Danks sharp vs. LA in Opening Day tuneup
Viciedo, Morel, Beckham each drive in run in defeat
CWS GAMERGLENDALE, Ariz. -- Jerry Sands' RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Dodgers over the White Sox, 4-3, on Monday afternoon at Camelback Ranch.
White Sox left-hander John Danks, named the Opening Day starter after the game, retired the first 10 batters he faced in a seven-inning outing, and the bottom of the White Sox batting order scored twice and drove in a pair of runs. Danks allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits over seven innings, with four strikeouts and no walks.
Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley, who allowed 11 of the first 17 batters to reach base, retired the next eight batters to stop the damage. Veteran Jamey Wright, fighting for a bullpen role as a non-roster invitee, relieved Billingsley with a runner on third in the sixth and struck out Brent Morel.
Morel, Dayan Viciedo and Gordon Beckham singled in runs for the White Sox. The Dodgers scored in the fifth on a single by Juan Rivera, a double by Andre Ethier and a single by Matt Treanor.
Dee Gordon's speed tied the game in the sixth. He bunted for a single, stole second, took third on catcher Tyler Flowers' throwing error and scored on Jerry Hairston's sacrifice fly.
Up next: The White Sox play host to the Indians on Tuesday, with the game to be broadcast on an exclusive whitesox.com webcast at 3:05 p.m. CT. But once again, the White Sox will move Jake Peavy to the Minor League side so as not to show too much to their American League Central rival. Jesse Crain, pitching in a game for the first time since March 12 due to a slightly strained right oblique, will work in the same Minor League game.
Zach Stewart gets the start against the Indians in Cactus League action, with Brent Lillibridge playing right and hitting second and Eduardo Escobar at shortstop and hitting eighth.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.