SURPRISE, Ariz. -- C.J. Wilson is the Rangers' Opening Day pitcher. Phil Humber is just trying to make the White Sox pitching staff.Humber perhaps was pitching with greater urgency and he held the Rangers scoreless over three innings before the White Sox rallied for a 7-6 victory at Surprise Stadium on Thursday. Wilson was almost as good, allowing one run in his four innings of work. Humber could be the White Sox fifth starter if Jake Peavy isn't ready to start the season or he could be a long man in the bullpen. In either case, he advanced his cause by holding the Rangers to two singles in three innings. He retired nine of 11 hitters faced while throwing just 26 pitches, 19 for strikes. "If you are a [long-relief] guy, they want you to attack the hitters and see what happens," Humber said. "If you go out there and walk guys, they can't use you. I definitely want to attack the zone." Wilson threw 59 pitches over his four innings as he gave up three hits, walked one and struck out three. Wilson has now pitched nine innings this spring and allowed six runs (five earned) on 11 hits, three walks and five strikeouts.
2010 Spring Training - Texas Rangers
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