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Tim Anderson slides safely back into first base on a pickoff attempt during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Mendick’s homer helps White Sox hold off Brewers

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White Sox 9, Brewers 5

The Danny Mendick game

Class AA Birmingham infielder Danny Mendick might not be one of the White Sox’ high-profile prospects, but he’s having quite a nice spring. His three-run home run in the seventh inning Thursday in Glendale, Arizona, gave the Sox (4-8-2) a 9-5 lead against Milwaukee. Mendick also made a diving stop at second base. He’s batting .357 with two homers, two doubles and six RBI.

Stay hot

Carlos Rodon pitched four scoreless innings in his second start; Tim Anderson singled twice, raising his average to .500; and Yoan Moncada doubled and walked, hiking his average to .381 and on-base percentage to .480. Moncada also made a nice play on a ground ball at third base. James McCann (.400) and Leury Garcia (.350) each had two hits, including a double.

Big, bad numbers in pen

These are from small sample sizes no bigger than seven innings, but these are the ERAs of some relievers: Nate Jones, 6.75; Jace Fry, 9.00; Carson Fulmer, 9.00; Thyago Vieira, 9.82; Caleb Frare, 13.50; Aaron Bummer, 17.18; Juan Minaya, 22.09; Ian Hamilton, 36.00.

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Hamilton, making his first appearance after shaking off the effects of a car accident early in camp, allowed four runs and four hits, including Manny Pina’s inside-the-park homer and Troy Stokes’ three-run shot, in one inning.

Jones, after taking a hot smash off his foot, gave up a homer to former Sox player Tyler Saladino.

On a much better note, Alex Colome (0.00 ERA) was unscathed again in his third outing, and Dylan Covey (two scoreless innings) hasn’t allowed a run in three two-inning appearances.

On deck

Sox at Angels, Tempe, 2:05 p.m. Friday, Manny Banuelos vs. Andrew Heaney.

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