Baseball / Sports

Adam Rosales powers Rangers to 3-1 win

CHICAGO -- Adam Rosales homered twice for the first time in his career Wednesday, and Nick Tepesch didn't allow a run in 5 2/3 innings as the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox, 3-1.

The Rangers have won two of their past three series after going a month without a series win. Tepesch, who scattered six hits, won for the first time since June 27.

Tepesch was working on an 80-pitch limit in his first start since July 26 because of a sore left knee. He worked only one 1-2-3 inning, but the Rangers turned double plays behind him in the third, fourth and fifth innings.

Rosales gave the Rangers a 2-0 lead in the second with an opposite-field homer off White Sox ace Chris Sale, and Rosales hit his third of the season to start the seventh for a 3-0 lead.

Roman Mendez retired Jose Abreu to end the sixth with the two tying runs at second and third, but surrendered a solo homer to Dayan Viciedo in the seventh. Neal Cotts got Abreu to line out to end the eighth with a runner at second, and Neftali Feliz got the final two outs of the game for his fourth save.

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