03/20/08 8:23 PM ET
Furcal, Kemp slug Dodgers past Sox
Shortstop homers, collects four hits; outfielder also goes deep
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
Thursday, March 20 Dodgers at the plate: Matt Kemp hit a three-run homer to center field in the seventh inning. Rafael Furcal slugged his third homer of the spring leading off the third inning. Furcal also doubled and had two singles and a stolen base. Chin-lung Hu tripled in two runs to break a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning. Andre Ethier had two hits, including an RBI infield single. Russell Martin had an RBI double. White Sox at the plate: Alexei Ramirez's RBI pinch-hit single drove in Juan Uribe in the sixth inning to tie the game at 1. Paul Konerko singled and set up Chicago's second run with a seventh-inning double. Dodgers on the mound: Brad Penny continued his impressive spring, allowing three hits and one unearned run over six innings. Catcher Russell Martin's throwing error led to the run. Closer Takashi Saito allowed one run on two hits in one inning. White Sox on the mound: Mark Buehrle worked out of a first-inning jam and was charged with one earned run over five innings. Mike MacDougal was charged with two unearned runs in one inning. Octavio Dotel allowed five runs in one-third of an inning.
Spring records: Dodgers 9-13-2; White Sox 9-13-2Up next for White Sox: Gavin Floyd makes the start Friday at 3:05 p.m. CT against the Giants during the second leg of this three-day road trip to the Phoenix valley area. The White Sox want Floyd to work five or six innings against San Francisco, which means he will get a chance to face Aaron Rowand, Chicago's favorite son, for two or three at-bats.
Up next for Dodgers: Chan Ho Park starts for the Dodgers on Friday at 1:05 p.m. PT against Randy Johnson and the Arizona Diamondbacks in Tucson, Ariz. The comebacking Park is competing with Esteban Loaiza for the fifth-starter spot, and is coming off five scoreless innings against the Padres in Beijing.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.