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Reds 7, White Sox 6

3/2/2011

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Despite tying the game with a three-run seventh inning, the White Sox are now winless in three games this spring after a 7-6 defeat to the Cincinnati Reds.

The good: Like Gavin Floyd and Mark Buehrle before him, Edwin Jackson pitched two hitless innings while making his spring debut. A.J. Pierzynski’s two RBIs came despite getting a speeding ticket while driving to the ballpark in full uniform.

The bad: Reliever Kyle Cofield, obtained in the trade that sent Scott Linebrink to the Braves, gave up five runs in the fifth inning, including a mammoth home run from the Reds’ Jeremy Hermida. Despite not starting, Brent Lillibridge and Eduardo Escobar each left five runners on base.

Beyond the box score: Adam Dunn will make his first appearance this spring at first base in Thursday’s game against the Mariners. He has been in the lineup twice, both times as the DH.

Up next: Left-hander John Danks gets his turn to make his spring debut when he faces the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch in a 2:05 p.m. CST start.