GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Conor Gillaspie and Josh Phegley hit back-to-back homers for the Chicago White Sox on Friday in a 2-2 tie with the Cleveland Indians.
The game was called after nine innings.
Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin went five innings, his longest outing of the spring. He gave up four hits, including the two home runs with two outs in the fifth.
Gillaspie, acquired by the White Sox last spring from the San Francisco Giants, took over at third base last year. The former first-round pick hit 13 homers last season, though he ended the season with a .245 average after batting .311 in April.
"My goal was to not perceive so many game situations as super stressful. It can easily consume your life," Gillaspie said before the game. "I don’t want to be like that. I spent too many years doing that."
Chicago’s Dylan Axelrod, making his first start of the spring, pitched three innings. He walked two, gave up two hits and walked none.
David Cooper doubled and scored the Indians’ first run in the seventh, and drove in the tying run in the eighth with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly against Daniel Webb.