White Sox shut out by Kuroda, Yankees


White Sox shut out by Kuroda, Yankees

NEW YORK ---- The White Sox couldnt solve Hiroki Kuroda on Saturday afternoon. Jake Peavy couldnt solve the New York Yankees left-handed hitters.

Kuroda struck out 11 batters and the Yankees hit three solo home runs off Peavy in a 4-0 win in front of 46,895 at Yankee Stadium. Kuroda and three relievers combined for a three-hit shutout of the White Sox, who had scored 30 runs in their previous three games.

Curtis Granderson, Robinson Cano and Dewayne Wise all hit solo homers off Peavy, who allowed four earned runs and eight hits in a complete-game effort. Peavy also struck out 11 batters against no walks ---- the first time he posted double-digit strikeouts as a member of the White Sox.

For how dominant he was at the end, Kuroda didnt get out to a great start. He allowed two first-inning singles and walked another hitter but avoided any damage. From there, Kuroda took off, as he retired the next 15 hitters he would face.

Kuroda didnt allow anyone to reach base until he hit Kevin Youkilis with two outs in the sixth inning and the White Sox wouldnt get another hit until Alex Rios singled in the seventh. The seven inning-outing stretched Kurodas day scoreless streak to 23 innings this season. He allowed three hits and hit one batter before giving way to the bullpen.

Granderson got the Yankees on the board quickly with a solo homer off Peavy in the first inning.

An inning later, Wise, who went 3-for-3, gave New York a 2-0 advantage with an RBI double.

Wise added a solo homer in the fifth inning and Cano blasted one into the second deck in right field in the sixth.

It was only fitting Peavys first double-digit strikeout game since May 22, 2009 occurred Saturday. Prior the game, the White Sox announced Peavy would donate 100 to pancreatic cancer research for every strikeout in the majors on Saturday.

Four top prospects among 19 players invited to White Sox big league camp

Four top prospects among 19 players invited to White Sox big league camp

Four of the team's top-10 prospects and a former All-Star are among the 19 nonroster invitees to White Sox big league camp this spring.

The team announced Monday that prospects Michael Kopech, Zack Collins, Zack Burdi and Spencer Adams have all been invited to camp next month. Everth Cabrera, an All-Star in 2013 for the San Diego Padres, Cody Asche, Cory Luebke and Geovany Soto are among the eight minor league free agents who also received an invitation. Pitchers and catchers report to camp in Glendale, Ariz. on Feb. 14 while the team holds its first full-squad workout on Feb. 18.

Kopech was acquired in the Chris Sale trade in December while Collins and Burdi were both selected in the 2016 amateur draft. Adams was drafted in 2014.

Signed earlier this month, Soto is expected to earn a spot on the 25-man roster. Soto, who played for the White Sox in 2015, finished last season with four home runs and an .809 OPS in 86 plate appearances for the Los Angeles Angels.

Cabrera, who produced 4.6 Wins Above Replacement between 2012-13, hasn't played in the majors since he appeared in 29 games for the Baltimore Orioles in 2015. Luebke, who has twice had reconstructive elbow surgery, finished with a 9.35 ERA in nine games for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season. Asche blasted 31 homers with a .240/.298/.385 slash line in 1,287 plate appearances since 2013 with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Other minor league free agents include: left-handed pitcher David Holmberg, right-handers Blake Smith and Anthony Swarzak, and catcher Roberto Pena.

White Sox minor leaguer pitchers Aaron Bummer, Brian Clark, Jace Fry and Matt Purke, infielders Nicky Delmonico and Danny Hayes, and outfielder Courtney Hawkins also have been invited to camp.

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