at Surprise, Ariz.
Sunday, March 28
Rangers at the plate: David Murphy, hitting .218 coming into the game, had a walk and a fifth-inning RBI double. That double snapped a streak of 23 innings in which the Rangers did not have an extra base hit. Murphy leads the Rangers with eight extra base hits. Josh Hamilton was 3-for-4 on the afternoon and is hitting .429 in the Cactus League. Michael Young was 2-for-3 and is 10-for-20 in his last six games. He is hitting .426 this spring.White Sox at the plate: Paul Konerko was 2-for-4 with a double and a single and is now hitting .324 for the spring. Jayson Nix was also 2-for-3 to raise his average to .368 on the spring.
White Sox on the mound: Gavin Floyd went six innings, allowing two runs on eight hits, two walks and six strikeouts. He lowered his ERA to 5.06 on the spring. He threw 102 pitches, 63 strikes, in his longest outing of the spring.Worth noting: Vladimir Guerrero was thrown out trying to score on a wild pitch in the fifth inning as catcher Ramon Castro recovered in time to get the ball to Gavin Floyd. The play was bang-bang and Guerrero was moving pretty quickly down the line, once again showing that he has been running well this spring. Cactus League records: Rangers 7-16; White Sox 9-13 Up next: Nelson Cruz, who leads the Rangers with four home runs and 16 RBI, is expected back in the lineup on Monday when the Rangers host the Rockies at 3:05 p.m. (CT) in Surprise. Cruz has been among the Cactus League leaders in home run and RBI all spring but was given the day off on Sunday. Matt Harrison will pitch for the Rangers. The game can be heard by webcast on www.texasrangers.com.
John Danks will pitch for the White Sox when they host the Angels at 9:05 p.m. (CT) Monday at Camelback Ranch. Danks is 1-1 with a 4.58 ERA in five starts this spring. Closer Bobby Jenks could also pitch. He allowed three runs in two innings in a Minor League game on Saturday. Monday's game will be broadcast on WSCR/670 AM and Comcast Sports Net.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.