White Sox 12, Diamondbacks 1

March, 7, 2011
3/07/11
5:16
PM CT
Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The White Sox found their old home in the desert to their liking Monday as they crushed the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-1 in a game that wasn’t as close as the score would indicate.

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Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesEdwin Jackson allowed just one run on six hits over 3 1/3 innings in the White Sox's win over the Diamondbacks on Monday.
The good: Alexei Ramirez hit two home runs to get the offense on track, racking up three hits with three RBIs. Following up rough outings from Gavin Floyd and Mark Buehrle, Edwin Jackson allowed just one run over 3 1/3 innings on a day that definitely favored the offense. Jackson did give up six hits. Chris Sale is looking like the guy who dominated at the end of last season, striking out three over two scoreless innings.

The bad: Lastings Milledge is getting a prime opportunity to land the fourth outfield spot, but has yet to step up and take advantage of his chance. He went 0-for-3 in the leadoff spot against the Diamondbacks, but did have a walk and a run scored. He is batting .200 this spring.

Beyond the box score: Jordan Danks' diving catch in center was nice, but minor leaguer Andrew Garcia made a force out at second base that might have been the defensive highlight of the spring. Garcia got to a ball up the middle and, while heading into shallow center field, rolled the ball behind his back toward second base in time to get the force out. Ozzie Guillen applauded from his seat just outside the White Sox dugout.

Up next: Shortly after Muhammad Ali meets White Sox players in the clubhouse Tuesday, John Danks will take the mound against the Colorado Rockies at Camelback Ranch in a 2:05 CST start.

Doug Padilla

Chicago White Sox beat reporter
Doug joined ESPN Chicago in July 2010 and covers the Chicago White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Chris Sale
WINS ERA SO IP
9 2.03 110 102
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .292
HRJ. Abreu 29
RBIJ. Abreu 74
RJ. Abreu 52
OPSJ. Abreu .959
ERAC. Sale 2.03
SOJ. Quintana 118