WHITE SOX 5, INDIANS 5
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.’’
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.
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.’’
Sox at Royals, Surprise, 2: 05 p. m., Carson Fulmer vs. Ian Kennedy. Jose Quintana starts a B game against the Reds in Goodyear.