Late Heroics Give Sox a 7-6 Victory Over the Rangers
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
At Camelback Ranch-Glendale…the Sox are now 5-5-2 in Cactus League play.
Rangers 6 12 3
White Sox 7 12 1
At Goodyear (“B” game)…
White Sox 7
Plays of the Day
Vs. Rangers: Alex Liddi’s walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth inning proved to be the difference for the Sox. Liddi also homered with two RBI in today’s “B” game. Carlos Sanchez led off the ninth with a single and was replaced on the bases by Micah Johnson (he also starred in the “B” game), who promptly stole second and scored on Liddi’s game-winner…Matt Davidson (pictured above) tied the game at 6-6 with two outs in the bottom of the eighth with a solo homer, his first in Cactus League play…John Danks, a day after his brother Jordan was one of the heroes in the Sox’s 6-3 victory over the Brewers, pitched five innings of shutout baseball. He gave up just four hits, walked three and struck out a batter...Gordon Beckham hit a solo homer, his first of the spring…Jose Abreu went 3-4 with a pair of RBI, Dayan Viciedo doubled in a run and Paul Konerko added an RBI…Nate Jones pitched a perfect inning…Cody Winiarski earned the win.
Vs. Indians: Liddi was 2-3 along with the homer and two runs batted in...Micah Johnson went 3-4 with a run scored…Andy Wilkins, continuing his hot spring, was 2-2 with a homer, three RBI and a walk…Miguel Gonzalez was 3-3 with a run scored…Omar Poveda gave up only two hits and struck out five in three innings pitched.
Sox Notes of Note
Conor Gillaspie has a six-game hitting streak (.353)…Alejandro De Aza is batting .412 for the spring and is 5-7 in away games…Jeff Keppinger has three RBI in his last four games.
Visit the spring training home of Sox prospects Micah Johnson, Marcus Semien and Jared Mitchell with CSN’s Chuck Garfien serving as your tour guide.
Quote of the Day
An in-game tweet during today’s Sox-Rangers game from CSN’s Dan Hayes:
“Have heard several times scouts surprised at how strong Adam Eaton’s arm is — just doubled off a runner from CF.” #WhiteSox
White Sox vs. Giants at Scottsdale (3:05 p.m., CT). Sox pitching schedule: RHP Felipe Paulino, RHP Daniel Webb, RHP Jake Petricka, RHP Zach Putnam, LHP Frank De Los Santos, RHP Nestor Molina. Starter for San Francisco: RHP Tim LIncecum.
Photo of the Day
Konerko, Beckham and Adam Eaton during today’s game with Texas.