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Indians 8, White Sox 3

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- In what manager Ozzie Guillen called the worst game yet of a difficult spring, the White Sox dropped to 1-5 with an 8-3 defeat to the Cleveland Indians.

The good: Not much to choose from in this category. Omar Vizquel started at SS against his old club and received a warm reception from Indians fans. He had two hits to raise his early spring batting average to .429, while driving in a run and scoring one.

The bad: The White Sox had three errors, all at third base. Mark Teahen had two of them and while he isn’t officially out of the running for the starting 3B job expect him to get playing time in the outfield and at 1B by next week. Barring a completely unexpected turn of events, Brent Morel will be the Opening Day third baseman.

Beyond the box score: Two batters after getting hit in the leg by a comebacker, Gavin Floyd gave up an RBI double, ending the string of 10 2/3 hitless innings by the starting rotation to open the Cactus League schedule. Floyd said the comebacker didn’t affect him, but Guillen said it appeared to make a difference.

Up next: Mark Buehrle can start a new hitless streak or at the very least continue his own, as he takes on the Royals at Cameback Ranch in a 2:05 CST start.