ARLINGTON, Texas — No. 2 starter Jose Quintana gave up five runs and nine hits in five innings, putting the White Sox in a four-run hole, and the Texas Rangers held on for a 6-3 victory Saturday.
Dayan Viciedo’s two-run single in the eighth cut the Rangers’ lead to 5-3, but Alexei Ramirez hit into an inning-ending double play, halting his club-record hitting streak to start a season at 17. Kevin Kouzmanoff led off the Rangers’ eighth with a home run against Jake Petricka, sealing the Sox’ fourth consecutive defeat.
Jose Abreu came out of a 1-for-25 slump with two singles and a walk, and Adam Dunn singled three times and lined out hard to center, raising his average to .304.
Colby Lewis improved to 1-1 for the Rangers. Quintana fell to 1-1.