Spring Training Recap: White Sox Outlast Dodgers In Home Run Derby
Spring Training Recap: White Sox Outlast Dodgers In Home Run Derby
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Van Slyke led off the fourth with a base hit to left-center field, only to be picked off on a quick move by Quintana. The left-hander then proceeded to strikeout Ethier (check swing) and Utley (looking) to end the inning.

Lawrie reached on an uncharacteristic two-base error by Gonzalez, who dropped a pop-up with one out. After striking out Austin Jackson, Maeda got squeezed on multiple pitches and walked Avila. J.B. Shuck followed with an RBI single, cutting the Dodgers’ lead to 3-1.

Maeda was lifted in favor of Luis Avilan after 3.2 innings pitched. The run, unearned, was the first Maeda has allowed of the spring. Avilan gave up an RBI single to Eaton before managing to get out of the inning.

Joc Pederson drove a ball over Jackson’s head for a one-out double in the top of the fifth. Pederson then stole second base on what wound up being a wild pitch and was hurt by a no-call as Frazier made contact with the center fielder.

White Sox reliever Matt Albers worked his way out of trouble as he struck out Barnes and Hernandez to end the inning. Chris Hatcher entered for the Dodgers in the bottom of the fifth and retired Abreu, Frazier and Melky Cabrera in order.

An Utley error in the bottom of the sixth inning put the tying run on base, and Jackson later came around to score on a Barnes throwing error. Zach Duke entered in the top of the seventh for the White Sox and promptly retired the side in order.

Minor League pitcher Dustin Richardson was replaced with Jose De Leon after giving up a leadoff single in the bottom of the seventh. De Leon didn’t fare any better as he surrendered a go-ahead, two-run home run to Matt Davidson.

The Dodgers quickly erased their deficit and Barnes atoned for his throwing error with a game-tying, two-run homer in the eighth. The home run was Barnes’ fourth of the spring. Dan Jennings settled in to retire the next three batters faced.

Just as quickly as the Dodgers tied the game, the White Sox responded as De Leon allowed a solo home run to Jason Coats in the bottom of the eighth. Rob Segedin then crushed a solo home run in the ninth, his fourth in Cactus League play, to tie the game at 6-6.

Davidson hit his second two-run home run of the game in the ninth, giving the White Sox a walk-off 8-6 win.