Updated: April 17, 2014 6:51AM
Sale vs. Kershaw
Chris Sale was all over the board with three hit batsmen, two walks, an error, a wild pitch and five strikeouts. He gave up three runs (one earned) and two hits — including a single by lefty-swinging Clayton Kershaw — in 4 1 ⁄ 3 innings. ‘‘My arm felt loose,’’ Sale said. ‘‘My changeup was kind of my best worst pitch. I hit three people with it today, so it was either good or terrible.’’ In a matchup of All-Star lefties, Kershaw gave up an inside-the-park homer to leadoff man Adam Eaton in the first that tipped off incoming center fielder Joc Pederson’s glove and a three-run homer to Avisail Garcia in the sixth. Garcia also singled in a run in the first off Kershaw, whose spring ERA is 9.20.
No rushing Davidson
Prospect Matt Davidson , who started at third base again, will more than likely start the season at Class AAA. ‘‘Still young, and you don’t want to put him in a position of being up here not fully ready for it,’’ manager Robin Ventura said. Davidson (0-for-2, walk) was hitting .200 with two doubles and a homer before Saturday.
See that, buddy?
Mike Ditka threw out the first pitch and signed autographs but didn’t talk to the team as planned. He was in town to visit his new restaurant.
Sox vs. Rangers, Surprise, 3:05 p.m., 670-AM. John Danks vs. Yu Darvish . The Sox lefty has not allowed a run in eight innings over two starts.