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In the third inning, David Murphy's leadoff grounder kicked off the glove of Beckham at second base for an error, and Murphy took third on Yorvit Torrealba's ground-rule double. Beckham ended a string of 299 consecutive chances and 60 games without an error.
Murphy came home on Mitch Moreland's sacrifice fly, and Kinsler followed with an RBI single to make it 2-0.
Even with Floyd on top of his game, that was all the offense the Rangers would need.
"When you pitch that well against a lineup like that with no holes in it you've done well," Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen said. "Gavin was very good and when I wanted to go to the bullpen, they did a good job."
NOTES: The White Sox have six starters for what's traditionally a five-man rotation, and that's the kind of math that can give a manager headaches. The six-man setup probably will be history when the 10-game road trip ends June 1. The Sox have two days off scheduled in the first two weeks in June. Guillen said he's not worried about hurting anyone's feelings when he has to inform one of his pitchers that he'll be moving to the bullpen. "It's not about one guy," Guillen said. "It's about the ballclub. I have a job to do, and that's to do what's best for the team." ... Guillen held Dunn out of the starting lineup despite Dunn's homer on Tuesday night. Prior to that, Dunn had been in a 3-for-33 slump. ... Pierre stretched his hitting streak to 10 games.
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