White Sox, Indians play to 2-2 tie in Cactus League action
By Brian Madsen
Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Today’s White Sox-Indians tilt ended in a 2-2 tie that one can only find during the early months of Spring Training, but plenty happened that should grab the attention of Chicago fans.
While Erik Johnson was scheduled to start today’s game for the White Sox against the Indians, he was instead moved to a minor league game. A familiar face in Dylan Axelrod took his place.
Axelrod threw three scoreless innings while allowing two hits. The rest of the bullpen pitched well, though Jake Petricka and the promising Daniel Webb, back in camp after a death in the family, both allowed a run, in the seventh and eighth innings respectively, to tie the game at two.
Conor Gillaspie and Josh Phegley hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning off of Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin to give the Sox a 2-0 lead.
Adam Eaton, leading off once again, continued to impress at the plate, and had another hit, raising his Spring Training average to .391.
Adam Dunn continued his struggles, as he went 0-4 with three strikeouts.
The White Sox host their Camelback Ranch roommates, the Dodgers, tomorrow night.