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    TUCSON, Ariz. -- Colorado's Aaron Cook pitched well, Chicago's Mark Buehrle and Jon Garland did not and Bobby Jenks left after three batters because of shoulder tightness. It was an eventful spring training opener for the Rockies and White Sox.

    Bidding to become the Rockies' No. 1 starter, Cook allowed one hit in two scoreless innings Wednesday, and Colorado started the exhibition season with a 12-4 victory over the White Sox.

    "I got some ground balls. I was able to get a couple of ground ball outs and a double play, so it showed my sinker is still working," said Cook, competing with Jeff Francis and Rodrigo Lopez to start Colorado's season opener.

    Buehrle allowed four runs and six hits in the first two innings, while Garland gave up seven runs -- six earned -- and eight hits in the next two innings.

    "Obviously, you want the results to be there. It is frustrating when you are hitting your spots and guys still get base hits, but I kept the ball on the ground," Buehrle said. "The results are not there, but I felt pretty good."

    Brad Hawpe had three hits: a two-run double off Buehrle, and a double and a single against Garland.

    "I was not hitting any spots. Everything was up. The sinker was not sinking," Garland said. "It is February. You can't win a game until April."

    Colorado's Matt Holliday went 2-for-3 with a single and a two-run homer, while Garrett Atkins and Javy Lopez had two hits apiece.

    Joe Crede and Juan Uribe had two hits apiece for the White Sox. Jenks threw nine pitches being taken out because of tightness in his right shoulder.

    Jenks, who led the White Sox with 41 saves last year and was an instrumental part of Chicago's late season run to the 2005 World Series, was to be evaluated Thursday.

    "There is no pain at all, no sharp pain, just one pitch where it caught right away," Jenks said. "That is why I called Ozzie out there. There is nothing wrong with it. It is just tight. I couldn't get the extension, and I can't accelerate through the ball because I have no range right now."

    Jenks is in his second full-year with the White Sox. He said the tightness had been there since he arrived at spring training.

    "Coming into camp there was a little tightness back there, but I have been working all spring to loosen the back of my shoulder. I had no internal rotation," Jenks said. "The combination of that and today using bad mechanics of dropping my elbow was not good. It caught the back of my shoulder and tightened it up, but there is nothing to worry about."

    The right-hander, whose velocity reaches about 100 mph, hit Jayson Nix with a pitch and walked Ian Stewart, then left with a 2-0 count on Joe Koshansky.

    "Every time his mechanics are not in the right place, he will be sore," Guillen said. "We have to monitor him really well and see how he feels. When you have closing mentality in the first game, and with the way the weather is, I got the feeling after the first couple of pitches I knew something was wrong."

    Jenks worked out for nearly a half hour after being taken out, and said he just needed to stretch his shoulder more in the next few days.

     
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    Colorado Rockies
    Willy Taveras, CF3110002
        Cory Sullivan, CF2000002
    Kaz Matsui, 2B3111000
        Jayson Nix, 2B2110000
    Garrett Atkins, 3B3121001
        Ian Stewart, 3B2011100
    Todd Helton, 1B3111003
        Joe Koshansky, 1B3000022
    Matt Holliday, LF3222000
        Ryan Spilborghs, LF2000011
    Brad Hawpe, RF3232000
       a- Jeff Baker, PH-RF2000022
    Javy Lopez, C3222001
       b- Geronimo Gil, PH-C2010002
    Clint Barmes, SS2011101
       c- Omar Quintanilla, PH-SS2000000
    Yorvit Torrealba, DH2111001
       d- Alexis Gomez, PH-DH1000001
       e- Sean Barker, PH-DH2000012
    Totals4512171226  
    a-struck out for Hawpe in the 6th
    b-singled for Lopez in the 6th
    c-hit into fielder's choice for Barmes in the 6th
    d-flied out for Torrealba in the 4th
    e-struck out for Gomez in the 6th
    Batting
    2B - Kaz Matsui (, Buehrle), Garrett Atkins (, Garland), Ian Stewart (, Danks), Brad Hawpe 2 (, Buehrle, Garland), Javy Lopez 2 (, Garland, Garland), Clint Barmes (, Garland)
    3B - Jayson Nix (, Danks)
    HR - Matt Holliday (, Garland)
    SH - Willy Taveras ()
    RBI - Kaz Matsui (), Garrett Atkins (), Ian Stewart (), Todd Helton (), Matt Holliday 2 (), Brad Hawpe 2 (), Javy Lopez 2 (), Clint Barmes (), Yorvit Torrealba ()
    2-OUT RBI - Kaz Matsui (), Todd Helton (), Brad Hawpe 2 (), Yorvit Torrealba ()
    Team LOB - 10
    Fielding
    DP - Barmes-Matsui-Helton
    Colorado Rockies
    Aaron Cook (W,-) 2100110
    Taylor Buchholz 2644130
    Denny Bautista 1100120
    Brian Fuentes 1100030
    LaTroy Hawkins 1100010
    Bobby Keppel 2100120
    HBP - Konerko (by Aaron Cook)
    WP - Taylor Buchholz 2 ()
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Cook 3-1, Taylor Buchholz 2-1, Denny Bautista 1-0, LaTroy Hawkins 2-0, Bobby Keppel 3-1
    Batters Faced - Aaron Cook 8, Taylor Buchholz 13, Denny Bautista 5, Brian Fuentes 4, LaTroy Hawkins 4, Bobby Keppel 8
    Chicago White Sox
    Darin Erstad, LF2000111
        Jerry Owens, LF2000010
    Tadahito Iguchi, 2B3111012
        Pedro Lopez, 2B2010000
    Jim Thome, DH3011022
       a- Cole Armstrong, PH-DH2000011
    Paul Konerko, 1B2000011
        Casey Rogowski, 1B1000110
    Jermaine Dye, RF2010102
        Kenny Kelly, PR-RF2010000
    A.J. Pierzynski, C3000003
        Wiki Gonzalez, C2010002
    Joe Crede, 3B2120000
        Kenny Perez, 3B1000101
    Brian Anderson, CF3111013
        Luis Terrero, CF1000010
    Juan Uribe, SS2121000
        Andy Gonzalez, SS2000020
    Totals374114412  
    a-struck out for Thome in the 6th
    Batting
    2B - Tadahito Iguchi (, Buchholz), Jim Thome (, Buchholz), Jermaine Dye (, D. Bautista), Joe Crede (, Buchholz), Brian Anderson (, Buchholz)
    RBI - Tadahito Iguchi (), Jim Thome (), Brian Anderson (), Juan Uribe ()
    SB - Darin Erstad (, 2nd base off Cook/Lopez), Kenny Perez (, 2nd base off D. Bautista/Lopez), Juan Uribe (, 2nd base off Buchholz/Lopez)
    Team LOB - 11
    Fielding
    DP - K. Perez-Lopez-Konerko
    E - Jon Garland (, ), Andy Gonzalez (, Misplayed grounder), Paul Konerko (, Misplayed grounder)
    Chicago White Sox
    Mark Buehrle (L,-) 2644100
    Jon Garland 2876001
    Bobby Jenks0000100
    Mike MacDougal 1000010
    Matt Thornton 1100020
    John Danks 2211020
    Dewon Day 1000010
    HBP - Nix (by Bobby Jenks)
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mark Buehrle 4-2, Jon Garland 4-3, Mike MacDougal 1-0, Matt Thornton 2-0, John Danks 4-1, Dewon Day 2-0
    Batters Faced - Mark Buehrle 13, Jon Garland 15, Bobby Jenks 2, Mike MacDougal 2, Matt Thornton 5, John Danks 9, Dewon Day 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 2642
    Game Time - 3:04
    Temperature - 55
    Umpires - Home - Chris Guccione, First Base - Larry Poncino, Second Base - Adam Dowdy, Third Base - Brian Knight