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63-66 - Rangers lose 6-1 to Ross Detwiler, Chicago White Sox in opener

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A new low

Texas Rangers v Chicago White Sox Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

Of course, after a few fun nights where a possible bright future started to reveal itself, the Rangers would run into Ross Detwiler and he’d basically toss the best game of his entire life. Indeed, Detwiler’s eight Ks of the Rangers tonight was a career high for a guy with 202 big league appearances with an ERA in the mid-4s. Of course.

Also, Ariel Jurado had a weird night where he was super hittable and gave up six runs but also threw a complete game. Baseball is strange.

(But hey, at least it only took two and a half hours to get it over with.)

Player of the Game: Elvis Andrus hit a home run. It was one of three hits on the night for Texas against Detwiler who had a 7.12 ERA for the Rangers in 2015 and was sporting a 6.10 ERA for Chicago in 2019. So, yeah, that’s embarrassing.

Up Next: RHP Lance Lynn makes the start for the Rangers on Friday night against RHP Dylan Cease for the White Sox. First pitch from Guaranteed Rate Field is scheduled for 7:10 pm CT.