ATLANTA (AP) — Omar Vizquel drove in three runs with four hits, John Danks gave up one run in five innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the error-prone Atlanta Braves 12-4 Saturday in the final exhibition game for both teams.
The 42-year-old Vizquel, entering his 22nd season, stole a base and scored three runs.
The Braves committed five errors, including three in Chicago's four-run second inning and another as the White Sox added seven runs off Jo-Jo Reyes in the fifth. Vizquel doubled in three runs in the fifth inning.
Atlanta's Tim Hudson gave up eight hits and five runs, only one earned, in four innings.
Danks gave up singles to Melky Cabrera and Martin Prado to open the game and didn't allow another hit.
The only other baserunners Danks allowed were walks to Troy Glaus and Matt Diaz in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively.
Danks, who had three strikeouts, lowered his spring ERA to 4.15 while pitching at least five innings for his fourth straight start. The left-hander set a career high with 13 wins in 2009.
Braves minor league outfielder Brent Clevlen hit a ninth-inning homer off Greg Acquino.
Cabrera scored on a groundout in the first inning. The Braves scored two runs in the sixth off Scott Linebrink. Brooks Conrad had two hits, including a run-scoring triple, one day after learning he made the roster as a utility infielder.
Randy Williams and Erick Threets pitched scoreless innings in relief of Danks.
Cabrera provided the only defensive highlight for the Braves. The center fielder threw out Mark Teahen at third base in the second inning when Teahen attempted to advance from first on Josh Kroger's single.
Mark Kotsay had a two-run single and Vizquel had a run-scoring single in the second.
Hudson finished the spring with a 1.50 ERA.
Braves right-hander Scott Proctor was assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett, but may be back with Atlanta soon. Proctor, recovering from elbow ligament-replacement surgery on May 5, 2009, looked sharp in a perfect sixth inning. He was pitching on back-to-back days for the first time this spring.
Peter Moylan, who added a perfect seventh inning, did not allow a run in eight innings this spring.
NOTES: White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said C Ramon Castro, who was left behind in Arizona as he receives treatment for his bruised right heel, is expected to join the team in Chicago. Guillen said if Castro is not ready to open the season, Donny Lucy would serve as the backup to A.J. Pierzynski. ... Braves OF Nate McLouth (sore right hamstring) took batting practice, ran the bases and said he expects to be ready for Monday's opener against the Cubs. ... Prado earned cheers and high-fives from his teammates when he reached the left-field upper deck with a batting practice homer.