Jones homers, has 4 RBI as ChiSox top Dodgers 5-1
Loney’s home run is the only run Peavy has given up in eight innings this spring.
“Today was a lot better intensity-wise,” Peavy said. “That’s a big-league lineup … a great lineup. It was a good balance of lefties and righties in there and I was able to throw all my pitches. It was good work and the guys behind me did well.”
Ortiz, in the battle for the No. 5 slot in the Dodgers’ rotation, gave up two runs on six hits in four innings. The veteran right-hander opened the spring with seven scoreless innings before the White Sox scored twice in the third.
“I want to keep building on the way I have been pitching so far,” Ortiz said. “Timing was off today just a little bit and little by little I was trying to get it back while at the same time trying to get out big league hitters.”
The Dodgers’ Carlos Monasterios, a Rule 5 pickup from the Phillies, pitched three scoreless innings in relief to also remain in the fifth-starter battle.
“He has a nice presence out there and has a good offspeed pitch,” manager Joe Torre said of Monasterios. “He’s aggressive. I like what I see.”
White Sox catcher Ramon Castro(notes) received a glancing blow off the top of his helmet by an Ortiz pitch in the fourth inning and left the game. He was sent to a local hospital for a CT scan that came back negative.
“He was kind of dizzy when he got (to the hospital),” White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. “I don’t think we have a doctor to check that big ol’ head good enough. It takes seven MRIs to check it out good. I expect him to be fine.”
NOTES: Dodgers reliever Cory Wade(notes) underwent a 55-minute arthroscopic procedure on his shoulder to clean up bursa, cartilage and tendon fraying. He is expected to miss three months. … Dodgers OF Andre Ethier(notes) will have his jersey retired Wednesday in a ceremony at his high school alma mater, St. Mary’s in Phoenix. … Torre said right-hander James McDonald(notes) is all but finished in the No. 5 starter race and is battling for a bullpen spot. … Clayton Kershaw(notes), Jonathan Broxton(notes) and George Sherrill(notes) all pitched in minor-league intrasquad games. … The Dodgers optioned OF Trayvon Robinson to minor-league camp. … White Sox relievers Bobby Jenks(notes) and J.J. Putz(notes) both pitched in simulated games. … The White Sox released RHP Daniel Cabrera(notes) (21.00 ERA in three appearances) who pitched previously with Baltimore, Washington and Arizona. They also released OF Jason Botts(notes) and optioned top minor-league prospect Dayan Viciedo(notes).