Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a homer and
four RBI and Scott Carroll threw 7 1/3 strong innings to lead the Chicago
White Sox to a 9-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in the third installment of a
Carroll (1-0) allowed two runs -- one earned -- on six hits in his major
"He knew what he was doing out there. He threw strikes, let his defense make
plays for him. It's special, everyone is happy for him," White Sox manager
Robin Ventura said.
Marcus Semien collected two hits and an RBI while also scoring a pair of runs
and Alexei Ramirez added two hits and an RBI for the White Sox, who have won
five of their last eight games to improve to 13-13.
David Price (3-2) was tagged for eight runs -- six earned -- on nine hits over
six-plus innings. The southpaw struck out seven and walked one in the setback.
David DeJesus scored on Dayan Viciedo's fielding error to give the
Rays a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning. Yunel Escobar lifted a routine flyball
to right, but Viciedo ran past it and the ball rolled past him allowing
DeJesus to score with ease.
Chicago, though, exploded for five runs in the sixth and four runs in the
seventh to break the game open.
With runners on first and second in the sixth, Semien reached on a bunt
single. Gordon Beckham and Adam Eaton both came around on the play thanks to
errors from Price and Wil Myers. Price overthrew first and Myers couldn't
handle the ball in right.
Abreu followed with a two-run homer to left field to make it 4-1. Viciedo then
doubled before scoring on a throwing error by Escobar to cap the inning.
"We haven't made that many mistakes all year, let alone in one inning. It is
an unfortunate day, but it happens to the best of them," said Rays manager Joe
With two on in the seventh, Semien doubled to center to score Beckham and
knock Price out of the game. Abreu greeted reliever Josh Lueke with a single
to center to score Eaton and Semien. Ramirez added a base hit later in the
inning to push Abreu across for a 9-1 lead.
Evan Longoria's RBI single in the eighth accounted for the final margin.
Abreu is 5-for-13 with three home runs and 10 RBI over the first three games
of this series ... Carroll struck out three and walked two ... Ben Zobrist
went 2-for-4 with a run scored for the Rays.