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Buehrle, Sox trump Texas
Buehrle breezes in finale
Mark Buehrle improved to 8-1 lifetime against the Rangers with eight innings of work in the series finale, helping the South Siders take three of four in Texas. A four-run fourth was the Sox big inning in the victory.
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 Thome's homer
White Sox 8, Rangers 2
Mark Buehrle worked through the Rangers with little trouble on Thursday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rheinecker roughed up
John Rheinecker had success against the White Sox once already this season, but it wasn't meant to be in his second try as the lefty had a short night in the finale. The bats didn't have it much easier, getting handcuffed by left-hander Mark Buehrle.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: June 15, 2006
CWS
Chi White Sox (41-25)
Won 1
Chi White Sox 8, Texas 2   TEX
Texas (35-32)
Lost 1
June 15, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 0 1 4 0 1 1 1 0   8 15 0
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   2 6 2
Standings thru 6/15/06  |  Gameday  |  White Sox Stats  |  Rangers Stats
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ozuna, LF4132001.427
  Mackowiak, LF0000000.261
Iguchi, 2B4010112.286
Thome, DH4111125.281
Konerko, 1B5131001.310
  Gload, 1B0000000.200
Dye, RF5010013.298
Crede, 3B5221001.291
Widger, C4110101.260
Uribe, SS4223012.204
Anderson, CF4010013.165
Totals3981583619 

BATTING
2B: Uribe (7, Rheinecker).
HR: Uribe (5, 3rd inning off Rheinecker, 0 on, 0 out), Thome (22, 8th inning off Mahay, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ozuna 3; Iguchi; Thome 4; Konerko 3; Dye; Crede 2; Widger; Uribe 6; Anderson.
RBI: Uribe 3 (21), Crede (39), Ozuna 2 (12), Konerko (50), Thome (56).
2-out RBI: Ozuna 2; Konerko.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Konerko; Thome 2; Uribe; Dye.
S: Ozuna; Uribe.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Ozuna (5, 3rd base by Rheinecker/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: (Konerko).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF4110011.339
Young, M, SS4001002.310
Teixeira, 1B3011101.285
Blalock, 3B4000002.296
DeRosa, RF4020000.340
Mench, DH4000002.286
Wilkerson, LF3000012.243
Laird, C3000001.351
Kinsler, 2B3120000.325
Totals322621211 

BATTING
2B: Matthews (25, Buehrle), Teixeira (22, Buehrle), DeRosa (21, Buehrle).
TB: Matthews 2; Teixeira 2; DeRosa 3; Kinsler 2.
RBI: Young, M (41), Teixeira (35).
2-out RBI: Teixeira.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock; Laird.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Laird (3, pickoff), Feldman (2, fielding).
PB: Laird (3).
Outfield assists: Matthews (Dye at 3rd base).

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buehrle (W, 7-4)8.06221203.13
Thornton 1.00000004.29
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rheinecker (L, 2-1)4.011551213.60
Benoit 2.02112305.40
Feldman 1.01100004.19
Mahay 1.01110112.29
Otsuka 1.00000002.79

Rheinecker pitched to 1 batter in the 5th.

Pitches-strikes: Buehrle 103-67, Thornton 10-6, Rheinecker 80-50, Benoit 48-31, Feldman 13-8, Mahay 20-12, Otsuka 8-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Buehrle 7-15, Thornton 2-1, Rheinecker 3-5, Benoit 0-3, Feldman 3-0, Mahay 1-1, Otsuka 3-0.
Batters faced: Buehrle 30, Thornton 3, Rheinecker 22, Benoit 10, Feldman 5, Mahay 4, Otsuka 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Benoit 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian O'Nora. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Mike Muchlinski. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 93 degrees, clear.
Wind: 17 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:35.
Att: 19,444.

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