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Melky, Frazier launch blasts; Ryu goes five

March 27, 2017

PHOENIX -- Melky Cabrera, Yolmer Sanchez and Todd Frazier homered on Monday as the White Sox rallied to beat the Dodgers, 5-2, at Camelback Ranch-Glendale.The Dodgers scored off Chicago starting pitcher Derek Holland in the first inning on a two-run single by Yasmani Grandal, cashing in a single by John

PHOENIX -- Melky Cabrera, Yolmer Sanchez and Todd Frazier homered on Monday as the White Sox rallied to beat the Dodgers, 5-2, at Camelback Ranch-Glendale.
The Dodgers scored off Chicago starting pitcher Derek Holland in the first inning on a two-run single by Yasmani Grandal, cashing in a single by John Forsythe and double by Franklin Gutierrez.
Cabrera homered off Dodgers fifth-starter candidate Hyun-Jin Ryu with two out in the first inning and Sanchez took Ryu deep in the fourth inning after Matt Davidson's two-out single.
After the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Ryu had won back his starting job after being sidelined the last two seasons with shoulder and elbow operations.

"I think Ryu is throwing well, he's built up enough and we feel confident enough that he'll be one of the five," Roberts said. "He's given us no reason to not be [in the rotation]. We feel that a healthy Hyun-Jin is a good thing. We expect him to be one of our five."

In the sixth inning, Frazier's leadoff double off Brandon Morrow was cashed in by Davidson's sacrifice fly. Frazier homered in the eighth off Minor Leaguer Andrew Istler.

"Yeah. It feels good. It's showing I'm in the right place," Frazier said. "It was a changeup, and I've been out in front on a lot of those. I've got about 10 or 12 more at-bats before the season starts and it's go time.
"Get back in the rhythm of things. Whatever you worked on, keep that there. If it's outside now, I have that weapon, too, as well. I'm right where I need to be."
Holland was charged with two runs in six innings, with one strikeout and two walks. Ryu allowed three runs on five hits with four strikeouts and no walks in five innings.
"It was right where I wanted to be," said Holland. "Me and [pitching coach Don Cooper] had been talking about establishing the fastball, working with that. I thought me and [catcher Omar Narvaez] did a great job being on the same page and mixing in a lot of changeups.
"Offspeed pitches were really good. I felt good going into it, and I wanted to make sure we were going the distance. I didn't want to have a setback, and I thought we did a great job."
White Sox reliever Jake Petricka left the game after a line drive off the bat of Scott Van Slyke drilled his pitching hand in the eighth inning.

White Sox Up Next: The real action, pitching-wise, for the White Sox on Tuesday takes place in the morning on the Minor League side, where Jose Quintana, Nate Jones and Player Page for David Robertson will be throwing. Minor Leaguer Chris Volstad will start in Surprise against the Royals, with Zack Burdi and Michael Ynoa also scheduled to throw for a first pitch of 3:05 p.m. CT, live on MLB.TV.
Dodgers Up Next: In split-squad games on Tuesday, Julio Urias will start for the Dodgers against San Diego at Camelback Ranch-Glendale and Alex Wood will start against the Reds at Goodyear. Urias probably will begin the season in extended spring training, while Wood is competing with Ryu for the fifth-starter spot.
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Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.