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White Sox bang out 19 hits, thump Angels

White Sox 15, Angels 8

Thumpers

With the wind blowing out, it was a good day to lift the ball, as Yonder Alonso, Welington Castillo and Brandon Guyer each hit home runs. Castillo also doubled off the wall in right center.

Alonso leads the Sox with three homers this spring.

The leadoff man

Jon Jay, who has led off every game he has played, went 3-for-4 to raise his average to .385. The Sox had 19 hits.

Mr. March

Danny Mendick, the unheralded prospect who hit a three-run homer Thursday, added two more hits to increase his average to .412. The day ended on a sour note when Mendick got hit by a pitch on the right wrist. The Sox said he has just a bruise.

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On the Ban wagon

Lefty Manny Banuelos, in the mix for the fifth starting spot in the rotation, followed a rough outing against the Cubs with a shaky first inning, then settled in against a lineup featuring Mike Trout and Albert Pujols. He finished with five strikeouts over three innings, with a run allowed on three hits. Banuelos spotted his fastball and cutter well once he settled in.

No relief

Relievers Jace Fry (14.73 ERA), Aaron Bummer (14.40) and highly regarded prospect Jimmy Lambert (1.50) combined to give up seven runs on 10 hits in 4⅔ innings.

Angels gone wild

Angels pitchers threw seven wild pitches, five in the Sox’ eight-run third, including two by former Sox Dan Jennings.

On deck

Sox at Rangers, Surprise, 2:05 p.m. Saturday, Reynaldo Lopez vs. Edinson Volquez.