Brandon Webb gives up a run in six innings as Diamondbacks beat White Sox

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Brandon Webb looks to be about ready to start the season.

The 2006 National League Cy Young Award winner pitched six efficient innings in his best outing of the spring yesterday as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1.

Webb, who entered the game with an 8.18 ERA, gave up a run and five hits in six innings. He struck out four and walked one.

Though Webb described his fastball as "erratic," he said he had a good curveball that he was able to locate and his changeup worked as well.

Chad Tracy went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the D-backs while Felipe Lopez went 1-for-2 with two walks.

Chad Qualls and Billy Buckner combined for three shutout innings of relief to close it.

Webb's final spring start will be Tuesday in a minor league game.

At 9-16, the Diamondbacks are struggling through the worst spring in their 12-season history. Their only other losing springs were 2004 (15-17) and '08, when they were 12-18-1. All time, the D-backs are 209-159-9 in the spring.