- Associated Press - Sunday, June 21, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - Hitting into an inning-ending double play in the 10th inning was frustrating enough for the Texas Rangers.

But with some good relief pitching, they survived to play the 11th.

And what did the Rangers do with their second chance?

They loaded the bases - and hit into another inning-ending double play.

This time the Chicago White Sox took advantage.

Gordon Beckham led off the bottom of the 11th with a homer off Alex Claudio (1-1) and the White Sox beat the Rangers 3-2 on Sunday.

“You keep giving a ballclub an opportunity to stick around and don’t cash in on those opportunities, it can come back to hit you,” Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. “We had multiple opportunities to push runs across and didn’t.”

“They got the big hit, and we didn’t,” said Mitch Moreland, who hit into the first double play in the top of the 10th for the Rangers.

Melky Cabrera went 5 for 5 for Chicago.

The Rangers left Chicago after losing two of three to the White Sox, who had been struggling.

The White Sox had lost eight straight before beating Texas on Saturday, after the Rangers took the series opener on Friday.

After White Sox reliever Zach Putnam got out of the 10th with Moreland’s double-play ball, White Sox reliever Jake Petricka (2-2) faced a bases-loaded situation in the 11th.

But he got Hanser Alberto to bounce to third, where Beckham fielded and threw home for the force out and catcher Tyler Flowers threw to first to complete the double play.

“Winning those tight games is huge,” Petricka said. “We’ve always been on the wrong side for the last week and half or so now it’s going to go our way.”

Ryan Rua had put the Rangers ahead 1-0 with a first-inning home run.

The White Sox got on the board in the bottom of the sixth when Alexei Ramirez blooped a one-out RBI single to right off Rangers reliever Ross Detwiler to score Jose Abreu.

Conor Gillaspie followed with a sacrifice fly to score Cabrera and gave the White Sox a 2-1 lead. Detwiler, who was demoted to the bullpen after coming off the disabled list earlier in the month, allowed two runs and three hits in two-thirds of an inning.

Leonys Martin tied the game with a solo shot on a 1-2 pitch from White Sox starter Jose Quintana in the seventh inning. It was Martin’s fifth of the season, snapping an 0-for-21 streak.

Quintana allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings. He struck out five and walked two.

Rangers starter Yovani Gallardo pitched five scoreless innings. He allowed five hits and struck out three with one walk on 98 pitches.

In the first inning, Rua hit Quintana’s 2-1 pitch deep into the left-field seats for his first home run of the season. Rua was activated from the 60-day disabled list on Friday. The 25-year old was out with a fractured heel.

The White Sox failed to score in the third, despite having a runner at third with one out. Gillaspie was unable to score from third on Carlos Sanchez’s bloop single to left. Adam Eaton flied out to shallow left and Avisail Garcia struck out.

Cabrera robbed Shin-Soo Choo of a hit in the seventh inning with a diving catch.

UP NEXT

Rangers: Texas is off on Monday and travels home to face Oakland on Tuesday. RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez is scheduled to make his fifth major league start.

White Sox: LHP John Danks is scheduled to start Monday at Minnesota. In 27 starts against Minnesota, he is 7-14 with a 5.67 ERA.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rangers: Third baseman Adrian Beltre said Sunday his injured right thumb is “progressing little by little,” but that it’s still painful for him to swing a bat and he doesn’t know when he’ll be playing again. Beltre said he took swings over the weekend and was “searching for a grip that won’t hurt. I’m still working on it.” Rangers manager Jeff Banister said he didn’t know exactly when Beltre would return to the lineup. “When Adrian says that he’s ready to play then he’ll be back in playing,” Banister said, though he added he didn’t think Beltre would be still be sidelined by the All Star break.

STANLEY CUP

Less than a week after winning the Stanley Cup, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, forward Andrew Shaw, and defenseman Michal Rozsival paid a visit to U.S. Cellular Field with the Stanley Cup. Quenneville, Shaw and Rozsival along with members of the White Sox and some of their children posed for a group picture with the Cup before the game.

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