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CHICAGO BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Konerko homers, but Sox lose to Arizona

2013-03-09T19:00:00Z 2013-03-10T00:52:11Z CHICAGO BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Konerko homers, but Sox lose to ArizonaThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 09, 2013 7:00 pm  • 

Adam Eaton had four hits and Aaron Hill had three, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks defeat the White Sox 11-9 Saturday in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Eric Chavez had three RBIs for the Diamondbacks, who piled up six runs and seven hits in the fourth inning. A.J Pollack had a home run and two RBIs.

Chicago's Paul Konerko went 2 for 3. He singled leading off the second against Brandon McCarthy, giving Konerko hits in seven consecutive at-bats, then lined out to center in the third. He hit a three-run homer against Matt Reynolds in the fifth.

Chicago's Matt Thornton was hit hard, giving up six runs and five hits in two-thirds of an inning. Tony Sipp pitched a scoreless inning for the victory.

Josh Bell hit a two-run homer in the second off McCarthy, who allowed four runs and seven hits in three innings. Danks gave up seven runs — four earned — seven hits and two walks in 2 1/3 innings.

Indians 9, Cubs 2: Jason Kipnis hit his first home run of the spring and Cedric Hunter also connected, leading the Cleveland Indians over the Cubs in Mesa, Ariz.

Kipnis came into the game hitting .227 with two RBIs. He led off the fourth with a home run against reliever Brooks Raley.

Hunter had three hits, including a three-run shot.

Indians starter David Huff went three innings in a bid to find a roster spot as the fifth starter or in the bullpen. The left-hander allowed four hits and two earned runs, striking out three.

Javier Baez, a 20-year-old Cubs shortstop, homered after David DeJesus doubled to open the game.

Cubs starter Chris Rusin was bumped back after Friday's rainout, but didn't show any ill effects as he threw three shutout innings.

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