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Quentin rallies White Sox over Rangers

Jul 23, 2008 - 10:44 PM CHICAGO (Ticker) -- There is usually a method to Ozzie Guillen's madness.

Carlos Quentin drilled a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday - his second of the game - as the Chicago White Sox rallied for a 10-8 victory over the Texas Rangers after their manager was ejected.

The White Sox were trailing, 8-4, in the seventh when Guillen was tossed by plate umpire Rob Drake with Nick Swisher at the plate. Chicago responded with a run in the seventh and five in the eighth.

"My wife called to say I just donated another $1,000, but I will donate a lot of money if we continue to win," Guillen said. "I was not arguing balls and strikes, just out there to protect my player, and I said the wrong thing to the wrong guy."

Quentin, who also hit a solo blast in the fifth, capped the comeback by drilling the first pitch from Texas closer C.J. Wilson over the fence in left-center field for his American League-leading 26th homer. Wilson was trying to get a four-out save.

"I know Wilson has a good fastball, so I was looking fastball," Quentin said. "I didn't go up there thinking about hitting a home run, just trying to get a hit. When you do that, good things happen."

The White Sox salvaged a 3-3 homestand before embarking on an important nine-game road trip that begins Friday in Detroit and also hits Minnesota.

"We needed to finish like that before this road trip," Guillen added. "My team showed they can come back and win without me. This trip can be how our summer will be for us. We can make it fun or miserable."

The Rangers' bullpen faced a difficult assignment after starter Kevin Millwood left with two outs in the second with a strained groin, the third time he has been forced out of game with that problem. Millwood allowed a three-run homer to Jim Thome in the first.

"I felt it in the second inning and I could not put push off or throw strikes," he said. "This is annoying and frustrating. I just want to get this thing taken care off and be able to pitch without worrying about it."

After facing an early 3-1 deficit, the Rangers grabbed an 8-4 lead on Jarrod Saltalamacchia's two-run single in the top of the seventh. But the Rangers' bullpen faltered in the late innings.

"We were up, 8-5, in the eighth inning and we brought in our two best relievers and they got five runs," Texas manager Ron Washington said. "That is disappointing."

Chicago pulled within 8-5 in the seventh on Jermaine Dye's RBI double off Jamey Wright. In the eighth, Eddie Guardado (1--2) gave up a run-scoring double to Alexei Ramirez and a sacrifice fly to Orlando Cabrera.

Guardado departed after walking Swisher, putting runners on first and second, and Quentin homered on the first pitch he saw from Wilson.

"I threw him a meatball and he didn't miss it," Wilson said. "I am not going to make any excuses."

Octavio Dotel (4-4) tossed a scoreless eighth to record the win and Bobby Jenks got the final three outs for his 19th save.

Chicago's Clayton Richard allowed five runs - four earned - in four innings in his major league debut. No Chicago starter has won his debut since Kip Wells in 1999.

"I envisioned throwing a little bit better, but you have to adjust to the game," Richard said.








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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
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    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 8, CHI WHITE SOX 10
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J DYE (.314, 1-FOR-4, RBI)

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    CHI WHITE SOX 3 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: J HAMILTON (.307, 0-FOR-2)

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    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, I KINSLER ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 3
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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
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