Arizona at Chicago

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Diamondbacks 10, White Sox 4

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CHICAGO -- This isn't new for Shawn Green. He's used to starting off slowly and heating up when the temperature rises, and this recent surge fits that pattern.

Green went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run homer during the tie-breaking rally in the fifth inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks routed the Chicago White Sox 10-4 Tuesday night.

"This tends to happen for me," Green said. "I don't know why. ... It's nice to be driving balls each game. I'm trying to make up for a couple slow months at the start of the season."

After struggling early, Green's average is up to .281. He is 3-for-7 in this series with two homers after taking National League player of the week honors.

Troy Glaus hit his 16th homer and drove in four runs, and Diamondbacks starter Javier Vazquez (7-4) allowed three runs on seven hits in eight innings with 10 strikeouts.

After scoring eight runs against Jose Contreras in Monday's series opener, the Diamondbacks knocked out Orlando Hernandez (7-2) during the fifth. They'll try to sweep the AL's best team Wednesday when Russ Ortiz meets Jon Garland.

Chad Tracy led off the fifth with a double to left and scored on Glaus' one-out single.

With a run in, Green hit a two-run homer -- his ninth of the year -- to make it 6-3. Hernandez left after the next batter, Jose Cruz Jr., singled to right. Luis Vizcaino relieved, and Chris Snyder ended the inning with a groundout.

Hernandez allowed six runs on eight hits, including two homers, in 4 2/3 innings. It was the fourth straight start in which he allowed at least four runs, and his ERA has climbed from 2.91 to 4.30.

Vazquez was better, if not spectacular.

"We're used to that," Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin said. "You almost get spoiled by it. ... He keeps the ball down. He throws his changeup. He probably threw more curveballs today. He keeps you off balance. His fastball gets on you too quick."

Vazquez allowed homers to Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko, and escaped several jams. The Sox had a runner on third with no outs in the first, but Tadahito Iguchi lined to third for a double play. And they had two on in the fifth but didn't score.

"That was the key play of the game," Vazquez said of Iguchi's double play. "It was going to be a double. It was going to put us down 1-0, so it was a huge play."

Vazquez was selected to the American League All-Star team a year ago in his lone season with the Yankees, but he faltered in the second half and finished 14-10 with a 4.91 ERA. With the Diamondbacks, he has performed more like he did with Montreal the previous four seasons. After opening with three poor starts, Vazquez went 5-1 with a 1.50 ERA during one seven-game stretch.

The White Sox took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second on Dye's two-run homer, his 11th, but the lead disappeared in the fourth. Glaus led off the inning with a homer, and Royce Clayton lined a two-run double over the head of center fielder Aaron Rowand to put the Diamondbacks ahead 3-2.

The Sox tied it on Konerko's solo homer in the fourth.

But Hernandez couldn't escape the fifth. The Diamondbacks have outscored the Sox 18-5 and hit six homers the past two games.

"It's not just the home runs; it's driving the ball the other way," Clayton said. "It's not leaving any opportunities out there. It sets up the game for the rest of us to just chip away and do our thing. When you get (Luis Gonzalez, Green and Glaus) rolling, it's just tough to pitch to our whole lineup."


Diamondbacks IF Alex Cintron expects to be ready for the weekend series at Cleveland after straining his left wrist on a check swing during Saturday's game against Kansas City. Cintron, who took batting practice Tuesday, does not expect to play Wednesday. The Diamondbacks are off Thursday. ... White Sox DH Frank Thomas said he will stop lifting weights before games after leaving Monday's game with a cramp in the back of his left leg. Sox trainer Herm Schneider thinks the pre-game routine caused the cramp. ... Konerko extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single to right in the second inning.
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Players of the Game

J. Vazquez
IP 8.0
H 7
ER 3
BB 1
K 10

T. Glaus
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 1

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Arizona Diamondbacks
Craig Counsell, 2B5110001 .289
Chad Tracy, 1B4320100 .294
Luis Gonzalez, LF5022001 .307
Troy Glaus, 3B4234010 .269
Tony Clark, DH4110114 .355
Shawn Green, RF4122101 .281
Jose Cruz Jr., CF4110121 .228
Chris Snyder, C5000036 .237
Royce Clayton, SS5112003 .227
2B - Chad Tracy (12, Hernandez), Luis Gonzalez (17, Marte), Tony Clark (10, Hernandez), Royce Clayton (14, Hernandez)
HR - Troy Glaus (16, Hernandez), Shawn Green (9, Hernandez)
SF - Troy Glaus (2)
RBI - Luis Gonzalez 2 (46), Troy Glaus 4 (43), Shawn Green 2 (36), Royce Clayton 2 (20)
2-OUT RBI - Troy Glaus (10), Shawn Green 2 (14), Royce Clayton 2 (4)
Team LOB - 8
DP - Glaus
E - Craig Counsell (7, Wild throw), Chris Snyder (1, Wild throw)
Arizona Diamondbacks
Javier Vazquez (W,7-4) 87331102 4.30
Lance Cormier 1111011 2.45
Pitches-Strikes - Javier Vazquez 113-82, Lance Cormier 12-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Javier Vazquez 6-7, Lance Cormier 1-1
Batters Faced - Javier Vazquez 31, Lance Cormier 4
Chicago White Sox
Scott Podsednik, LF4020000 .292
Tadahito Iguchi, 2B3000112 .288
Aaron Rowand, CF4010021 .283
Paul Konerko, 1B4221011 .247
Carl Everett, DH4111012 .264
Jermaine Dye, RF4112001 .253
A.J. Pierzynski, C4000030 .261
Joe Crede, 3B3000020 .236
   a- Willie Harris, PH1000000 .233
Juan Uribe, SS3010010 .247
a-grounded out for Crede in the 9th
2B - Scott Podsednik (9, Vazquez)
HR - Paul Konerko (16, Vazquez), Carl Everett (9, Cormier), Jermaine Dye (11, Vazquez)
RBI - Paul Konerko (42), Carl Everett (41), Jermaine Dye 2 (29)
SB - Scott Podsednik (32, 3rd base off Vazquez/Snyder)
Team LOB - 4
E - Juan Uribe (8, Misplayed grounder)
Chicago White Sox
Orlando Hernandez (L,7-2) 4.2866332 4.88
Luis Vizcaino 1311000 5.12
Neal Cotts 1.1000020 2.25
Damaso Marte0232100 3.13
Shingo Takatsu 2000020 5.49
WP - Damaso Marte (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Orlando Hernandez 95-66, Luis Vizcaino 15-13, Neal Cotts 14-10, Damaso Marte 16-11, Shingo Takatsu 17-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Orlando Hernandez 6-5, Luis Vizcaino 2-1, Damaso Marte 1-0, Shingo Takatsu 2-2
Batters Faced - Orlando Hernandez 25, Luis Vizcaino 6, Neal Cotts 4, Damaso Marte 4, Shingo Takatsu 6
Game Information
Attendance - 24831
Game Time - 2:49
Temperature - 69
Umpires - Home - Doug Eddings, First Base - Bruce Dreckman, Second Base - Bill Hohn, Third Base - Gerry Davis