Garcia, J-Roll go deep as White Sox top Crew

Garcia, J-Roll go deep as White Sox top Crew

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- With four runs in the first inning and five in the second, the White Sox cruised to a big early lead and held on for a 10-6 victory over the Brewers on Tuesday afternoon at Camelback Ranch.

The White Sox have not lost since their opening setback to the Dodgers. They have posted four straight wins and a tie.

"It's nice to get off in the first inning," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "We've seen what happens when people do it to us.
Rollins' two-run homer

"Just happy with the approaches right now. The work the guys have put in so far, it's nice to see."

The White Sox have not lost since their opening setback to the Dodgers. They have posted four straight wins and a tie.

Avisail Garcia topped the offense with a two-run triple in the first off of Brewers starter Chase Anderson and a two-run homer to left in the second off reliever David Goforth. His titanic second-inning shot cleared the back fence in left, a rare occurrence at Camelback Ranch. Jimmy Rollins also went deep among his three hits, while Adam Eaton and Garcia also joined the three-hit club.

Garcia's two-run triple

Anderson allowed seven runs on seven hits over 1 2/3 innings, without a walk or a strikeout. John Danks worked 3 1/3 innings, yielding two runs on three hits, with four strikeouts and two walks.

"I got the arm strength built up, got to 40-something pitches, but obviously the results weren't what you wanted," Anderson said. "But my body feels good. I'm working on some things. It's part of the process."

One of those works in progress is a new curveball. Anderson has been working with new Brewers pitching coach Derek Johnson on a grip that puts less stress on his arm and is easier to throw with consistency.

"It feels better in my hand," Anderson said. "[Johnson] has such a brilliant mind and is a great pitching coach. ... He's always positive. Even after the outing today, he came up to me and was like, 'Let's talk about the positive things.' Instantly, it gives you confidence. Even if it's Spring Training, you give up seven runs, you're a little bit upset with yourself. Then he comes over and picks you up. That's nice to have." 

Alex Presley, a non-roster invite who is in the Brewers' center-field mix, launched a three-run homer in the sixth to bring Milwaukee close.

Up next for Brewers: The Brewers hope to have catcher Jonathan Lucroy back behind the plate Wednesday, when Wily Peralta takes the mound in Surprise, Ariz., against Ned Yost and the World Series champion Royals at 2:05 p.m. CT. Lucroy was back in camp Tuesday after missing a day with food poisoning.

Up next for the White Sox:  Jacob Turner gets his second Cactus League start, facing the White Sox opening-series opponent in Oakland and probable Opening Day pitcher in Sonny Gray, with a 2:05 p.m. CT first pitch at Camelback Ranch. Ace Chris Sale once again will be doing his work on the back fields of Camelback Ranch, while Chris Beck will be pitching against the A's.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.