G53: Rangers drop finale to White Sox, 4-3

The Rangers dropped the series finale in Chicago to the White Sox, 4-3. They were done in by the longball.

  • Andruw Jones – solo shot in the second
  • Alex Rios – solo shot in the sixth
  • Carlos Quentin – two run home run in the seventh

What’s interesting is the four runs the Sox generated from those home runs were all the runs they scored the whole game. The Sox had eight hits in all, but most of them didn’t amount to anything. It was the longball that carried the White Sox.
The Rangers offense came off RBI’s by Michael Young, Justin Smoak, and Craig Gentry. The Rangers actually had the same number of hits as the White Sox (eight), but it didn’t feel to be that close of a game to me. Granted, I wasn’t fully paying attention, I was doing other stuff at the time.
The Rangers made it a little interesting in the bottom of the ninth when Julio Borbon got on via a single, and stole second, but it wasn’t to be. Bobby Jenks closed the door to the loss. We still took the series 2-1, so that’s good, but meh. It’s the White Sox. Should have swept this.