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White Sox best Rangers in explosive eighth inning

Jun 10, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager (5) throws to first base after forcing out Chicago White Sox third baseman Jake Burger (30) at second base during the fourth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Yasmani Grandal ripped a two-run double to ignite a five-run uprising with two outs in the eighth inning to lift the host Chicago White Sox to an 8-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday.

Jake Burger legged out an infield single off John King (1-2) with two outs in the eighth inning and advanced to second on a base hit from Yoan Moncada. Grandal, who had an RBI single in the second inning, brought both runners home on a shot to right field to give Chicago a 5-3 lead.

Josh Harrison added an RBI single and Danny Mendick belted a two-run homer to cap the scoring in the eighth inning. Mendick’s homer was his second of the season for the White Sox, who posted their fourth win in their last six games.

Kendall Graveman (2-1) picked up the win despite allowing Corey Seager’s game-tying homer with two outs in the top of the eighth inning. Graveman allowed that one run on two hits and struck out two in one inning of work.

Nathaniel Lowe homered to lead off the fifth inning and Adolis Garcia went deep in the sixth for the Rangers, who have lost seven of their last nine games.

A.J. Pollock’s RBI double gave Chicago a 3-2 lead in the seventh inning before Seager forged a tie by crushing a 2-1 slider from Graveman in the eighth. Seager’s homer was his team-leading 12th of the season and first since May 31.

Lowe leveled the contest at 1-1 in the fifth inning after sending a 1-2 curveball from Davis Martin off the right-field foul pole.

Garcia deposited a 3-1 changeup from Martin over the wall in center field to give Texas a 2-1 lead with two outs in the sixth inning.

The White Sox knotted it up in the bottom of the sixth after Luis Robert reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second and third base before scoring after catcher Sam Huff’s throw sailed into left field.

Rangers right-hander Matt Bush was summoned to make his third start of the season after scheduled starter Glenn Otto was placed on the COVID-19-related injured list prior to the game. Catcher Mitch Garver also was put on the list.

–Field Level Media