Another Offensive Explosion Fuels a 10-6 White Sox Win

Mar 5, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton (1) runs to second base after hitting a double against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 5, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton (1) runs to second base after hitting a double against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /
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GLENDALE, AZ – The Chicago White Sox (3-1-1) resumed Cactus League play on Tuesday afternoon against the Milwaukee Brewers (5-1). John Danks made his second start of the spring for the White Sox, opposed by Brewers starter Chase Anderson.

John Danks opened the game by striking out all three Brewers hitters that he faced.

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The White Sox offense stayed hot in the home half of the first inning, as they scored four times. Jimmy Rollins, and Jose Abreu, and Melky Cabrera all singled consecutively. Rollins scored on the RBI single by Melky Cabrera. Right-fielder Avisail Garcia hit a two run triple down the right field line to score both Abreu, and Cabrera. J.B. Shuck capped off the scoring by driving in Avisail Garcia on a sacrifice fly. The White Sox led 4-0 after one inning.

Danks worked around a base hit, and a walk in the second to record another scoreless frame against the Brewers.

The White Sox continued the offensive explosion in the bottom of the second inning plating five more runs. Carlos Sanchez tripled down the right field line to lead off the inning, then scored on a sacrifice fly by Steve Lombardozzi, a deep fly ball to center-field. Adam Eaton started the inning back up with a base hit to right field, and scored the next at bat when shortstop Jimmy Rollins hit a two run-home run to left field. Melky Cabrera singled to left field, and advanced to second base on an error by the left-fielder. Avisail Garcia went deep on Brewers reliever David Goforth, for a two run-home run, the second of the inning for the White Sox. The White Sox led the Brewers 9-0 after two innings.

White Sox starter John Danks gave up two runs in the top of the third inning on back-to-back doubles, and an eventual wild pitch. Danks went 3.1 innings, allowing two runs on three hits, striking out four Brewers hitters.

The White Sox tacked on another run in the bottom of the third when Carlos Sanchez, Adam Eaton, and Jimmy Rollins strung together three base hits, with Sanchez scoring on an RBI single by Rollins to right field. Rollins was 3-3 with 3 RBI at that point. The White Sox led 10-2 after three innings in Glendale.

Tyler Danish, and Zach Duke each held the Brewers scoreless in the fourth, and fifth innings Before White Sox reliever Josh Wall allowed a walk, and a base hit before left-fielder Alex Presley hit a three run-home run to right field cutting the White Sox lead down to 10-5 in the top of the sixth inning.

In the top of the seventh inning Josmil Pinto doubled to center field, scoring Garin Cecchini who doubled on the previous at bat. The White Sox led 10-6 after seven innings.

The White Sox beat the Brewers by a final score of 10-6, in Glendale this afternoon, their fourth consecutive Cactus League victory. The White Sox have scored 34 runs on 56 hits during the four game stretch. The White Sox also have 11 home runs, by 11 different players this spring.

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