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Chicago White Sox's Chris Sale throws during fourth inning an exhibitispring training baseball game against Milwaukee Brewers Monday March 10

Chicago White Sox's Chris Sale throws during the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Monday, March 10, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Updated: March 10, 2014 6:48PM



PHOENIX — Chris Sale breezed into the fifth inning with two-hit ball shortly after being chosen the White Sox’s opening-day starter, and Chicago beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 Monday.

Sale struck out three in 4 1-3 innings, allowing only a two-out single to Khris Davis in the first and a two-out single to Jean Segura in the third. The two-time All-Star allowed six earned runs in 2 2-3 innings in his previous Cactus League start against San Diego, but he was much sharper this time.

The White Sox took a 4-3 lead in the ninth when Jared Mitchell scored on a fielder’s choice by Jeff Keppinger. Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke challenged umpire Scott Barry’s call at home plate but it was upheld by video replay. Andy Wilkins followed with a two-run single.

Roenicke has now challenged five calls this spring with all five being upheld by the umpires.

Jordan Danks snapped a scoreless tie with a two-run homer off Brewers reliever Johnny Hellweg in the seventh.



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