Sunday, March 10, 2013
Axelrod strong in Sox's win over Ms
By Associated Press
Chicago White Sox starter Dylan Axelrod allowed just one hit Sunday, a solo homer to the Seattle Mariners' Michael Morse, as a Sox split squad posted an 11-7 win.
Axelrod, who pitched in 14 games last season and started seven, is vying for a spot in the bullpen. He threw three innings and earned the win.
In three spring appearances totaling eight innings, Axelrod has given up one earned run on three hits, while walking none and fanning seven.
Dayan Viciedo went 3-for-3 with a double, RBI and scored two runs for Chicago. Brent Morel had two hits, including a home run.
Viciedo and second baseman Gordon Beckham, who hit a solo homer off Charlie Furbush in the sixth, were the only expected opening day starters that played against Seattle.
Viciedo was part of a five-run first inning that was punctuated by designated hitter Stefan Gartrell's grand slam. The non-roster invite connected on a sinker from Andrew Carraway, who was making his first start in spring training.