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Team USA, White Sox play to 4-4 tie in WBC warmup

Mar 5, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT

David Wright AP

Team USA rallied late Tuesday to salvage a 4-4 tie in its exhibition game with the White Sox in Arizona.

Derek Holland started and allowed one run in three innings for Team USA. The White Sox added one run in the fourth off Luke Gregerson and two in the fifth off Tim Collins before the rest of Team USA’s relievers shut them down. Glen Perkins, Steve Cishek, Mitchell Boggs and even Heath Bell reeled off the scoreless innings.

Giancarlo Stanton was the offensive star for Team USA, knocking in three runs with a double and a sac fly. Ryan Braun went 3-for-4 with two runs scored as the DH.

Ben Zobrist, a late addition to the starting lineup after Mark Teixeira was injured during batting practice, went 0-for-4 from the ninth spot in the order.

The White Sox started Gavin Floyd today, and he pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out three. Paul Konerko, who is being talked about as a possibility to replace Teixeira on Team USA’s roster, went 3-for-3 as the White Sox’s designated hitter.

  1. gnyj85 - Mar 5, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    What did DWright do?

    • jdd428 - Mar 5, 2013 at 7:52 PM

      1-2, 3B, R, RBI, BB, SO.

  2. proudlycanadian - Mar 5, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Team Canada beat the Brewers by a 7 to 4 score. Jameson Taillon started for Canada and he will next face the USA. Brewer closer John Axford closed out the game for Canada against The Brewers. Not sure what will happen when the tournament starts, but I am looking forward to it.

  3. paarsec - Mar 6, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Good thing no White Sox players made it on Team USA. Would be hilarious to see a player play for both teams though, although only a DH would be able to do that. Does anyone know if the WBC even uses a DH or does the pitcher also bat?

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