Rangers Recap: Texas Gets Swept By White Sox

Apr 24, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland (left) reacts after being relived from his duties by manager Jeff Banister (center) during the seventh inning of a MLB game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 24, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland (left) reacts after being relived from his duties by manager Jeff Banister (center) during the seventh inning of a MLB game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Texas Rangers fell victim to the sweep Sunday afternoon when the dropped the final game of a three-game series to the Chicago White Sox, 4-1.

On The Mound

Derek Holland got the start on the mound for the Texas Rangers on Sunday against the Chicago White Sox in the final game of the series and took his first loss of the season. Holland pitched well despite taking the loss going 6.1 innings giving up just three earned runs on five hits. Along with that he struck out three and walked three.

Alex Claudio was the only pitcher out of the bullpen for the Rangers throwing the rest of the seventh and the eighth inning. In his 1.2 innings of work Claudio gave up one earned run on three hits, walked two and struck out one.

At The Plate

The Texas Rangers offense continued to struggle against Chicago putting up just the one run on their eight hits. Nomar Mazara scored that lone run when he homered in the top of the first inning off of Mat Latos who has been pitching phenomenally this season.

Ian Desmond had a fantastic day at the plate for Texas accounting for three of their eight hits. Elvis Andrus also produced a multi hit game going 2-4 against the strong White Sox pitching staff.

Stats

Pitching

WP- Latos (4-0): 6IP, 7H, 1ER, 2K

LP- Holland (2-1): 6.1IP, 5H, 3ER, 3K

SV- Robertson (7): 1IP, 0H, 0ER, 3K

Hitting

Mazara: 1-4 HR, RBI, BB

Desmond: 3-4

Andrus: 2-4

Up Next

The Texas Rangers are set to return home Monday to take on the visiting New York Yankees. Cesar Ramos will start for Texas in the place of the scratched Cole Hamels. The Yankees will send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound. First pitch is set for 7:05 CT.

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