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Arlington,  TX  (SportsNetwork.com) - The  Texas Rangers  scored 12 runs on 18 
hits to back Martin Perez's first career shutout. 

Perez  (3-0) allowed just  three hits in the Rangers' 12-0 rout of the Chicago 
WhitSox on Friday. 

The  left-hander struck out eight and walked one for Texas, which has won four 
in a row. 

"He's  just consistent,  he's  keeping  the ball  down,"  Rangers manager  Ron 
Washington said. 

Leonys  Martin went  3-for-5 with four RBI  and finished a double short of the 
cycle  for  the Rangers, who  went 6-for-13  with runners in scoring position. 
Robinson Chirinos added a two-run homer. 

Felipe  Paulino (0-2)  gave up 10 runs on  13 hits with three walks over 3 2/3 
innings for the White Sox, who have dropped three straight. 

"Pretty bad game for me tonight," Paulino said. "I've been bad the last couple 
of starts." 

The  Rangers' offense  got going  in the  first inning.  Elvis Andrus  started 
things  with a one-out walk and went to third on a single by Alex Rios. Prince 
Fielder was intentionally walked to load the bases for Kevin Kouzmanoff, whose 
infield single plated a run. Jim Adduci's RBI groundout made it 2-0. 

Texas  tacked  on seven  more runs  in the third  to blow  the game open. With 
runners  on  second and  third and two  outs, Martin cleared  the bases with a 
triple to right. Chirinos followed with a two-run homer. 

The  Rangers  kept it  going. After  Shin-Soo Choo  doubled and Andrus walked, 
Texas plated three more runs on Rios' single and Fielder's double. 

Martin added a solo homer in the fourth and hit an RBI single in the sixth. 

Kouzmanoff's  run-scoring  single in the  seventh made it 12-0. Kouzmanoff has 
now hit safely in his first nine games in a Texas uniform. 

                                   Game Notes 

The White Sox went  4-2 against  the Rangers in  2013 ...  It was the second 
complete  game of  Perez's career  ... Chicago's  Alexei Ramirez  extended his 
franchise-record  hitting  streak to 17 to  start the season ... The White So
started  a seven-game  road trip  on Friday  ... Texas  placed pitcher  Tanner 
Scheppers on the 15-day disabled list, purchased the contract of pitcher Aaron 
Poreda  from Triple-A  Round Rock  and designated  infielder Andy  Parrino for 
assignment ... Chirinos and Adduci set career highs with three hits apiece. 

 
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