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 CHICAGO (AP) -Javier Vazquez allowed four hits over eight innings Tuesday to win his fifth straight decision, and Paul Konerko's two-run homer off Jeremy Bonderman led the struggling Chicago White Sox to a 5-3 victory in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
Vazquez (8-5) gave up solo homers to Curtis Granderson and Ivan Rodriguez. He struck out eight and walked one, improving to 5-0 in his last seven starts.
Bobby Jenks pitched the ninth for his 27th save in 32 chances, helping the White Sox stop a four-game losing streak. Detroit won the series opener 9-6.
Bonderman (10-2) gave up five runs and eight hits in seven innings. He is 2-2 in his last six starts after winning eight in a row.
With the score 3-3 in the sixth, Jim Thome singled and Konerko hit a liner over the fence in left for his 22nd homer. Josh Fields also homered for the White Sox.
Granderson homered for the second straight game, tying it 3-all when he led off the sixth with his 15th of the season. He went 2-for-4, improving his July average to .375 (27-for-72).
Magglio Ordonez's RBI grounder put the White Sox ahead in the first, but Chicago responded with two in the bottom half on Konerko's RBI grounder and A.J. Pierzynski's run-scoring double.
Rodriguez tied it in the fifth with his ninth homer, but Fields' second homer in as many games and seventh of the season gave the White Sox a 3-2 lead in the bottom half.
Rangers 2, Mariners 1, 1st game
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - John Rheinecker didn't allow an earned run in seven innings and Marlon Byrd drove in a run with his third triple in four games for the Rangers.
Rheinecker (1-0), recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma a day earlier and making only his second start this season, limited the Mariners to six hits. The only walk the left-hander allowed was to Jose Lopez, the second batter of the game who scored on a groundout after an error.
Sammy Sosa had a two-out double in the fourth and tied the game on the triple by Byrd, who is hitting .358 with six triples in 52 games since being recalled from Oklahoma on May 26.
The Rangers went ahead 2-1 in the fifth after a two-out double by Travis Metcalf, who came home on Michael Young's single.
Eric Gagne pitched the ninth for his 15th save in 16 chances.
Ryan Feierabend (1-4), recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to start for Seattle, gave up two runs and six hits over five innings. He is 0-3 with a 12.00 ERA in his last five starts.
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