McAllister, Indians beat White Sox 5-4

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 4, 2014 at 6:43 pm •  Published: March 4, 2014
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Zach McAllister pitched two shutout innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Tuesday.

McAllister gave up one hit and one walk. He has yet to allowed a run in four innings of Cactus League work.

"He looks like he worked really hard this winter," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "When you can pitch at a nice, comfortable velocity and you got a little extra, kind of shows how hard he worked. His arm strength is tremendous."

McAllister has already pinpointed something to improve.

"I might like to get a little bit more strikes on the inside to righties," he said. "But I'm able to drive the ball in there, which is something I'm working on and felt good doing it."

Jose Abreu, the top prospect in the White Sox organization, hit a two-run double and walked. It was his first hit of the spring through three games.

Asdrubal Cabrera and Mike Aviles both had two hits for the Indians. David Murphy added an RBI triple.

Joe Wendle singled home the winning run in the ninth.

Erik Johnson pitched three innings in his spring debut for the White Sox. He gave up one run on three hits with a walk and two strikeouts.

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White Sox: The 24-year-old Johnson is among the top prospects for the White Sox.

"Today was just to get my work in and use all my pitches and get out of there healthy," he said. "I thought I could have done a little bit more throwing first-pitch strikes and working ahead, but overall it's a good one to start off."

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: Pitcher Matt Lindstrom was scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday as he comes back from a left oblique strain. ... Scratched from Monday's game because of tightness in his right leg, Gordon Beckham returned to the lineup Tuesday, getting two hits and scoring a run.



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