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Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com)  - Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia both clubbed a 
pair  of homers  to lead  the Chicago White Sox in  a 15-3  pounding of  the 
Colorado Rockies in the middle tilt of a three-game interleague set. 

Abreu finished with five RBI and Garcia recorded four hits and drove in three. 

Alexei  Ramirez and  Tyler  Flowers also  clubbed homers  for  the  White Sox, 
winners in two of their last three games. 

Jose  Quintana (1-0) allowed  two runs on five hits over seven innings to earn 
the win. 

Michael  Cuddyer  went 2-for-4 with  a solo homer  and Troy Tulowitzki added a 
pair of RBI for the Rockies, who were out-hit 19-7. 

Franklin  Morales (0-1)  allowed six runs on  eight hits and four walks over 6 
1/3 innings to absorb the loss. 

The White Sox scored three runs in the second inning. Garcia crushed a two-out 
homer  to  left and after Ramirez  singled, Flowers hammered a two-run shot to 
left field. 

With runners on the corners in the third, Dayan Viciedo lifted a sacrifice fly 
to left to score Adam Eaton. 

Cuddyer got the Rockies on the board in the fourth with his third homer of the 
season and Tulowitzki added an RBI double in the sixth to make it 4-2. 

Chicago  broke  the game open  with three  runs in the  seventh and six in the 
eighth. 

With  two on and one out in the seventh, Abreu just barely cleared the wall in 
left  for  a 7-2 lead.  The ball  sailed just over  Brett Barnes' glove as the 
left-fielder attempted to rob the rookie of the homer, but came up empty. 

"That at-bat was very, very important to me," Abreu said 

In the eighth, Garcia and Ramirez hit back-to-back homers against Wilton Lopez 
to  make  it 9-2. With two  outs later in  the frame, Marcus Semien doubled to 
left  to  score Flowers. Abreu  followed with  a homer to right-center. Garcia 
capped the frame with an RBI base hit to right field for an 11-run lead. 

"I  don't like  to leave a guy out there  as long as I did, or take him out in 
the  middle  of the inning  and have him walk  off the field," Rockies manager 
Walt  Weiss  said. "He's always  a guy  that's up for  the challenge and be in 
there in good times or tough times." 

Tulowitzki  added a sacrifice fly in the eighth and Semien and Viciedo had RBI 
singles in the ninth to account for the final difference. 

                                   Game Notes 

The White Sox were 6-for-12 with RISP ... Wilton Lopez allowed three homers in 
just  2/3 of an innings in the loss ... Eaton and Semien each stole a base ... 
Cuddyer  has a nine-game hitting streak ... Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez did not 
play Tuesday (rest). 

 
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