Ivan Rodriguez and Rusty Greer each homered twice as the Texas Rangers snapped their four-game losing streak, beating the Chicago White Sox 10-0 Sunday.
Greer led off the third with a home run and then hit another, his 13th, in the eighth following Rodriguez's first shot. It was Greer's first multihomer game this season and seventh of his career. Greer went 3-for-5 on the day.
Rodriguez extended a career-high with his 26th homer, a two-run shot, with two outs in the ninth. He has fourth multihomer games this year and eight in his career.
Esteban Loaiza (5-1) won his fifth straight decision, giving up five hits and one walk, striking out five over eight innings. Danny Kolb pitched the ninth.
The Rangers maintained a 4 1/2 game lead over Oakland, which beat Toronto on Sunday, in the AL West.
Rodriguez scored on John Snyder's bases-loaded wild pitch in the first, and Tom Goodwin hit an RBI double in the second to go ahead 2-0.
After Greer's leadoff homer in the third, Royce Clayton hit an RBI single to make it 4-0.
Juan Gonzalez added an RBI single in the fourth to chase Snyder (9-8). Snyder gave up five runs on eight hits and three walks over 3 2-3 innings.
Goodwin's sacrifice fly scored Todd Zeile to make it 6-0.
Notes Frank Thomas' sixth-inning double tied him with Harold Baines for third in team history with 314 doubles. Rodriguez, who Saturday became the first catcher in major league history to steal 20 bases and homer 20 times in a season, kept second base as a souvenir. Texas lost four straight June 12-15, June 19-22 and July 3-6. Mark Clark, who has been on the disabled list since June 20 with a tender right elbow, threw off the mound Saturday for the first time. He reported no pain after the 10-minute session. He will throw again Monday.
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