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06/03/10 2:24 AM ET

Rangers turn to Lewis in finale vs. White Sox

The Rangers will see Thursday if they can continue to make do without their cleanup hitter Vladimir Guerrero, who leads the team in batting average (.335), home runs (12) and RBIs (44).

Guerrero, who was scratched from the lineup on Wednesday after a ball struck him above his left eye while he was taking batting practice, is listed as day-to-day after X-rays showed no structural damage.

Without Guerrero, the club's Player of the Month for May, the Rangers were able to chase White Sox starter Gavin Floyd on Thursday after he allowed eight runs and six hits in 2 2/3 innings in the Rangers' 9-5 win.

"I wish there was something in here where there was something underlying, something with chemistry, but there's nothing," said White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko, who hit two homers Wednesday. "There's just a loss at the end of the day, and that's what we're pointing to every day. I'm at a loss like everyone else."

The Rangers have combined for 31 hits in back-to-back games and can sweep a three-game series from the White Sox in Chicago for the first time since 1986.

White Sox: Vizquel a wonder
Shortstop Omar Vizquel continues to defy age and make his way into the record books for the White Sox. Now in his 21st season, Vizquel moved past Bill Buckner and Rusty Staub on Tuesday night into 56th place all time with 2,717 hits. He's four hits behind Lou Gehrig for 55th. Vizquel is also tied with Luis Aparicio for second all-time for shortstops, behind Derek Jeter (2,798).

Konerko hit his 15th and 16th home runs of the season Wednesday night to tie Toronto's Jose Bautista for the Major League lead.

Rangers: Lewis hopes to keep rolling
Right-hander Colby Lewis will be starting on extended five days' rest on Thursday. On Friday, Lewis held the Twins to two runs in six innings while throwing 111 pitches and taking the loss. He has had quality starts in five of his last six outings but has a 1-2 record in those appearances. He has never won at U.S. Cellular Field (0-2).

Worth Noting
Batting in the cleanup spot in place of Guerrero, left fielder Josh Hamilton had his second consecutive three-hit game for the Rangers

After losing eight of their last 10 road games heading into Wednesday, the Rangers have now won two in a row away from home

The White Sox game against the Tigers at Comerica Park, which was rained out on May 17, was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Aug. 3.

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