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.