left to score a run to push Chicago’s lead to 3-1 before a pop up to second ended the top of the eighth. Chicago took a 4-3 lead in the ninth against Shawn Tolleson. With one out, three consecutive singles, including a safety squeeze bunt from Austin Jackson, scored Avisail Garcia from third to give the Sox a 4-3 lead.
Cesar Ramos had the bases loaded on a walk, single and intentional walk before Frazier’s grand slam to left made it 8-4.
Hitting: Rougned Odor led off the sixth with his seventh home run to pull the Rangers to within 2-1. Prince Fielder and Ian Desmond reached on a single and walk with two outs later in the inning but Mitch Moreland grounded out. In the fifth, Moreland and Elvis Andrus walked against White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez in the fifth with one out but Bobby Wilson and DeShields struck out.
The Rangers scored twice in the eighth after Odor led off with a triple to the gap in right-center. He scored on Adrian Beltre’s single to right. Drew Stubbs pinch ran for Beltre and scored from second on Ian Desmond’s double over the head of Jerry Sands who misplayed the line drive. Stubbs’ run tied the game at 3-3. The Rangers tied it at 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth, Andrus led off with a walk, moved to second on Wilson’s sacrifice bunt, and scored on Hanser Alberto’s single into shallow left. In the 10th, Fielder walked with one out and was pinch run for by Ryan Rua. Desmond followed with a single up the middle to give the Rangers runners on the corners with one out for Mitch Moreland. Moreland grounded into a 4-6-3 double play against a drawn-in infield to end the inning.
Notable: White Sox left-fielder Melky Cabrera was ejected after being called out on strikes to end the top of the sixth. Rangers manager Jeff Banister was ejected in the top of the ninth after something was said from the dugout when Tolleson’s fifth pitch to Alex Avila was called a ball. After being ejected, Banister came out to give homeplate umpire Laz Diaz an earful ... Frazier, who went 4 for 6, had a career-high six RBI ... Mazara struck out three times in a game for the first time in his young career. He was 0 for 6.