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McCarthy delivered, throwing two-hit ball over 7 2/3 innings for his first major-league win as the White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 8-0 Tuesday night for a doubleheader split.
"Right when we needed it," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "This was a big game for the team. I don't know what it means to him, his first major-league win, but for the team, that's a big win, huge."
Jermaine Dye had two homers and six RBI for the White Sox, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
McCarthy (1-1) was called up from Triple-A Charlotte earlier in the day to make his sixth major league start. He held the Rangers hitless over the first 4 1/3 innings until Alfonso Soriano's double.
"After the first game, I felt like it was about time I came in and contributed my part, and did well," McCarthy said.
In the first game, rookie left-hander C.J. Wilson allowed one run and two hits in five innings of relief for his first major league win, Mark Teixeira drove in six runs and hit a pair of two-run homers off Garland, and the Rangers won 8-6.
McCarthy struck out two and walked one, allowing only two runners as far as second. Bobby Jenks pitched 1 1/3 innings to finish the White Sox's eighth shutout of the season.
Dye had the 10th multihomer game of his career and first of the season while matching his career high for RBI.
"We came out and swung the bats good in both games," Dye said. "We had some tough luck in the first game but we bounced back in the second game."
Chicago built a 3-0 lead after two innings against Edison Volquez (0-1) in his first major league start.
Carl Everett drove in the first run with a first-inning sacrifice fly and Dye made it 3-0 in the second with a two-run homer.
Scott Podsednik had three hits in the second game and Rowand went 5-for-8 with four RBI in the doubleheader.
Volquez allowed five runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings.
"I was nervous in the first inning, but in the second inning I was just throwing," Volquez said. "I felt good that they gave me an opportunity to pitch. I feel a little bad because I wanted to win my first game in the big leagues."
Dye added his 25th homer, a three-run drive off Wasdin in the seventh, to make it 8-0.
Wilson (1-6) had been winless in 12 major league appearances and in six minor league decisions this season. He hadn't won since 2003, missing the entire 2004 season recovering from elbow ligament replacement surgery.
After the game, the Rangers optioned Wilson to Double-A Frisco to create a roster spot for Volquez, who was called up from the same club. Rangers manager Buck Showalter said Wilson would be back with the Rangers next week when rosters are expanded to 40.
Teixeira's 33rd and 34th homers gave him six multihomer games this season and 10 in his career.
Teixeira's two-run shot in the fourth off Garland (16-8) gave Texas the lead for good at 7-5.
Garland, who started the day second in the AL in wins, allowed eight runs -- five earned -- and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. He had his shortest outing of the season and is 1-4 in his last seven starts.
Francisco Cordero got three outs for his 29th save in 36 chances.
Geoff Blum's two errors led to three unearned runs, giving the White Sox six errors in a two-game span.
Chicago went back in front 3-2 in the second on Blum's run-scoring single. Texas answered with a three-run second with the help of Blum's error, getting an RBI single from David Dellucci and a two-run double from Teixeira to make it 5-3.
But Benoit couldn't hold the lead in the third as the White Sox tied it at 5-all on Rowand's two-run single.
Rowand's run-scoring single pulled the White Sox within 7-6, but Texas added another unearned run off Garland with the help of Blum's second error.
Blum misplayed Soriano's grounder for a two-base error, and Soriano scored on Adrian Gonzalez's single for an 8-6 lead.
|Brandon McCarthy picks up his first major-league win, allowing only two hits in 7 2/3 innings. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Chicago White Sox|
|Scott Podsednik, LF-CF||5||2||3||0||0||0||2||.281|
|Tadahito Iguchi, 2B||5||1||2||0||0||1||5||.280|
|Carl Everett, DH||4||0||0||1||0||0||4||.264|
|Paul Konerko, 1B||5||1||1||0||0||2||2||.271|
|Aaron Rowand, CF||4||2||2||1||0||0||0||.280|
|Timo Perez, LF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.229|
|Jermaine Dye, RF||4||2||3||6||0||0||0||.274|
|Chris Widger, C||5||0||1||0||0||0||3||.243|
|Juan Uribe, SS||4||0||0||0||1||0||1||.238|
|Pablo Ozuna, 3B||3||0||2||0||1||0||1||.294|
|2B - Scott Podsednik (23, Volquez), Aaron Rowand (24, Wasdin)|
|HR - Jermaine Dye 2 (25, Volquez, Wasdin)|
|SF - Carl Everett (10)|
|RBI - Carl Everett (75), Aaron Rowand (57), Jermaine Dye 6 (71)|
|2-OUT RBI - Aaron Rowand (22), Jermaine Dye (23)|
|SB - Scott Podsednik (55, 3rd base off Volquez/S. Alomar), Pablo Ozuna (12, 3rd base off Wasdin/S. Alomar)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|DP - Uribe-Iguchi-Konerko|
|E - Chris Widger (5, dropped foul pop)|
|Chicago White Sox|
|Brandon McCarthy (W,1-1)||7.2||2||0||0||1||2||0||6.19|
|Pitches-Strikes - Brandon McCarthy 87-57, Bobby Jenks 5-4|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brandon McCarthy 9-11, Bobby Jenks 3-1|
|Batters Faced - Brandon McCarthy 25, Bobby Jenks 5|
|David Dellucci, LF||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||.256|
|Michael Young, DH||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.322|
|Mark Teixeira, 1B||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.288|
|a- Adrian Gonzalez, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.216|
|Hank Blalock, 3B||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.272|
|Alfonso Soriano, 2B||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||.279|
|Kevin Mench, RF-CF||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.276|
|Gary Matthews Jr., CF||2||0||0||0||1||0||1||.263|
|Marshall McDougall, RF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.154|
|Mark DeRosa, SS||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||.240|
|Sandy Alomar Jr., C||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.276|
|a-lined out for Teixeira in the 9th|
|2B - Alfonso Soriano (33, McCarthy), Mark DeRosa (5, Jenks)|
|Team LOB - 3|
|DP - Soriano-Teixeira|
|E - Sandy Alomar Jr. (2, wild throw)|
|Edison Volquez (L,0-1)||4.2||6||5||5||2||3||1||9.64|
|HBP - Rowand (by Edison Volquez), Dye (by Erasmo Ramirez)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Edison Volquez 93-54, John Wasdin 47-31, Erasmo Ramirez 30-19|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Edison Volquez 3-8, John Wasdin 4-2, Erasmo Ramirez 3-3|
|Batters Faced - Edison Volquez 23, John Wasdin 13, Erasmo Ramirez 8|
|Attendance - 28183|
|Game Time - 2:43|
|Temperature - 91|
|Umpires - Home - Gerry Davis, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - Bill Hohn, Third Base - Brian Knight|