The White Sox will try to keep their American League-best regular-season record intact when they travel to Texas for a four-game series against the Rangers that includes a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon. They'll kick off the set with a Monday evening game at Ameriquest Field.
Left-hander Mark Buehrle will continue his quest for the AL Cy Young Award when he takes the hill for Chicago. Buehrle snapped a rare two-game losing streak in his last start by dominating the Minnesota Twins in a 6-4 victory. He gave up one run on six hits in eight innings, striking out six and without walking a batter.
Buehrle and the White Sox face a tough challenge in hard-throwing Rangers right-hander Juan Dominguez, who hasn't faced Chicago since a pair of starts in 2003. Dominguez has rebounded from arm injuries and has 27 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings this season.
LHP Mark Buehrle
14-6, 2.99 ERA in 2005
1-0, 0.00 vs. TEX in 2005
RHP Juan Dominguez
1-3, 4.40 ERA in 2005
0-1, 7.71 vs. CWS in 2003
Player to watch
Carl Everett is one of only three active White Sox players to have faced Dominguez, and Everett did pretty well, going 1-for-3 with a double, two walks and a stolen base.
"You have to forget about it sometimes and make a joke." -- Freddy Garcia, on his lighthearted dugout banter with manager Ozzie Guillen on Sunday after suffering through his worst outing of the season.
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Official game notes
CWS: ESPN Radio 1000-AM
TEX: KRLD 1080-AM; KFLC 1270-AM (Español)
Garcia has allowed runs in the first inning of 12 of his last 17 starts (19 runs total) and is 0-3 with an 8.63 ERA in three starts vs. the Mariners this year. ... Pablo Ozuna collected his 11th stolen base of the season and his 11th multihit game Sunday. ... Paul Konerko had his 36th multihit game of the year on Sunday and Aaron Rowand had his 33rd, including his third triple of the season, a career high.
Tuesday: at Texas (DH), 4:05 p.m. CT
Wednesday: at Texas, 1:05 p.m. CT
Thursday: vs. Detroit, 7:05 p.m. CT
Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.