White Sox knock off Rangers 8-3
Saturday, August 24, 2019

(CHICAGO) – Dylan Cease said he had "A-plus" stuff. After a rough first inning, the rookie right-hander got a grip on his game. Cease settled down after a tough start, Yoan Moncada hit a two-run homer for the second straight night and the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 8-3 on Friday. The 23 year old Cease (3-6) surrendered Willie Calhoun's three-run shot in the first, but he set a career high with nine strikeouts in six innings. He allowed four hits and walked one in his ninth start since being recalled from Triple-A on July 3. Adam Engel added two RBI as Chicago won for the fourth time in five games. Tim Anderson and Leury Garcia each had two hits and drove in a run. While the White Sox rallied, Cease responded by keeping Texas off the board. Evan Marshall, Aaron Bummer and Alex Colome combined for three hitless innings in relief. Texas right-hander Lance Lynn (14-9) allowed seven runs and 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings. He also struck out 10 while dropping his third straight decision.