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Homers catapult visitors
Rangers 8, White Sox 1
Robinson Tejeda worked seven solid innings for his second win of the season. (Jerry Lai/AP)
 Wilkerson's two-run homer
 Kinsler's three-run blast
 Sosa's three-run homer
Brad Wilkerson hit a two-run homer, Ian Kinsler a three-run shot and Sammy Sosa another three-run blast to lift the Rangers in the series opener on the South Side. Robinson Tejeda picked up his second victory.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 17, 2007
TEX
Texas (6-7)
Won 1
Texas 8, Chi White Sox 1   CWS
Chi White Sox (5-7)
Lost 3
April 17, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 2 0 3 3 0   8 9 0
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 4 0
Standings thru 4/17/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  White Sox Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF5110003.255
Catalanotto, LF3000000.152
  a-Cruz, PH-RF1000001.250
Young, SS4000011.185
Teixeira, 1B3100100.217
Sosa, DH4223010.205
Blalock, 3B3110100.261
Kinsler, 2B4223001.359
Wilkerson, RF-LF4122010.258
  Hairston, LF0000000.333
Laird, C4010012.143
Totals35898248 

a-Flied out for Catalanotto in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Laird (2, Garland), Sosa (1, Garland), Lofton (2, Thornton).
HR: Wilkerson (2, 5th inning off Garland, 1 on, 2 out), Kinsler (7, 7th inning off Garland, 2 on, 1 out), Sosa (3, 8th inning off MacDougal, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Lofton 2; Sosa 6; Blalock; Kinsler 5; Wilkerson 5; Laird 2.
RBI: Wilkerson 2 (6), Kinsler 3 (13), Sosa 3 (10).
2-out RBI: Wilkerson 2; Sosa 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lofton.
GIDP: Lofton.
Team LOB: 2.

 
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Erstad, CF4000000.171
Iguchi, 2B3000100.194
Thome, DH2111200.306
Konerko, 1B3010103.220
Dye, RF4000015.211
Pierzynski, C3020000.189
  a-Molina, PH1000010.000
Crede, 3B4000014.200
Mackowiak, LF3000012.100
  b-Anderson, PH1000000.125
Cintron, SS3000010.083
Totals311414514 

a-Struck out for Pierzynski in the 9th. b-Grounded out for Mackowiak in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Konerko (3, Otsuka).
HR: Thome (3, 4th inning off Tejeda, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Thome 4; Konerko 2; Pierzynski 2.
RBI: Thome (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dye 2; Mackowiak; Crede.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Iguchi (1, 2nd base off Tejeda/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: (Iguchi-Cintron-Konerko).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tejeda (W, 2-1)7.03114313.32
Otsuka 1.01000000.00
Mahay 1.00000201.69
 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garland (L, 0-1)7.05551324.66
Thornton 0.11110008.10
MacDougal 0.21221114.76
Logan 1.02000000.00

IBB: Teixeira (by MacDougal).
Pitches-strikes: Tejeda 100-61, Otsuka 23-16, Mahay 15-9, Garland 96-61, Thornton 8-5, MacDougal 17-9, Logan 12-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Tejeda 4-14, Otsuka 2-1, Mahay 1-0, Garland 4-14, Thornton 0-1, MacDougal 0-1, Logan 2-1.
Batters faced: Tejeda 28, Otsuka 4, Mahay 3, Garland 27, Thornton 2, MacDougal 4, Logan 4.
Inherited runners-scored: MacDougal 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 48 degrees, clear.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:28.
Att: 23,139.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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