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The White Sox take out their frustrations on the Rangers

Jul 3, 2012, 11:46 PM EDT

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A.J. Pierzynski made his displeasure about being snubbed from Ron Washington’s AL All-Star team perfectly clear, and his teammates were none too pleased either. Tonight, the White Sox exacted a little revenge, drubbing the Rangers 19-2.

It was the Rangers’ most lopsided defeat during Washington’s term at the helm. In fact, they hadn’t lost so badly since the A’s beat them 23-2 in 2000.

Pierzynski hit one of four White Sox homers and finished 3-for-5 with three RBI.

The White Sox’s first three homers all came off Roy Oswalt in the first inning, with Kevin Youkilis, Adam Dunn and Alex Rios going deep. Oswalt ended up allowing 11 runs — nine earned — in 4 2/3 innings in one of the worst outings of his career. Pierzynski’s homer came off Yoshinori Tateyama.

Chris Sale cruised to an easy win for the White Sox, allowing one run in 7 1/3 innings. He’s expected to have his turn skipped Sunday as the team tries to keep his innings total down. As a result, he’ll head into his All-Star appearance 10-2 with a 2.19 ERA.

Pierzynski now has 15 homers on the year. It’s his highest total since 2006 and just three off his career high. With 48 RBI in 69 games, he’s already matched his total his 2011 total in 60 fewer games.

  1. beefytrout - Jul 4, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    What is this… I don’t even…

    Total asswhoopin’ laid on the Rangers… Ol Roy’s stats don’t look too hot after 3 starts, and I have no idea how Tateyama is still drawing a paycheck from the club.

    Tonight, the White Sox were Nolan Ryan and the Rangers were Robin Ventura.

  2. jlovenotjlo - Jul 4, 2012 at 2:41 AM

    Don’t forget Alex Rios not even being in the top 24 vote-getters among outfielders.

    This is just the beginning, Texas. We’ve come a long way since that opening series. Welcome to the south side!

  3. sincitybonobo - Jul 4, 2012 at 3:21 AM

    Rangers entered the game with a +100 Run Differential. At the season’s midpoint, it’s been shaved to 83. They are still the best team in baseball by any measure. Runners up in the RD derby are STL (+62) and CHW (+59).

    Will they make a run at Hamels? Greinke? Are they prepared to see either guy in the other dugout in October? How would it feel to lose 3 World Series in a row after not pursuing available aces? Even if it requires parting with some prized young talent from their deep system, the time is now to make a run at another starter.

    Lewis, Darvish, Harrison, Holland are a solid 4 for October. Offense is covered. Go get some insurance.

  4. chicagosworth - Jul 4, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    What ever with the Nolan Ryan/Robin Ventura crap. You must have not watched that game then, cause Ryan gave Ventura taps on his head nothing more. But then Ryan got his ass choked up when Robin broke out of his light ass grasp. Then look at Ryan face and see who won that fight cause while he was getting choked he didn’t look like he was winning shit!! I hate win people jock Ryan junk on this fight. Re watch the fight in full different camera action and see for yourself. Go White Sox!!!

  5. chicagosworth - Jul 4, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Plus Nolan admitted moving up on the rubber to get select strikes. Nolan may be in hall of fame but moving up on the rubber is worse then Roids and Corked bats.

    • cur68 - Jul 4, 2012 at 11:04 AM

      Take it easy Mrs. Ventura. Your son’s doing fine now & the fight was a long time ago. Let. It. Go.

  6. cowboys8819 - Jul 4, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    I took your advice and watched the fight again… And he still got his ass whooped! Go Rangers!

  7. billymc75 - Jul 4, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Somebody tell AJ to talk trash to the fans they voted big wuss, oh and Salty in Boston has been way better

    • qcubed3 - Jul 4, 2012 at 1:56 PM

      “Salty in Boston has been way better”

      You forgot to include the stats:
      runs HR RBI AVG
      AJ: 37 15 48 .291
      Salty: 32 16 38 .250

      Maybe I just don’t understand what “way better” means.

      • kkolchak - Jul 4, 2012 at 3:19 PM

        It means “I am a moron commenter who talks out of his rear end.”

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