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    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Jake Peavy pitched two scoreless innings for the Chicago White Sox on Friday against the Angels in his first outing since ripping his right shoulder last July.

    The 2007 NL Cy Young winner struck out two and walked one in the Angels' 3-1 win. Peavy reached 92 mph with a fastball that Los Angeles star Torii Hunter grounded into a double play.

    Right-hander Scott Kazmir worked three scoreless innings, and Howie Kendrick had a pair of RBI singles for the Angels. Kazmir allowed two hits with a walk in his first spring start.

    Dozens of White Sox fans seated near the third-base dugout gave Peavy a standing ovation when he finished. He had not pitched in a game since he sustained a detached muscle in his shoulder during a game against the Angels.

    "I'm relieved, pleased," Peavy said. "It was a good day, get big-league hitters out and feel good about it."

    Peavy was limited to 17 starts last season with the White Sox and went 7-6 with a 4.38 ERA. Injuries have limited him to 20 starts since he was acquired from San Diego at the trade deadline in July 2009 for four players, including left-handed starter Clayton Richard.

    "The last time I let a ball go to (then Angels hitter) Mike Napoli, it wasn't pretty," Peavy said. "Today was a big mental hurdle. (The surgery) wasn't something minor."

    Peavy said the plan is for him to pitch Wednesday against San Francisco.

    "I put some questions to rest," he said. "We've been fortunate and blessed to not have an setbacks. We didn't air anything out today, but we tried to put something on it."

    White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen plans to take things slowly with Peavy.

    "It's a big step for us," said Guillen, adding the outing "didn't mean anything to us. Now we've got to be patient and not get too high on him."

    Chicago pitching coach Don Cooper also downplayed good news about Peavy's velocity.

    "We weren't going to grade him on velocity," Cooper said. "We were going to grade him on how he felt after. Now we're up and running."

    Kazmir is also hoping to bounce back after last year, when he struggled with a 9-15 record and a 5.77 ERA for Los Angeles.

    "For 10 or 12 pitches, he was kind of feeling things out," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "After that, the ball exploded out of his hand."

    White Sox reliever Chris Sale struck out two and allowed one hit in an inning of relief, and Jessie Crain allowed a run and two hits in one inning while taking the loss.

    Angels reliever Scott Downs worked a scoreless inning of relief, as did fellow lefty Hisnori Takahashi, who fanned two.

    NOTES: Peavy threw 26 pitches, 16 for strikes. ... Kendrick finished 2 for 3, as did Mark Trumbo, who doubled.

     
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    Chicago White Sox
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Juan Pierre, LF2000100 .333
        Jordan Danks, LF1000010 .333
    Alexei Ramirez, SS4010013 .222
        Eduardo Escobar, SS0000000 .167
    Adam Dunn, DH4000015 .091
    Carlos Quentin, RF3010001 .250
        Stefan Gartrell, RF1000000 .000
    A.J. Pierzynski, C3010000 .125
        Tyler Flowers, C1000010 .250
    Brent Morel, 3B2010000 .429
        C.J. Retherford, 3B1000000 .000
    Dallas McPherson, 1B3000024 .375
        Jim Gallagher, 1B1110000 .667
    Brent Lillibridge, 2B4011004 .250
    Alejandro De Aza, CF4010003 .100
    Totals3417116  
    Batting
    2B - Alexei Ramirez (1, Kazmir), Brent Morel (2, Kazmir)
    3B - Jim Gallagher (1, Brasier)
    RBI - Brent Lillibridge (2)
    PK - Brent Lillibridge (1, Brasier)
    Team LOB - 9
    Fielding
    DP - Lillibridge-A. Ramirez-McPherson
    Chicago White Sox
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Jake Peavy 2000120 0.00
    Chris Sale 1100020 9.00
    Jesse Crain (L,0-1) 1211000 4.50
    Sergio Santos 1100010 0.00
    Josh Kinney 1211010 4.50
    Philip Humber 1111000 6.00
    Charlie Leesman 1100200 0.00
    WP - Josh Kinney (1), Charlie Leesman (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Jake Peavy 13-9, Chris Sale 8-8, Jesse Crain 7-7, Sergio Santos 6-6, Josh Kinney 8-7, Philip Humber 5-4, Charlie Leesman 12-4
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Peavy 1-2, Jesse Crain 1-2, Sergio Santos 1-1, Josh Kinney 1-1, Philip Humber 1-2, Charlie Leesman 1-2
    Batters Faced - Jake Peavy 6, Chris Sale 4, Jesse Crain 5, Sergio Santos 4, Josh Kinney 5, Philip Humber 4, Charlie Leesman 6
    Los Angeles Angels
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Maicer Izturis, 3B3000012 .250
        Alexi Amarista, 2B1000000 .200
    Bobby Abreu, DH2000100 .222
       a- Alberto Callaspo, PH-DH1010000 .200
        Travis Witherspoon, PR-DH0000000 .250
    Torii Hunter, RF3000011 .200
        Jeremy Moore, LF0000000 .143
    Vernon Wells, LF3220010 .273
        Angel Castillo, RF0000100 .333
    Howard Kendrick, 2B3022000 .417
        Andrew Romine, SS1000001 .333
    Erick Aybar, SS3000002 .167
        Gil Velazquez, 3B0000100 .000
    Mark Trumbo, 1B3020000 .278
        Tyson Auer, PR-CF1100003 .000
    Jeff Mathis, C3010012 .333
        Carlos Ramirez, C0000000 .000
    Peter Bourjos, CF2001022 .222
        Efren Navarro, 1B0000000 .667
    Totals2938336  
    a-singled for Abreu in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Mark Trumbo (2, Humber)
    SF - Peter Bourjos (1)
    SH - Jeremy Moore (1)
    RBI - Howard Kendrick 2 (3), Peter Bourjos (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Howard Kendrick 2 (2)
    SB - Vernon Wells (1, 2nd base off Crain/Pierzynski), Howard Kendrick (1, 2nd base off Crain/Pierzynski), Tyson Auer (1, 3rd base off Humber/Flowers)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    E - Erick Aybar (1, Misplayed grounder)
    Los Angeles Angels
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Scott Kazmir 3200110 5.40
    Scott Downs (W,1-0) 1000000 0.00
    Hisanori Takahashi (H,1) 1100020 0.00
    Michael Kohn (H,3) 1200010 0.00
    Ryan Chaffee (H,1) 2000010 2.25
    Ryan Brasier (S,1) 1211010 21.60
    HBP - Pierre (by Hisanori Takahashi), Morel (by Michael Kohn)
    Pitches-Strikes - Scott Kazmir 17-13, Scott Downs 3-3, Hisanori Takahashi 10-9, Michael Kohn 8-7, Ryan Chaffee 8-8, Ryan Brasier 7-6
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Scott Kazmir 5-3, Scott Downs 1-2, Hisanori Takahashi 1-1, Ryan Chaffee 2-3, Ryan Brasier 1-0
    Batters Faced - Scott Kazmir 12, Scott Downs 3, Hisanori Takahashi 6, Michael Kohn 6, Ryan Chaffee 6, Ryan Brasier 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 5103
    Game Time - 2:31
    Temperature - 75
    Umpires - Home - Jim Wolf, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - UMP Nonindividual, Third Base - Adrian Johnson