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Sox look to follow up 19-run outburst

7/4/2012

CHICAGO -- Paul Konerko doesn’t anticipate the Chicago White Sox scoring 19 runs again Wednesday after putting up that total against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.

Actually, he doesn’t expect it to happen again this season.

“It’s not going to be as easy as it was last night probably ever again this year,” Konerko said prior to Wednesday’s game. “That’s a once-a-year job probably. But we have a good offense. We know top to bottom we have a pretty strong hitters right in a row, as good as anybody.”

The White Sox displayed their hitting depth in Tuesday’s win. Eight players had multiple hits. Six players had multiple RBIs. Four players scored three runs. Four players hit home runs.

It was just one of those nights, and Konerko believed Wednesday would be different in a number of regards.

“It’s just a new day,” Konerko said. “Obviously last night was a great night for everybody involved. It was good to get that first game of the series, but I think we’re smart enough to know that every day kind of has its own identity. You’re dealing with champions over in that clubhouse, so they’ll come out swinging and fighting and try to get back into the series tonight. So it’s not going to be easy. We have to know that.”

Here’s the White Sox’s lineup against the Rangers and their starter Scott Feldman (2-6, 6.13):

1. Alejandro De Aza, CF

2. Kevin Youkilis, 3B

3. Adam Dunn, DH

4. Paul Konerko, 1B

5. Alex Rios, RF

6. A.J. Pierzynski, C

7. Dayan Viciedo, LF

8. Alexei Ramirez, SS

9. Gordon Beckham, 2B