The Padres offense has been red hot the last few days, so obviously something had to give. The lineup knocked out eight hits, but they were too spread out and the team only managed to scrape together one run in the eighth inning. The White Sox had a slow start, with Drew Pomeranz holding them hitless for the first three innings, but when Avisail Garcia homered in the fourth, the spirit of Drake LaRoche brought them to life.
That was the only hit that Pomeranz allowed, but Chicago did solid damage against Casey Janssen, scoring two more runs on four hits. Brandon Maurer stemmed the bleeding, tossing a perfect inning of relief after some rough outings as a starter. The south side bats weren't held for long; Fernando Rodney gave up two runs of his own on three hits.
The team is back in Peoria tomorrow, with Colin Rea getting the start against the division rival Diamondbacks. First pitch at 1:10 PM, with radio coverage on MLB.com.