CHICAGO -- It was a forgettable night all the way around for the Texas Rangers, starting with pitcher Roy Oswalt.
Oswalt gave up the most runs he has ever allowed in a major league game, and suffered his first loss in a Rangers uniform, as the White Sox rolled to a 19-2 victory to open a three-game series against two American League division leaders.
It's the worst loss for the Rangers this season. The largest losing margin in franchise history is 21 runs set on Sept. 30, 2000, when Oakland had a 23-2 victory.
Oswalt gave up four runs and three home runs in the first inning. He allowed three more runs in the second, and couldn't make it through five innings.
Oswalt's night came to an end when Ian Kinsler booted a grounder that would have ended the fifth. Oswalt allowed a career-high 11 runs (nine earned) on a career-high-matching 13 hits with one walk and four strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings.
Yoshinori Tateyama didn't fare any better. He allowed the first six batters he faced to reach, giving up five runs on five hits and a walk. The White Sox scored three more in the seventh off Rangers reliever Justin Grimm.
The Rangers avoided the shutout in the eighth scoring two runs on a two-out double by Elvis Andrus.
-- Drew Davison