TUCSON, Ariz. -- The White Sox found their old home in the desert to their liking Monday as they crushed the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-1 in a game that wasn’t as close as the score would indicate.
The good: Alexei Ramirez hit two home runs to get the offense on track, racking up three hits with three RBIs. Following up rough outings from Gavin Floyd and Mark Buehrle, Edwin Jackson allowed just one run over 3 1/3 innings on a day that definitely favored the offense. Jackson did give up six hits. Chris Sale is looking like the guy who dominated at the end of last season, striking out three over two scoreless innings.
The bad: Lastings Milledge is getting a prime opportunity to land the fourth outfield spot, but has yet to step up and take advantage of his chance. He went 0-for-3 in the leadoff spot against the Diamondbacks, but did have a walk and a run scored. He is batting .200 this spring.
Beyond the box score: Jordan Danks' diving catch in center was nice, but minor leaguer Andrew Garcia made a force out at second base that might have been the defensive highlight of the spring. Garcia got to a ball up the middle and, while heading into shallow center field, rolled the ball behind his back toward second base in time to get the force out. Ozzie Guillen applauded from his seat just outside the White Sox dugout.