Texas Rangers defeat Chicago White Sox, 4-2

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The bad thing about late-inning heroics is that reality eventually kicks in.

For the White Sox, that meant it was back to lost offensive opportunities despite a solid night of pitching, resulting in a 4-2 loss Tuesday to the Texas Rangers. The defeat ended the Sox' three-game winning streak.

''I made it a point over the weekend to say that if we don't execute, we'll have trouble winning games,'' manager Ozzie Guillen said.

Point taken.

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- It was bound to happen.

White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy expected it and even was welcoming it Tuesday -- albeit defiantly.

''I didn't hear all these critics talking last year, when I did what I did after about the same amount of starts that I've made this year,'' Peavy said before the Sox' game Tuesday against the Texas Rangers. ''[When I was] 3-0 with a low ERA, nobody was talking then. But certainly when you have failure, you're going to have ...