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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 
four-game set. 

Carroll  (1-0)  allowed two  runs --  one earned --  on six  hits in his major 
league debut. 

"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 
Maddon. 

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. 

                                   Game Notes 

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. 

 
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