Dylan Cease saves again and Liam Hendrix makes his 100th career save in the Chicago White Sox’s 2-1 win against the Texas Rangers

Dylan Siege walks Marcus Semien with two outs in the second innings on Friday night.

He was the last Texas Rangers batsman to reach against a Chicago White Sox starter, having faced the last 13.

The Seas allowed one run on two hits in six innings, Aloy Jimenez scored a home run in the fourth, and the Sox defeated the Rangers 2–1 in front of 25,470 at Globe Life Field.

He scored five runs and three runs on his way to his 13th consecutive start to allow one or no earned runs, breaking the tie with Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets (2021) for the longest streak since the state became official in 1913. scored runs. opener).

“It’s definitely the best I’ve ever had in my life,” Cez said of the vibe. “I am happy with it. I am happy to give us the opportunity. Hope it continues.”

The truce improved to 12–4, reducing its ERA to 1.98. He and relievers Joe Kelly, Kendall Graveman and Liam Hendrix combined for a three-hitter as the Sox went into a tie with the Cleveland Guardians for second place in the American League Central. Both teams are two games behind the Minnesota Twins.

“That’s why we come every day,” said of the win. “So definitely big.”

A run seam allowed came in first, and was set up by consecutive two-out walks for Jonah Heim and Nathaniel Lowe. Heim scored on an Adolis Garcia single.

In the second, Cez allowed a one-off single to Bubba Thompson and a two-out walk to Semin. And then nothing more during his 91-pitch outing.

“I wasn’t very fast and then I was able to make an adjustment around second or third, and after that it was pretty solid,” Siege said. “It’s just a mechanical better kind of cue down the mound.”

The Sox tied the game in third place.

Yasmani Grandal started the innings with a walk. Semien, Rangers second baseman, could not corral Josh Harrison’s grounder, and the ball bounced into shallow center area. Grandal finished first to third in the play. Sebi Zavala brings Grendel to the center with a sacrificial fly.

The Sox advanced in the next innings on Jiménez’s sixth homer of the season.

“When I hit it, I said I hit it good,” Jimenez said of the 437-foot explosion left center. “But this ballpark is huge, so I started running right away.”

Meanwhile, Viram has found a groove.

“They had (45) pitches after two innings, and they ended up pitching through sixth,” Sox manager Tony La Russa said. “The young man continues to impress (and) amaze.

“Works so hard and he just settled down, and that was another side that we didn’t see where he could go so deep in a game when he had so many issues.”

The struggle got a defensive assist in the fifth when right-fielder Andrew Vaughan made a fine running catch on Corey Seeger’s liner to right-center. He faced two of the last three batsmen in the sixth.

“The biggest thing is that I wasn’t throwing strikes (at the start of the game), so they were getting late,” Siege said. “Once I started throwing strikes, they were swinging quickly and I was able to get myself back into it.”

Rangers threatened in the eighth, loading the bases with two outs. Graveman fielded Léodie Tavares in front of first baseman Jose Abreu to avoid trouble.

Hendrix dismissed two of the three batsmen he faced in the 22nd of his season and the ninth of his 100th career.

“It’s clearly a milestone, especially with closers because you fluctuate a little bit with the reliever,” Hendrix said. “To be able to be consistent over the past three years—ish, four years—it’s not a long streak—but just to be able to gift those opportunities that have been able to get behind me. Take advantage of what has been given and go out and earn the next one, that is something I am proud of myself.”

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