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White Sox beat Brewers, 5-1

Hiura goes yard and Burnes struck out four

MLB: Spring Training-Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers weren’t able to overcome the White Sox in a 5-1 Spring Training loss.

Brandon Woodruff started the game with three innings. Woody struck out one and allowed three hits. The Sox scored their first run in the third inning. With two runners on, Leury Garcia dropped a bunt single. Jacob Nottingham didn’t get off a clean throw, allowing the run to pass.

Keston Hiura tied the game up with a solo shot against Dylan Cease to lead off the fourth inning. The massive homer was Hiura’s second of the spring, but it would serve as Milwaukee’s only run of the game.

Corbin Burnes came in to replace Brandon Woodruff. Burnes started his appearance off by hitting Jose Abreu, but kept the other White Sox from reaching base. Luis Robert and James McCann hit back-to-back singles in the fifth inning, but Burnes got out of trouble again.

The White Sox threatened to end Burnes’ scoreless spring in the sixth. He started the inning by striking out Abreu and Nicky Delmonico. Burnes then walked Eloy Jimenez and gave up a two-out double to Daniel Palka. Fortunately for Burnes, Luis Robert flew out to end the threat.

Devin Williams took the mound in the seventh inning, trying to hold the Brewers’ 1-1 tie. He started off by striking out the first batter. Then Leury Garcia hit a single and reached third on a second single by Danny Mendick. Andrew Vaughn drove Garcia home. William’s final batter was walked and he was taken out of the game. With the bases loaded, Justin Topa allowed a two-out double to Luis Gonzalez to bring the score to 4-1.

The White Sox’s fifth run came against Justin Grimm. Grimm walked Jaycob Brugman and then allowed an RBI triple off the bat of Andrew Romine.

At least Angel Perdomo had a great ninth inning. He came out and struck out all three batters without throwing a ball.

The Brewers will send Freddy Peralta to the hill to take on Luis Castillo tomorrow. First pitch is at at 2:05 p.m. at the Reds’ Goodyear Ballpark.