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ST15: Back to .500 with 10-9 slugfest win on Friday

The project continues. This was on TV, actually, I picked it up off of the Chicago channel, but I had seen the score before I came home, so there’s almost no point when I know the score.
The short notes version:
Back to .500.
Blalock, Nix, Laird all had home runs
All four Ranger pitchers gave up at least two runs
Mark Buehrle got bombed.
Nix & Laird had 3 RBI each
Hopefully I’ll get to listen to Saturday’s game on the radio. :)


ST15: Mar 17, 2006 vs. White Sox (W: 10-9)
7-7-1 (.500) – 5th – 3.5 Dn – Streak W2
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Game Recap
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen is growing concerned about the White Sox bullpen as the regular season approaches.
The Texas Rangers got to Agustin Montero for three runs in the ninth inning of a 10-9 victory over the White Sox on Friday.
“I have never seen anything like this,” Guillen said. “Here is a shot, take it, and nobody is grabbing it.”
Chicago’s starting pitchers had allowed 11 earned runs in 33 innings heading into Friday’s game but the White Sox had a 6.43 team ERA in the spring because of their bullpen.
The troubled White Sox relievers include Armando Almanza (12.71 ERA), Dustin Hermanson (13.50), Javier Lopez (5.40) and Tim Redding (8.44). Boone Logan, who has been the most impressive reliever, giving up three hits in 4 2-3 innings, is a 21-year-old left-hander who pitched at Single-A a year ago.
“I don’t care if you play little league last year, you perform here, and open my eyes, we are going to keep you,” Guillen said.
Chicago (3-13), which has lost six straight and seven of eight, led 8-7 but Laynce Nix hit a two-run homer in the Rangers’ three-run ninth.
Gerald Laird had a three-run homer and Hank Blalock added a solo shot for Texas (7-7), which got to White Sox starter Mark Buehrle for nine hits and seven runs in five innings.
“I hung the ball the first couple of innings. Location-wise I didn’t have it,” Buehrle said.
A.J. Pierzynski and Jermaine Dye homered for the White Sox.

Box Score

CAC  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9   R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -
TEXAS                0  3  0   0  4  0   0  0  3  10 12  0
CHI WHITE SOX        0  1  0   1  0  0   2  4  1   9 13  2   FINAL
WP - RICK BAUER (1-0) LP - AGUSTIN MONTERO (0-1)
HOME RUNS: TEX - HANK BLALOCK (1) OFF MARK BUEHRLE IN THE 5TH GERALD LAIRD (1) OFF MARK BUEHRLE IN THE 5TH LAYNCE NIX (1) OFF AGUSTIN MONTERO IN THE 9TH CHA - A.J. PIERZYNSKI (1) OFF JUAN DOMINGUEZ IN THE 2ND JERMAINE DYE (3) OFF JUAN DOMINGUEZ IN THE 4TH
TIME: 2:33 ATT: 8,427
TEXAS (10) AT CHI WHITE SOX (9)
TEXAS AB R H BI CHI WHITE SOX AB R H BI L Nix dh 5 1 1 3 R Mackowiak lf 3 0 1 0 M Derosa lf 3 0 1 1 J Owens lf 2 0 0 0 R Eldridge lf 1 1 1 0 J Uribe ss 3 0 0 0 H Blalock 3b 3 1 2 1 R Valido ss 2 2 2 0 D Jimenez 3b 1 0 0 0 J Thome dh 3 0 0 0 A Hyzdu rf 3 1 1 0 J Borchard dh 2 0 1 0 K Mahar rf 1 0 1 1 P Konerko 1b 5 1 2 2 J Botts 1b 2 0 0 0 F Hernandez pr 0 0 0 0 N Gold 1b 3 0 1 0 J Dye rf 3 1 1 1 A Brown cf 3 1 1 0 R Sweeney rf 2 1 0 0 S Murphy cf 1 0 0 0 A Pierzynski c 3 2 2 1 G Laird c 3 2 2 3 G Molina c 1 0 0 0 J Burke c 2 0 0 0 T Iguchi 2b 3 1 1 0 I Kinsler 2b 3 1 1 0 A Gonzalez 2b 1 1 1 2 T Metcalf 3b 0 0 0 0 J Crede 3b 2 0 0 0 J Arias ss 3 1 0 0 J Fields 3b 1 0 1 1 T Olson 2b 1 1 0 0 B Anderson cf 3 0 1 2 D Blakely cf 1 0 0 0 TOTALS 38 10 12 9 TOTALS 40 9 13 9
TEXAS 030 040 003 -- 10 CHI WHITE SOX 010 100 241 -- 9
DP--CHI WHITE SOX 1. LOB--TEXAS 6, CHI WHITE SOX 5. 2B--J Fields, T Iguchi, A Gonzalez, K Mahar, N Gold, R Eldridge. HR--A Pierzynski 1 (1) (off J Dominguez), J Dye 1 (3) (off J Dominguez), H Blalock 1 (1) (off M Buehrle), G Laird 1 (1) (off M Buehrle), L Nix 1 (1) (off A Montero). SB--R Valido 1 (1). CS--I Kinsler. S--D Jimenez.
IP H R ER BB SO HR TEXAS J Dominguez 4 3 2 2 0 2 2 J Wasdin 2 2-3 3 2 2 1 0 0 E Ramirez 2-3 3 3 3 0 0 0 R Bauer (W,1-0) 1 2-3 4 2 2 0 1 0 CHI WHITE SOX M Buehrle 5 9 7 4 1 5 2 A Almanza 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 T Redding 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 A Montero (L,0-1) 2-3 3 3 2 0 0 1 P Reynoso 1-3 0 0 0 1 0 0
WP--R Bauer. HBP--I Kinsler by T Redding. SO--TEX: A Hyzdu, M Derosa, L Nix, J Botts, I Kinsler, S Murphy. CHA: J Thome, R Mackowiak, G Molina. BB--TEX: M Derosa, K Mahar, S Murphy. CHA: J Crede. T--2:33. A--8,427.

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