GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Jimmy Rollins hit a game-tying three-run homer and Travis Ishikawa followed with a go-ahead shot in the sixth inning as the White Sox rallied for an 8-7 victory over the Giants on Tuesday at Camelback Ranch.The back-to-back home runs came against Giants reliever Cory Gearrin.
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Jimmy Rollins hit a game-tying three-run homer and Travis Ishikawa followed with a go-ahead shot in the sixth inning as the White Sox rallied for an 8-7 victory over the Giants on Tuesday at Camelback Ranch.
The back-to-back home runs came against Giants reliever Cory Gearrin.
The Giants scored five runs in the fifth inning to spoil Mat Latos' White Sox debut.
Latos had gone through all of his previous work on the back fields of Camelback Ranch or in "B" games before moving to Cactus League action. He allowed one run on three hits over the first three innings, throwing 32 strikes out of his first 38 pitches, but the Giants were on him as the pitch count rose.
Brandon Belt (3 RBIs) delivered a go-ahead shot with a mammoth two-run blast to right field after Joe Panik's leadoff double in the fifth. Miguel Olivo (3 RBIs), who once caught for the White Sox and was a late pregame add to the starting lineup, added a prodigious clout to left for another two-run homer in the inning.
Over 4 2/3 innings, Latos yielded seven runs on 11 hits while striking out four and not issuing a walk.
"I felt fine," Latos said. "I ended on a positive note, threw a really good slider to get a strikeout, and it's just a little different going from a 'B' game to here. I had a lot of energy."
Peavy pleased with 8 strikeouts
Giants starter Jake Peavy, another former White Sox, gave up four runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings, striking out eight and walking two.
"I got up and down five times, which is what I wanted to do," Peavy said.
Chicago's Austin Jackson delivered his first home run, and Jose Abreu doubled home a run. Todd Frazier (RBI) had two hits.
Up next for White Sox:John Danks stands as the only White Sox starter to make every trip to the mound during Cactus League action, getting another chance on the big field Wednesday against the Padres. Danks pitched five scoreless innings with seven strikeouts against the Cubs in his last trip to the mound. The game has a 3:05 p.m. CT first pitch, broadcast live via a free whitesox.com webcast.
Up next for Giants: Right-hander Matt Cain will make his second start since the removal of a cyst from his throwing arm when he faces Arizona in a 1:10 p.m. PT game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Cain needs every start he can make and every inning he can get as he strives to build enough stamina to join the season-opening rotation. Wednesday's game will be streamed live via a free giants.com audio webcast.
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