Dylann Seaz delivered again and Liam Hendricks earned his 100th career hit in the Chicago White Sox’ 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers.

Dylan Seaz walked Marcus Sieman with two outs in the second inning Friday night.

He was the last Texas Rangers batter to reach against a Chicago White Sox starter, who retired the last 13 he faced.

Seaz allowed one run on two hits in six innings, Eloy Jimenez hit a go-ahead home run in the fourth and the Sox beat the Rangers 2-1 in front of 25,470 at Globe Life Field.

Seaz struck out three en route to his 13th consecutive start to allow one or no earned runs for the longest streak since the state became an official in 1913, breaking a tie with Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets (2021). gave Openers).

“It’s definitely the best I’ve ever performed in my life,” Saez said of the streak. “I’m happy about it. I’m happy to give it a chance. I hope to continue it.”

Seaz improved to 12-4 while lowering his ERA to 1.98. He and relievers Joe Kelly, Kendall Graveman and Liam Hendricks combined for a three-hitter as the Sox tied with the Cleveland Guardians for second place in the American League Central. Both teams are two games behind the Minnesota Twins.

“That’s why we come every day,” Saez said of the win. “So of course big.”

One run was allowed in the first, and was set up by two consecutive out walks by Jonah Hamm and Nathaniel Lowe. Hamm scored on a single by Adulce Garcia.

In the second, Seaz allowed a one-out single to Bubba Thompson and a two-out walk to Seaman. And then nothing else during his remaining 91 pitch outings.

“I wasn’t very fast early on and then I was able to make an adjustment around second or third, and after that it was pretty solid,” said Saez. “It’s just a better kind of gesture to get off a mechanical mound.”

The Sox tied the game in the third.

Yasmani Grendel led off the inning with a walk. Seaman, the Rangers’ second baseman, couldn’t hold Josh Harrison’s grounder, and the ball bounced into shallow center field. Grandal moved from first to third on the play. Seby Zavala brought Grendel home with a sacrifice fly to center.

The Sox went ahead the next inning on Jimenez’s sixth homer of the season.

“When I hit it, I said I hit it good,” Jimenez said of the 437-foot blast to left-center. “But this ballpark is huge, so I started running right away.”

Close, meanwhile, found a groove.

“He had (45) pitches after two innings, and he pitched until the sixth,” Sox manager Tony La Russa said. “Young continues to impress (and) amaze.

“Works hard and he’s just settled in, and that was another aspect that we didn’t see where he could get that deep into the game when he had so many problems.”

Seaz got defensive help in the fifth when right fielder Andrew Vaughn made a nice running catch to right center on a liner by Corey Seager. Saez struck out two of the last three batters he faced in the sixth.

“The biggest thing is I wasn’t throwing strikes (early in the game), so they were getting late,” Saez said. “Once I started throwing strikes, they were swinging quickly and I was able to get myself back into it.”

The Rangers threatened in the eighth, loading the bases with two outs. Graveman grounded out to first baseman Jose Abreu to avoid trouble for Lyudi Tavares.

Hendricks struck out two of the three batters he faced in the ninth for his 22nd save of the season and 100th of his career.

“It’s obviously a milestone, especially with closers because you have a little bit of ups and downs with relievers,” Hendricks said. “To be able to be as consistent as I’ve been for the last three years – four years – it’s not a very long streak – but just to be able to gift the opportunities that I’ve been able to get behind. Finish and take advantage of what I’ve been given and go out and earn the next one, that’s something I’m proud of.

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