The Rangers and White Sox played to a 5-5 tie in a scheduled 6-inning game on Tuesday in Glendale. The back-and-forth affair saw Texas fall into an early 3-run hole and score 5 unanswered runs before ultimately playing to its second straight deadlocked score.
Ronald Guzmán belted a solo home run in the 2nd inning to put the Rangers on the board after the White Sox scored 3 runs in the opening frame. Texas knotted the game at 3-3 in the 4th inning on the strength of a Joey Gallo home run and an RBI single by Eli White. Gallo has homered in 2 of his first 4 spring plate appearances. In his first at-bat of the spring, Josh Jung gave the Rangers the lead with a pinch-hit RBI single in the 5th inning. Catcher Drew Butera doubled and walked in his spring debut.
Starter Kohei Arihara saw his first Cactus League action in a Texas uniform, allowing 3 runs in 2 innings that were both ended with 2 outs due to pitch count. The right-hander gave up a 3-run home run to Andrew Vaughn in the first inning and allowed five hits overall – the home run and four singles. Arihara recorded two strikeouts, with the latter whiff coming against his final batter faced (Yoan Moncada) before the inning was ended with 2 outs and the bases loaded. Overall, the Rangers and White Sox combined to end an inning early due to pitch count 5 times, in accordance with the new spring training guidelines for 2021.
Adolis García and Justin Foscue, who today celebrated their 28th and 22nd birthdays, respectively, both appeared for Texas. García delivered a sacrifice fly to give the Rangers a 5-3 lead in the 5th inning.
The Rangers travel to Tempe on Wednesday to face the Los Angeles Angels at 2:10 p.m. CT, with RHP Jimmy Herget slated to start against Angels RHP Dylan Bundy. The Angels’ FOX Sports West television broadcast will be carried live on FOX Sports Southwest.