Citizen Staff Writer
Monday: White Sox (Jose Contreras) at Mariners (Jarrod Washburn), 1:05 p.m.
Sunday: Kansas City 6, Chicago 5
Batting recap: The competition for the fourth outfielder job for the White Sox continues to be a battle between ex-Arizona Diamondback Carlos Quentin and ex-Arizona Wildcat and Canyon del Oro High School grad Brian Anderson.
Quentin had a homer and a two-run double Sunday, but Anderson entered the game in the seventh and responded with his fourth home run an inning later.
Chicago’s Jim Thome went 2 for 4. Kansas City’s Ryan Shealy connected on his fourth home run of the spring.
Pitching recap: White Sox starter John Danks was roughed up and had a hard time finding the strike zone, giving up five runs on six hits and walking four in 4 1/3 innings. Royals starter Zach Greinke allowed two runs and four hits in six innings.
Notable: Chicago will add a bronze statue of longtime White Sox player Harold Baines at U.S. Cellular Field. Baines played for 22 years – mostly with Chicago, where he had 221 of his 384 homers and 981 of his 1,628 RBIs.
Quotable: “I feel like I put myself in a good position and hopefully made the decision a little bit tougher,” Chicago third baseman Josh Fields said about the competition for the starting third base job. “They have a tough decision to make. I think we are all waiting.”