Final
  for this game

Hamilton, Rangers continue series against White Sox

Jul 22, 2008 - 10:10 AM Texas (52-48) at Chi White Sox (55-43), 8:11 pm EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- Clearly, the powerful performance Josh Hamilton put on during the Home Run Derby last week didn't affect his home run swing, as other players have feared in the past.

Hamilton blasted his 22nd homer on Monday and will look to keep the Texas Rangers' offense rolling as they take on the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.

The American League MVP candidate ignited the Rangers lineup, which had posted three runs in the first three games of the second half.

Luis Mendoza (2-3, 6.28 ERA) will take the mound for the highest -scoring squad in the major.

The righthander is coming off a stellar start against the White Sox last week in which he allowed one run and three hits in six innings - his first win since June 25.

Chicago will counter with Nick Masset (1-0, 4.14), who is making his first start since April 30. The 26-year-old has made 22 relief appearances since, his most recent being a shaky outing against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. He surrendered two runs and three hits without getting an out.

The righthander will have to find a way to stymie a lineup that boasts six regulars batting over .280. Hamilton is hitting .308 with 22 homers and a major league-leading 98 RBI, while Ian Kinsler is sitting on a .324 average.

The White Sox offense struggled on Monday, getting solo homers from Carlos Quentin and Alexei Ramirez.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TEXAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 10 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 0 0 4 1 0 4 0 x 10 12 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TEX - LUIS MENDOZA, DUSTIN NIPPERT (5TH) AND JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA
    CHA - MARK BUEHRLE, NICK MASSET (8TH), MATT THORNTON
    (8TH), SCOTT LINEBRINK (9TH) AND A.J. PIERZY

    Jul 22 10:38 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO MARLON BYRD SCORED IAN KINSLER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M BYRD ON FIRST, M BRADLEY ON SECOND, J
    HAMILTON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 2
    CHI WHITE SOX 10 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: H BLALOCK (.282, 1-FOR-3)

    Rangers 2, White Sox 10  Top 8, 0 OutsJul 22 10:23 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CHRIS DAVIS (8) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    8TH OFF MARK BUEHRLE.
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 1, CHI WHITE SOX 10
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: J SALTALAMACCHIA (.225, 0-FOR-2)

    Rangers 1, White Sox 10  Top 8, 0 OutsJul 22 10:07 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    GRAND SLAM BY ALEXEI RAMIREZ (8) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    7TH OFF DUSTIN NIPPERT SCORED JIM THOME, PAUL KONERKO AND NICK
    SWISHER.
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 0, CHI WHITE SOX 10
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J URIBE (.220, 1-FOR-3)

    Rangers 0, White Sox 10  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 22 10:01 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    PAUL KONERKO HIT INTO DOUBLE PLAY SCORING JERMAINE DYE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 6 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: N SWISHER (.238, 1-FOR-2, HR, 3 RBI)

    Rangers 0, White Sox 6  Bot 5, 0 OutsJul 22 9:29 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY A.J. PIERZYNSKI SCORED JUAN URIBE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, A PIERZYNSKI ON FIRST, O CABRERA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 5 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: C QUENTIN (.278, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Rangers 0, White Sox 5  Bot 4, 0 OutsJul 22 9:13 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY NICK SWISHER (14) TO RIGHT CENTER
    WITH 1 OUT IN THE 4TH OFF LUIS MENDOZA SCORED JERMAINE DYE AND PAUL
    KONERKO.
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 0, CHI WHITE SOX 4
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A RAMIREZ (.307, 0-FOR-1)

    Rangers 0, White Sox 4  Bot 4, 0 OutsJul 22 9:06 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JERMAINE DYE SCORED CARLOS QUENTIN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J DYE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J THOME (.253, 18 HR, 53 RBI)

    Rangers 0, White Sox 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 22 8:25 PM