Recap: Chicago WSox vs. Arizona

 

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Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Chase Anderson allowed just one run while striking out six in his major league debut and the Arizona Diamondbacks took the rubber match of a three-game set with the Chicago White Sox, 5-1, on Sunday.

Anderson (1-0) dazzled in his first career start, exiting with one out in the sixth inning with a 3-1 advantage. He kept his pitch count low and had White Sox hitters for the most part off-balance, keeping them scoreless through five before serving up Moises Sierra's sixth-inning homer. Anderson was charged with a run on two hits in the triumph.

"I've always had a pretty good way of controlling my emotions my whole life," said Anderson. "It's just something I was born with. After I threw the first pitch I said 'okay, this is the same game' and it calmed me down right there and I just tried to attack the hitters. It was fun."

Gerardo Parra and Miguel Montero each stroked a two-run homer for the D-backs, winners in four of five to close out a nine-game road trip with a 6-3 mark.

Arizona returns home to host the Nationals on Monday.

Sierra's solo shot produced the lone run for the White Sox, who have lost three of four following four consecutive wins. Hector Noesi (0-3) allowed three runs on eight hits to remain winless on the season.

"He gave us a chance," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said of Noesi. "He was around the zone, he threw strikes, all that. It's too bad for him, he pitched a good game and nobody else showed up."

Arizona scored the game's first run just two batters in. Parra got the ball rolling with a leadoff triple, and Martin Prado drove him in with a single to right. Noesi settled down after the run, striking out Paul Goldschmidt and inducing a double-play grounder to get out of the inning.

Parra made it 3-0 in the fifth with his two-run homer to right.

Sierra put the Sox on the board one inning later. Anderson then walked Tyler Flowers and was removed from the contest by manager Kirk Gibson, who went to Joe Thatcher to get out of the inning.

Thatcher pitched around a Gordon Beckham single to retire the side and hold the 3-1 lead.

Evan Marshall and Brad Ziegler each tossed a 1-2-3 inning in relief, Montero padded the cushion with a two-run homer in the top of the ninth and Oliver Perez threw a scoreless home half to end it.

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