White Sox rookie catcher Josh Phegley was just trying to put the ball in play. He ended up getting the game-winning hit.
Phegley singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning to lift Chicago to a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
''(Tanner) Scheppers, I've faced him in college. I know he's a hard-thrower and I just tried to get my foot down and get the barrel on something. I knew a strikeout wouldn't help us there, and if you can just get the bat on the ball and get something through the infield, game over.''
Avisail Garcia singled with one out and went to third on Dayan Viciedo's hit one out later. Phegley then hit a line shot to left off Tanner Scheppers (5-2) to end the game.
Nate Jones (4-4) got the win in relief, while Scheppers (5-2) took the loss. The White Sox have won seven of eight.
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