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Quintana perfect; Gillaspie, Mitchell homer in White Sox win
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jose Quintana pitched three perfect innings in his first appearance this spring, and Jared Mitchell and Conor Gillaspie hit home runs to lead the White Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday afternoon.
The White Sox improved to 4-2-2 as Quintana (two strikeouts) Hector Santiago (two scorless innings) and Nate Jones, Donnie Veal, Jhan Marinez (one scoreless inning each) also contributed to the team shutout.
Gillaspie, a left-handed hitting third baseman acquired from the San Francisco Giants in a trade, was given a look at first base but showed more of the same at bat, hitting his second homer of the spring. He also grounded out and struck out.
Former first-round pick Jared Mitchell hit a long opposite-field homer to left and doubled in a run, the double a soft liner to center that skipped past a diving Chris Heisey.
Third baseman Brent Morel, who could make the team as a utility player if he shows some versatility in the field, looked comfortable handling two chances at shortstop. He went 0-for-3 at the plate.