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Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Behind two Adam Rosales home runs and 5 2/3 
scoreless  innings from  Nick Tepesch,  the Texas  Rangers earned  their first 
winning  streak in over a month by dealing the Chicago White Sox a 3-1 loss at 
U.S. Cellular Field. 

Rosales'  two-run blast in the top of the second was the lone black mark on an 
otherwise  dominant  performance by Chicago  ace Chris Sale (10-2), who struck 
out  nine and  yielded just three hits over six innings, despite receiving his 
second setback of the season. 

The  utility  man added a solo  shot off Daniel  Webb in the seventh inning to 
help Texas record back-to-back victories for the first time since June 27-28. 

Tepesch (4-7) halted a long drought of his own after scattering six hits and a 
walk.  The right-hander  had  dropped four  straight  decisions since  besting 
Minnesota to begin the Rangers' two-game streak in late June. 

"We didn't know what Tepesch would give us after having 10 days off, but today 
he  stayed  focused and executed  his pitches," Rangers manager Ron Washington 
said. "He did a great job." 

The White Sox, outscored  by a 46-15 margin in losing four of five, got their 
lone run on a Dayan Viciedo solo homer in the seventh. Alexei Ramirez finished 
3-for-4 in defeat. 

Tepesch  only struck out two batters and allowed the leadoff man to reach each 
time  between the  third and sixth innings.  He got needed help in the form of 
three double plays to protect the 2-0 lead he had been staked to by Rosales. 

The  first of  those  twin  killings was  perhaps  the  biggest, as  Chicago's 
Alejandro  De Aza doubled  to lead off the bottom of the third, but was caught 
off  the bag when  Gordon Beckham followed with a liner into Rosales' glove at 
second for a 4-6 putout. 

De  Aza later singled to begin the White Sox' half of the sixth and was pushed 
to third on Ramirez's two-out double to left that chased Tepesch. Roman Mendez 
then entered for Texas and got the dangerous Jose Abreu to ground out and keep 
it a 2-0 game. 

Rosales started off his first career multi-homer outing with an opposite-field 
shot  off  Sale that came  after the All-Star lefty  hit J.P. Arencibia with a 
pitch  top open  the second. The long  ball was his third in 10 career at-bats 
against Sale. 

"I  guess  I jinxed myself.  I checked [the stats]  yesterday just to see, and 
sure  enough, he  had two  homers," Sale  said. "Everyone's  got their  guy, I 
guess." 

White  Sox  center  fielder  Adam  Eaton crashed  hard  into  the  wall  while 
attempting  to retrieve  Rosales' early  blast,  injuring his  lower back  and 
being forced to exit the contest. 

Webb  relieved Sale to  begin the seventh and had his seventh pitch of the day 
deposited over the left-field wall by Rosales to put Texas up 3-0. 

Viciedo  took Mendez  deep in the bottom  of the inning to answer for Chicago, 
but the White Sox managed just one more hit the rest of the way. Neftali Feliz 
fanned  the  only two hitters he  faced in the ninth  to close out the win and 
register his fourth save of the year. 

                                   Game Notes 

The  Rangers won  consecutive games on the  road for the first time since June 
13-14  at  Seattle, and  had lost  seven straight series  as the visitor after 
taking  that  set from the Mariners  ... Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus ended 2- 
for-3  to extend  his hitting streak to  13 games ... Ramirez now owns a nine- 
game  hit streak for the White Sox ... De Aza, who sat out Tuesday's 16-0 loss 
to the Rangers with a bruised knee, went 2-for-2. 

 
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