Rangers top White Sox 12-0 in Perez’s 1st shutout

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Paulino had to endure the first seven-run inning in the majors this season with no sign of help in the third because the Chicago bullpen was just two days removed from a 6-4 loss in 14 innings against Boston.

Martin’s triple into the right-field corner brought in two, and Chirinos sent one just over the 14-foot wall in left field for a 6-0 lead. Rios had a two-run single, and Fielder brought him home with a double off Paulino, who also had a walk, a hit batter and two wild pitches in the inning.

When Kouzmanoff lined out to end the third, White Sox reliever Zach Putnam had just started warming up. Putnam replaced Paulino in the fourth after a two-out homer by Martin and Chirinos‘ third hit, a single to right.

“At that point, after two nights ago, somebody’s got to buck up and wear it,” manager Robin Ventura said. “If you get in a mess like that, you’re the guy that has to stay in and take it.”

NOTES: Washington said 3B Adrian Beltre (strained quadriceps) would likely play next Friday at Seattle, the first game after he’s eligible to come off the disabled list. … Paulino, trying to come back from elbow ligament-replacement surgery in 2012, has allowed 35 hits and 23 earned runs in 18 1-3 innings over four starts.

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