03/28/08 11:19 PM ET
Rangers use nine hurlers vs. White Sox
Washington throws relievers in penultimate spring game
By Bob Przybylo / Special to MLB.com
at Oklahoma City
Friday, March 28 White Sox at the plate: Paul Konerko hit a towering two-run home run in the top of the fourth inning down the left-field line, his third of the spring. He followed that with a single before being replaced in the sixth. Juan Uribe smacked his eighth double of the spring as part of his two-hit night. His average improved to .389. Alexei Ramirez added two hits, including an RBI single in the seventh. Rangers at the plate: Coming off his first home run of the spring on Thursday, Milton Bradley continued his hot hitting, driving home two runs on a first-inning single. Michael Young had two hits with an RBI single in the seventh. Ben Broussard went 2-for-3 with a double. White Sox on the mound: Starter John Danks went five innings. After a shaky first frame, Danks allowed three hits in his final four innings, giving up two runs in his last exhibition outing. Bobby Jenks was able to escape harm in the sixth when Alexei Ramirez threw out Marlon Byrd at the plate. Rangers on the mound: Eddie Guardado made a rare starting appearance, as Ron Washington's plan was to try to give as many relievers an appearance as possible. Guardado, Jamey Wright and Joaquin Benoit each pitched a scoreless frame. Closer C.J. Wilson had a rough outing in the fourth, giving up a two-run homer. Spring Training records: White Sox 11-18-3; Rangers 17-11-2. Up next for the White Sox: The White Sox play the New York Mets in their final exhibition game at the second annual Civil Rights game in Memphis, televised on ESPN at 4:05 p.m. CT. Jose Contreras gets the start against the Mets' John Maine.
Up next for the Rangers: The Rangers conclude their spring with an exhibition game at their Double-A affiliate, the Frisco RoughRiders at 1:05 p.m. CT.
Bob Przybylo is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.