at Scottsdale, Ariz.
Tuesday, March 9
White Sox at the plate: Juan Pierre opened the game with a pop-fly double, advanced on Omar Vizquel's groundout and scored on Carlos Quentin's sacrifice fly. Chicago collected its other run in the fourth as Paul Konerko doubled, went to third on a wild pitch and came home on Mark Kotsay's single.Giants at the plate: Trailing 2-1, the Giants scored five runs in the eighth. Brett Pill doubled and was replaced by pinch-runner Darren Ford. Eugenio Velez beat out a chopper to the right side and Ford scored on second baseman Jayson Nix's throwing error. Velez advanced to second on Kevin Frandsen's sacrifice and scored the go-ahead run on Matt Downs' single. Fred Lewis and Buster Posey followed with back-to-back homers.
White Sox on the mound: John Danks looked ready to start the season. The left-hander yielded two hits, walked one and struck out four in three shutout innings. Jhonny Nunez was the victim of San Francisco's eighth-inning rally.Giants on the mound: Matt Cain permitted one run in three innings for the second game in a row. He allowed two hits, compared to five in his previous outing. Brian Wilson, who welcomes extra work, pitched two scoreless innings. Worth noting: Rain delayed the game's scheduled start for 59 minutes. Once the game began, Pierre's double was hit high but still fell out of range of center fielder Aaron Rowand, right fielder Andres Torres and second baseman Juan Uribe. Cactus League records: White Sox 2-3-1; Giants 6-1 Up next: The White Sox complete their Bay Area double play with their first look of the spring at the Oakland A's in Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Daniel Hudson makes his second start for Chicago, but of greater interest could be his mound opponent, as the White Sox get a look at comebacking right-hander Ben Sheets. Bengie Molina, who entered Tuesday leading the Giants with five hits and nine total bases, will have an opportunity to add to his totals Wednesday when San Francisco visits the Chicago Cubs in Mesa. Molina has a home run and a double among his hits. Aubrey Huff, who participated in Tuesday's pregame workout but remained weakened by food poisoning, could return to the lineup behind Jonathan Sanchez, wno's scheduled to make his second spring start. Sanchez pitched two scoreless innings last Saturday against Arizona.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.