Paul Konerko homers twice as White Sox pound crosstown rivals.
By ASSOCIATED PRESS FS Arizona
WHITE SOX 8, CUBS 3
MESA, Ariz. -- Paul Konerko hit two home runs and Adam Dunn added a two-run shot as the
Chicago White Sox beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 Thursday.
Dunn and Konerko hit consecutive homers in the sixth inning. They also added singles and
Gordon Beckham had a RBI double.
White Sox starter
Jose Quintana allowed one earned run and two hits in 3 2-3 innings. He struck out four and walked one.
White Sox reliever Leyson Septimo left with two outs and a 2-2 count in the ninth inning. It was not immediately known what caused him to exit.
Nate Schierholtz hit an RBI triple for the Cubs and minor leaguer Christian Villanueva had a two-run homer.
RANGERS 11, DODGERS 11
GLENDALE, Ariz. --
Adrian Beltre hit his first home run this spring and the
Texas Rangers wound up in an 11-all tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday.
Matt Angle hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning off Texas reliever Josh Lindbloom. The game was called after the inning ended.
Beltre hit a two-run homer in the fifth. The star third baseman was slowed at the start of spring training by a problem with his right calf.
Dodgers starting pitcher Chad Billingsley threw three scoreless innings before the Rangers got to him in the fourth with two singles that led to two runs. In 7 1-3 innings over three appearances this spring, he has given up 12 hits.
INDIANS 6, GIANTS 4
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Nick Swisher and Jason Giambi hit back-to-back homers off Heath Hembree, powering the Cleveland Indians to a 6-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.
Hembree allowed Swisher's third home run of the spring, a three-run shot in the fifth. Giambi hit his first. Ryan Raburn, who leads the Indians with four homers, hit a pair of doubles, one of them with the bases loaded.
Ubaldo Jimenez, who has quickened his delivery for better results, allowed three hits and one run in four innings. Michael Bourn lost Brandon Crawford's fly ball in the sun, letting it fall for a triple. Hunter Pence followed with an RBI single.
Tim Lincecum was scratched because of a blister. Chad Gaudin, trying to earn a job in the bullpen, pitched three scoreless innings.
ATHLETICS 7, MARINERS 3
Chris Young made his debut in left field, Jed Lowrie hit a two-run homer, and the Oakland Athletics beat a
Seattle Mariners split-squad 7-3 on Thursday.
Tommy Milone pitched three scoreless innings for the A's, who have won four of their last five.
Robert Andino hit a home run for the Mariners, who had a 10-game winning streak snapped Wednesday.
Kendrys Morales added two hits.
Mariners starter Brandon Maurer allowed a run on four hits in three innings.
Milone allowed three hits, walked one and struck out three.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) --
Felix Hernandez allowed one run and two hits over two innings in his spring training debut and
Stefen Romero homered twice and had seven RBIs and a Seattle Mariners split-squad pounded
Kansas City 12-2 on Thursday, ending the
Royals' 11-game winning streak.
Hernandez, who signed a seven-year $175 million deal last month, struck out two and threw 33 pitches.
Romero finished 4 for 5. He had a grand slam in the fourth inning and a three-run shot in the ninth.
Casper Wells hit a three-run homer in the eighth. The Mariners have 10 consecutive multi-homer games and top the majors with 29 home runs.
Hisashi Iwakuma allowed one hit in three scoreless innings for the victory.
Royals starter Ervin Santana struck out four in three innings and allowed a run and three hits.