Harrison rounding into midseason form
Left-hander limits White Sox to one run in Rangers' loss
WHITE SOX 8, RANGERS 4
at Phoenix, Ariz.
Saturday, March 14
Rangers at the plate: Joaquin Arias had three hits and scored two runs to lead the Texas attack. Chris Davis and Marlon Byrd each had one RBI.
White Sox at the plate: Brian Anderson went deep for the second straight day, hitting a solo shot and a walk-off grand slam. Wilson Betemit also homered on the first pitch he saw from Josh Rupe in the sixth, while Jermaine Dye cleared the fences in the seventh. Alexei Ramirez led the offense with three hits.Rangers on the mound: Matt Harrison gave up four hits over four innings, but the only run scored by the White Sox came via Anderson's mammoth home run in the second. Harrison struck out four and walked one. White Sox on the mound: John Danks bounced back nicely from a rough prevoius start against the Indians in which he gave up eight hits in two innings. On Saturday, Danks yielded just one run on three hits as the first White Sox pitcher to go five innings. He fanned three and walked two. Cactus League records: Rangers 8-9, White Sox 9-8 Up next: One of the most anticipated White Sox starts of Spring Training takes place Sunday in Peoria, Ariz., with Jose Contreras facing the Mariners at 3:05 CT p.m. Contreras has made a remarkable recovery from a ruptured left Achilles suffered last August. The right-hander is set to throw one or two innings, followed by Jeff Marquez, who is a lock to make the team -- even in long relief. Gordon Beckham also will be in action for the White Sox.
Texas plays host to San Diego in Surprise, Ariz., with Opening Day starter Kevin Millwood taking the mound. Will Inman will oppose the Rangers.
Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.