Loe cruises as Rangers defeat Sox

Despite most regulars not making Sunday afternoon's trip to Tucson, the Rangers pounded out 10 runs on 21 hits in an eight run victory over the Chicago White Sox.

The Good

There was a lot of good to go around in Sunday's 10-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

Kameron Loe stole the show on the mound, as he yielded just two runs on five hits over six innings. The right-hander fanned one, did not walk a batter, and coaxed 16 ground ball outs versus just one flyout.

The relievers – Wes Littleton, Scott Feldman, and C.J. Wilson – were also impressive. Each tossed one inning of scoreless ball, logging one strikeout.

Though there were not many regulars in Sunday's lineup, the Rangers were able to plate 10 runs on 21 base hits. Leading the way with three hits were Jerry Hairston, Ramon Vazquez, Chris Stewart, and Adam Fox. Hairston had a pair of doubles, giving him five on the spring.

Second baseman Tug Hulett, who played at High-A Bakersfield and Double-A Frisco in 2006, was 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles and three runs batted in.

The Bad

Matt Kata was the only starter to go hitless for the Rangers on Sunday afternoon. Kata, who is hitting .405 on the spring, was 0-for-4 with a run batted in.

Notable

Despite reports that Jamey Wright had been given the fifth spot in the Rangers' opening day rotation, many believe that the battle is still on-going, with Kameron Loe taking a big step with Sunday's outing. Bruce Chen is now considered a long shot after allowing three home runs against the Brewers on Friday night.

The Rangers return to Surprise to face the Seattle Mariners on Monday at 8:05 p.m. CST. Jamey Wright will take the hill for the Rangers. The game can be heard in Dallas on KRLD 1080 AM and will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest.

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