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Chicago at Cleveland

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Chi. White Sox (3-2)0310030007102
Cleveland (6-3) «00041310x9100

Indians 9, White Sox 7

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Even though he was effective, Chris Sale wasn't comfortable.

In his first spring training appearance of the year, the 17-game winner struck out three over 2 1-3 scoreless innings Friday as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians 9-7.

Sale gave up a one-out single to Lou Marson and a walk to Mark Reynolds before getting Carlos Santana to hit into a forceout and retiring Mike Aviles on a flyout to deep center.

Catcher Hector Gimenez went to the mound for a chat.

"The first inning was kind of sporadic," Sale said. "I felt like I was going a million miles an hour. Hector came out and said slow it down. He kind of got me back to where I was. Thanks to him, we pulled it out. I was kind of jittery in the first."

Sale wound up allowing two hits - both singles - struck out one and walked none.

"I'm very satisfied how it went," he said. "Obviously, there is room for improvement on anything you do. This is a good building point, Day 1 out on the mound. Build from this and learn from it."

Chicago took a 4-0 lead against Justin Masterson, Cleveland's opening-day starter, who gave up six hits in 2 2-3 innings. Dayan Viciedo homered leading off the second and, two batters later, Brent Morel hit a two-run drive.

Gimenez added an RBI single in the third. A 3-for-3 day increased his exhibition average to .714 (5 for 7).

"The sinker is the one they hit," Masterson said. "They were all elevated sinkers. I threw some good ones. When I got on top, you could see them, they were diving nicely. "When they were good, you could see the guys swing over the top. It's nice to see those mixed in, the good ones. We're close. We've still got a month."

Left-hander Scott Kazmir, who pitched in the independent Atlantic League last year, struck out three and allowed one hit while pitching shutout ball in the fourth and fifth innings. The two-time All-Star, with the Indians on a minor league contract, has not pitched in the major leagues since April 2011.

"He's interesting," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "There's not a lot of effort, and the ball is coming out really nice. That's a good combination."

Cleveland rallied on a pair of three-run homers. Matt Carson connected off Erik Johnson in the fourth for his third home run of the exhibition season, and Mike McDade went deep against loser Leyson Septimo in the sixth.

"Matt has 60 at-bats last year with Minnesota and he's a strong kid," Francona said. "He can play all three outfield positions, probably on the corners more than center."

David Huff won despite giving up Marcus Semien's three-run homer in the sixth.

NOTES: Indians All-Star closer Chris Perez could be sidelined one month because of a strained shoulder. ... Cleveland also said RHP Frank Hermann sprained a ligament in his pitching elbow on Monday against Oakland.

 
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Players of the Game
Chicago

H. Gimenez
AB 3
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
Cleveland

M. McDade
AB 2
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
 

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Chicago White Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Alejandro De Aza, CF3000021 .308
    Blake Tekotte, CF2000000 .000
Gordon Beckham, 2B3010011 .333
    Carlos Sanchez, 2B1000100 .111
Alex Rios, RF2110010 .455
    Trayce Thompson, RF2000001 .000
Adam Dunn, 1B3000011 .111
    Andy Wilkins, 1B1000101 .333
Dayan Viciedo, LF3111000 .400
    Dewayne Wise, LF1000000 .125
Hector Gimenez, C3231000 .714
    Josh Phegley, C1000010 .333
Brent Morel, 3B2212102 .286
    Josh Bell, 3B1000000 .500
Jordan Danks, DH3010001 .250
   a- Seth Loman, PH-DH1010000 .364
Marcus Semien, SS3113001 .429
    Angel Sanchez, SS1000001 .222
Totals36710736  
a-doubled for Jor. Danks in the 8th
Batting
2B - Seth Loman (1, Capps)
HR - Dayan Viciedo (1, Masterson), Brent Morel (1, Masterson), Marcus Semien (1, Huff)
RBI - Dayan Viciedo (3), Hector Gimenez (2), Brent Morel 2 (2), Marcus Semien 3 (4)
2-OUT RBI - Hector Gimenez (2)
SB - Jordan Danks (1, 2nd base off Kazmir/Marson)
PK - Andy Wilkins (1, Huff)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Semien-Beckham-Dunn
E - Josh Bell 2 (3, Misplayed grounder)
Chicago White Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chris Sale 2.1200130 0.00
Jeff Gray (H,2) 0.2000000 16.20
Erik Johnson (BS,1) 1.1555111 12.46
Leyson Septimo (L,0-1) 1.2130111 0.00
Brian Omogrosso 1010100 0.00
Daniel Moskos 1200010 3.00
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Sale 19-15, Jeff Gray 1-1, Erik Johnson 16-11, Leyson Septimo 15-10, Brian Omogrosso 9-4, Daniel Moskos 7-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Sale 3-1, Jeff Gray 1-0, Erik Johnson 2-1, Leyson Septimo 3-2, Brian Omogrosso 1-2, Daniel Moskos 1-1
Batters Faced - Chris Sale 10, Jeff Gray 1, Erik Johnson 10, Leyson Septimo 8, Brian Omogrosso 4, Daniel Moskos 5
Cleveland Indians
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Michael Bourn, CF3000021 .091
    Mike McDade, 1B2123000 .500
Lou Marson, C2110101 .200
    Roberto Perez, C2000002 .000
Mark Reynolds, 1B2010110 .357
    Cedric Hunter, PR-CF1000000 .077
Carlos Santana, DH3001102 .333
    Ezequiel Carrera, PR-DH0100000 .111
Mike Aviles, SS3110003 .333
    Juan Diaz, SS1000001 .364
Ben Francisco, LF3111000 .455
    Chris McGuiness, LF1000000 .154
Cord Phelps, 2B3210011 .357
    Luis Hernandez, 2B1000000 .100
Matt Carson, RF2113000 .308
    Jeremy Hermida, RF2000021 .125
Nate Spears, 3B2110100 .182
    Matt Antonelli, 3B10100001.000
Totals34910846  
Batting
2B - Mark Reynolds (3, Johnson), Mike Aviles (1, Johnson)
HR - Mike McDade (1, Septimo), Matt Carson (3, Johnson)
RBI - Mike McDade 3 (9), Carlos Santana (5), Ben Francisco (2), Matt Carson 3 (6)
2-OUT RBI - Mike McDade 3 (4), Ben Francisco (2), Matt Carson 3 (5)
SB - Ezequiel Carrera (2, 2nd base off Omogrosso/Phegley)
CS - Ezequiel Carrera (1, 3rd base by Omogrosso/Phegley)
Team LOB - 5
Cleveland Indians
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Justin Masterson 2.2644022 7.71
Preston Guilmet 0.1000000 0.00
Scott Kazmir 2100030 0.00
David Huff (BS,1; W,1-0) 2233201 6.75
Matt Capps (H,2) 1100010 9.00
Joe Martinez (S,1) 1000100 11.25
HBP - Rios (by Justin Masterson)
Pitches-Strikes - Justin Masterson 22-19, Preston Guilmet 1-1, Scott Kazmir 14-13, David Huff 15-7, Matt Capps 6-6, Joe Martinez 7-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Justin Masterson 5-1, Preston Guilmet 1-0, Scott Kazmir 3-0, David Huff 4-1, Matt Capps 2-0, Joe Martinez 1-2
Batters Faced - Justin Masterson 15, Preston Guilmet 1, Scott Kazmir 7, David Huff 9, Matt Capps 4, Joe Martinez 4
Game Information
Attendance - 2724
Game Time - 2:55
Temperature - 72
Umpires - Home - Brad Myers, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - Jonathan Saphire, Third Base - Adam Hamari