In an encouraging development for the Chicago White Sox, Chris Sale was outstanding in his start against the Cincinnati Reds; he tossed six shutout innings, striking out six, walking none, and allowing just two hits. But the White Sox offense couldn't pick him up, and Chicago fell 1-0 in a pitchers' duel.
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"Obviously, it was my best outing of the spring," Sale said. "I found a groove and kept going with it."
Homer Bailey pitched four shutout innings for Cincinnati, allowing three hits in the process. Following Bailey's effort, Reds relievers combined to allow just one hit over the final five innings.
The loss dropped Chicago to 5-11 in Cactus League play.
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