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Sarge's son sinks South Siders
Matthews mighty in win
Brad Wilkerson went deep in the second to give the Rangers an early two-run lead, but Gary Matthews Jr. was the hero of the day, sparking a seventh-inning rally then driving in the difference-making run in the comeback victory in the series opener.
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 Matthews' RBI double
 Wilkerson's home run
Rangers 4, White Sox 3
Gary Matthews Jr. claps as he scores to tie the game in the seventh. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Sox suffer late lapse
Paul Konerko, Jermaine Dye, Joe Crede and Ross Gload all singled to begin the fourth, leading to one run, and two groundouts plated two more to lead the South Siders to an early lead, but the bullpen couldn't help Jon Garland earn the win.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: June 02, 2006
SF
NYM
PPD
ARI
ATL
PPD
TEX
Texas (29-25)
Won 1
Texas 4, Chi White Sox 3   CWS
Chi White Sox (33-21)
Lost 4
June 2, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1   4 7 0
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0   3 12 0
Standings thru 6/2/06  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  White Sox Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF4121100.312
Young, SS5011012.310
Teixeira, 1B4020101.288
Blalock, 3B3100105.305
Mench, RF3000001.300
Wilkerson, LF4112032.257
Barajas, C4010012.234
Botts, DH4000011.294
Kinsler, 2B3100110.364
Totals344744714 

BATTING
2B: Teixeira (16, Garland), Young (19, Nelson), Matthews (19, Jenks).
HR: Wilkerson (11, 2nd inning off Garland, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Matthews 3; Young 2; Teixeira 3; Wilkerson 4; Barajas.
RBI: Wilkerson 2 (26), Young (34), Matthews (25).
2-out RBI: Young.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock 3; Barajas; Teixeira.
Team LOB: 8.

 
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Podsednik, LF5000002.264
Iguchi, 2B5020020.293
Pierzynski, C5020012.327
1-Ozuna, PR0000000.400
Konerko, DH4120102.295
Dye, RF4120013.307
Crede, 3B4110012.295
Gload, 1B4021000.194
Uribe, SS4011003.209
Anderson, CF3001002.159
a-Mackowiak, PH-CF1000001.272
Totals3931231517 

a-Flied out for Anderson in the 8th.
1-Ran for Pierzynski in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Iguchi (9, Loe), Dye (5, Loe).
TB: Iguchi 3; Pierzynski 2; Konerko 2; Dye 3; Crede; Gload 2; Uribe.
RBI: Gload (3), Uribe (18), Anderson (12).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dye; Pierzynski; Podsednik 2; Crede 2.
Team LOB: 10.

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Loe 6.010330004.48
Bauer 1.00001303.86
Cordero (W, 5-3)1.01000106.15
Otsuka (S, 10)1.01000102.13
 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garland 6.25332416.04
Nelson (BS, 1)0.01001003.38
Cotts 0.10000003.18
McCarthy (L, 2-3)1.10111205.34
Jenks 0.21000103.68

Nelson pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Loe.
IBB: Teixeira (by Nelson).
HBP: Mench (by Garland).
Pitches-strikes: Loe 102-72, Bauer 22-12, Cordero 19-12, Otsuka 14-11, Garland 116-71, Nelson 5-1, Cotts 3-2, McCarthy 31-21, Jenks 10-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Loe 11-7, Bauer 0-0, Cordero 1-1, Otsuka 0-2, Garland 11-5, Nelson 0-0, Cotts 1-0, McCarthy 0-2, Jenks 1-0.
Batters faced: Loe 28, Bauer 4, Cordero 4, Otsuka 4, Garland 28, Nelson 2, Cotts 1, McCarthy 5, Jenks 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Nelson 1-1, Cotts 2-0, Jenks 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Wally Bell. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 2:54.
Att: 32,802.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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