Save for a sloppy game on Saturday night, the Chicago White Sox, a AAAA team pockmarked with bonafide future stars, made mincemeat out of the Texas Rangers this weekend.
Sunday’s 2-0 whitewash, bolstered by five innings of no-hit ball from Reynaldo López and two RBIs from José Abreu, was the capper, completing a 3-1 series win for the Good Guys.
López improved to 8-11 and has his ERA nearly under 5.00 (5.08) after his effort today, including two walks, six strikeouts, and hopefully, no vomit (López was removed after five, having thrown 80 pitches, due to dehydration and flu-like symptoms).
Any possibility of a combined no-hitter on Sunday was dashed when Shin-Soo Choo greeted reliever Aaron Bummer with a single in the sixth.
Thanks to an error and an intentional walk, Texas even had trouble brewing in that frame. But Bummer escaped unharmed, and the Rangers would record no other hits on the day. Bummer, Evan Marshall, Jace Fry and Alex Colomé each took one inning, delivering the win.
Offensively, well, there wasn’t too much to shout about on the Chicago end, as the Pale Hose accrued just five hits. Abreu tallied RBIs 99 and 100 on the season in the game, the first on a single, the second a one-out, bases-juiced, fielder’s choice grounder to third.
The White Sox are off tomorrow, before hosting the Minnesota Twins for three beginning on Tuesday night.