White Sox, Felipe Paulino pounded 12-0 by Rangers
BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN Staff Reporter April 18, 2014 10:05PM
Updated: April 19, 2014 12:56AM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Right-hander Felipe Paulino was roughed up for 10 runs and 13 hits in 3 2/3 innings in the White Sox’ 12-0 loss to the Texas Rangers on Friday night at Globe Life Park.
The Sox dropped their third in a row and fell to 8-9.
Paulino was signed for $1.5 million as a free agent during the offseason to fill a spot in the rotation after missing most of 2013 because of elbow surgery. He has averaged 4 2/3 innings in his four starts, allowing one, six, six and 10 earned runs.
Leonyis Martin and Robinson Chirinos homered against Paulino.
Martin Perez (3-0) pitched a complete game shutout with a career-high eight strikeouts for the Rangers.
With the Sox opening a tough seven-game road trip that ends with four games in Detroit, Paulino (0-2) was forced to take a pounding to save a heavily used bullpen. After 103 pitches, Ventura gave Zach Putnam his first relief opportunity. Putnam gave up a run in 2 2/3 innings.
NOTES: Second baseman Gordon Beckham (left oblique) is progressing at Class AA Birmingham and could be back next week.
◆ With the game out of hand, Adam Eaton, who appeared to twist something in his foot or lower leg rounding first base after a single in the first inning, was replaced by Jordan Danks in the fifth.
◆ Jose Abreu was back in the lineup after a day off, but he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Abreu has one hit in his last 25 at-bats.
◆ Paul Konerko (0-for-3) got his second straight start with the lefty Pererz starting for the Rangers. Konerko is 0-for-15 after getting a single in his first at-bat of the season.