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Saladino's slam powers White Sox over Tribe

March 13, 2017

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The ball was flying at Camelback Ranch on Monday as the White Sox and the Indians combined for 10 runs in the second inning alone in Chicago's 9-5 victory.The White Sox followed their 14-run ninth inning on Sunday night with an eight-run second on Monday, which featured

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The ball was flying at Camelback Ranch on Monday as the White Sox and the Indians combined for 10 runs in the second inning alone in Chicago's 9-5 victory.
The White Sox followed their 14-run ninth inning on Sunday night with an eight-run second on Monday, which featured three homers and was capped by a Tyler Saladino grand slam.
Saladino finished a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBIs. Cody Asche and Rymer Liriano contributed a pair of two-run homers in the big second.

Indians starter Carlos Carrasco yielded eight runs on eight hits in 1 1/3 innings. Carrasco said he threw around 60 pitches, including 25 in the bullpen after he was pulled from his start. The right-hander explained that the majority of the pitches he threw were fastballs, as he wanted to focus on location with that pitch, as well as continuing to build up his arm strength.
"The only pitch they hit was fastball," Carrasco said. "I think I said that my last start, that I wanted to use my fastball more. That's what I did today. Those guys got me. I'd prefer to keep all those runs here and not in the season."
Added Indians manager Terry Francona: "I'm glad it's a spring setting. But, just watching him, [pitching coach Mickey Callaway] and I were going back and forth. We'll probably try to maybe corral him in the morning and make sure that everything is OK, just because you get to kind of know their body language and stuff like that. And then, we'll go from there."

White Sox starter Carson Fulmer said he was happy with his outing, tossing four-plus innings and giving up four runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk.
"All in all, I thought it was a really good outing," Fulmer said. "I was able to have a quick first inning, which I think is the most important inning of the game. I wanted to work on my curveball, I wanted to work on my changeup, and I wanted to throw some two-seamers. I did that. I felt like I threw a ton of strikes."
Edwin Encarnacion (2-for-3 with 2 RBIs), Yan Gomes (2-for-3 with a solo homer) and Daniel Robertson (2-for-4 with a triple) led the Tribe's offense.
Indians Up Next: Right-hander Josh Tomlin is scheduled to start and work four innings on Tuesday, when the Indians host the Giants in a 4:05 p.m. ET Cactus League game at Goodyear Ballpark. It can be watched live on MLB.TV. Carlos Frias, Boone Logan, Josh Martin and Chris Narveson are also penciled in to pitch for Cleveland.
White Sox Up Next:Lucas Giolito makes his fourth Cactus League start on Tuesday when the White Sox visit the Mariners for a 3:10 p.m. CT game. It can be watched live on MLB.TV. Giolito has pitched nine innings over three spring outings, allowing just two runs on two solo homers while walking two and striking out six.
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Owen Perkins is a contributor to MLB.com.

Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast.