GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Left-handers Scott Kazmir of Oakland and Jose Quintana of Chicago tuned up for the regular season with strong starts on Saturday, and the Athletics beat the White Sox, 10-4.
Kazmir threw 81 pitches, pitching two-hit ball for 5 1-3 scoreless innings. He walked two and struck out four.
Quintana gave up six hits and two runs, one unearned, in six innings. He struck out five and walked none.
Josh Phegley doubled home a run against his former team in the first. Leadoff man Billy Burns had four of Oakland’s 15 hits.
Jason Pridie homered for Oakland off Chicago’s Maikel Cleto in the eighth. Cleto, trying to win a job in the Chicago bullpen, gave up six runs on four hits and two walks while retiring just one batter in the eighth.
Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte finished up for the A’s. He threw left-handed to J.B. Shuck, the only lefty he faced, who popped up. Then Venditte threw right-handed to Jose Abreu, who singled to left, before Avisail Garcia grounded into a game-ending double play.
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