But his best connection may have come after a called third strike from starter Scott Diamond in the sixth, when a frustrated Rios took his bat to the dugout wall upon stranding Paul Konerko on second.
"He swung the bat pretty good in the dugout. He swung better than at the plate. He was connecting very hard," said Guillen of Rios, hitting .214 with 33 RBIs. "This is a very emotional kid, very emotional. He wants to do good and when he doesn't do what he thinks he can do, he gets angry.
"The only thing I'm concerned about, that I don't like, and I hope I never see, is somebody gets hurt or he gets hurt. But that's the way they are. Everybody goes about their business a different way. I wish it was the ball. If that thing was the ball, that ball would land on the Dan Ryan [Expressway] somewhere."