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8/21/2017 José Abreu, CWS, 1B
Jose Abreu went 1 for 4 with a double Sunday as the Chicago White Sox topped the Texas Rangers 3-2. He ended the game with a .300 batting average.

Analysis: Abreu extended his hitting streak to nine games, during which he's batting .462 with five homers, eight RBIs and eight runs.
8/21/2017 Adrián Béltre, Tex, 3B
Adrian Beltre went 0 for 3 Sunday as the Texas Rangers lost to the Chicago White Sox 3-2. He ended the game with a .309 batting average.

Analysis: The Rangers begin a four-game series at Anaheim on Monday, and Beltre has a .412/.429/1.029 slash line with five homers, four doubles and seven RBIs in his last eight games there.
8/21/2017 Jason Grilli, Tex, P
Jason Grilli allowed two hits without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Texas Rangers lost to the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Sunday. Grilli struck out one, ending the game with a 5.97 ERA and 1.56 WHIP on the season.
8/21/2017 Matt Bush, Tex, P
Matt Bush did not allow a hit or walk in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Texas Rangers lost to the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Sunday. Bush did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.04 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Joey Gallo (bloody nose and swollen upper lip) and Bush (bruised right knee) both left the game in the eighth inning after colliding while chasing a popup. Bush's head slammed into Gallo's nose. Both were being evaluated under Major League Baseball's concussion protocol. Neither will travel with the team to Anaheim.
8/21/2017 Miguel González, CWS, P
Miguel Gonzalez improved to 7-10, allowing four hits and four walks over 6.0 scoreless innings, as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Sunday. Gonzalez struck out six, ending the game with a 4.44 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Gonzalez, who is now 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in his last three starts, next faces the Tigers on the South Side on Friday. He has a 1.29 ERA and 0.79 WHIP in his last two home starts versus Detroit.
8/21/2017 A.J. Griffin, Tex, P
A.J. Griffin fell to 6-4, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks in 5.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers lost to the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Sunday. Griffin struck out three, ending the game with a 5.10 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Griffin, who spent his first two seasons with the A's, next takes the ball Friday at Oakland. In his first start there since leaving the A's, he struck out eight while throwing one-hit ball for six innings in a 7-0 win on April 17.
8/21/2017 Tony Barnette, Tex, P
Tony Barnette allowed one hit without giving up a run in 2.0 innings as the Texas Rangers lost to the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Sunday. Barnette struck out two, ending the game with a 5.06 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
8/21/2017 Gregory Infante, CWS, P
Gregory Infante did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Sunday. Infante did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.17 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
8/21/2017 Aaron Bummer, CWS, P
Aaron Bummer allowed one run on zero hits and one walk without recording an out as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Sunday. Bummer did not strike out a batter, ending the game with an 8.10 ERA and 1.40 WHIP on the season.
8/21/2017 Juan Minaya, CWS, P
Juan Minaya recorded his second save, allowing one run on one hit and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Sunday. Minaya did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.65 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
8/21/2017 Álex Cláudio, Tex, P
Alex Claudio did not allow a hit or walk in 0.2 scoreless innings as the Texas Rangers lost to the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Sunday. Claudio struck out one, ending the game with a 2.47 ERA and 1.04 WHIP on the season.
8/21/2017 Danny Farquhar, CWS, P
Danny Farquhar allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Sunday. Farquhar struck out one, ending the game with a 4.00 ERA and 1.44 WHIP on the season.
8/21/2017 Nomar Mazara, Tex, RF
Nomar Mazara went 0 for 3 Sunday as the Texas Rangers fell to the Chicago White Sox 3-2. He ended the game with a .261 batting average.
8/21/2017 Rougned Odor, Tex, 2B
Rougned Odor went 1 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs Sunday as the Texas Rangers lost to the Chicago White Sox 3-2. He ended the game with a .223 batting average.

Analysis: Odor now has three homers in his last two games to give him 27 on the season, but this season has still been a disappointment. Among the 44 major league players with at least 22 home runs, Odor's .431 slugging percentage is the worst.
8/21/2017 Brett Nicholas, Tex, C
Brett Nicholas went 0 for 3 Sunday as the Texas Rangers fell to the Chicago White Sox 3-2. He ended the game with a .250 batting average.
8/21/2017 Kyle Crick, SF, P
Kyle Crick allowed one run on one hit in 1.0 inning as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Sunday. Crick did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.95 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
8/21/2017 Ben Lively, Phi, P
Ben Lively allowed two runs on six hits and two walks in 6.0 innings as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Sunday. Lively struck out four, ending the game with a 3.70 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Lively was, called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make the start, is 0-4 in seven starts since winning his major league debut against the Giants on June 3. However, he's given up no more than three runs in seven of his eight outings, so Lively should be in line for at least one more turn in the rotation and possibly more.
8/21/2017 Phil Gosselin, Tex, 2B
Phil Gosselin went 0 for 1 Sunday as the Texas Rangers fell to the Chicago White Sox 3-2. He ended the game with a .146 batting average.
8/21/2017 Delino DeShields, Tex, CF
Delino DeShields went 1 for 4 Sunday as the Texas Rangers fell to the Chicago White Sox 3-2. DeShields added two stolen bases. He ended the game with a .285 batting average.
8/21/2017 Shin-soo Choo, Tex, RF
Shin-soo Choo went 0 for 1 Sunday as the Texas Rangers fell to the Chicago White Sox 3-2. He ended the game with a .257 batting average.
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