Brewers, ChiSox play to 4-all tie after 10 frames
The Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers played to a 4-all after 10 innings on Sunday.
After the Brewers grabbed a 4-2 lead, the White Sox tied it with a two-run seventh inning. The second run came on Jordan Danks' delayed steal of home after Josh Kroeger broke from first base to steal second.
Milwaukee left-hander Randy Wolf gave up hits to the first three batters, and two runs, but settled down the rest of the way to finish his five-inning stint in good shape. He allowed seven hits, no walks and struck out two.
``I felt alright,'' Wolf said. ``I made a few pitches over the middle of the play in the first inning, but after that I felt pretty good. I gave up four hits after that but I felt I was making better pitches.''
Chicago's Freddy Garcia had a decent outing but was beaten up by Brewers All-Star Ryan Braun, who had a two-run home run in the first inning and a RBI single in the third. Overall, Garcia went 5-plus innings while allowing five hits with no walks and four strikeouts.
``My slider didn't break that much, but you've got to get through it,'' Garcia said.
Mark Kotsay went 2 for 3 for Chicago with a two-run double off Wolf in the first inning. He lifted his spring average to .433 (13 for 30) with seven RBIs.
NOTES: The Brewers are playing a B game against Texas on Monday with rotation candidate Chris Naverson getting the start. 3B Casey McGehee and OF Corey Hart will play to get some additional at-bats. ... With minor league contract ``out'' dates coming up for players like OF Jim Edmonds, C Matt Treanor and LHP Scott Schoeneweiss, the organization will hold meetings Monday to see where some of the decisions stand.