Eaton leaves White Sox' 6-3 loss to Rangers

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 19, 2014 at 11:40 pm •  Published: April 19, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chicago White Sox leadoff hitter Adam Eaton is going to get a few days off to rest a nagging injury.

Eaton came out of Saturday night's 6-3 loss at Texas, but not because of another collision with big Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder.

"It's kind of a mixture. ... The ankle was bothering me after (Friday), and then my hamstring was bothering a little after that also," Eaton said. "I knew today was going to be kind of a struggle, but I want to be like a hockey player, so I battled through it."

One pitch after colliding with Fielder on a slow roller up the first-base line that was foul in the fifth, Eaton came up gimpy while running out an inning-ending grounder.

Manager Robin Ventura said Eaton will get at least three days off to rest. But the disabled list isn't being considered at this point.

Eaton ran into Fielder right after the first baseman fielded the ball in foul territory. Eaton's feet came off the ground, but he didn't fall down and showed no signs of problems until grounding out on the next pitch, and getting a pat on the back from Fielder when he got near the bag.

"I felt like I held my own," Eaton said. "It's not our first run-in. Actually in spring training we had a run-in together, too. But he's fun with it. We have a good relationship. He's fun-loving. He was holding his ground, so I figured I better hold mine. I had to hold my own for all us small guys."

Colby Lewis (1-1) allowed one run over 5 1-3 innings for his first win in nearly two years, after elbow surgery and a unique hip procedure.

"It's pretty sentimental," Lewis said after his first win since June 17, 2012. "It's one of those victories that I'm just excited about."

Jose Quintana (1-1) surrendered five runs and nine hits over five innings, and the White Sox lost their fourth straight.

"He was pretty good. It wasn't his best stuff, but they are going to get hits, just because of the way the ballpark plays," Ventura said. "But once they start falling in, those are the ones that hurt you."

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