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White Sox rip Texas

Arlington,  TX (SportsNetwork.com)  - Marcus Semien went 4-for-6 with four RBI 
to  help the Chicago White Sox secure a 16-2 win over the Texas Rangers in the 
finale of a three-game set Sunday at Globe Life Park. 

Jordan  Danks and  Jose Abreu each belted a two-run homer, while Dayan Viciedo 
added  a solo shot, scored three times and plated a pair of runs for the Whit
Sox, who snapped a four-game losing streak. 

"We put together some good at bats. We swung at strikes and got pitches up and 
hit the ball the other way," Semien said. "If you hit the ball to right here 
you can get it in that jet stream and get it out of the ballpark. It was a 
good team win." 

Erik  Johnson (1-1) picked  up the win after limiting Texas to two runs -- one 
earned -- on one hit with five walks over five frames. 

Texas  starter Robbie Ross Jr. (1-1) was knocked around for seven runs -- four 
earned  -- on seven hits while striking out eight over 5 1/3 innings to absorb 
the loss. 

Luis  Sardinas made his major league debut in the setback and collected one of 
the two hits for the Rangers, who had won five straight and finished 7-3 on a 
10-game homestand. 

"Definitely satisfied with the way things turned out (on the homestand). We 
won each series, we just have to keep winning series and we'll be fine," said 
Rangers manager Ron Washington. 'It will get to the point when things fall in 
place and we sweep a series. Just have to keep taking it a day at a time and 
playing the best game we can." 

Texas  shortstop Elvis Andrus scored from third on a Johnson wild pitch in the 
bottom  of the  fourth to tie the game  at 2-2, but the White Sox scored three 
runs in each of the next two frames to take control of the contest. 

In  the  fifth, Tyler  Flowers led off  with a single  and after Danks fanned, 
Semien  reached first  when third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff misfired on a throw 
to second. 

Conor Gillaspie then plated Flowers with a sacrifice fly to right field before 
Abreu scorched a 1-1 fastball over the wall in right for a 5-2 lead. 

After  Texas went down in order in the home half of the fifth, Viciedo started 
the  sixth with  a double  before Alexei  Ramirez swung  and missed  at strike 
three.  However,  the ball rolled  to the  backstop, allowing Ramirez to reach 
first safely. 

Ross then fanned Alejandro De Aza before Shawn Tolleson took over on the mound 
and struck out Flowers for the second out. 

Tolleson  then  intentionally walked Danks to  get to Semien, who scorched his 
first  career triple off the top of the wall in left-center field to clear the 
bases and give Chicago an 8-2 lead. 

Viciedo  drilled his first homer of the season over the wall in right with two 
away  in the  seventh before adding an RBI single to spark Chicago's seven-run 
ninth inning. 

Two  batters later, De Aza smacked a two-out single to center and Semien added 
a run-scoring single shortly after for a 13-2 lead. 

Gillaspie  followed  Semien's base hit  with a  two-run double to right before 
scoring on Abreu's double to left to account for the final margin. 

Early  on, Danks crushed  a two-run homer to right to get the White Sox on the 
board in the third, but Shin-Soo Choo answered with a sac fly in the bottom of 
the  frame before Johnson's  wild pitch plated Andrus in the fourth to tie the 

                                   Game Notes 

Sardinas,  20, was  recalled from Double-A Frisco on Saturday after outfielder 
Jim  Adduci was placed  on the 15-day disabled list ... Chicago pounded out 18 
hits  ... Texas went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position ... Andrus stole 
his  ninth  base of the  season ...  Danks' homer was  the first of his career 
against a left-handed pitcher. 

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