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|Quentin Homers Twice as White Sox Beat Cubs in Split Squad Game
|MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Carlos Quentin homered twice off Carlos Silva and drove in five runs Saturday, leading a Chicago White Sox split squad to a 15-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Healthy after being limited to 99 games and 21 homers last season due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot, Quentin hit a two-run shot in the first inning and a three-run home run in the second as part of an 18-hit, five-homer attack.
Silva, hoping to earn one of two available spots in the Cubs' rotation, allowed six runs on seven hits in two innings.
Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano, playing for the first time since arthroscopic knee surgery cut short his disappointing 2009 season, made a diving catch in the second inning but also booted a routine ball for an error and went 0 for 2 at the plate.
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