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    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Justin Masterson dominated as he did last season for the Cleveland Indians. This time, he got plenty of run support.

    Masterson pitched four hitless innings and the Indians got 17 hits to beat the Chicago White Sox 12-3 Thursday.

    Jose Lopez hit a three-run homer for Cleveland and Shelley Duncan had a two-run shot, his third home run of the spring.

    "I knew from Day 1 that he would make things interesting," Indians manager Manny Acta said of Lopez, a non-roster invitee who is hitting .529 (9 of 17). "Not too long ago he was an All-Star in this league. He's in a lot better shape and gives us that right-hand bat that can play first, second or third. He looks very good right now."

    A.J. Pierzynski hit a solo homer for Chicago, which was without first baseman Adam Dunn, a late scratch from the lineup with a stiff neck.

    "Dunn probably won't be in there tomorrow, either," Chicago manager Robin Ventura said.

    Masterson faced the minimum 12 batters, striking out four. His only walk was immediately erased on a double play when shortstop Jason Donald made a backhand stab of a sharp grounder hit by Gordon Beckham to end the third.

    "Always nice to see defense like that," said Masterson, who lowered his spring ERA from 14.54 to 7.56. "Guys made plays behind me."

    It also was nice to get run support. Cleveland scored two or fewer runs in 11 of Masterson's 33 starts a year ago. During an 11-start stretch from May 1 through June 25, he went 0-6 with a 3.34 ERA. Cleveland totaled only 22 runs in those games.

    The right-hander was in command throughout and looked ready for the first opening-day start of his career.

    "Maybe it was a little too good," Masterson said. "It wasn't perfect, but I was around the zone all day and it is always good when things go well."

    Masterson mainly uses a fastball and slider, but worked on off-speed pitches.

    "I mixed and matched a lot," he said. "Things like back-to-back changeups followed by another change. Usually my quota is like two a game. I threw maybe a couple handful."

    White Sox starter Dyland Axelrod gave up three hits and one run over three innings. Zach Stewart allowed one earned run over two innings and then five Chicago pitchers combined to give up 11 hits and nine runs over three innings.

    "Stewart and `Axe' did great," Ventura said. "Then we tried to get everybody in there and you saw the result."

    Russ Canzler had three hits, Michael Brantley a two-run double and Ryan Spilborghs a pair of two-out RBI hits for the Indians.

    Notes: Cleveland optioned LHP Scott Barnes and OFs Thomas Neal and Nick Weglarz to Triple-A Columbus and RHP Danny Salazar to Class A Carolina. ... LHP Kelvin De La Cruz was sold back to Cleveland by Texas, who purchased him Feb. 21. ... Cleveland's opener April 5 vs. Toronto is sold out. ... White Sox starter Phillip Humber gave up two homers and three runs over three innings in a 4-3 `B' game loss to Seattle. ... Duncan leads Cleveland with three homers and 10 RBIs. ... Cleveland LHP Rafael Perez, who has yet to appear in a game due to a sore shoulder, threw a simulated game, as did non-roster invitee RHP Robinson Tejada, who has a sore calf.

     
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    Chicago White Sox
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Alejandro De Aza, CF4010020 .273
        Trayce Thompson, CF1000002 .500
    A.J. Pierzynski, C4111001 .211
        Josh Phegley, C0000000 .500
    Alex Rios, DH4110021 .182
    Kosuke Fukudome, RF2110200 .263
        Jordan Danks, PR-RF0000000 .357
    Alexei Ramirez, SS4000013 .273
        Eduardo Escobar, SS0000000 .389
    Dayan Viciedo, LF4010021 .174
    Brent Morel, 3B4010001 .400
    Dan Johnson, 1B1011200 .222
        Dallas McPherson, 1B1010000 .222
    Gordon Beckham, 2B3000113 .273
        Tyler Saladino, PR0000000 .000
    Totals3238258  
    Batting
    2B - Alex Rios (1, Wheeler)
    HR - A.J. Pierzynski (1, Wheeler)
    RBI - A.J. Pierzynski (3), Dan Johnson (3)
    2-OUT RBI - A.J. Pierzynski (1), Dan Johnson (1)
    CS - Kosuke Fukudome (1, 2nd base by Wheeler/Carlin)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    DP - McPherson-A. Ramirez, Beckham-McPherson
    E - A.J. Pierzynski (1, Dropped fly), Dayan Viciedo (1, Misplayed grounder)
    Chicago White Sox
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Dylan Axelrod 3311020 7.71
    Zach Stewart 2321020 4.50
    Jhan Marinez (L,0-1) 0.2244201 10.38
    Leyson Septimo 0.1100010 0.00
    Donnie Veal 0.2443101 9.82
    Nate Jones 0.1210110 4.15
    Jose Quintana 1200000 0.00
    WP - Dylan Axelrod (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Dylan Axelrod 18-16, Zach Stewart 13-13, Jhan Marinez 15-5, Leyson Septimo 4-4, Donnie Veal 11-6, Nate Jones 11-6, Jose Quintana 4-4
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dylan Axelrod 2-5, Zach Stewart 2-2, Jhan Marinez 2-0, Donnie Veal 1-0, Jose Quintana 1-1
    Batters Faced - Dylan Axelrod 12, Zach Stewart 9, Jhan Marinez 6, Leyson Septimo 2, Donnie Veal 6, Nate Jones 4, Jose Quintana 4
    Cleveland Indians
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Michael Brantley, CF4012010 .333
        Ezequiel Carrera, CF1011000 .238
    Jason Kipnis, 2B4010021 .273
        Cord Phelps, 2B1011000 .100
    Shin-Soo Choo, DH3000121 .292
        Fred Lewis, PR-DH1100012 .167
    Carlos Santana, C2110001 .174
        Luke Carlin, C2220000 .500
       a- Michel Hernandez, PH-C1000000 .000
    Shelley Duncan, 1B3112001 .263
        Jose Lopez, 1B2123000 .529
    Russ Canzler, LF4230000 .435
       b- Trevor Crowe, PH-LF1010000 .444
    Jack Hannahan, 3B4000003 .222
        Gregorio Petit, 3B1000001 .286
    Ryan Spilborghs, RF2122100 .222
       c- Chad Huffman, PH-RF1110000 .125
    Jason Donald, SS2200202 .211
        Juan Diaz, SS0000000 .333
    Totals3912171146  
    a-lined out for Carlin in the 8th
    b-singled for Canzler in the 8th
    c-singled for Spilborghs in the 7th
    Batting
    2B - Michael Brantley (3, Septimo), Carlos Santana (1, Stewart), Jose Lopez (2, Quintana), Ryan Spilborghs (1, Axelrod)
    HR - Shelley Duncan (3, Marinez), Jose Lopez (2, Veal)
    RBI - Michael Brantley 2 (4), Ezequiel Carrera (3), Cord Phelps (1), Shelley Duncan 2 (10), Jose Lopez 3 (5), Ryan Spilborghs 2 (4)
    2-OUT RBI - Michael Brantley 2 (3), Ezequiel Carrera (1), Cord Phelps (1), Ryan Spilborghs 2 (3)
    SB - Jason Kipnis (2, 2nd base off Axelrod/Pierzynski)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    Outfield Assists - Ryan Spilborghs 1
    DP - Donald-Kipnis-Duncan
    PB - Luke Carlin (1)
    Cleveland Indians
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Justin Masterson 4000140 7.56
    Frank Herrmann (H,1) 1311020 7.50
    Dan Wheeler (BS,1; W,1-0) 1221111 18.00
    Jeremy Accardo (H,2) 1100100 1.80
    Chen-Chang Lee (H,1) 1100110 4.50
    Chris Ray 1100100 14.40
    WP - Dan Wheeler (2), Chen-Chang Lee (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Justin Masterson 24-19, Frank Herrmann 9-9, Dan Wheeler 13-7, Jeremy Accardo 8-4, Chen-Chang Lee 11-6, Chris Ray 8-4
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Justin Masterson 4-3, Dan Wheeler 1-0, Jeremy Accardo 1-2, Chen-Chang Lee 1-1, Chris Ray 2-1
    Batters Faced - Justin Masterson 12, Frank Herrmann 5, Dan Wheeler 5, Jeremy Accardo 5, Chen-Chang Lee 5, Chris Ray 5
    Game Information
    Attendance - 3643
    Game Time - 3:00
    Temperature - 75
    Umpires - Home - Barry Larson, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - Angel Campos, Third Base - Toby Basner