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Los   Angeles,   CA  (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Justin  Turner's  two-run  single
highlighted a five-run sixth inning that sent the Los Angeles Dodgers past the
ChicagoWhite Sox, 5-2, on Monday.

Adrian  Gonzalez and  Drew Butera  also  knocked in  a run  apiece during  the
pivotal  frame, which  was prolonged by two costly Chicago errors that spoiled
an otherwise solid outing by Jose Quintana.

Quintana  (3-5) allowed just  two hits leading up to the sixth but came undone
when the suspect defense behind him produced five unearned runs.

"Tonight  wasn't  a good  night defensively,"White Sox manager Robin Ventura
said. "Jose deserved a better fate."

Clayton  Kershaw (4-2)  struck out nine over eight innings and earned the win.
The  reigning  Cy Young Award winner  surrendered four hits -- the only costly
one a two-run homer by the newly activated Jose Abreu.

"Clayton  was dominant  tonight,  only  one bad  pitch,"  Dodgers manager  Don
Mattingly said.

Abreu,  sidelined  since  May  18  with tendinitis  in  his  left  ankle,  was
reinstated from the disabled list Monday and made his presence known.

Kershaw  retired  him on an  easy comebacker to the  mound the first time they
squared  off, but  the left-hander's knee buckled when Abreu made contact with
his  hanging breaking  ball  in the  fourth, knowing  the  rookie slugger  got
enough to send it over the left-field wall.

Gordon  Beckham  singled ahead of Abreu's  16th home run of the season, ending
Kershaw's string of 10 straight retired to start the game.

Kershaw  allowed just  two baserunners the rest of his outing, then helped his
own cause with a leadoff single in the game-altering sixth.

A  Beckham error  allowed Matt  Kemp to  reach base  with one  out, and  after
striking  out Yasiel Puig, Quintana induced a routine ground ball to third off
the  bat of Hanley Ramirez. Instead of tagging the runner or the bag, however,
Conor  Gillaspie threw  over to first, and  his low throw got away from Abreu,
allowing Kershaw to score LA's first run.

Gonzalez's infield single knocked in Kemp, and Turner's bases-loaded bloop hit
into short center knocked in a pair for a 4-2 Dodgers lead.

Butera  capped  the turnaround with an  RBI single, and Kenley Jansen finished
off Kershaw's gem by striking out the side in the ninth to post his 17th save.

                                   Game Notes

Abreu was leading the majors in home runs and led the AL in RBI before landing
on  the  DL ... This three-game  series features six Cuban-born players. Abreu
and  Puig were  teammates with Cienfuegos in the Cuban National Series ... The
Dodgers  dropped three  of four to the  Pirates over the weekend ... The White
Sox have lost three of their last four.

 
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