White Sox’ bats silent in 3-1 loss to Padres

Manager Rick Renteria says he will look at Yoan Moncada and Tim Anderson in the leadoff spot.

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Yoan Moncada showed bunt on the first two pitches leading off the first inning for the White Sox Monday in a Cactus League game against the Padres. (AP)

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Moncada leads off

With Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada in the lineup together for the first time this spring, manager Rick Renteria led off with Moncada.

‘‘I’m toying with both of those [combinations] and see how they settle in,’’ Renteria said. ‘‘[Moncada] likes to hit in the 2-slot, and Timmy likes to hit in the 2-slot. I’m trying to see if I can get them both to settle into one or the other.’’

Renteria wants speed at the top and ruled out using Yasmani Grandal (.380 on-base percentage in 2019), who led off 13 times for the Brewers last season. Grandal will bat third, fourth or fifth, Renteria said.

First team blanked

With the exception of Nomar Mazara, Edwin Encarnacion (back) and Grandal (calf), Renteria started his regular lineup against Chris Paddack (three innings), but the Sox didn’t score until the ninth on an RBI single by Class AA outfielder Luis Gonzalez, who is 5-for-10 with three walks this spring. Eloy Jimenez had two hits, including a double to the warning track in right-center. The Sox were blanked 2-0 in a ‘‘B’’ game against the Brewers.

Keuchel on target

Left-hander Dallas Keuchel allowed one run in four innings in his first spring start. Closer Alex Colome (three hits) and Jimmy Cordero each allowed a run in an inning. Aaron Bummer, Kelvin Herrera and Steve Cishek each pitched a scoreless inning.

Gonzalez update

Left-hander Gio Gonzalez (shoulder), who threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Sunday, will throw long toss Tuesday and is slated for bullpen sessions Wednesday and Friday. His first spring start has yet to be scheduled.

On deck

Athletics at Sox, Glendale, 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, whitesox.com, A.J. Puk vs. Reynaldo Lopez.

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