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    Chi. White Sox0000000044--

    Athletics 9, White Sox 4

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    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jake Peavy was roughed up again in his second spring start for the Chicago White Sox. He even crossed up a sign with catcher Tyler Flowers on a pitch that Brandon Allen hit for a two-run single.

    At least his confidence is still intact.

    "No doubt in my mind that if I'm healthy I will get people out," he said. "There is no chance I will give that up after a rough spring training start."

    Peavy left with one out in the third and was charged with six runs and eight hits in a 9-4 to the Oakland Athletics on Monday.

    "It's early. I've got five, six more of these to get better," he said. "We all have to get better. I certainly will. You want results, you don't want to walk out there and give up runs and hits."

    Peavy made his spring debut against Milwaukee on Wednesday and surrendered three runs and four hits over two innings in a 10-6 loss. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner threw more breaking balls in this outing.

    "I threw a lot of breaking balls, some good and some not so good," he said. "Just had a hard time commanding the outer half of the plate."

    Peavy said he has to work on his tempo. Injuries limited him to 19 games last season.

    Collin Cowgill went 3 for 3 with three RBIs for Oakland, which finished with 15 hits. Tyson Ross allowed three hits in three scoreless innings.

    A's slugger Daric Barton went 0 for 3 with two walks in his first spring game. Barton, who batted second and served as the designated hitter, is coming back from surgery in September for a torn labrum in his right shoulder. The first baseman has yet to make throws in a game.

    "The velocity in his swings I think is better," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "I think the surgery has really helped him. It's going to take time to get your timing. This is his first time in games other than some swings yesterday, so it will take some time, but he got five at-bats today."

    Ross, one of five contenders for three spots in Oakland's rotation, struck out two and walked two.

    "I went out there and put up some zeros. In the end, that's always the most important thing," Ross said. "My control wasn't as great as I want it to be at. Just looking at the positives, I went out there three times, hit my pitch limit and was able to pitch out of some jams and ultimately get some ground balls and prevent runs."

    Alex Rios, Alexei Ramirez and Alejandro De Aza had two hits apiece for Chicago.

    NOTES: Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes was off Monday but is expected to play Tuesday. Manny Ramirez is expected to be the DH against the Milwaukee Brewers. . White Sox 1B Paul Konerko was back in the lineup after fouling a pitch off his knee Saturday. . The White Sox announced outfield prospect Brandon Short, a non-roster invitee to spring training, underwent surgery to repair a dislocated left shoulder and torn left labrum injured on Thursday. He is expected to miss the season. . Melvin said Travis Schlichting has been impressive. He got the save by throwing 2 1-3 scoreless innings. His ERA is 2.84. .White Sox manager Robin Ventura said he would like to see Dan Johnson at third base. He's a candidate for a bench spot. ... Peavy and the White Sox invited 13 wounded war veterans to spring training on Monday.

     
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    Oakland Athletics
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Jemile Weeks, 2B5121013 .370
        Michael Taylor, LF-RF1000000 .176
    Daric Barton, DH3000200 .000
    Coco Crisp, CF3121102 .333
        Wes Timmons, 2B0100100 .368
    Josh Reddick, RF4110002 .409
        Kila Ka'aihue, 1B0100100 .200
    Kurt Suzuki, C4130011 .350
        Derek Norris, C1000002 .200
    Brandon Allen, 1B4112013 .238
        Jeff Fiorentino, LF-RF^CF1011000 .500
    Eric Sogard, 3B2110100 .379
       a- Josh Donaldson, PH-3B2010012 .290
    Collin Cowgill, LF-RF^CF3133100 .360
       b- Brandon Moss, PH-LF1000010 .385
    Adam Rosales, SS3000124 .250
        Josh Horton, SS1000000 .143
    Totals38915887  
    a-singled for Sogard in the 6th
    b-struck out for Cowgill in the 9th
    Batting
    2B - Jemile Weeks (3, Peavy), Kurt Suzuki (2, Ohman), Collin Cowgill 2 (3, Septimo, Crain)
    RBI - Jemile Weeks (7), Coco Crisp (4), Brandon Allen 2 (10), Jeff Fiorentino (1), Collin Cowgill 3 (5)
    2-OUT RBI - Jemile Weeks (2), Jeff Fiorentino (1)
    CS - Collin Cowgill (1, 2nd base by Santiago/Phegley), Adam Rosales (1, 2nd base by Septimo/Flowers)
    Team LOB - 10
    Fielding
    DP - Sogard-Allen, Donaldson-Ka'aihue
    Oakland Athletics
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Tyson Ross (W,1-0) 3300220 1.29
    Grant Balfour (H,2) 1000010 12.27
    Neil Wagner (H,1) 0.2544110 16.88
    Jerry Blevins (H,2) 0.1000000 3.38
    Erick Threets (H,2) 1.2200020 0.00
    Travis Schlichting (S,1) 2.1100020 2.84
    WP - Erick Threets (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Tyson Ross 23-15, Grant Balfour 5-5, Neil Wagner 13-9, Jerry Blevins 1-1, Erick Threets 12-11, Travis Schlichting 11-11
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tyson Ross 4-2, Grant Balfour 1-1, Erick Threets 2-1, Travis Schlichting 1-3
    Batters Faced - Tyson Ross 13, Grant Balfour 3, Neil Wagner 8, Jerry Blevins 1, Erick Threets 7, Travis Schlichting 7
    Chicago White Sox
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Alejandro De Aza, CF3120000 .313
        Trayce Thompson, CF2020000 .750
    Brent Morel, 3B3110001 .500
        Tyler Saladino, 3B2000011 .000
    Alex Rios, DH2121100 .214
       a- Dan Johnson, PH-DH2010010 .214
    Paul Konerko, 1B2000103 .083
        Andrew Wilkins, PR-1B1100011 .500
    Kosuke Fukudome, RF2012100 .214
        Jim Gallagher, RF1000001 .111
    Alexei Ramirez, SS3021000 .400
        Ray Olmedo, SS1000001 .444
    Dayan Viciedo, LF3000024 .188
        Jared Mitchell, LF1000010 .267
    Tyler Flowers, C3000011 .143
        Josh Phegley, C1000000 .500
    Gordon Beckham, 2B3000010 .353
        Ozzie Martinez, 2B1000000 .000
    Totals36411438  
    a-singled for Rios in the 7th
    Batting
    2B - Trayce Thompson (1, Threets)
    RBI - Alex Rios (2), Kosuke Fukudome 2 (2), Alexei Ramirez (2)
    2-OUT RBI - Alex Rios (1), Kosuke Fukudome 2 (2), Alexei Ramirez (1)
    SB - Alejandro De Aza (1, 2nd base off Ross/Suzuki)
    Team LOB - 8
    Fielding
    Outfield Assists - Trayce Thompson 1
    DP - Beckham-A. Ramirez-Konerko
    E - Jim Gallagher (2, Throwing)
    Chicago White Sox
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Jake Peavy (L,0-2) 2.1866210 18.69
    Leyson Septimo 1.2200200 0.00
    Jesse Crain 1211110 6.00
    Will Ohman 1200010 0.00
    Hector Santiago 1000120 0.00
    Deunte Heath 1121210 3.00
    Nate Jones 1000010 4.50
    Pitches-Strikes - Jake Peavy 24-16, Leyson Septimo 15-6, Jesse Crain 11-7, Will Ohman 6-6, Hector Santiago 11-6, Deunte Heath 14-6, Nate Jones 5-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Peavy 2-3, Leyson Septimo 1-3, Jesse Crain 2-0, Will Ohman 1-0, Deunte Heath 1-1, Nate Jones 2-0
    Batters Faced - Jake Peavy 16, Leyson Septimo 8, Jesse Crain 6, Will Ohman 4, Hector Santiago 3, Deunte Heath 6, Nate Jones 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 4468
    Game Time - 3:18
    Temperature - 75
    Umpires - Home - Toby Basner, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Todd Tichenor