GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Travis Wood boosted his chances of earning a spot in the Chicago Cubs’ rotation, allowing one run while pitching into the third inning of a 5-1 win over the White Sox on Friday.
Woods was lifted with one out in the third and the bases loaded but Randy entered and got Paul Konerko to bounce into an inning-ending double play.
Projected starter Chris Sale gave up three runs in three innings, including Edgar Gonzalez’ two-run homer.
Sale was more frustrated with his two-out walk to Junior Lake, a mistake that preceded the homer.
“It goes to show you how much walks really kill you,” Sale said.