Home runs help Rangers beat White Sox 7-4
Monday, June 24, 2019

Home runs help Rangers beat White Sox 7-4
(ARLINGTON) – Shawn Kelley knew the Texas bullpen was a little short-handed, so he volunteered for some extra work. The Rangers' closer shut down a late White Sox rally with his first four-out save in three years, and Texas beat Chicago 7-4 Sunday. Kelley had bullpen coach Oscar Marin inform the dugout that he was prepared to get four outs, particularly since fellow relievers Jose Leclerc and Chris Martin weren't available. Kelley struck out Tim Anderson to strand runners at second and third in the eighth after the White Sox had scored three runs to pull to 5-4. He pitched a scoreless ninth for his 10th save, preserving the win for rookie Adrian Sampson (6-4). Tim Federowicz and Danny Santana hit two-out, two-run homers in the second inning to help the Rangers win for the third time in four games. They took two of three from the White Sox and have either won or split eight straight series. Sampson, who earned his first major league win on May 17, allowed one run and seven hits in seven innings, struck out four and walked one. Ivan Nova (3-6) gave up three earned runs in six innings for Chicago. Nova is 0-2 in his last six starts.

Toronto 6 – Boston 1
Houston 9 – NY Yankees 4
Kansas City 6 – Minnesota 1
Tampa Bay 8 – Oakland 2
Seattle 13 – Baltimore 3

LA Angels 6 – St. Louis 4