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Rangers Vs. White Sox: Texas Up 3-2 After Six

The Texas Rangers are ahead of the Chicago White Sox 3-2 through six innings.

Colby Lewis pitched very well today. He went six innings striking out nine, walking only one, and surrendering just two earned runs. His nine strikeouts tied Nolan Ryan for the Rangers Opening Day strikeout record. Alexi Ogando will take over for the Rangers in the top of the seventh.

In the sixth inning, Adam Dunn crushed a solo home run into the upper deck porch in right-center to cut the Rangers' lead in half. That home run was Dunn's eighth Opening Day home run and ties a Major League record. He's now 1-2 with a walk, home run and strikeout.

Later in the sixth, Alexei Ramirez tied the game on single to left-center with two outs to score Alex Rios.

In the bottom half of the inning, the Rangers took the lead 3-2 when Michael Young knocked in Josh Hamilton on a single to left. Lewis is now in line to get the win if Texas remains ahead.

John Danks has settled in and pitched well through six. Allowing three runs while striking out six and has yet to walk a batter.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.