CHICAGO (AP) — Yasmani Grandal hit a tiebreaking, two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 8-3 on Friday night.
Danny Mendick homered to cap Chicago’s five-run eighth.
Nathaniel Lowe homered and doubled for Texas. Adolis Garcia and Corey Seager hit home runs, but the Rangers lost for the seventh time in nine games.
Grandal broke a 3-all tie with his double off John King (1-2). Josh Harrison hit an RBI single and Mendick homered as the White Sox rebounded to snap a two-game losing streak a day after a wild 11-9 loss to the Dodgers.
Kendall Graveman (2-1) pitched the eighth for the win, despite allowing Seager’s homer that tied the game at 3.
Texas righty Matt Bush started instead of Glenn Otto, who was put on the COVID-19-related injured list before the contest. Catcher Mitch Garver also was put on the list.
Bush tossed a scoreless inning, then was followed by five pitchers.
The White Sox used right-hander Reynaldo Lopez as an opener instead of Davis Martin who had been scheduled to start. Lopez tossed two scoreless innings and struck out three.
Martin followed, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out six in five innings in his third major league appearance.
Lowe had his third straight multi-hit game and fourth in five for Texas. The first baseman’s seventh homer was hit fourth in nine games this month.
WHITE SOX MOVES
The Chicago White Sox optioned slumping INF/OF Gavin Sheets to Triple-A Charlotte and recalled RHP Jimmy Lambert from Charlotte.
Sheets was hitting .206 with four homers and 10 RBIs in 44 games, and batting just .154 in June. Lambert has appeared in three games with the White Sox this season, going 0-2 with a 5.14 ERA.