The center field scoreboard was shut down for about one inning, but all the fragile parts of the Chicago White Sox were in working order.

Right fielder Alex Rios, playing for the first time since last Friday after suffering lower back stiffness, legged out a double in his third at-bat Friday at Miller Park and showed no signs of discomfort in 6 1/2 innings.

Shortstop Alexei Ramirez showed no effects of a right shoulder bruise suffered Wednesday. Ramirez made a strong throw to retire Norichika Aoki in the top of the first inning, and Ramirez ripped a double off the left field wall in the second inning.

And reliever Jesse Crain, representing the biggest question because of a right adductor strain, pitched a scoreless fifth inning as the Sox beat Milwaukee 7-2. If Crain feels healthy Saturday morning, he will secure a spot on the Sox's opening day roster.

Crain threw nine of 11 pitches for strikes, allowing only an infield hit to Alex Gonzalez, who was erased on an inning-ending double play grounder. Crain also struck out Carlos Gomez.

The Sox snapped a 2-2 tie in the fifth on an RBI single by Jeff Keppinger and a two-run double by Adam Dunn.

Bryan Anderson, who replaced Dunn, launched a solo home run that struck the batter's eye behind the center field fence in the ninth inning.