Sammy Sosa capped off the Rangers' victory with a solo home run and an RBI single. Millwood, however, was the most impressive with a 2.12 ERA in his last four starts."He's locked in at what he's trying to do and he's executing," Washington said. "He's just being the bulldog we thought he'd be." Millwood's only hiccup was to White Sox slugger Jim Thome, who continued his march to join the 500-home run club, with a solo shot in the first inning. Thome sent Millwood's 0-1 fastball 422 feet to the right-field seats. That was the only run the White Sox would score. Thome singled and flied out his next two at-bats against Millwood, his former teammate. "The guy owns me," Millwood said. "He hits me well, what can I say? At least I got the best of him once today." But Millwood couldn't be more pleased to see Thome closing in on 500 home runs. "It's awesome," he said. "A guy like that you know there's nothing tainted about him. He's probably one of nicest guys in the league, he was one of the best teammates I've had, so to see him do something special like that is just fun to watch." Thome had to share a spotlight, though, with another heralded home run hitter in Sosa. Sosa made Danks home run victim No. 368 in the second inning after he belted his 606th career home run just over the center-field fence. Sosa followed with an RBI single in the fifth. It was an encore performance to Wednesday for Sosa, after he drove in the tying and winning runs. "I knew I had it, but not like [my last one] against Seattle," Sosa said. "In this ballpark, the ball doesn't jump off the bat, so the wind helped."
Drew Davison is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less