White Sox 8, Giants 7: Back-to-back HRs key rally

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Jimmy Rollins hit a three-run homer Tuesday. (AP)

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Shortstop Jimmy Rollins’ three-run homer was followed immediately by Travis Ishikawa’s solo shot, and the White Sox used a sixth-inning rally to beat the Giants, 8-7, Tuesday at Camelback Ranch.

Former White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy gave up four runs in 4 2/3 innings, including a solo home run to centerfielder Austin Jackson — his first of the spring.

Avi returns

Outfielder Avisail Garcia returned Tuesday for the first time since bruising his right wrist after falling Saturday. He served as the team’s DH even though manager Robin Ventura said he could feel the injury during a pregame batting cage session.

Garcia went 0-for-4.

“Two days ago it really, really, really hurt,” said Garcia, who had a MRI turn up negative. “Right now it’s good.”

Garcia had a root canal, too, but said his now-capped tooth was feeling better, too

Who’s hitting second?

Ventura wouldn’t commit to one player hitting in the No. 2 spot, listing Lawrie, Jackson, Rollins and Melky Cabrera as veterans with experience.

“I think that will continue to move around a little bit,” he said. “I don’t think it’s going to be a set-in-stone, ‘He’s the no. 2 guy.’  Anybody’s the No. 2 guy.”

DH talk

Ventura will likely cycle an outfielder through the DH spot vacated by Adam LaRoche when the season starts, but he hasn’t ruled out a more unconventional move: putting a catcher there on occasion.

Ventura said the fact second baseman Brett Lawrie and shortstop Tyler Saladino can play catcher in an emergency gives him a backup plan in case one, or both, catchers are injured or ejected in a game.

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