Texas Rangers defeat Chicago White Sox, 6-5

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Leading up to Wednesday's fifth start of the season, Jake Peavy was saying all the right things.

Deemed the staff ace in the offseason but off to a slow start, the White Sox right-hander watched the videos and felt like he was fixed.

This just in: He's still broken.

While Peavy did settle down after the first inning, he threw 41 pitches in the first and gave up five runs -- and that was too big of a hole for a stagnant offense to overcome.


ARLINGTON, Texas -- Gordon Beckham thinks he's close.

Extra work in the batting cage before Wednesday's game gave the second-year infielder that feel-good indication.

His manager, however, was wondering exactly what he's close to? If he thinks he's close to hitting well, that's fine with Ozzie Guillen. If Beckham's close to returning to trying to be the face of the organization, that's where Guillen has a problem. A big one at that.

Guillen sat Beckham for the sec...

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Hamilton's two-run homer keyed a five-run first, Rich Harden pitched six innings despite more control problems, and the Texas Rangers held on to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Wednesday night.

Harden (1-1) allowed three runs and four hits after lasting less than five innings due to wildness in three of his first four starts. This time he hit two batters and walked five, giving him 23 walks in his five starts.

The Rangers signed Harden as a...