Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish had his worst start at home as he gave up six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits with three walks and six strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work. The six runs are the most runs he's given up at home this year. The poor outing by Darvish led to a 9-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox. It could have been worse for Darvish as he gave up three singles and a walk, but he only allowed one run in the first inning.
The Rangers rushed out to a 4-1 lead when they scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning off of Chris Sale, but the White Sox came back to score two runs in the second and fourth innings to take a 5-4 lead. Each team exchanged runs in the seventh inning to keep it a one run game at 6-5.
In the bottom of the seventh inning the Rangers had a chance to blow open the game as Josh Hamilton had the bases loaded and one out, and he scored on a fielder's choice. Adrian Beltre walked to lead the bases but Michael Young hit a line drive to end the inning.
The White Sox secured the win in the top of the ninth when they scored three runs off of reliever Alexi Ogando when Alex Rios hit a RBI double and then Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run home run to extend their lead to ultimately win 9-5.
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