GI­ANTS 3, SOX 2

Chicago Sun-Times - - SOXBEAT - — Daryl Van Schouwen

’ Do can do

Right- han­der Rey­naldo Lopez im­pressed again, al­low­ing two hits in six score­less in­nings, strik­ing out four and walk­ing none Mon­day.

Lopez, 23, ar­guably had been the most im­pres­sive of the pitch­ing prospects the Sox ac­quired in the Chris Sale and

Adam Ea­ton trades even be­fore the out­ing. A suggestion from pitch­ing coach Don Cooper for Lopez to move from the right side of the rub­ber to the mid­dle clicked.

‘‘ Yes, this was the best,’’ Lopez said through a trans­la­tor.

Lopez pitched 44 in­nings for the Na­tion­als last sea­son ( 5- 3, 4.91 ERA) but is a long shot to open the sea­son with the Sox, whose start­ing ro­ta­tion is set for now. This is his first big- league camp, but look for him to come up from Class AAA Char­lotte be­fore too long.

‘‘[ Start­ing in the mi­nors] wouldn’t be a dis­ap­point­ment be­cause I’ve been tak­ing ad­van­tage of this op­por­tu­nity,’’ said Lopez, who has a 3.72 ERA in 19⅓ in­nings this spring.

Lopez was op­posed by fel­low Do­mini­can Johnny Cueto, who also hails from San Pe­dro de Ma­coris. They train at the same fa­cil­ity, Lopez said.

‘‘ I said, ‘ I know he’s good, but I can be good, too,’’’ Lopez said.

Fleet Pete

Lead­off man Peter Bour­jos (. 371) hit his third triple of the spring and scored.

Tak­ing the L

Re­liever Tommy Kahnle, who isn’t ex­pected to make the Open­ing Day ros­ter, al­lowed a three- run home run to Ry­der Jones in the eighth in­ning, drop­ping the Sox to 12- 11- 1 this spring.

On deck

White Sox at Rangers, Sur­prise, 8: 05 p. m., James Shields vs. Cole Hamels.

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