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|Hamilton's Blast Helps Rangers Beat White Sox
|ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Josh Hamilton's two-run homer keyed a five-run first, Rich Harden pitched six innings despite more control problems, and the Texas Rangers held on to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-5 Wednesday night.
Harden (1-1) allowed three runs and four hits after lasting less than five innings due to wildness in three of his first four starts. This time he hit two batters and walked five, giving him 23 walks in his five starts.
The White Sox, who've scored three runs or less in 12 of their first 21 games, were unable to capitalize until Carlos Quentin ended a 2 for 37 slide with a three-run homer off Harden in the sixth that reduced the deficit to 5-3.
Jake Peavy (0-2) took the loss.
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