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    White Sox 3, Rangers 2

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    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Colby Lewis was scheduled to pitch three innings Saturday against the Chicago White Sox. After he quickly retired all nine batters, the Texas Rangers asked the right-hander whether he wanted to remain in the game or finish his work by throwing in the bullpen.

    Lewis opted to remain on the mound. He threw a perfect fourth, too, in the Rangers' 3-2 loss to a White Sox split squad.

    Lewis, set to start for Texas on opening day, commanded his fastball, mixed speeds to keep hitters off-balance and threw just 36 pitches. He struck out five.

    "They asked me if I wanted to go in the bullpen or out in the game. I'd rather I'd be out in the game," he said. "You have a little more adrenaline going when you're in the game. I threw another inning and it worked out good."

    Lewis struck out Paul Konerko, Adam Dunn and A.J. Pierzynski in the second inning. Lewis is trying to throw his changeup more often this spring to complement his fastball, curveball and slider. He went 14-10 with a 4.40 ERA for the AL West champions last season.

    "I was able to locate the fastball in and out, was able to flip the breaking ball in for strikes when I needed to," Lewis said. "The slider was good, and the changeup has come along really well. I'm really happy with that."

    Konerko became Chicago's first runner with a leadoff single off Scott Feldman

    in the fifth. Feldman, a long reliever who had a 3.29 ERA in nine postseason appearances last season, threw three scoreless innings. He struck out three, walked one and allowed two hits.

    Dylan Axelrod, vying for a White Sox bullpen spot, allowed a run and three hits, struck out one and walked two in two innings. Axelrod was trying to bounce back after allowing four runs in two innings Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

    "I'm making progress slowly," Axelrod said. "I felt like that second inning I was pushing the ball a little bit. I just need to get back with mechanics in staying tall and keeping the ball down in the strike zone."

    The Rangers loaded the bases against Axelrod in the second but scored just one run.

    The White Sox scored their three runs in the bottom of the ninth off Miguel De Los Santos. Minor leaguer Ken Williams Jr., son of White Sox general manager Ken Williams, hit the winning single with two outs.

    NOTES: Rangers RF Craig Gentry left in the fifth because of tightness in his left hamstring. He said it was a precautionary move, and he should be ready to play Sunday. Gentry was surprised he was removed. "I thought I got traded there for a second," he said. ... Texas' Mike Napoli was scratched because of mild soreness in his left groin. ... Konerko fouled a pitch off his knee in the seventh inning. Ventura said Konerko should be OK.

     
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    Texas Rangers
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Julio Borbon, CF3000210 .333
    Craig Gentry, RF3000003 .000
        Kyle Hudson, RF2000011 .143
    David Murphy, LF3020000 .462
        Engel Beltre, LF2000001 .222
    Mitch Moreland, 1B4000014 .063
    Yorvit Torrealba, C3110010 .300
        Chris Robinson, C1000000 .000
    Leonys Martin, DH3000120 .100
    Mike Olt, 3B3020000 .286
        Brandon Snyder, 3B1000001 .400
    Alberto Gonzalez, SS2001001 .250
        Jurickson Profar, SS1000101 .000
    Luis Hernandez, 2B2000003 .200
        Greg Miclat, 2B2110000 .200
    Totals3526146  
    Batting
    2B - Mike Olt (2, Stewart)
    RBI - Alberto Gonzalez (4)
    SB - Julio Borbon (2, 2nd base off Bruney/Gimenez), Greg Miclat (1, 2nd base off Omogrosso/Pierzynski)
    CS - Jurickson Profar (1, 2nd base by Omogrosso/Pierzynski)
    Team LOB - 10
    Texas Rangers
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Colby Lewis 4000050 3.00
    Scott Feldman (H,1) 3200130 0.00
    Sean Green (H,2) 1100010 0.00
    Miguel De Los Santos (BS,1; L,0-1) 0.2233310 12.27
    Justin Miller0100000 0.00
    IBB - Gimenez by Miguel De Los Santos
    WP - Miguel De Los Santos (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Colby Lewis 22-22, Scott Feldman 21-17, Sean Green 6-6, Miguel De Los Santos 18-6, Justin Miller 1-1
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Colby Lewis 4-3, Scott Feldman 3-3, Sean Green 1-1
    Batters Faced - Colby Lewis 12, Scott Feldman 12, Sean Green 4, Miguel De Los Santos 7, Justin Miller 1
    Chicago White Sox
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Brent Lillibridge, 2B3000010 .300
        Ray Olmedo, 2B1000001 .429
    Kosuke Fukudome, CF3000020 .100
        Trayce Thompson, CF0100100 .500
    Alex Rios, RF3000000 .111
        Delwyn Young, RF1110000 .200
    Paul Konerko, 1B3010020 .100
        Andrew Wilkins, 1B11110001.000
    Adam Dunn, DH2000111 .222
        Tyler Kuhn, PR-DH1000012 .143
    A.J. Pierzynski, C3000012 .200
        Hector Gimenez, C00001001.000
    Eduardo Escobar, 3B3020000 .273
        Tyler Saladino, SS1000003 .000
    Ozzie Martinez, SS3000023 .000
        Dallas McPherson, 3B0000100 .000
    Jared Mitchell, LF3000001 .273
        Kenny Williams, LF10110001.000
    Totals32362410  
    Batting
    2B - Andrew Wilkins (1, De Los Santos)
    RBI - Andrew Wilkins (1), Kenny Williams (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Kenny Williams (1)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    E - Brian Bruney (1, Missed catch of throw), Ozzie Martinez (1, Misplayed grounder), Leyson Septimo (1, Throwing)
    Chicago White Sox
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Dylan Axelrod 2311210 11.25
    Zach Stewart 2100010 4.50
    Eric Stults 2100020 0.00
    Brian Omogrosso 0.1110200 20.25
    Leyson Septimo 1.2000010 0.00
    Brian Bruney (W,1-0) 1000010 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Dylan Axelrod 20-11, Zach Stewart 9-9, Eric Stults 11-11, Brian Omogrosso 10-1, Leyson Septimo 9-9, Brian Bruney 7-6
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dylan Axelrod 3-2, Zach Stewart 3-2, Eric Stults 3-1, Leyson Septimo 5-1, Brian Bruney 1-2
    Batters Faced - Dylan Axelrod 11, Zach Stewart 7, Eric Stults 7, Brian Omogrosso 3, Leyson Septimo 7, Brian Bruney 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 6218
    Game Time - 2:58
    Temperature - 71
    Umpires - Home - Mike Everitt, First Base - Cory Blaser, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Barry Larson