The Texas Rangers (38-47) won two of three against the Chicago White Sox (29-55) at Globe Life Park.
Second baseman Rougned Odor hit a solo home run, his fourth, in the second inning of the series opener. Later in the inning, catcher Robinson Chirinos hit a three-run home run, his 11th, before right fielder Nomar Mazara hit a three-run home run, his 15th, to conclude a seven-run rally. In the third, left fielder Joey Gallo hit a solo home run, his 19th, before designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo hit a two-run home run, his 15th. Finally, a run scored as first baseman Jurickson Profar reached on a fielding error in the sixth. Texas won 11-3.
Starter Yovani Gallardo allowed three runs, a walk and struck out seven in 7 1/3 innings to earn his second win of the season. Then, the bullpen combined for a strikeout in 1 2/3 scoreless innings.
Gallo started game two for the Rangers with a solo home run, his 20th, in the third before Chirinos hit a three-run double, his 11th in the fourth. In the fifth, left fielder Ryan Rua hit a solo home, his fourth. In the seventh, center fielder Delino DeShields stole third base, his 16th, and scored following a throwing error. In the eighth, Profar hit a two-run double, his 22th, left fielder Carlos Tocci earned a RBI walk and DeShields drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. Later in the inning, shortstop Elvis Andrus hit a two-run triple, his first of the season, before Mazara hit a RBI single. Texas won 13-4.
Starter Bartolo Colon allowed two walks, three runs and struck out two in five innings to earn his fifth win. Then, the bullpen combined for one run allowed, a walk and struck out four in four innings.
This was Colon’s 245th win, which tied him with Dennis Martinez as the wins leader for a Latin-American native.
Odor started the series finale with a RBI single before DeShields earned a RBI walk in the fourth. Gallo hit a RBI triple, his first of the season, before catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a RBI groundout. Texas lost 10-5.
Lefty Cole Hamels allowed seven runs and struck out seven in five innings before the bullpen combined for a walk, three runs allowed and struck out one in four innings.
Texas will conclude a eight-game home stand with a two-game series against the Houston Astros (55-31).
These games can be heard on:
Tuesday- 107.9 Tulsa at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday- 107.9 Tulsa at 5:30 p.m.