MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Aaron Rowand homered twice and the Chicago
White Sox connected for six home runs Monday in a 9-5 victory over
the rival Cubs.
"This ballpark was a slump buster, it felt like we were in
Wrigley Field," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said of windy
conditions similar to those at the Cubs' home ballpark in Chicago.
"They took advantage of the elements today," Cubs manager
Dusty Baker said.
Mark Buehrle gave up five runs and 10 hits in 5 2-3 innings. He
didn't walk a batter while striking out two.
"We tried to stretch him another inning, but he did look
tired," Guillen said.
The Cubs took a 1-0 lead in the second on an RBI single by
rookie Jason Dubois. In the third, Uribe hit a two-run homer, and
Rowand followed with his first.
"I wasn't going up there trying to hit home runs," Rowand
said. "I was trying to hit line drives up the middle."
Dempster, in line to be the Cubs' fifth starter, gave up six
hits and four runs in four innings.
"It was one of those days where you've got to try to get the
ball inside on these guys because it's definitely carrying out to
right," Dempster said. "I felt good out there. I was throwing
strikes and getting ahead and making my pitches. Stuff like that is
going to happen."
The White Sox scored four runs in the fifth against left-hander
Glendon Rusch. Rowand hit his second homer, Borchard hit a two-run
homer and Pierzynski added a solo shot.
Barrett homered in the bottom half, and the Cubs scored three
more in the sixth.
Derrek Lee went 3-for-3 for the Cubs. Nomar Garciaparra was
^Notes:@ Veteran infielder Dave Hansen, who is in Cubs camp as a
non-roster invitee, underwent an emergency appendectomy early
Monday morning and will be out at least two to three weeks,
according to Cubs general manager Jim Hendry.