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Harden, Rangers sweat out victory

Josh Hamilton swatted a two-run homer in a five-run first, but the Rangers had to sweat out Rich Harden's first win after the White Sox scored twice in the ninth off Neftali Feliz, who recovered to get the save.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, LF4010004.213
Vizquel, 2B2100220.091
Rios, A, CF4010002.270
Konerko, DH3000014.275
Teahen, 3B4100003.269
Quentin, RF3223100.183
Kotsay, 1B4000002.118
Pierzynski, C3121100.167
Ramirez, Al, SS3011102.217
Totals305755317.221
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andrus, SS4120112.261
Young, M, 3B4110121.259
Hamilton, LF5112023.253
Guerrero, DH2000200.368
Murphy, Dv, RF3111111.188
Smoak, 1B2100220.067
Treanor, C2100203.250
Arias, 2B4012001.333
Blanco, 2B0000000.240
Borbon, CF4011011.185
Totals306769912.247
BATTING
2B: Quentin (4, Feliz), Pierzynski (2, Feliz).
HR: Quentin (4, 6th inning off Harden, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Pierre; Quentin 6; Ramirez, Al; Pierzynski 3; Rios, A.
RBI: Quentin 3 (17), Pierzynski (3), Ramirez, Al (8).
2-out RBI: Quentin 3; Pierzynski; Ramirez, Al.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, Al.
GIDP: Konerko, Teahen, Pierre 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Pierre (3, 2nd base by Harden/Treanor).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Peavy (Andrus at 1st base).

BATTING
2B: Young, M (3, Peavy), Murphy, Dv (4, Williams).
HR: Hamilton (3, 1st inning off Peavy, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Andrus 2; Hamilton 4; Arias; Borbon; Young, M 2; Murphy, Dv 2.
RBI: Hamilton 2 (10), Arias 2 (3), Borbon (7), Murphy, Dv (7).
2-out RBI: Arias 2; Borbon; Murphy, Dv.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Andrus; Treanor 2; Hamilton.
Team RISP: 4-for-8.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Andrus 2 (7, 2nd base off Peavy/Pierzynski, 2nd base off Putz/Pierzynski).
CS: Andrus (3, 2nd base by Peavy/Pierzynski).
PO: Andrus (1st base by Peavy).

FIELDING
E: Arias (1, fielding).
DP: 4 (Andrus-Smoak, Arias-Andrus-Smoak 2, Andrus-Arias-Smoak).

Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Peavy(L, 0-2)6.16665717.85
Williams0.11002004.66
Pena, R0.10000004.66
Putz1.00002203.52
Totals8.07669914.55
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harden(W, 1-1)6.04335214.56
Oliver, D(H, 2)1.10000102.31
Ray(H, 2)0.20000002.08
Feliz(S, 3)1.03220005.91
Totals9.07555313.91
WP: Putz, Feliz.
IBB: Guerrero (by Williams), Smoak (by Williams).
HBP: Pierre (by Harden), Konerko (by Harden).
Pitches-strikes: Peavy 112-69, Williams 15-6, Pena, R 6-4, Putz 25-13, Harden 87-46, Oliver, D 17-12, Ray 8-5, Feliz 22-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Peavy 4-4, Williams 1-0, Pena, R 0-1, Putz 0-1, Harden 7-4, Oliver, D 2-0, Ray 0-0, Feliz 1-1.
Batters faced: Peavy 29, Williams 4, Pena, R 1, Putz 5, Harden 25, Oliver, D 4, Ray 2, Feliz 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Williams 1-1, Pena, R 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Todd Tichenor. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Tom Hallion. 3B: Ron Kulpa.
Weather: 78 degrees, clear.
Wind: 30 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:48.
Att: 20,432.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
April 28, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media