CHICAGO — Reynaldo Lopez hid the ball in his glove as White Sox manager Rick Renteria approached the mound. Renteria asked if Lopez had enough left to retire Shin-Soo Choo, and Lopez said it was his batter.That was all Renteria needed to hear.Lopez finished a career-high eight innings by striking out Choo with a runner on first, and Chicago beat the Texas Rangers 3-0 on Sunday for its first home series win this season.”The way he went out today, there was a lot of conviction and intensity and focus in his outing today, from pitch one,” Renteria said.Lopez (1-3) allowed two hits, struck out eight and walked two in his first victory since Sept. 22 against Kansas City. The right-hander has been Chicago’s best starter this year, but has been hurt by poor run support.Leury Garcia had two hits and two RBIs, and Welington Castillo homered as the major league-worst White Sox (13-30) took three of four against last-place Texas. They won consecutive games for the first time since winning three in a row at Kansas City from April 26-28.”This was one of the best games for us,” Garcia said.Texas (18-30) lost for the sixth time in eight games. Mike… Read full this story
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