GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chris Sale allowed one run and struck out seven, including his first five batters, in six innings and Trayce Thompson homered to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a spring training game Thursday.
Sale (1-1) fanned Matt Kemp three times, and then Matt Thornton struck out last season’s runner-up for National League MVP in the ninth. Kemp has struck out 21 times in 52 at-bats this spring.
Sale gave up the Dodgers’ lone run in the fifth when Josh Fields singled, advanced to third on Juan Uribe’s single and scored on sacrifice fly by A.J. Ellis.
The White Sox took a one-run lead on Thompson’s homer in the seventh, and Adam Dunn’s RBI single in the eighth made it 3-1.
Josh Lindblom (0-1) took the loss for the Dodgers in relief of Aaron Harang, who allowed one run in six innings.