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Sox wash out in Texas
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Rangers 9, White Sox 6
The White Sox are winless in Jose Contreras' starts this seeason. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Alexei Ramirez gave the White Sox an early lead, but the offense otherwise struggled early on in the rainstorm. After a lengthy delay, however, A.J. Pierzynski's grand slam gave Chicago new life, but the eight-run deficit stemming from Jose Contreras' rough start was too steep.
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Series at a glance:
  • Fri. 05/01: CWS 4, TEX 3
  • Sat. 05/02: TEX 9, CWS 6
  • Sun. 05/03: TEX 5, CWS 1
CWS
Chi White Sox (12-11)
Lost 1
Texas 9, Chi White Sox 6   TEX
Texas (11-12)
Won 1
May 2, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0   6 8 2
Texas
0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 X   9 13 0
Standings thru 5/2/09  |  Recap: CWS | TEX  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Rangers stats
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Getz, 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 .333
Fields, 3B 5 0 2 0 0 2 0 .265
Quentin, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .256
Thome, DH 4 1 2 1 0 2 2 .238
Dye, RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .289
  1-Lillibridge, PR-CF 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 .143
Konerko, 1B 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 .313
Pierzynski, C 4 1 2 4 0 0 1 .268
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 .195
Podsednik, CF-RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Totals 33 6 8 6 1 5 12  

1-Ran for Dye in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Getz (4, Guardado), Thome (3, Guardado).
HR: Pierzynski (3, 6th inning off Mendoza, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Fields 2; Quentin; Pierzynski 5; Thome 3; Getz 2.
RBI: Ramirez, Al (10), Pierzynski 4 (7), Thome (14).
2-out RBI: Pierzynski 4; Thome.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dye; Lillibridge 2.
SF: Ramirez, Al.
GIDP: Ramirez, Al.
Team RISP: 3-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Fields (4, throw), Pierzynski (2, pickoff).
DP: (Konerko).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 .330
Vizquel, SS 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 .400
Young, M, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .309
Blalock, DH 4 2 2 4 1 0 3 .268
Byrd, CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .311
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .139
Cruz, N, RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .262
Davis, C, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .208
Saltalamacchia, C 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .279
Totals 34 9 13 9 4 6 15  

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (8, Contreras), Murphy, Dv (1, Contreras), Cruz, N (3, Contreras), Davis, C (2, Contreras), Vizquel (1, Richard), Blalock (4, Richard).
HR: Blalock (7, 3rd inning off Contreras, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Davis, C 2; Kinsler 3; Blalock 6; Saltalamacchia; Cruz, N 2; Young, M; Vizquel 3; Byrd; Murphy, Dv 3.
RBI: Blalock 4 (18), Cruz, N (18), Davis, C (10), Kinsler (23), Vizquel (2), Byrd (14).
2-out RBI: Blalock 4; Byrd.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock 2; Kinsler.
SAC: Vizquel 2.
Team RISP: 6-for-14.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Vizquel-Kinsler-Davis, C).

 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Contreras (L, 0-4) 3.1 7 7 7 2 3 1 8.31
Richard 0.2 3 2 2 0 0 0 6.00
Broadway, La 2.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 4.15
Thornton 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.00
Carrasco 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.86
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McCarthy (W, 3-0) 5.0 3 1 1 0 3 0 4.67
Mendoza 1.0 2 4 4 1 0 1 36.00
Guardado 0.2 3 1 1 0 0 0 10.13
O'Day (H, 2) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Francisco, F (S, 7) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

HBP: Konerko (by McCarthy), Dye (by Mendoza), Konerko (by O'Day).
Pitches-strikes: Contreras 63-37, Richard 18-14, Broadway, La 36-24, Thornton 12-9, Carrasco 19-8, McCarthy 68-45, Mendoza 22-11, Guardado 19-14, O'Day 12-7, Francisco, F 13-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Contreras 5-1, Richard 0-0, Broadway, La 2-0, Thornton 1-0, Carrasco 3-0, McCarthy 4-4, Mendoza 0-2, Guardado 1-0, O'Day 1-0, Francisco, F 0-1.
Batters faced: Contreras 19, Richard 5, Broadway, La 8, Thornton 3, Carrasco 5, McCarthy 19, Mendoza 7, Guardado 5, O'Day 4, Francisco, F 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Richard 1-1, O'Day 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 64 degrees, rain.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:37 (2:27 delay).
Att: 26,673.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
May 2, 2009
May 2, 2009

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