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G31: Rangers beat White Sox 6-5

At the start of this game, I said to a friend at the ballpark that I have a feeling that the Dave Burba we saw in the complete game his last outing wasn’t the one we’ll get here – and I was right – he gave up three runs in the top of the first in a mostly ineffective inning. However, what did surprise me is that we got them right back in the bottom of the first and the game was tied pretty quickly on a Raffy HR. The White Sox pulled ahead in the third 4-3, and we had SEVERAL chances over the next couple of innings to take the lead, and we didn’t. We did tie the game up in the 6th, though.
However, in the 7th, Gabe committed the second of his two errors of the game and allowed the go ahead run to score. However, we managed to pull it together and tie the game in the bottom of the 8th, and finally win it in the bottom of the 9th on a sac fly by Gabe, atoning for his errors.
Not thrilled with Burba, although our pen did pretty good not allowing anything major. Nice to pull off this win, even though it helped the Indians as they too won.