Mazara homers twice as Lynn, Rangers edge White Sox 6-5

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) A four-run deficit in the first inning didn't mean much to Nomar Mazara and Lance Lynn.

Mazara hit two home runs, Lynn shook off a rough start and retired 17 of the last 18 batters he faced, and Texas beat the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Saturday night.

''Nothing (Lynn) does kind of surprises me,'' Rangers manager Chris Woodward said. ''His competitiveness, no matter what the circumstances, it's awesome for all our guys to watch.''

Run-scoring singles by Shin-Soo Choo and Delino DeShields wiped out Chicago's 5-4 lead in the sixth inning against Evan Marshall (3-1), who had not allowed an earned run in 17 1/3 previous innings this season.

''A four-pitch walk, 3-0 to the next guy. That's seven straight (balls),'' Marshall said. ''They were on me tonight. That's a good streak for me to start this year. Let's start a new one tomorrow.''

Mazara had his fourth career two-homer game and drove in three runs.

He came to the plate in the first with Chicago leading 4-0, two outs and Elvis Andrus on first base. Mazara hit a 3-1 pitch from Odrisamer Despaigne into the upper deck in right field. Logan Forsythe doubled home another run to pull the Rangers within 4-3.

''We just tried to give Lynn as much time as we can so he can go out there and recover and battle,'' Mazara said. ''We saw a lot of pitches.''

Despaigne threw 34 pitches in the bottom of the 39-minute first inning, after Lynn had used 33.

After that, Lynn took over.

''He's really good at making adjustments in game,'' Woodward said. ''He gave up four in the first, but he didn't let that affect him.''

Lynn (9-4) said simply, ''You're only as good as your next pitch.''

Lynn improved to 6-0 at home and tied his season high with seven innings pitched but allowed five earned runs and fell one short of tying the Rangers record of nine consecutive quality starts. Chris Martin pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his third save in four opportunities.

Tim Anderson hit a solo home run and three-run double for Chicago.

On Anderson's two-out, two-strike double in the first, DeShields couldn't run down the ball at the right-center field wall. Anderson scored four pitches later on a double to left center by Yolmer Sanchez.

Mazara tied the game against Despaigne in the third with a solo homer, his third in his first six plate appearances in the series.

Lynn retired 13 White Sox batters in a row before Anderson regained Chicago's lead with his homer to center field.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: RHP Dylan Covey (right shoulder inflammation) is scheduled for a bullpen session on Sunday that could determine whether he'll return after being placed on the injured list June 9. His return could determine who would start for Chicago on Tuesday at Boston.

''We'll see how it goes (Sunday),'' manager Rick Renteria said, ''and then we could make a clear assessment of when we'll use him.''

Rangers: They could have both of their All-Star finalists back from the injured list for their next series at Detroit. OF Joey Gallo (strained left oblique, on the IL since June 2) is expected back from an injury-rehab assignment ''right now, Tuesday,'' manager Chris Woodward said. OF/DH Hunter Pence (strained right groin) is expected to play Thursday, the first day he's eligible to come off the IL.

1B Ronald Guzman left the game in the ninth inning because of what Woodward called ''a little heel soreness.''

GAME OF MILLILITERS

In a pregame cow milking contest between relief pitchers, Texas' Shawn Kelley edged Chicago's Josh Osich. In the baseball game, Osich shut out the Rangers in a career-high 2 1/3 innings.

QUALITY

The only Texas pitchers to reach nine straight quality starts in a season were Kenny Rogers in 1993 and 2005, and Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry in 1975. Lynn's eight straight quality starts were the most by an American League pitcher this season.

Lynn's 6-0 home record tied Minnesota's Jake Odorizzi for the AL's best. Lynn pitched six-plus innings for an 11th straight start, one away from his career high set in 2017.

HELPING ARMS

Chicago's Charlie Tilson doubled his assist total for the season by starting plays that threw out Asdrubal Cabrera at home in the first inning and Willie Calhoun at third base in the third. Second baseman Yolmer Sanchez made both relay throws.

UP NEXT

Chicago RHP Ivan Nova (3-5, 6.01) is 3-0 with a 2.97 ERA on the road this season, and 2-1, 3.09 in four career games at Arlington. Rangers rookie RHP Adrian Sampson (5-4, 4.40) will be facing the White Sox for the first time in the conclusion of the three-game series.

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  • W: L. Lynn (9-4)L: E. Marshall (3-1)S: C. Martin (3)
  • HR: CHW - T. Anderson (11), TEX - N. Mazara 2 (12)
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Y. Moncada 3B41100011.297.349.515.8651.5
J. Abreu 1B40000023.259.300.497.796-1.0
Y. Alonso DH31000100.176.277.305.5822.0
E. Jimenez LF40000033.249.305.476.781-1.5
T. Anderson SS42341000.320.346.498.84413.0
Y. Sanchez 2B40110011.250.328.309.6362.5
Z. Collins C40000012.111.200.444.644-0.5
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    S. Choo DH50210011.289.390.509.8993.5
    D. DeShields CF40110102.238.352.320.6723.0
    E. Andrus SS41200002.301.338.464.8025.0
    N. Mazara RF42232012.272.325.466.79212.5
    W. Calhoun LF41200003.348.388.609.9964.0
    A. Cabrera 3B30000121.235.316.416.7320.0
    L. Forsythe 2B-1B31210111.275.384.427.8115.5
    R. Guzman 1B41200001.217.306.434.7413.0
    R. Odor 2B00000000.174.249.348.5970.0
    J. Mathis C40100002.153.215.202.4161.0
    L. Lynn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Garcia (13), T. Anderson (13), Y. Sanchez (7)
      • HR - T. Anderson (11)
      • RBI - T. Anderson 4 (36), Y. Sanchez (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Anderson 4 (13), Y. Sanchez (6)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Abreu, Z. Collins 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Choo (20), W. Calhoun (3), L. Forsythe (15)
      • HR - N. Mazara 2 (12)
      • RBI - S. Choo (32), D. DeShields (14), N. Mazara 3 (44), L. Forsythe (29)
      • 2-Out RBI - N. Mazara 2 (16), L. Forsythe (13)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. DeShields 2 (2), E. Andrus 2 (2), W. Calhoun 2 (2), L. Forsythe
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - E. Andrus (15)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - L. Garcia (9), C. Tilson 2 (4)
      • DP - (Sanchez-Abreu)
      • E - T. Anderson (15)
      FIELDING
      • E - C. Martin
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      O. Despaigne3.08441029.452.32-4.0
      J. Osich2.11001305.181.195.5
      E. Marshall (L, 3-1) (BS, 1)0.14221001.021.02-12.0
      J. Minaya2.11000202.421.306.0
      PITCHERSIP
      O. Despaigne3.0
      J. Osich2.1
      E. Marshall (L, 3-1) (BS, 1)0.1
      J. Minaya2.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Lynn (W, 9-4)7.06551614.321.2719.0
      J. Leclerc (H, 6)1.00000104.721.193.5
      C. Martin (S, 3)1.01000103.301.079.5
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Lynn (W, 9-4)7.0
      J. Leclerc (H, 6)1.0
      C. Martin (S, 3)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - O. Despaigne 68-38, J. Osich 39-26, E. Marshall 21-11, J. Minaya 23-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - O. Despaigne 4-3, J. Minaya 3-3
      • Batters Faced - O. Despaigne 16, J. Osich 8, E. Marshall 5, J. Minaya 9
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 109-71, J. Leclerc 16-10, C. Martin 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 10-5, J. Leclerc 1-1, C. Martin 2-0
      • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 28, J. Leclerc 3, C. Martin 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      L. Garcia CF41200000.282.319.390.7094.0
      Y. Moncada 3B41100011.297.349.515.8651.5
      J. Abreu 1B40000023.259.300.497.796-1.0
      Y. Alonso DH31000100.176.277.305.5822.0
      E. Jimenez LF40000033.249.305.476.781-1.5
      T. Anderson SS42341000.320.346.498.84413.0
      Y. Sanchez 2B40110011.250.328.309.6362.5
      Z. Collins C40000012.111.200.444.644-0.5
      C. Tilson RF30000000.256.320.325.6450.0
      O. Despaigne P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      J. Osich P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        S. Choo DH50210011.289.390.509.8993.5
        D. DeShields CF40110102.238.352.320.6723.0
        E. Andrus SS41200002.301.338.464.8025.0
        N. Mazara RF42232012.272.325.466.79212.5
        W. Calhoun LF41200003.348.388.609.9964.0
        A. Cabrera 3B30000121.235.316.416.7320.0
        L. Forsythe 2B-1B31210111.275.384.427.8115.5
        R. Guzman 1B41200001.217.306.434.7413.0
        R. Odor 2B00000000.174.249.348.5970.0
        J. Mathis C40100002.153.215.202.4161.0
        L. Lynn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        J. Leclerc P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        C. Martin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - L. Garcia (13), T. Anderson (13), Y. Sanchez (7)
          • HR - T. Anderson (11)
          • RBI - T. Anderson 4 (36), Y. Sanchez (18)
          • 2-Out RBI - T. Anderson 4 (13), Y. Sanchez (6)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Abreu, Z. Collins 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - S. Choo (20), W. Calhoun (3), L. Forsythe (15)
          • HR - N. Mazara 2 (12)
          • RBI - S. Choo (32), D. DeShields (14), N. Mazara 3 (44), L. Forsythe (29)
          • 2-Out RBI - N. Mazara 2 (16), L. Forsythe (13)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. DeShields 2 (2), E. Andrus 2 (2), W. Calhoun 2 (2), L. Forsythe
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - E. Andrus (15)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - L. Garcia (9), C. Tilson 2 (4)
          • DP - (Sanchez-Abreu)
          • E - T. Anderson (15)
          FIELDING
          • E - C. Martin
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          O. Despaigne3.08441029.452.32-4.0
          J. Osich2.11001305.181.195.5
          E. Marshall (L, 3-1) (BS, 1)0.14221001.021.02-12.0
          J. Minaya2.11000202.421.306.0
          Total8.01466352---
          PITCHERSIP
          O. Despaigne3.0
          J. Osich2.1
          E. Marshall (L, 3-1) (BS, 1)0.1
          J. Minaya2.1
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          L. Lynn (W, 9-4)7.06551614.321.2719.0
          J. Leclerc (H, 6)1.00000104.721.193.5
          C. Martin (S, 3)1.01000103.301.079.5
          Total9.0755181---
          PITCHERSIP
          L. Lynn (W, 9-4)7.0
          J. Leclerc (H, 6)1.0
          C. Martin (S, 3)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - O. Despaigne 68-38, J. Osich 39-26, E. Marshall 21-11, J. Minaya 23-18
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - O. Despaigne 4-3, J. Minaya 3-3
          • Batters Faced - O. Despaigne 16, J. Osich 8, E. Marshall 5, J. Minaya 9
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 109-71, J. Leclerc 16-10, C. Martin 13-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 10-5, J. Leclerc 1-1, C. Martin 2-0
          • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 28, J. Leclerc 3, C. Martin 4
          • 6TH INNING
            DeShields singled to center, Guzman scored, Mathis out at home, Choo to second56
            Choo singled to center, Forsythe scored, Guzman to third, Mathis to second55
            Anderson homered to center54
          • 3RD INNING
            Mazara homered to right center44
          • 1ST INNING
            Forsythe doubled to deep right, Calhoun scored, Cabrera out at home43
            Mazara homered to right, Andrus scored42
            Sanchez doubled to left center, Anderson scored40
            Anderson doubled to deep right center, Garcia, Moncada and Alonso scored30
          • 9TH INNING
            • Rougned Odor at second base
            • Chris Martin relieved Jose Leclerc
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Jimenez struck out looking
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson reached on an infield single to first
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Anderson to second on Martin throwing error, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to second, Anderson to third
            • Z. Collins: Ball, Collins grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Jose Leclerc relieved Lance Lynn
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moncada popped out to first
            • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Alonso grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Minaya Pitching:
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Guzman grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Mathis flied out to left
            • S. Choo: Ball, Choo doubled to right
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Ball, DeShields fouled out to first
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • Z. Collins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Collins grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Tilson: Tilson fouled out to left
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garcia grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Minaya Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Mazara safe at first on shortstop Anderson fielding error
            • W. Calhoun: Calhoun lined out to right
            • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Forsythe struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 6TH INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul tip, Jimenez struck out on foul tip
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson homered to center
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Osich Pitching:
            • A. Cabrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • Evan Marshall relieved Josh Osich
            • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Forsythe walked
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Guzman singled to center, Forsythe to second
            • J. Mathis: Mathis singled to shallow right, Forsythe to third, Guzman to second
            • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Choo singled to center, Forsythe scored, Guzman to third, Mathis to second
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, DeShields singled to center, Guzman scored, Mathis out at home, Choo to second
            • Juan Minaya relieved Evan Marshall
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus grounded out to first
            • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Garcia grounded out to second
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • J. Abreu: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Osich Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, DeShields walked
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Andrus singled to right center, DeShields to third
            • N. Mazara: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging, Andrus stole second
            • W. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun lined out to center
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to second
            • Z. Collins: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Collins struck out looking
            • C. Tilson: Tilson lined out to left
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • O. Despaigne Pitching:
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Forsythe singled to shallow center
            • Josh Osich relieved Odrisamer Despaigne
            • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Guzman fouled out to left
            • J. Mathis: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Foul, Mathis lined into double play second to first, Forsythe out at first
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • Y. Alonso: Foul, Ball, Alonso popped out to shortstop
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jimenez grounded out to second
            • T. Anderson: Anderson fouled out to right
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • O. Despaigne Pitching:
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mazara homered to right center
            • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Calhoun doubled to right center, Calhoun out at third
            • A. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Tilson grounded out to second
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Garcia doubled to right center
            • Y. Moncada: Foul, Ball, Ball, Moncada grounded out to pitcher, Garcia to third
            • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Abreu grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • O. Despaigne Pitching:
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Guzman singled to left
            • J. Mathis: Ball, Ball, Mathis flied out to right
            • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Choo lined out to shortstop
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, DeShields reached on fielder's choice to second, Guzman out at second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Garcia singled to left
            • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Moncada singled to right, Garcia to third
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Abreu grounded out to first, Moncada to second
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso walked
            • E. Jimenez: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jimenez struck out swinging
            • T. Anderson: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Anderson doubled to deep right center, Garcia, Moncada and Alonso scored
            • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Sanchez doubled to left center, Anderson scored
            • Z. Collins: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Collins flied out to left
            • Middle of the 1st (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • O. Despaigne Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Choo lined out to third
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), DeShields grounded out to third
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Andrus singled to center
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mazara homered to right, Andrus scored
            • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Calhoun singled to right
            • A. Cabrera: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked, Calhoun to second
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Forsythe doubled to deep right, Calhoun scored, Cabrera out at home
            • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)