Authored by Birch Khem

Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 8, Rangers 0

After an abysmal close to the Angels series, the White Sox unleashed their offensive prowess against the Rangers in their weird new ballpark. This is exactly what the White Sox needed to get back on track and drop their magic number to five. The StartersDylan Cease looked a little rough for the first three innings, but seemed to regain his confidence and command in the fourth inning It helped to have plenty of insurance runs on his side. In the fifth inning, Cease only threw 11 pitches and three strikeouts. Cease 92-pitch outing looked like this: Baseball SavantTaylor Hearn got the start in Texas tonight. Hearn has had limited opportunities this season, and has been fine for the most part in his eight starts However, the White Sox took to his fastball and caused the Rangers a lot of pain with RBI doubles. Hearn 85-pitch outing looked like this:Baseball SavantPressure PlayIn the fourth inning, Luis Robert hit a bomb of a double to center, allowing Romy Gonzlez, Billy Hamilton, and Tim Anderson to score after some infield bobbling. The LI for the hit was 1.88.Pressure CookerTaylor Hearn faced a lot of pressure early on and ultimately didn stand a chance against the wide-awake White Sox bats. His pLI was 1.00.Top PlayThe pressure play is also the top play for the evening. Luis Robert powerful double that brought three home put the WPA at 1.24. Top PerformerDylan Cease had himself a night. His ability to shut the Rangers down through five innings and hand the bullpen an easy win gave him top marks and a WPA of 0.19. Luis Robert was a close second Micker Adolfo Jersey, at 0.18.SmackdownHardest hit: In a game of hard-hit balls, Jos Abreu fourth-inning double took the cake. The ball exited the bat at 110.7 mph.Weakest contact: Csar Hernndez had a very weak ground out in the second inning, at only 41.3 mph.Luckiest hit: Yon Moncada had luck on his side tonight . His second-inning double only had an xBA of .150, making it the luckiest hit of the night. Toughest out: Isiah Kiner-Falefa started the third inning with an xBA of .500, but his fly ball was caught in right field. Longest hit: Luis Robert second-inning double traveled 393 feet.

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