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Chicago at Milwaukee

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Chi. White Sox (14-13) «0002301017121
Milwaukee (12-18)000200000231

White Sox 7, Brewers 2

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MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Chicago White Sox are planning to use Hector Santiago in long relief at the beginning of the season, and the left-hander sure looks ready to go.

Santiago pitched three perfect innings and the White Sox allowed just three hits in a 7-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

Matt Lindstrom yielded a two-run homer to Ryan Braun in the fourth, but five relievers then closed it out for Chicago. Donnie Veal, Nate Jones and Addison Reed each pitched a hitless inning.

"It feels good to be on the pitching staff with the arms we have," Lindstrom said. "We're busting our butts and doing what we can to put up zeroes."

Lindstrom said Santiago throws five different pitches.

"When he's commanding them, he can be really tough," Lindstrom said.

Adam Dunn went 3 for 3 with two RBIs for the White Sox, who finished with 12 hits. Jeff Keppinger and Paul Konerko each drove in a run.

Braun hit a one-out drive to left after Norichika Aoki reached on an error on shortstop Alexei Ramirez leading off the inning.

"Unfortunately, I didn't get that ball in far enough on Braunie tonight," Lindstrom said. "He's a pretty good hitter, you know."

Wily Peralta, Milwaukee's third starter, allowed four runs, two earned, and four hits in 4 1-3 innings. He struck out three and walked three.

"I'm making good pitches. My slider was better today than it was earlier this spring," he said. "I'm ready to go."

Jesse Crain pitched the fifth inning for the White Sox in his third appearance in the last five days, strengthening his case for a spot on the opening-day roster. If he feels good after this final test, he's set. If not, he probably will begin the year on the 15-day disabled list.

Crain pitched in only three games this spring due to a strained right adductor.

White Sox right fielder Alex Rios went 1 for 2 with two walks and scored two runs. He returned to the starting lineup after being sidelined by a sore lower back.

Bryan Anderson hit a solo homer in the ninth for Chicago.

NOTES: Miller Park's high-definition scoreboard turned white as the Brewers came to bat in the bottom of the first. It finally became black after a short delay and came back up as the Brewers came to bat in the bottom of the second. White Sox starter Hector Santiago stayed warm by throwing extra pitches. ... Ramirez was back after he bruised his right shoulder in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians when Daisuke Matsuzaka hit him with a pitch.

 
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Players of the Game
Chicago

A. Dunn
AB 3
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 2
Milwaukee

R. Braun
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Chicago White Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Alejandro De Aza, CF4000011 .265
    Keenyn Walker, CF1000000 .250
Jeff Keppinger, 3B4111010 .429
    Steve Tolleson, 3B1000000 .296
Alex Rios, RF2210200 .421
    Brandon Short, PR-RF1100000 .333
Adam Dunn, DH3132100 .246
    Bryan Anderson, PR-DH1111000 .389
Paul Konerko, 1B4011024 .333
    Conor Gillaspie, PR-1B1000000 .234
Dayan Viciedo, LF4020011 .292
    Dewayne Wise, LF1000000 .263
Alexei Ramirez, SS3010115 .271
    Angel Sanchez, SS0000000 .350
Tyler Flowers, C4010016 .273
    Hector Gimenez, C0000000 .378
Gordon Beckham, 2B3110000 .300
    Drew Garcia, 2B1000010 .429
Totals38712548  
Batting
2B - Alex Rios (5, Kintzler), Adam Dunn (2, Kintzler), Alexei Ramirez (5, Peralta), Gordon Beckham (5, Peralta)
HR - Bryan Anderson (1, Hand)
RBI - Jeff Keppinger (4), Adam Dunn 2 (12), Bryan Anderson (2), Paul Konerko (13)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Keppinger-Beckham-Konerko, Beckham-A. Ramirez-Konerko
E - Alexei Ramirez (4, Misplayed grounder)
Chicago White Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hector Santiago 3000050 3.38
Matt Lindstrom (BS,1) 1121011 5.14
Jesse Crain (H,1; W,1-0) 1100010 12.27
Donnie Veal (H,7) 1000210 3.86
Nate Jones (H,5) 1000220 0.00
Matt Thornton (H,2) 1100000 9.00
Addison Reed 1000020 3.24
WP - Donnie Veal (1), Nate Jones (1)
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Hector Santiago 1-3, Matt Lindstrom 3-0, Jesse Crain 1-0, Donnie Veal 1-0, Matt Thornton 1-2
Batters Faced - Hector Santiago 9, Matt Lindstrom 5, Jesse Crain 3, Donnie Veal 4, Nate Jones 5, Matt Thornton 4, Addison Reed 3
Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Norichika Aoki, RF4110001 .321
Rickie Weeks, 2B2000121 .280
   a- Khris Davis, PH-LF1000001 .271
Ryan Braun, LF3112021 .286
   b- Caleb Gindl, PH-RF1000001 .259
Aramis Ramirez, 3B2000000 .244
    Yuniesky Betancourt, 2B2000010 .453
Jonathan Lucroy, C3000000 .227
    Logan Schafer, CF1000010 .262
Alex Gonzalez, 1B-3B2010100 .304
    Blake Davis, PR-3B1000010 .273
Carlos Gomez, CF2000121 .308
    Martin Maldonado, C0000000 .250
Jean Segura, SS3000023 .362
    Hainley Statia, SS0000000 .429
   c- Sean Halton, PH-1B1000100 .270
Totals29232412  
a-flied out for Wooten in the 8th
b-grounded out for Braun in the 8th
c-walked for Kintzler in the 6th
Batting
HR - Ryan Braun (3, Lindstrom)
RBI - Ryan Braun 2 (6)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Ryan Braun 1
DP - Segura-Weeks-A. Gonzalez
E - Rickie Weeks (2, Throwing)
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wily Peralta (L,2-2) 4.1442330 5.40
Brandon Kintzler 1.2411020 4.91
Alfredo Figaro 0.1211110 2.40
Robert Wooten 1.2100020 4.26
Donovan Hand 1111001 1.29
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wily Peralta 6-4, Brandon Kintzler 1-1, Robert Wooten 3-0, Donovan Hand 1-2
Batters Faced - Wily Peralta 20, Brandon Kintzler 8, Alfredo Figaro 4, Robert Wooten 6, Donovan Hand 4
Game Information
Attendance - 11818
Game Time - 2:55
Temperature - 64
Umpires - Home - Marty Foster, First Base - Ben May, Second Base - Dan Bellino, Third Base - John Tumpane