White Sox (ss) 4, Giants 3; Indians 10, White Sox (ss) 2
Another ninth-inning rally
Adam Engel doubled off the right-center-field wall in the ninth, scoring Daniel Palka from first to tie the game, and Seby Zavala singled to center to score a sliding Engel for the win over the Giants in Glendale.
The White Sox, who rallied for a tie against the Dodgers in the ninth inning of a Cactus League game Monday, are 2-1-1.
Opening Day preview?
Against the Giants, manager Rick Renteria fielded what could be his Opening Day lineup, with the exception of catcher Yasmani Grandal (calf), who’s still out for another week or so. That group consisted of Tim Anderson (SS), Yoan Moncada (3B), Jose Abreu (1B), Edwin Encarnacion (DH), Eloy Jimenez (LF), Nomar Mazara (RF), Luis Robert (CF), James McCann (C) and Leury Garcia (2B). The only scoring they produced, however, came from Abreu’s double down the third-base line and Jimenez’s RBI single in the fourth, and Robert’s triple to right center and McCann’s RBI groundout in the fifth.
Around the horn
It was a mixed bag defensively for the Sox’ new-look outfield. Jimenez made a nice sliding catch ranging to his left in left field and Robert made a running catch toward the wall in center. Mazara overran a base hit for an error in right. Against the Indians, third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert made two errors and catcher Yermin Mercedes had a passed ball.
Shaky first outing for Herrera
Kelvin Herrera allowed three runs against the Giants in the third, giving up four straight hits, including a double. Everyone else from the bullpen looked good in their one-inning stints, including Jimmy Cordero, who struck out the side, and Aaron Bummer, who struck out two in a perfect inning. Zack Burdi, the 2016 first-rounder who’s fully recovered from knee surgery that followed Tommy John surgery, threw consistently at 96 mph while pitching a perfect eighth.
Sox at Royals, Surprise, 2:05 p.m. Wednesday, Matt Tomshaw vs. Foster Griffin. Carson Fulmer and Tyler Johnson also are among the scheduled pitchers.