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Cactus League Notes
Written by Perry Van Hook   
Thursday, 08 March 2012 17:22

A double header for the White Sox and Rangers today.

In the morning B game Wilmer Font pitched the first two innings for the Rangers and worked around some control problems to complete two scoreless.

Gavin Floyd started for the Pale House and looked good – for one inning. In the second he gave up two runs on consecutive hits by Ranger minor leaguers Tommy Mendonca, Chris Robinson, and Brandon Snyder. The scoreboard will show that he gave up no runs in the third but that was very lucky as he gave up two hits and a walk while facing only three Rangers. Leonys Martin bounced a ball over the first base bag and down the line but ended up with only a double and a trip back to the bench after being thrown out at third on a nice 9-4-5 play. Greg Miclat followed with a walk but was thrown out stealing 1-6 after taking off from first way too soon. Engel Beltre had a nice hit but was then thrown out on at second 2-6.

In the main event in Surprise Stadium,  Neftali Feliz struck out Tyler Flowers and Kosuke Fukudome to end the first inning – unfortunately that came after a single by Brent Morel, a double to right field by Dayan Viciedo and a blast that was at least 450 feet to right center off the bat of Adam Dunn (who also had an rbi double in the third). Feliz did have a 1-2-3 second inning of work and was using all of his pitches effectively.

In the fourth inning, second baseman Gordon Beckham blasted a long fly ball over the left field bullpen off Michael Kirkman for two runs.

Hector Santiago started for Chicago and was very effective in two scoreless innings. He was relieved by Gregory Infante who worked a 1-2-3 third with two strikeouts but struggled with his control and gave up a run on one hit and three walks in the fourth.

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