Pregame Notes: Axelrod, White Sox do battle with Cleveland


Mar 9, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox pitcher

Dylan Axelrod

(33) throws against the Oakland Athletics at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox (5-7) look to bounce back from consecutive losses in this afternoon’s contest against the best the Cactus League has to offer – division rival Cleveland. The Indians (12-2) have been firing on all cylinders early this year and show no signs of slowing up heading into today’s matchup.

Dylan Axelrod (0-0, 1.80 ERA) will make the start for Chicago this afternoon and will be opposed by Josh Tomlin (1-0, 2.00 ERA). The game will be broadcast on Comcast Sports Net Chicago and a radio broadcast is available via

First pitch is slated for 3:05 p.m. CT at Camelback Ranch.

Here are this afternoon’s starting lineups:

First, your Chicago White Sox.

And for the Cleveland Indians.