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Dodgers 8, White Sox 4: Seventh-inning rally falls short

L.A. tags on runs early against Lucas Giolito in his first spring outing

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Lucas Giolito suffered through his first outing of the spring.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago White Sox, 8-4, in a home-home game at Camelback Ranch this afternoon.

The stars were out early for both teams, as Julio Urías and Lucas Giolito were the starting pitchers for today’s game. Unfortunately for Giolito, he had a harsh welcoming, allowing a leadoff home run to none other than Mookie Betts. He ended the inning with back-to-back strikeouts, which is the good news.

The Dodgers added another run in the bottom of the second inning after an Austin Barnes single and James Outman triple to extend the lead to 2-0. Matt Foster took over for Giolito to start the third inning, as he went just two innings with three hits, two runs, and three strikeouts. This is what Giolito had to say about his performance.

Urías went four innings for the Dodgers, with just three hits and one strikeout. Oscar Colás had a bit of an injury scare after running into the side wall in right, but appeared OK and remained in the game.

Eloy Jiménez had a great day at the plate, with hits in both of his at-bats. Kenyan Middleton pitched the fifth inning for the South Siders and started with two strikeouts, but then proceeded to walk Betts and give up a two-run home run to Freddie Freeman to extend the Dodgers lead to 4-0. The Dodgers added another run in the sixth off of Declan Cronin (Max Muncy double, Austin Barnes single).

The White Sox had a bit of a rally in the top of the seventh inning against Victor Gonzalez after a Zach Remillard walk, Lenyn Sosa reaching due to error, and Carlos Pérez singling a run in.

Erik González continued the scoring with a double to score Sosa, and Bryan Ramos added a RBI single to cut the Dodgers lead to 5-3.

Gavin Sheets added a RBI single of his own to cut the deficit to 5-4, but that would be all the runs the White Sox would get across in the inning — and the game.

The Dodgers added two runs in the top of the seventh off of Edgar Navarro, and another in the bottom of the eighth against Sammy Peralta to secure a 8-4 lead, and go on to win.

After the game, the White Sox made the following roster moves.

The White Sox do have a day off tomorrow, but play again on Tuesday against the Brewers. It will be a busy week for baseball, as the World Baseball Classic also starts on Tuesday night (the White Sox host Columbia on Thursday).

Everyone have a great start to the week tomorrow, and we will see you back for more baseball on Tuesday!


Who was the MVP of Chicago’s 8-4 loss against the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon?

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  • 42%
    Eloy Jiménez: 2-for-2
    (16 votes)
  • 55%
    Gavin Sheets: 2-for-2, 1 RBI
    (21 votes)
  • 0%
    Matt Foster: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
    (0 votes)
  • 2%
    Carlos Pérez: 1 R, 1 H, 1 RBI
    (1 vote)
38 votes total Vote Now


Who was the Cold Cat this afternoon against the Dodgers?

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  • 52%
    Lucas Giolito: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 HR
    (19 votes)
  • 19%
    Romy González: 0-for-2, 1 K, 4 LOB
    (7 votes)
  • 19%
    Billy Hamilton: 0-for-3, 1 K, 3 LOB
    (7 votes)
  • 8%
    Keynan Middleton: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 1 HR
    (3 votes)
36 votes total Vote Now