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Sunday, March 10, 2013
Floyd roughed up in loss to Reds

By Associated Press

Chicago White Sox starter Gavin Floyd allowed four runs and struck out five in 3 1-3 innings during a 7-3 split squad loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

"I'm trying to make pitches and act like it's a middle-of-the-season game," Floyd said. "I threw all my pitches for strikes, but they just got some good hits off me. I still got some good work in. It is a process of little things here and there. As soon as you can try to emulate a real game, the more prepared you are for the season."

White Sox DH Paul Konerko went 0 for 3 after recording hits in eight of his nine previous plate appearances.

Jeff Keppinger was scratched from the Sox lineup because of shoulder soreness, but the ailment is not considered serious. He will not play the field again until Wednesday, but he may be a designated hitter before then.


White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez was hit by a pitch from Johnny Cueto, but he remained in the game and was not seriously injured.