White Sox rally from nine-run deficit and end in tie for second consecutive day
BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN email@example.com February 25, 2013 5:40PM
Updated: February 25, 2013 5:51PM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- For the second day in a row, the White Sox played to a tie in a nine-inning Cactus League game. Monday’s game against the San Francisco Giants ended at 9-9 after the Sox rallied from a 9-0 deficit.
Seth Loman, a minor-league first baseman, hit his second homer in three games, a three-run shot in the Sox’ seven-run eighth inning that tied the score.
Sox starter Hector Santiago gave up three runs in two innings. Prospect Andre Rienzo, who will pitch for Brazil in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, faced five batters without retiring one and was tagged for five runs.
Left fielder Dayan Viciedo left the game after getting hit by a pitch on the left elbow. The elbow was heavily wrapped but Viciedo said he is OK. Lefthander Leyson Septimo left the game in the ninth inning with a minor leg injury. He appeared to be favoring his left hamstring.
Sox relievers Matt Lindstrom, Jesse Crain, Addison Reed and Nate Jones each pitched a scoreless inning. Septimo pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings.
The Sox are 1-0-2.