Rangers slow hot White Sox

Published: Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 1:23 a.m.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Michael Young and Alfonso Soriano hit two-run homers in the sixth inning against Orlando Hernandez, and the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox 9-2 Wednesday.
Young's 20th homer came after leadoff hitter David Dellucci was hit by a pitch and put the Rangers ahead 3-2. Mark Teixeira walked and scored on Hank Blalock's single, and Soriano hit his 32nd homer to chase Hernandez (8-7), who lost his fourth straight decision, matching his career high.
Dellucci, Adrian Gonzalez and Rod Barajas also homered for the Rangers, who lead the majors with 218.
Chicago lost three of four in Texas and finished August at 12-16. It was the first losing month of the season for the White Sox, who have the best record in the AL at 80-51.
  • ROYALS 1, TWINS 0: Emil Brown singled to score Denny Hocking with one out in the ninth, and Minnesota set a Twins' record by getting 13 hits in a shutout.
    Minnesota hit into four double plays and had runners thrown out at third and home. It was also a Royals' record for most hits allowed in a shutout, breaking the mark of 10 which had been done four times. The Twins' previous record for hits in a shutout was 12 in a 1-0 loss to the California Angels in 1975.
  • RED SOX 7, DEVIL RAYS 6: Kevin Millar homered twice and David Ortiz hit his fifth in five games, helping Boston rally from a big deficit for the second consecutive night.
    Millar led off the second with a shot to tie the game at 1, then broke a 5-all tie in the seventh with a two-run drive that gave Boston its first lead.
    Doug Mirabelli also homered for Boston.
  • TIGERS 4, INDIANS 3: Ivan Rodriguez homered off Rafael Betancourt (2-3) to break an eighth-inning tie, and Mike Maroth pitched seven strong innings for Detroit.
  • ORIOLES 7, BLUE JAYS 0: Bruce Chen and Chris Ray combined on a two-hitter to help Baltimore end a five-game losing streak.
    Miguel Tejada, Jay Gibbons and Eric Byrnes homered for the Orioles, who lost 10 of their previous 11 games and held a brief team meeting before the game.
    Chen (11-8) allowed only Aaron Hill's infield single to first in the second inning and Corey Koskie's single to center in the eighth. Chen struck out seven and walked one in eight innings. Gustavo Chacin (10-8) was the loser.
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