Quentin gains retribution with game-winning homer

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Carlos Quentin made up for an early error by belting a two-run homer in the seventh inning to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Thursday.

Quentin, charged with an error after dropping a fly ball in the fourth inning that lead to a Texas run, helped Chicago (23-30) snap a two-game losing skid with what proved to be the game-winning home run.

"These guys are great people and teammates," Quentin told reporters of his fellow White Sox, who helped him shrug off the miscue.

"I got a lot of (people saying) 'just shake it off.' It meant a lot that they cared enough to go out of their way and help me there."

Chicago starter Freddy Garcia recorded the win after going seven innings and allowing three runs while relievers Matt Thornton and Bobby Jenks handled the eighth and ninth innings respectively.

The Rangers (28-25) scored one run in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to establish a 3-1 lead but could not hold on as starter Colby Lewis was chased in the seventh.

Coming into the night Texas had scored nine runs in consecutive wins over Chicago, but their bats cooled as they fell back into a tie with the Oakland Athletics for first place in the American League West.

Michael Young went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the fifth and Julio Borbon also had two hits for the Rangers.

The White Sox got a solo home run from Andruw Jones in the second, and after falling behind by two runs, got one run back in the sixth where Alex Rios also homered.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Alastair Himmer)