Chicago Sun-Times - - SOX BEAT - — Daryl Van Schouwen

Oh, snap!

Adam La Roche, Brett Lawrie and mi­nor- lea­guer Ja­son Coats hit solo home runs, and catcher Hec­tor Sanchez hit a two- run sin­gle in the bot­tom of the ninth in­ning to give the White Sox ( 0- 1- 1) a tie. The most sig­nif­i­cant home run was from LaRoche, who flopped as a first- time des­ig­nated hit­ter in 2015 but, ac­cord­ing to man­ager Robin Ven­tura, has shown more “snap” and “life” in his bat this spring. LaRoche home­red to right against lefty Ross Detwiler, flied to cen­ter and flied to the warn­ing track in left. Of LaRoche’s 12 homers last sea­son, none came against a lefty. “He’s got a lit­tle dif­fer­ent snap to him as far as swing­ing the bat,’’ Ven­tura said. “It looks a lot bet­ter. I know he’s in great shape, and the ball is com­ing off the bat a lit­tle bet­ter than it has. It’s good to see him, es­pe­cially against a lefty, get some­thing like that.’’ Ven­tura said LaRoche has looked bet­ter in camp. “On the back­fields, [ his swing] looks dif­fer­ent. It’s got a lit­tle more life to it.’’

First im­pres­sions

Lawrie also sin­gled and has reached base four times in two games. Todd Fra­zier and Jimmy Rollins, mak­ing his first start at short­stop, were 1- for- 3.

Turner, too

Ja­cob Turner pitched two score­less in­nings in his first start since re­cov­er­ing from el­bow and shoul­der in­juries. He gave up one hit and one walk and struck out two. The ex- Cub’s fast­ball touched 94 mph. “It had some life on it, lo­ca­tion, all that stuff,” Ven­tura said. “Com­po­sure and ev­ery­thing else, he looked great. He can work him­self into a spot in the ro­ta­tion. There’s some jobs to be earned.’’

On deck

Sox at Roy­als, Sur­prise, 2: 05 p. m., Car­son Ful­mer vs. Ian Kennedy. Jose Quin­tana starts a B game against the Reds in Goodyear.

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