Final

White Sox 14

(13-16, 7-8 away)

Diamondbacks 0

(15-15, 6-8 home)

    3:05 PM ET, March 30, 2005

    Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, Tucson, Arizona 

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    Chicago 14, Arizona 0

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Carl Everett, Paul Konerko and Joe Crede homered off Arizona opening-day starter Javier Vazquez and the Chicago White Sox pounded the Diamondbacks 14-0 Wednesday.

    Everett was 4-for-4 with four RBI and a walk. He has 22 RBI this spring.

    Scott Podsednik doubled twice and drove in two runs off Vazquez, who was rocked for nine runs on nine hits in five innings in his final start of the spring.

    "Today was one of those days like the last day of the season, when you know you're not going to the playoffs and you have to pitch that last day," Vazquez said. "But I should have done a better job."

    Vazquez walked five and struck out five.

    "Actually, I felt stronger today than ever," Vazquez said. "Maybe I felt too strong and I wanted to throw the ball by everybody or something."

    He said the bad outing would not affect him when he takes the mound on Monday for the opener, at home against the Chicago Cubs.

    "Obviously you never want to put nine runs or 10 runs up in five innings, but it's part of baseball," Vazquez said. "I know it's not going to happen in the regular season. I know that."

    Arizona manager Bob Melvin downplayed Vazquez's struggles.

    "We just wanted to get him to his pitch count. I'm not worried about him," Melvin said. "He's going to be fine."

    The White Sox scored four runs before Vazquez got anyone out. Podsednik led off with a double, then Tadahito Iguchi walked. Everett hammered a 1-0 pitch across the street beyond right field, his sixth homer of the spring, to make it 3-0. Konerko followed with a solo shot, his fourth spring training home run. Chicago scored four more in the fourth, including Crede's two-run homer.

    White Sox starter Jon Adkins shut out the Diamondbacks on one hit over five innings, striking out two and walking two in his first win of the spring.

    It was the final game in Tucson for the Diamondbacks, who play a split-squad game against the Cubs in Mesa on Thursday, then face the Boston Red Sox at Bank One Ballpark on Thursday and Friday nights.

    The White Sox have one more home game, Thursday against Colorado. They play exhibition games in Milwaukee on Friday and Saturday, then open their season at home on Monday against Cleveland.

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