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Arizona at Chicago

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D-Backs 4, White Sox 3

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CHICAGO -- Wade Miley took advantage of Phil Cuzzi's low strike zone to cool off Jose Abreu and the rest of the White Sox.

Miley pitched seven strong innings, Cody Ross had three hits and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Saturday night.

Miley (3-3) allowed two runs on four hits while striking out six and not allowing a walk. His only mistake came on an 0-1 pitch in the fifth inning that Paul Konerko hit over the left-field fence for a two-run home run.

''There was a real good low strike zone. Wade did a good job of staying down there,'' Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. ''Phil Cuzzi was calling them down in the zone. That's why it's good to keep the ball down there and they have to swing at that and we got good results off of it.

Former White Sox closer Addison Reed flirted with disaster in his first meeting against his former team before getting his 11th save in 12 chances. Reed, who was traded to the Diamondbacks from the White Sox in the offseason, gave up a leadoff single to pinch-hitter Conor Gillaspie, who ended up scoring on Alexei Ramirez's two-out single. Ramirez stole second, but was stranded after Reed got Konerko to bounce out to second.

''The best thing is we got the win, but against these guys it was a little more fun,'' Reed said. ''It was fun, any time you get a win it is fun, but against these guys it is a little more special for me.''

The White Sox lost for just the second time in seven games.

White Sox starter Jose Quintana (1-3) went six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and a walk. The left-hander was done in by a rough fifth inning.

Alfredo Marte hit an RBI double in the fifth and scored on A.J. Pollock's single. Martin Prado extended Arizona's lead to 3-0 with an RBI sacrifice fly. The Diamondbacks worked the count, forcing Quintana to throw 29 pitches in the inning.

''It was just one inning. The fifth inning. I wanted to throw good pitches in good spots, but they hit it. I can be better,'' said Quintana.

Miley faced the minimum through the first four innings. He consistently got ahead of White Sox hitters and got help from a double play in the fourth.

''We tried to battle back there at the end. We didn't have much going all game, mainly because their guy threw great,'' Konerko said.

Konerko's homer was his first of the season and the 435th of his career, moving him past Juan Gonzalez and Andruw Jones for 43rd on the career home run list. Konerko, playing his 18th and final season, has been used as a bench player. He was playing first base for Abreu, who is nursing an ankle injury while hitting in the DH spot. Abreu was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts after going 3 for 4 with a home run in Friday's win.

''I wasn't going to let him [Abreu] beat us. We pitched him like it was 0-2 from the start. We were able to get him to swing at some breaking balls down,'' Miley said.

Arizona picked up an insurance run in the seventh. With the bases loaded and one out, Miguel Montero lined a single off the mitt of right fielder Moises Sierra to give Arizona a 4-2 lead. White Sox reliever Zach Putnam escaped further damage by getting Aaron Hill to ground into a double play.

Notes

Before the game, White Sox LHP Chris Sale threw a successful simulated game. He threw 50 pitches pain free. He will likely make two rehab starts before returning with the White Sox in two weeks. He's on the 15-day disabled list with a strained flexor muscle near his left elbow. He hasn't pitched in a game since April 17. ... The White Sox purchased the contract of reliever Frank Francisco and designated Maikel Cleto for assignment. ... Arizona starter Chase Anderson is scheduled to make his major league debut Sunday. ... White Sox bench coach Mark Parent filled in for manager Robin Ventura, who missed the game to attend his daughter's graduation.

 
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Players of the Game
Arizona

A. Pollock
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
Chicago

P. Konerko
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
A.J. Pollock, CF4121100 .267
Martin Prado, 3B4021001 .243
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B3000212 .329
Miguel Montero, C4011023 .276
Aaron Hill, 2B4000011 .260
Cody Ross, LF4030000 .200
   Ender Inciarte, LF0000000 .100
Gerardo Parra, RF4110003 .271
Alfredo Marte, DH3111012 .273
   a-Eric Chavez, PH-DH1000001 .279
Chris Owings, SS4120000 .295
Wade Miley, P0000000 .278
   Brad Ziegler, P0000000 .000
   Addison Reed, P0000000 .000
Totals35412435  
a-grounded into a double play for Marte in the 8th
Batting
2B - Alfredo Marte (2, Quintana), Chris Owings 2 (8, Quintana)
3B - A.J. Pollock (2, Webb)
SF - Martin Prado (1)
RBI - A.J. Pollock (7), Martin Prado (11), Miguel Montero (20), Alfredo Marte (3)
SB - A.J. Pollock (3, 2nd base off Quintana/Flowers)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Owings-Hill-Goldschmidt
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wade Miley (W,3-3) 7422061 4.82
Brad Ziegler (H,7) 1100010 0.95
Addison Reed (S,11) 1211020 4.34
WP - Addison Reed (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Wade Miley 99-67, Brad Ziegler 14-9, Addison Reed 20-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wade Miley 5-9, Brad Ziegler 2-0, Addison Reed 1-0
Batters Faced - Wade Miley 24, Brad Ziegler 4, Addison Reed 5
Chicago (A.L.) White Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gordon Beckham, 2B4010001 .234
Marcus Semien, 3B3010001 .220
   a-Conor Gillaspie, PH1110000 .319
Jose Abreu, DH4000032 .272
Dayan Viciedo, LF-RF4110021 .304
Alexei Ramirez, SS4011011 .340
Paul Konerko, 1B4112001 .256
Moises Sierra, RF2000010 .170
   b-Adam Dunn, PH-LF1000010 .255
Tyler Flowers, C3010010 .330
Alejandro De Aza, CF3000000 .198
Jose Quintana, P0000000 .000
   Zach Putnam, P0000000 .000
   Daniel Webb, P0000000 .000
Totals3337309  
a-singled for Semien in the 9th
b-struck out for Sierra in the 8th
Batting
2B - Tyler Flowers (4, Ziegler)
HR - Paul Konerko (1, Miley)
RBI - Alexei Ramirez (26), Paul Konerko 2 (7)
2-OUT RBI - Alexei Ramirez (8)
SB - Alexei Ramirez (6, 2nd base off Reed/Montero)
Team LOB - 3
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Alejandro De Aza 1
DP - A. Ramirez-Beckham-Konerko, A. Ramirez-Beckham-Konerko-Beckham-Semien-Konerko
Chicago (A.L.) White Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jose Quintana (L,1-3) 6733150 3.67
Zach Putnam 1311200 1.72
Daniel Webb 2200000 2.25
IBB - Goldschmidt by Jose Quintana
Pitches-Strikes - Jose Quintana 109-71, Zach Putnam 23-11, Daniel Webb 28-17
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jose Quintana 5-8, Zach Putnam 1-0, Daniel Webb 3-2
Batters Faced - Jose Quintana 26, Zach Putnam 6, Daniel Webb 7
Game Information
Attendance - 24634
Game Time - 2:58
Temperature - 70
Umpires - Home - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Quinn Wolcott, Second Base - Gerry Davis, Third Base - Chris Conroy