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Los  Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Hector Noesi picked up his first win in
over  two years as the Chicago White Sox, with the help of rookie slugger Jose
Abreu,  topped  the Los Angeles  Dodgers, 4-1, in  the middle installment of a
three-game series on Tuesday.

Noesi  (1-4) ended  a streak of 14  straight losing decisions dating to May 6,
2012 by scattering five hits and four walks over six innings of one-run ball.

"It feels exciting to get the win," Noesi said. "I just tried to finish all my
pitches. My changeup was good tonight, along with my fastball."

Abreu  went 2-for-4 with  a home run and three RBI while Tyler Flowers added a
solo homer for Chicago, which had dropped three of four coming into the game.

Dan  Haren (5-4)  gave up four runs on  six hits in a six-inning start for LA,
which went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left a dozen on base.

"We  left some  guys  out there,"  said Dodgers  manager  Don Mattingly.  "Dan
(Haren)  kept  us in there. Our  bullpen kept it  close. We had chances but we
couldn't do a lot with them. We're just not doing enough."

The  only run the Dodgers mustered came on Dee Gordon's bases-loaded sacrifice
fly in the second inning.

Abreu  belted a  two-run homer in his  return from the disabled list on Monday
and  duplicated  the feat  in the first  inning Tuesday, as  his shot down the
left-field line was barely just out of Matt Kemp's reach and found the seats.

Abreu  was up with runners on the corners in the third and pushed a run across
with  a productive fielder's choice grounder to third, and Flowers made it 4-1
in Chicago's favor with an opposite-field blast to right an inning later.

Gordon  Beckham robbed  Haren of a hit up  with middle with a diving stop on a
line  drive  to help leave  runners on corners in  the fourth, and Zach Putnam
stranded two Dodgers in the seventh and eighth frames.

Ronald  Belisario  set down the  heart of the  Dodgers' order -- Andre Ethier,
Yasiel  Puig  and Hanley  Ramirez --  in succession  in the  ninth to post his
fourth save of the year.

                                   Game Notes

Noesi had made 40 appearances -- 19 starts -- since pitching the Mariners past
the  Twins in his previous victory ... Abreu has 17 home runs and 47 RBI in 46
games  this season  ... Puig had two  of the Dodgers' six hits on the one-year
anniversary of his call-up to the big leagues.

 
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