Spring-training recap: White Sox 13, Reds 10
BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN firstname.lastname@example.org April 1, 2012 8:06PM
Updated: May 3, 2012 8:15AM
sox 13, REDS 10
For the record
The Sox improved to 13-17 despite a so-so start from Jake Peavy and a couple of shaky outings from the bullpen.
Dayan Viciedo benefitted from a strong crosswind that blew his deep, towering drive down the left-field line fair for his first home run of the spring. A.J. Pierzynski cleared the wall with a wind-blown fly to right-center, but umpires ruled it in play for a double. Pierzynski (.277) had two hits and is 9-for-21 with three homers and eight RBI in his last nine games. “This was a Wrigley Field wind blowing out game,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said.
If Matt Thornton , Hector Santiago and Addison Reed still are auditioning for the closer’s job, the rookies might have moved ahead. Thornton walked two, gave up two singles and would have allowed more than a run if not for a line-drive double play. Reed and Santiago each pitched a perfect inning. Santiago lowered his ERA to 0.90. Long man Zach Stewart gave up five runs in two innings.
Brewers (14-14) at Sox, 2:05 p.m., whitesox.com (audio). Gavin Floyd gets the start in the Cactus League finale. Will Ohman is also scheduled to pitch.
Daryl Van Schouwen