White Sox: Lucas Giolito makes spring training debut

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 21: Lucas Giolito
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 21: Lucas Giolito /

White Sox right-hander makes spring training debut against the Texas Rangers. The team was able to come away with a victory on Wednesday afternoon.

Lucas Giolito made his spring training debut on Wednesday against the Texas Rangers at Camelback Ranch. The 23-year-old right-hander allowed two runs, one earned through two innings pitched for the White Sox in the team’s 5-4 win over the Rangers.

Giolito recorded one strikeout but walked two batters in his outing. The Rangers were able to score two runs in the first inning off of Giolito. After Shin-Soo Choo walked in the first inning, he would later score on a double by Jurickson Profar. Profar would later advance to third base on a missed catch error by Casey Gillaspie at first base and then scored on a single by Drew Robinson.

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The White Sox couldn’t score off Rangers starter Matt Moore in his two innings of work. However, after trailing Texas 4-0 in the seventh inning, the White Sox were able to breakthrough with a run. Gillaspie hit an RBI single to score Daniel Palka. This cut the White Sox deficit to 4-1.

Jose Abreu would hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to move the team closer at 4-3. Seby Zavala would put the White Sox ahead for good with a single that scored Palka and Matt Skole.

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This gave the White Sox the lead at 5-4. Dylan Cease, who was acquired last summer as part of a trade that sent Jose Quintana to the Cubs, recorded his first win of the spring. Cease pitched 1.1 innings while recording one strikeout. Reynaldo Lopez will start for the White Sox on Thursday against Cincinnati.