Ballantini: White Sox finally get a Spring Training W

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Ballantini: White Sox finally get a Spring Training W

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Posted 3:46 p.m. Updated: 6:29 p.m.
By Brett Ballantini
CSNChicago.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. Another day, another scoreless, hitless outing by Chicago White Sox starting pitching. This time, it was John Dankss turn to spin some magic and set sail toward a 6-1 victory, Chicagos first of spring training.

The rotation made sure all morning to let me know the starters havent given up a hit, Danks said. Its fun. We talked before how we all kind of push each other as a group. Thats an example.

Danks threw very well, the four guys so far in the rotation have thrown the ball very well, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. Obviously, its only two inningswere looking for strikes, command, not stuff yet. He had a lot of pressure today because all the guys in front of him threw the ball well. Hopefully, they continue to do that.

It qualified as an offensive outburst for the White Sox, who spun 11 hits down into six runs, which were well more than enough to thwart the anemic Ms and secure the clubs first win of the spring.

When the expectation is you have to win every game in spring training, thats a little overrated, Guillen said. But winning the games, thats a better feeling. Weve been playing pretty good baseball. Im glad about the way were playing.

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