Cease pitches 6 strong innings, White Sox beat Rangers 2-1

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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease throws to a Texas Rangers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dylan Cease pitched six strong innings, Eloy Jimenez hit a tiebreaking solo homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 2-1. Cease gave up a run and two hits and hasn’t allowed more than one run in a game since June 9.

He hasn’t given up more than one earned run in his last 13 starts.

Liam Hendriks, the third White Sox reliever, pitched a perfect ninth for his 22nd save in 25 chances. Chicago has won 13 of its last 20 games. Glenn Otto (4-8) gave up two runs and four hits in six innings while striking out seven. He is 0-6 in eight starts since returning from the COVID-19 related injury list.