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White Sox pounce early
White Sox 8, Rangers 3
Jose Contreras improved to 7-0 with eight solid innings. (Linda Kaye/AP)
 Pierzynski's solo blast
 Thome's RBI
The offense struck quickly for Jose Contreras, scoring five runs over the first two frames en route to a series-opening victory. Contreras kept his perfect ledger (7-0) and regular-season winning streak intact with his 15th straight win.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: June 12, 2006
CWS
Chi White Sox (39-24)
Won 1
Chi White Sox 8, Texas 3   TEX
Texas (34-30)
Lost 1
June 12, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
3 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0   8 12 0
Texas
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0   3 6 0
Standings thru 6/12/06  |  Gameday  |  White Sox Stats  |  Rangers Stats
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Podsednik, LF4122011.256
Ozuna, 2B5121001.408
Thome, DH4211101.281
Konerko, 1B3021100.302
Gload, 1B0000000.195
Dye, RF4011122.302
Pierzynski, C4112005.325
Crede, 3B4000013.289
Uribe, SS4220010.202
Anderson, CF3110111.167
Totals3581284614 

BATTING
2B: Podsednik (13, Koronka), Anderson (3, Koronka).
HR: Pierzynski (3, 8th inning off Benoit, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Podsednik 3; Ozuna 2; Thome; Konerko 2; Dye; Pierzynski 4; Uribe 2; Anderson 2.
RBI: Thome (55), Konerko (46), Dye (47), Podsednik 2 (20), Ozuna (10), Pierzynski 2 (17).
2-out RBI: Podsednik.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crede 2.
SF: Podsednik.
GIDP: Pierzynski.
Team LOB: 6.

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hairston, CF4000021.196
Young, SS4010001.310
Teixeira, 1B4010022.290
Blalock, 3B4000012.303
DeRosa, RF4000011.345
Wilkerson, LF4110020.245
Kinsler, 2B3110010.307
Botts, DH2001020.258
Barajas, C3122010.260
Totals323630127 

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (5, Contreras).
HR: Barajas (5, 5th inning off Contreras, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Young; Teixeira; Wilkerson; Kinsler 2; Barajas 5.
RBI: Botts (4), Barajas 2 (19).
2-out RBI: Barajas 2.
SF: Botts.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Hairston (Konerko at 3rd base).
DP: 3 (Young-Teixeira, Young-Kinsler-Teixeira, Hairston-Blalock).

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Contreras (W, 7-0)8.063301112.62
Cotts 1.00000103.46
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Koronka (L, 4-4)4.29663205.11
Benoit 3.03221415.46
Bauer 1.10000003.98

HBP: Konerko (by Koronka).
Pitches-strikes: Contreras 108-75, Cotts 10-6, Koronka 90-54, Benoit 47-30, Bauer 11-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Contreras 6-7, Cotts 2-0, Koronka 5-7, Benoit 3-2, Bauer 3-1.
Batters faced: Contreras 30, Cotts 3, Koronka 24, Benoit 13, Bauer 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Benoit 2-0, Bauer 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Mike Muchlinski. 2B: Phil Cuzzi. 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 94 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:40.
Att: 29,182.

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