Alonso, Jay homer in White Sox’ loss to Reds

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Yonder Alonso crosses home plate after hitting an opposite field home run against Tanner Roark. (Sun-Times photo by Daryl Van Schouwen)

Reds 11, White Sox 4

Miami brotherhood

Yonder Alonso and Jon Jay were more than just window dressing for the pursuit of brother-in-law and good friend Manny Machado. The first baseman and outfielder probably have a little something to add to the White Sox’ roster. They showed a little with home runs on Wednesday. Alonso clubbed his second in as many games against Tanner Roark; the left-handed Jay connected against lefty Cody Reed in Glendale, Arizona. Jay, who’s leading off, is 3-for-8.

Lopez just OK, and that’s OK

Making the first appearance by an actual starter, Reynaldo Lopez allowed five hits (including a couple of bloopers) and no walks in two innings, limiting the damage to two runs in the first by picking off Yasiel Puig from second base.

“He was moving too much, messing around,” Lopez said. “He likes to do crazy things.”

Lopez, the Sox’ best starter last season, touched 97 mph and shook off the numbers.

“Physically, mentally, I feel good,’’ he said. “It was a very positive outing.”


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Lefties take a beating

The pitching lines on bullpen left-handers were bad: In one inning, Caleb Frare allowed four hits, one walk and four runs, and Aaron Bummer allowed two hits, three walks and four runs in two-thirds of an inning. This comes three days after Jace Fry failed to get an out, allowing three walks and a hit. It was Bummer’s second rough one in as many outings.

On deck

Sox at Mariners, Peoria, 2:05 p.m. Thursday, Lucas Giolito vs. Felix Hernandez.

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