Luis Robert hit a three-run double, Dylan Cease struck out 10 in 5 innings and the Chicago White Sox moved nearer to their first division title in 13 years by trouncing the Texas Rangers 8-0 on Friday night time.

Jose Abreu had two hits and drove in two runs, giving him 111 RBIs this season as the White Sox started an 11-game journey which will shut their freeway schedule.

Chicago decreased its magic number over Cleveland to 5 for worthwhile the AL Central and securing a second consecutive postseason berth for the primary time in franchise historic earlier.

“It was a completely well-played game,” White Sox supervisor Tony La Russa talked about. “It was a pleasure to watch.”

White Sox rookie Romy Gonzalez doubled twice amongst his career-best three hits and Cease had his eighth double-digit strikeout sport of the season.

Four relievers held Texas to 4 singles the remainder of one of the simplest ways by which.

Gonzalez, collaborating in his eighth sport since turning right into a member of the membership from Triple-A Charlotte, had his first multi-hit predominant league sport. He added an RBI and scored twice.

“He’s really made an impression,” La Russa talked about. (*5*)

The Rangers have misplaced 4 of 5 with two video video video games left on a seven-game homestand following their most worthwhile freeway journey of the season (6-3).

Cease (12-7) was one strikeout wanting his season excessive. He gave up 4 hits and two walks nonetheless wished 92 pitches to get by 5. The right-hander escaped early downside, stranding 5 runners inside the primary three innings.

(*5*) Cease talked about. “I’ve got to get into a rhythm a little quicker.”

Taylor Hearn (6-5), attempting to win his fifth consecutive begin, allowed seven runs in 3 1/3 innings on eight hits and three walks.

“I think they actually waited out Taylor,” Texas supervisor Chris Woodward talked about. (*5*)

The White Sox loaded the bases contained in the fourth with one out prior to Robert ripped a 2-0 sinker to left-center. The three RBIs matched his occupation excessive, and he furthermore singled twice.

SHORT HOPS

Abreu is one wanting a really highly effective league RBI lead, and Cease is third contained in the AL with 212 strikeouts. … White Sox C Yasmani Grandal had a 30-game on-base streak snapped. It was the longest vigorous streak contained in the majors and the third-longest this season. … With a fifth-inning steal of second base, Rangers CF Leody Taveras is 17 for 17 in his two seasons. … Texas RF Adolis Garcia and White Sox 3B Yoan Moncada every struck out 4 occasions. … Texas has misplaced three straight to division leaders Houston and Chicago by a blended 27-3.

ZERO HOUR

The shutout was the twelfth of the season for the White Sox. Texas, which ranks twenty ninth in runs scored, has been blanked 13 occasions.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rangers INF Andy Ibanez (left hamstring stress) was activated from the 10-day injured report nonetheless didn’t play. To make room on the roster, C/DH Yohel Pozo was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock. … LHP John King (shoulder irritation) had surgical course of for thoracic outlet syndrome and have to be prepared for subsequent season. … RHP Matt Bush (elbow irritation), out since early April, will start a rehab mission with Round Rock on Monday.

UP NEXT

White Sox RHP Lance Lynn (11-4, 2.50 ERA) faces Texas on Saturday night time for the primary time provided that Rangers traded him to Chicago final December. Lynn is 0-1 with a 4.13 ERA in seven begins starting July 30.

Rangers RHP Spencer Howard (0-4, 7.38), acquired from Philadelphia on the commerce deadline, hasn’t thrown bigger than 52 pitches in any of his 5 begins for Texas.