Masterson shines as Indians beat White Sox 12-3

Justin Masterson pitched four hitless innings and the Cleveland

Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 12-3 Thursday.

Jose Lopez hit a three-run homer and Shelley Duncan had a

two-run shot, his third homer of the spring, for Cleveland.

A.J. Pierzynski hit a solo homer for Chicago.

Masterson faced the minimum 12 batters, striking out four. His

only walk was immediately erased on a double play when shortstop

Jason Donald made a backhand stab of a sharp grounder hit by Gordon

Beckham to end the third.

White Sox starter Dyland Axelrod gave up three hits and one run

over three innings.

Michael Brantley had a two-run double and Ryan Spilborghs a pair

of two-out RBI hits for the Indians, who had 17 hits.