03/11/12 12:50 AM ET
Sullivan's slam ends busy day on high note
By Scott Merkin / MLB.com
Tyler Flowers gave the White Sox an early 4-1 advantage in Saturday's nightcap of a split-squad doubleheader for both teams when he launched an 0-2 pitch from Dodgers reliever Josh Lindblom for a three-run blast to left. Flowers' drive cleared the left-field grass area and caused an audible gasp from the crowd when he made contact."That was deep. It might have been worth two homers there," said White Sox starter Philip Humber. "It was a good shot." Lindblom came into the game in the third with Dayan Viciedo and Alexei Ramirez already on base, working in relief of Chad Billingsley, who allowed three runs on six hits over 2 1/3 innings. Billingsley struck out three and walked one. Humber pitched three-plus innings, exiting after Juan Rivera's homer leading off the fourth. The White Sox right-hander yielded two runs on three hits, striking out three without issuing a walk. Los Angeles scored one in the third on Tony Gwynn's double off Morel's glove and added three more in the fourth. The White Sox won their early Saturday game by a 3-2 margin over the Rangers, with Minor League callup Kenny Williams Jr. scoring the game-winning run via a two-out, infield single. The Dodgers and Mariners played to a 5-5 tie in Peoria. Up Next, Dodgers: Ted Lilly, hit hard in his first start of the spring, tries to rebound on Sunday, as the Dodgers host his former club, the Cubs, in a 12:05 p.m. PT start. Pitchers scheduled to follow Lilly include middle relievers Matt Guerrier, Mike MacDougal and Todd Coffey. Outfielder Matt Kemp is not scheduled to play. Up Next, White Sox: John Danks looks to find a little more control on the mound when he makes his second Cactus League start Sunday at 1:10 p.m. PT at Salt River Field against the Rockies. Danks walked three over two innings in his debut against the Angels Tuesday. The ageless Jamie Moyer starts for the Rockies, facing a lineup featuring Brent Lillibridge leading off and playing shortstop, A.J. Pierzynski hitting second and Adam Dunn in the cleanup spot at first base.