TEXAS snapped a 3-game losing streak with its first win in August and first on this court, now 1-3 against BAL (0-3) and CWS (1-0 + 3G)… earned 1st win at home since 7/13 against OAK, breaking a 7-game drought that was the club’s longest home slip since moving to Globe Life Field… improves to 3-1 against CWS in 2022 and will look to clinch the series of the season with a win tomorrow night.
cole ragans held the White Sox to an unearned run on 3 hits and 4 walks while striking out 3 innings for 5.0 in his Major League debut…became the 10th pitcher in Rangers history to record 5.0+ IP without allowing an earned run on his ML debut1st since AJ Alexy on 8/30/21 (W, 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R)… blocked loaded bases to avoid damage in a 26-pitch 1st inning that featured his 1st career strikeout (Eloy Jiménez )… allowed only run in the 3rd set when Luis Robert worked a first step and finally scored following an error on a dropped ball (Adolis García).
NATHANIEL LOWE doubled in each of his first 2 plate appearances to extend his career-best hitting streak of 11 games, matching the longest hitting streak by a Ranger this season (also 11, Adolis García dated 06/17 at 29)… the 4th inn. the double was clocked with a top outing speed of 112.2 mph, the hardest base hit by a Texas hitter in 2022 (Statcast)… his 32 multi-hit games this season lead all Rangers, as he doesn’t is already only several hits shy games away from matching his career high (38 in 2021)… Lowe is batting .338 (22-65) with 9 more hits (3 HR, 5 2G, 3G) in 16 G since the All-Star break.
BROCK BURKE picked up the win (now 6-2) after striking out 6 of 7 batters faced, including 4 strikeouts, over 2.0 shutout innings in relief, his 20th scoreless appearance in MLB relief of 4+ strikeouts this season…it was also his 16th scoreless escape with 2.0+ SHO IP, the most in MLB and the most by a Ranger in a single season since Greg Harris in 1986 (17)…launched tonight on occasion on his 26th birthday, becoming only the 4th pitcher in club history to record 2.0+ scoreless relief innings on his birthday, 1st since Wes Littleton on 9/2/07 at LAA (2.0 SHO IP)… Burke on his last 28 G (beginning 5/1): 0.82 ERA (5 R-4 ER/44.0 IP), 42 SO/10 BB, .192 op. BA.
COREY SEAGER finished with 2 hits, including a ground double in the 6th inning, extending his residence 15-game base streak … Seager’s 37 career added hits at Globe Life Field, incl. 2020 post-season with LAD, only trails Adolis García (50) for the facility’s all-time lead.
CHICAGO-AL lost the opener of tonight’s road trip after winning 4 of the last 5 Gs on their just-completed homestand…the club are still 12-7 in the last 19 Gs…tonight no was only the club’s 3rd loss in their last 9 road games, as the Sox went 16-9 in their last 27 away games since 6/4.
JOHNNY CUETO posted 7th consecutive quality start but suffered 1st loss since 6/23 to BAL…had been 3-0 in last 6 starts…thrown all 8.0 IP for 18th game career complete and 1st complete game by a Sox pitcher in 2022… tied his longest outing of the season, also 8.0 SHO IP on 7/9 vs. DET… scored his 1st complete game since 9/15 /16 against STL while still with the Giants.
VARIOUS: Bubba Thompson, who made his MLB debut tonight as a left fielder, recorded his 1st career hit on a bunt single in the 7th inning… Meibrys Viloria put Texas ahead, 2-1, with a single RBI topping the 7th inning, his 1st career pinch hit… coming in tonight, the White Sox had won 15 of their last 17 Gs against a left-handed starting pitcher… tonight was only the 2nd time since the start of July for Rangers to win a game by scoring 3 points or less (also 2-0 win last Thursday at LAA)… the last such win at home? : 6/25 against WAS (3-2 victory).