Chicago White Sox defeat Texas Rangers, 5-3

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Juan Pierre knows how it works in Chicago.

Perform and they'll love you. Play below expectations and the hooting rains down from the left-field bleachers at U.S. Cellular Field or Wrigley Field, not unlike the steady downpour that caused a 2½-hour delay before the start of the Sox' game against the AL West leading Texas Rangers on Friday night.

The Sox have been on all sides of this up-and-down ride this season, starting 24-33 before winning 15 of...