Alex Rios and Jake Peavy -- yes, you read that correctly -- powered the Chicago White Sox to their first win of the season last night, a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers keyed by a ninth inning homer from Rios to break the tie. The Sox broke camp with new manager Robin Ventura uncommitted to a closer, but Hector Santiago got the first chance of the year and nailed down the victory. Today in Texas, the White Sox and Rangers will meet again to determine the winner of season's first series.
The pitching matchup should be a good one. Right-hander Gavin Floyd goes for a Chicago, opposed by Texas' 26-year old lefty Matt Harrison. Harrison has had Paul Konerko's number over the course of the captain's career, holding the Sox slugger to a 1-for-11 lifetime mark. Conversely, Texas star Josh Hamilton has killed Floyd, going 6-for-10 in his career.
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