Ryu, Sale scoreless as Dodgers beat White Sox 5-0

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 28, 2014 at 7:36 pm •  Published: February 28, 2014
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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed two hits over two innings in his first spring training start, pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday.

Ryu, who was 14-8 with a 3.00 ERA as a rookie last year, didn't have a walk or a strikeout.

"It was good to see us throw up all of those zeros," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.

White Sox starter Chris Sale also made his exhibition debut, striking out four in 2 2-3 scoreless innings. He gave up one hit and walked none.

Ryu showed up for camp in better shape than a year ago. He lifted weights in the offseason for the first time.

"I know more of what to expect now than I did," Ryu said through a translator. "I actually got my arm in shape before spring training."

Held to two hits over the first six innings by five pitchers, Los Angeles went ahead in the seventh when outfield prospect Joc Pederson hit a two-run homer off Jake Petricka.

Pederson was the Dodgers' minor league player of the year in 2012 and was picked for last year's All-Star Futures game.

First baseman Jose Abreu made his first appearance in a White Sox uniform. The Cuban slugger signed for six years and $68 million in October. He went 0 for 2 against Dodgers pitching, which held the White Sox to five hits.

Chicago manager Robin Ventura said he plans to use several lineups throughout the spring.

"You run it out there and see what it is," Ventura said. "It'll change I think just with putting different guys in there and giving every guy an opportunity at different spots just to see what they can do. That's just the first one."

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White Sox: Sale threw 42 pitches, 26 strikes. The only hit he gave up was a double to Adrian Gonzalez in the second inning.

"For the most part I felt like I located my fastball pretty well," the left-hander said. "I threw a couple of good changeups after having a couple of bad ones that just slipped out of my hand. I was able to corral that and get some good work in today."