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G97: Rangers pound Buehrle & White Sox, 10-3

The big bats came out in Chicago tonight, the Rangers apparently showing no ill effects of their tri city tour yesterday.
The bats came alive again, putting the Rangers into double digit runs for the first time since the first game after the All-Star break. It was defintely powered by the longball. We bashed four of them, two off of starter Mark Buehrle, who we beat up on again. Buehrle actually went seven innings, but gave up 5 earned runs. Chicago trotted out three relivers after Buherle, all of which gave up runs, too.
Texas sent out five pitchers of their own. John Wasdin started the game, but was pulled after just 3.2 innings, only having given up 2 runs, which I felt was kind of odd. Following Wasdin was Ron Mahay, who was credited with the win. Wes Littleton, CJ Wilson, & Rick Bauer all followed – they combined for just one run allowed (Littleton).
But again, this was the game of the home run. Mike Young, Mark Teixeira, & Brad Wilkerson hit three, but the best one was Kevin Mench. He had a three run home run which at the time put us up 9-3. This was Kevin’s first home run since early June.
Nice way to get my regular updating started up again. :)

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