Manny gets a hit, is hit in White Sox debut

Manny Ramirez has a hit and has been hit in his debut with the

White Sox.

Ramirez blooped a single to right field leading off the seventh

inning of his first game with Chicago, which claimed the 12-time

All-Star on waivers for the playoff chase.

In the ninth, one batter after Paul Konerko hit a three-run

homer to put Chicago ahead 5-4, reliever Justin Germano struck

Ramirez in the back with a breaking ball. Ramirez took first and

was lifted for a pinch-runner.

He grounded out to shortstop his first time up and then struck

out looking to end the fourth against Cleveland starter Carlos

Carrasco, who was making his 2010 debut.

Criticized in the past for not hustling, Ramirez ran hard to

first base before being thrown out in the second inning.

Ramirez batted fifth as the designated hitter in manager Ozzie

Guillen’s lineup for the series finale. He joined the White Sox on

Tuesday.