Peavy off to hitless, scoreless start in first inning

Peavy off to hitless, scoreless start in first inning
March 4, 2011, 8:51 pm
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Friday, March 4, 2011
2:43 p.m.

By Brett Ballantini
CSNChicago.com

TEMPE - Jake Peavy breezed through his first inning of spring training here, throwing a scoreless first inning.

Peavy struck out Los Angeles Angels leadoff hitter Maicer Izturis on four pitches, then worked Bobby Abreu to a full count before walking him. With a 1-0 count on Torii Hunter, Peavy coaxed a 4-6-3 double play from the Angels right fielder.

In all, Peavy threw just 12 pitches in the first and appeared to be pitching smoothly.

With the hitless, scoreless inning, White Sox starters have now combined to toss a no-hitter to begin the Cactus League season.

Brett Ballantini is CSNChicago.com's White Sox Insider. Follow him @CSNChi_Beatnik on Twitter for up-to-the-minute White Sox information.