WHITE SOX 15, MARINERS 5
at Peoria, Ariz.
March 15, 20O9

White Sox at the plate: A nine-run second inning featured a two-run triple by Carlos Quentin and three-run home run by Wilson Betemit, his fourth of the spring. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski drove in a pair of runs in the second-inning uprising, and singled in the fifth to raise his spring batting average to .440. Josh Kroeger contributed a walk, single and home run.

Mariners at the plate: First baseman Russell Branyan put the Mariners on the board in the fourth inning with a two-out, two-run home run to right-center. The blast scored Yuniesky Betancourt, who led off with a single. Branyan went deep again in the seventh inning and Mike Morse hit the next pitch for a home run. Ken Griffey Jr. struck out, flied out and singled to center against the team he finished last season with.

White Sox on the mound: Right-handed starter Jose Contreras was sharp during a scoreless two-inning stint. He surrendered one hit and struck out four of the seven batters he faced. Right-hander Mike McDougal worked one spotless inning, striking out two of the three batters he faced.

Mariners on the mound: Left-hander Garrett Olson was all over the place in a wobbly 1 2/3-innings outing. He walked five batters, leading to seven earned runs. His ERA went from 6.75 to 15.88. Right-hander Miguel Batista pitched a scoreless inning, but he walked two as Seattle's ongoing control woes continued. The Mariners are second to the Rangers in the American League in walks allowed.

Cactus League records: Mariners 7-8-1, White Sox 10-8.

Up next: Part II of the White Sox most anticipated spring starts takes place Monday afternoon at Camelback Ranch, when Bartolo Colon takes the mound against the Royals for a 3:05 p.m. CT first pitch. Following the same basic rehab path and spring throwing program as Jose Contreras, Colon is coming off three side sessions and two live batting practice sessions. The main difference is that Contreras was coming back from a ruptured left Achilles, while Colon is returning from surgery to remove bone chips in his right elbow this past October. Mark Buehrle follows Colon to the mound, expecting to throw four innings.