Spring-training recap: White Sox 3, Dodgers 1
BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN firstname.lastname@example.org March 29, 2012 10:28PM
Updated: May 1, 2012 8:25AM
For the record
The White Sox improved to 12-15 behind a very strong start from Chris Sale and near-perfect relief pitching from four closer candidates Thursday. Outfield prospect Trayce Thompson , a late fill-in from minor-league camp for Alex Rios , broke a 1-1 tie with a home run. Adam Dunn singled for his team-high 13th RBI.
Aside from reliever Jesse Crain’s oblique strain and Dunn’s stiff neck, Sox camp has had few health concerns until Rios was scratched from the lineup with a slightly strained left Achilles tendon. Manager Robin Ventura said Rios probably will play Friday.
Dayan Viciedo , who has struggled at the plate (.167, one RBI) and in the field, didn’t make a good read on Juan Rivera’s rope double over his head. Viciedo momentarily took a seat on the warning track retrieving the ball before throwing it back in. He later singled and scored the Sox’ first run.
Sox at Royals (14-13), 8:05 p.m. Lefty Eric Stults (2.89 ERA) gets the start. Brian Bruney (0.73), in competition for a bullpen job, also will pitch. Fifth starter Philip Humber (2.25) pitches in a minor-league game in the morning.