However, Garcia got some stalwart hitting and fielding by his teammates,
particularly Jermaine Dye, who hit his sixth home run and made two
outstanding plays in right field.
The White Sox scored five runs in the second and three more in the third as
they knocked out Angels starter Jeff Weaver (1-3).
"It's great for Freddy, but there are so many Venezuelan pitchers who are
pitching very well right now that the record won't last," Guillen said.
"But the country has 25 million people and Freddy is No. 1 in the big
leagues and you have to feel great about that.
"He will continue to win more games. But this is the
beginning of a new era of Venezuelan pitchers. We have two guys there [Johan
Santana and Carlos Zambrano] who can pass his mark. But we will remember
tonight. We will remember someone will break Freddy's record."
"It's good to pass Wilson," said Garcia. "But I just have to keep
pitching. I followed Wilson -- he was the best pitcher in Venezuela. I
watched him most of the time he pitched."
Garcia noted that he has had problems in the first inning in each of his
last three starts.
"In the second inning, I started out there throwing strikes and making better
pitches," he said. "I'm glad we hit. JD [Dye] made a couple of good
plays and that was the key to the game."
The Angels had runners on first and third with one out in the sixth,
trailing 8-3, when Darin Erstad lined a shot to right-center. Dye came in
and made a diving catch. The next batter, Casey Kotchman, hit a drive that
appeared headed out of the ballpark, but Dye gloved it just at the wall.
"With that guy Kotchman, I was playing him to pull, I just went back to the
wall and when I first went back I thought it was gone," said Dye. "But I
kept going. I had a good bead on it and went up and made a good play. Luckily I'm as tall as I am."
Every White Sox starter with the exception of Jim Thome and Brian Anderson had at least one base hit.
Anderson, however, got had perhaps the key at-bat in the game as he drew a
bases-loaded walk with two out on a 3-and-2 pitch from Weaver in the
second inning. That forced in a run and the White Sox scored four more runs
on a two-run single by Scott Podsednik and a two-run double by Tadahito
The White Sox chased Weaver in the third. Dye hit his sixth home run, a
two-run shot with Konerko aboard, and Juan Uribe tripled home A.J. Pierzynski
for the third run of the inning.
Konerko was on base five times with two walks, a hit batsman and two
Thome, batting ahead of Konerko, struck out his first four at-bats before
grounding out to second in the eighth.
The defending World Series champion White Sox (15-7), who lead the AL Central by 1
1/2 games over Detroit, have won 10 of their last 12 and 14 of their last