Starting pitcher Mat Latos got his fourth win of the young season, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Texas Rangers Sunday that completes a three-game sweep.
Latos pitched six innings for the victory. He’s allowed just two earned runs in his four starts and has already won as many games as he did last season.
This is the first sweep of three or more games against Texas since last July.
Rangers rookie Nomar Mazara hit his first Major League home run in the first inning, a blast to right that cleared the Texas bullpen. Dioner Navarro tied the game at 1 with a home run in the third.
Chicago took the lead in the fifth when Melky Cabrera walked, Brett Lawrie doubled and Texas starter Derek Holland threw a wild pitch.
On Monday, the Rangers return home for a three-game series against the New York Yankees. Cole Hamels was slated to start, but he was scratched due to a strained left groin muscle. Cesar Ramos (0-0) will be called up from the Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock to make the start. The Yankees will start Nathan Eovaldi (0-2).