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Anderson dazzles in debut as D-backs take series from White Sox

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. 

                                   Game Notes 

Parra, Montero, Prado and A.J. Pollock all had two hits for Arizona ... The D- 
backs  hit just 1-for-10  with runners in scoring position and left 10 on base 
...  Chicago mustered  just  one at-bat  with a  runner  in scoring  position, 
finishing 0-for-1 ... The Solid White Sox head to Oakland on Monday for a three-game 
set with the Athletics. 

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