McCarthy delivered, throwing two-hit ball over 7 2/3 innings for
his first major-league win as the White Sox beat the Texas Rangers
8-0 Tuesday night for a doubleheader split.
"Right when we needed it," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen
said. "This was a big game for the team. I don't know what it
means to him, his first major-league win, but for the team, that's
a big win, huge."
Jermaine Dye had two homers and six RBI for the White Sox, who
snapped a three-game losing streak.
McCarthy (1-1) was called up from Triple-A Charlotte earlier in
the day to make his sixth major-league start. He held the Rangers
hitless over the first 4 1/3 innings until Alfonso Soriano's
"After the first game, I felt like it was about time I came in
and contributed my part, and did well," McCarthy said.
In the first game, rookie left-hander C.J. Wilson allowed one
run and two hits in five innings of relief for his first major
league win, Mark Teixeira drove in six runs and hit a pair of
two-run homers off Garland, and the Rangers won 8-6.
McCarthy struck out two and walked one, allowing only two
runners as far as second. Bobby Jenks pitched 1 1/3 innings to
finish the White Sox's eighth shutout of the season.
Dye had the 10th multihomer game of his career and first of the
season while matching his career high for RBI.
"We came out and swung the bats good in both games," Dye said.
"We had some tough luck in the first game but we bounced back in
the second game."
Chicago built a 3-0 lead after two innings against Edison
Volquez (0-1) in his first major-league start.
Carl Everett drove in the first run with a first-inning
sacrifice fly and Dye made it 3-0 in the second with a two-run
Volquez's debut ended with two outs in the fifth after Aaron
Rowand's run-scoring single extended Chicago's lead to 4-0. Dye had
an RBI single off John Wasdin in the fifth for a 5-0 advantage.
Scott Podsednik had three hits in the second game and Rowand
went 5-for-8 with four RBI in the doubleheader.
Volquez allowed five runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings.
"I was nervous in the first inning, but in the second inning I
was just throwing," Volquez said. "I felt good that they gave me
an opportunity to pitch. I feel a little bad because I wanted to
win my first game in the big leagues."
Dye added his 25th homer, a three-run drive off Wasdin in the
seventh, to make it 8-0.
Wilson (1-6) had been winless in 12 major-league appearances and
in six minor league decisions this season. He hadn't won since
2003, missing the entire 2004 season recovering from elbow ligament
After the game, the Rangers optioned Wilson to Double-A Frisco
to create a roster spot for Volquez, who was called up from the
same club. Rangers manager Buck Showalter said Wilson would be back
with the Rangers next week when rosters are expanded to 40.
Teixeira's 33rd and 34th homers gave him six multihomer games
this season and 10 in his career.
Teixeira's two-run shot in the fourth off Garland (16-8) gave
Texas the lead for good at 7-5.
Garland, who started the day second in the AL in wins, allowed
eight runs -- five earned -- and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. He had
his shortest outing of the season and is 1-4 in his last seven
Francisco Cordero got three outs for his 29th save in 36
Geoff Blum's two errors led to three unearned runs, giving the
White Sox six errors in a two-game span.
The White Sox got RBI singles in the first against Joaquin
Benoit from Everett and Paul Konerko, but the Rangers tied it in
the bottom of the inning on Teixeira's first two-run drive.
Chicago went back in front 3-2 in the second on Blum's
run-scoring single. Texas answered with a three-run second with the
help of Blum's error, getting an RBI single from David Dellucci and
a two-run double from Teixeira to make it 5-3.
But Benoit couldn't hold the lead in the third as the White Sox
tied it at 5 on Rowand's two-run single.
Rowand's run-scoring single pulled the White Sox within 7-6, but
Texas added another unearned run off Garland with the help of
Blum's second error.
Blum misplayed Soriano's grounder for a two-base error, and
Soriano scored on Adrian Gonzalez's single for an 8-6 lead.
Both dugouts received a warning from home plate umpire
Gerry Davis in the second game after Texas' Erasmo Ramirez hit Dye
in the thigh with a pitch in the ninth. Guillen was furious after
the game. "I'm not going to say they hit him on purpose," Guillen
said. "But [Ramirez] never hit anybody. When you see how big a
game Dye had, I don't like the way it happened." Showalter said it
was not intentional. "I know what it looks like, but we don't do
that. Believe me, that's not the case," Showalter said. "I
understand what [Davis] was trying to do." ... Dye had six RBI
for the fourth time in his career, second this season. ... The
White Sox won for the first time in five games at Ameriquest Field
this season. They were outscored 33-14 in the first four games. ...
Willie Harris, called up from Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday, got
the first-game start at second base instead of Tadahito Iguchi, who
made three errors on Monday night. ... The doubleheader was
necessary to make up a rainout on May 28. ... Wilson's last victory
was on July 9, 2003, while a member of the Frisco RoughRiders. ...
Texas was shut out for the seventh time this season.