Soriano goes 3-for-3 in loss to Sox

Soriano goes 3-for-3 in loss to Sox

at Mesa, Ariz.
Sunday, March 4

White Sox at the plate: Paul Konerko hit two home runs, both solo shots and both his first of the spring. Jermaine Dye added a three-run homer in the fourth, and one out later, Rob Mackowiak hit a solo shot. Gustavo Molina hit a three-run homer in the eighth off Will Ohman.

Cubs at the plate: Derrek Lee hit his first home run leading off the fourth. Alfonso Soriano, who was 0-for-5 in the first two games he played, went 3-for-3, including an RBI double.

White Sox on the mound: Starter Jon Garland faced 11 batters over three innings, and gave up two hits and one walk while striking out one. It was Garland's second spring start. David Aardsma faced his former team and gave up two hits in one scoreless inning.

Cubs on the mound: Left-hander Rich Hill, making his first start, gave up one run on one hit -- Konerko's first homer -- over two innings and struck out three. Juan Mateo gave up four runs on two hits, both homers, and walked two over 1 1/3 innings.

Cactus League records: White Sox 2-4; Cubs 0-3-1. Sunday's game drew a record 12,903 to HoHoKam Park, breaking the old mark of 12,894 set March 27, 2006, also against the White Sox.

Up next: The White Sox stay in the Valley on Monday and travel to Maryvale to face the Milwaukee Brewers at 2:05 p.m. CT. Left-hander Mark Buehrle is slated to start for the White Sox against Jeff Suppan. The Cubs travel to Peoria, Ariz., on Monday to play the Seattle Mariners at 2:05 p.m. CT. Mark Prior, Ted Lilly and Kerry Wood are scheduled to pitch for the Cubs.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.