The Texas Rangers didn't lose a game at the 25th annual Area Code Games in Long Beach, but they didn't exactly tie the Kansas City Royals with an unbeaten record either.
Texas tied the Milwaukee Brewers 4-4 in the final game of the event, thanks to a seventh-inning home run by Courtney Hawkins
of Carroll (Corpus Christi, Texas). Texas entered the game undefeated at 4-0 and had a chance to join the Kansas City Royals, who finished play on Tuesday, at 5-0.
The Brewers took the early lead with three runs in the second inning thanks to three walks, an error and an RBI single by Rio Ruiz
of Bishop Amat (La Puente, Calif.).
The Brewers finished the Area Code Games with a 2-1-2 mark.New York Yankees 1, Cincinnati Reds 0
The Yankees got their first win of the Area Code Games with a 1-0 victory over the Reds. Christopher Harvey
of Germantown Academy (Fort Washington, Pa.) singled home Kevin Bradley
of Hopewell Valley (Pennington, N.J.) for the lone run of the game. Matt Tulley
of Lowell (Mass.) led the Yankee pitching attack with three strikeouts in three innings pitched.Chicago White Sox 6, Oakland Athletics 3
The White Sox got their lone win of the Area Code Games (1-2-2) with a 6-3 win over the Athletics. Chicago rallied for six runs in the fourth inning to get past Oakland, which held the early two-run lead.
The White Sox got RBI singles from Jason Goldstein
of Highland Park (Ill.) and Clark Pence of Greenfield Central (Ind.) as well as a two-run basehit by Drew Ward of Leedey (Okla.).
The Athletics finished with a 2-3 record.