The White Sox came out on top of a Cactus League slugfest with the Reds, prevailing 14-12 courtesy of Luis Robert's eighth-inning grand slam Wednesday at Camelback Ranch.
At the plate: In addition to Robert's heroics, Yolmer Sanchez went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs, Matt Davidson was 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs and Yoan Moncada was 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Scott Schebler was 4-for-4 with a homer, three runs scored and two RBIs for the Reds.
On the mound: Miguel Gonzalez started for the Sox and didn't make it out of the first inning, yielding five runs on four hits and two walks while recording two outs. Chris Beck didn't fare much better, allowing four runs on four hits with two walks and a strikeout in one inning of work. Jeanmar Gomez continued his terrific spring with two scoreless innings and Luis Avilan, Nate Jones and Brad Goldberg also had scoreless outings.
The quote: "Obviously, it wasn't the best. Everything was flat, (and) I wasn't finishing my pitches. I know what I have to work on for the next one." — Gonzalez
Prospect spotlight — Daniel Palka: Claimed off waivers from the Twins in November, the designated hitter went 1-for-4 with a home run that was estimated to travel 472 feet.
Up next (split squad): At Rangers, 2:05 p.m. Thursday in Surprise, Ariz. RH James Shields vs. LH Cole Hamels. Vs. Royals, 2:05 p.m. Thursday at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz. LH Danny Duffy vs. RH Michael Kopech