Final in 10

White Sox 15

(15-13, 5-9 away)

Padres 11

(12-17, 4-9 home)

    3:05 PM ET, March 31, 2004

    Peoria Sports Complex, Peoria, Arizona 

    R H E
    CWS - -
    SD - -

    Chicago 15, San Diego 11

    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Phil Nevin returned to the San Diego Padres' lineup, but Paul Konerko homered twice and the Chicago White Sox roughed up Brian Lawrence in a 15-11 win Wednesday.

    After missing Tuesday's game because of food poisoning, Nevin went 1-for-4 with a run scored. It was his first game since straining his left shoulder while diving for a ball at first base on March 7.

    Konerko had four hits and drove in three runs. Aaron Rowand also had four hits and three RBI, and six other Chicago players had at least two hits, including pitcher Dan Wright, who went 2-for-3. The White Sox finished with 25 hits.

    Wright wasn't as successful on the mound, but he got the victory despite allowing five runs, four earned, and eight hits in four innings.

    Lawrence, San Diego's opening day starter, has struggled all spring. He gave up eight hits and four runs in three innings. He finished the spring with a 10.64 ERA and more than twice as many hits allowed, 49, as innings pitched, 22.

    San Diego's first three hitters went a combined 10-for-14, paced by Brian Giles' 5-for-5 day. Ramon Hernandez hit a grand slam in the fifth inning.

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