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Chicago,  IL  (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago White Sox used home runs from 
Jose  Abreu and Adam  Dunn to power past the San Francisco Giants, 7-6, in the 
finale of a brief two-game set interleague set at U.S. Cellular Field. 

Dunn  crushed  a three-run blast and  Abreu smashed a two-run shot, while each 
scored  a pair of  runs. Tyler Flowers drove in two and Alejandro De Aza was a 
homer shy of the cycle for the White Sox, who swept the Giants. 

Chris  Sale  (6-1), who  wasn't as  sharp as  normal, allowed  three runs on a 
season-high eight hits while fanning seven in six-plus frames to pick up a win 
for the first time in his last three outings. 

"Anytime you have a team like that coming in and you can take two games from 
them it's huge," said Sale. 

In  his worst  start of the season,  Tim Hudson (7-3) was tagged for a season- 
high  seven runs  and 12 hits in 4  2/3 innings to absorb his first loss since 
May 6. 

"It was frustrating no doubt," said Hudson. "They scored six runs on a day I 
pitched and we should win those games." 

Buster  Posey collected  two RBI and Gregor  Blanco had three hits with an RBI 
for  the Giants,  who have dropped a season-high five straight games and eight 
of their last nine. 

The White Sox brought a 4-0 advantage into the fifth before Sale ran into Some 
trouble. 

Three  consecutive  one-out singles put the  Giants on the board in the fifth, 
the  last  coming from Posey, who  plated Blanco from second. Pablo Sandoval's 
sacrifice fly to center cut the deficit in half. 

Dunn  answered in the home half with a three-run home run over the right-field 
fence  to put Chicago  up 7-2. Conor Gillaspie and Abreu each singled to reach 
base. 

Sale's day was done after a single and walk to start the seventh. Hunter Pence 
welcomed Jake Petricka with a single to load the bases before Posey's sac fly. 

After  a  Blanco double made it  7-4 in the eighth, Ronald Belisario inherited 
runners  in scoring position with one out. Pence grounded out to plate Brandon 
Crawford but Posey's slow roller to short ended the inning. 

Belisario had runners on the corners with no outs in the ninth after hits from 
Sandoval  and Michael  Morse. Following a strikeout, Tyler Colvin hit a fly to 
left,  scoring Sandoval  to make it a one-run spread. Ehire Adrianza flied out 
to center to end the game. 

Chicago jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first and doubled it in the fourth. 

Abreu  crushed a line drive, two-run home run to left to give the White Sox an 
early  lead.  It came  one batter  after Gillaspie doubled  to keep the inning 
alive. 

Sale  got Sandoval  to pop out in the  third with the bases loaded to keep the 
WhitSox ahead. 

Dunn  led off  the fourth  with a  walk, then  Dayan Viciedo  and De  Aza both 
singled  to load the bases. Flowers' line-drive base hit to left scored two to 
increase Chicago's cushion. 

                                   Game Notes 

It  was Dunn's 452nd career homer, tying him with Carl Yastrzemski for 35th on 
the all-time home run list ... Abreu (58 games) is the third-fastest player in 
major  league history to reach 20 career home runs. Wally Berger (51) and Mark 
McGwire (56) did it faster ... It was Belisario's seventh save of the year ... 
The  Giants  were 5-for-12 with  runners in scoring  position ... This was the 
eighth  time in 440 career starts that Hudson did not have a strikeout ... San 
Francisco fell to 10-3 in Hudson's starts this season. 

 
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