White Sox 9, Rays 2

CHICAGO -- Rookie Jose Abreu hit his major league-leading 10th home run and helped make right-hander Scott Carroll a winner in his big league debut as the Chicago White Sox topped the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 on Sunday afternoon.

Abreu, the designated hitter, also moved into the major league's RBIs lead, extending his rookie record for April to 31.

The 29-year-old Carroll, called up late Saturday from Triple-A Charlotte, worked 7 1/3 innings and allowed one earned run and six hits in first big league outing.

White Sox outfielder batter Adam Eaton went 3-for-5 with two runs while third baseman Marcus Semien, shortstop Alexei Ramirez and Abreu each had two hits.

Second baseman Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4 with a run scored to lead Tampa Bay. Left-handed starter David Price (3-2) worked six innings and allowed eight runs, six earned.

Abreu threatened to break a scoreless tie in the fourth inning with a leadoff drive to left. But stiff 24-mile per hour winds kept the ball inside the park.

The Rays opened a 1-0 lead in the fifth as outfielder David DeJesus singled to right with two out and scored on White Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo's error on a throw to second.

The White Sox replied with five runs in the sixth that began with a pair of Rays errors and included Abreu's homer to left.

Second baseman Gordon Beckham reached on an error to lead off the sixth and advanced to second on Eaton's single. Siemen reached on a bunt single while Beckham scored on Price's throwing error. Eaton came home on an error by right fielder Wil Myers.

Abreu's two-run homer then brought home Siemen and left Price trailing 4-1.

Viciedo then doubled to deep left and then scored to make it 5-1 when Ramirez reached on an infield single. Ramirez came home on an throwing error by Myers.

In the seventh, Semien doubled home Beckham for a 6-1 White Sox lead. Price then departed with two runners on and none out while reliever Josh Lueke allowed a two-run single to Abreu that drove in Semien and Eaton for an 8-1 lead.

He then gave up a run-scoring single to Ramirez for a 9-1 Chicago advantage.

Price allowed six earned runs and nine hits while striking out seven and walking just one.

Carroll departed with one out in the eighth and a runner on in favor of right hander Daniel Webb, who gave up a run-scoring single to third baseman Evan Longoria.

Carroll (1-0) threw 100 pitches -- 67 for strikes -- as he recorded the longest outing in a White Sox debut in 44 years.

Weather permitting, the four-game series is scheduled to conclude Monday night.

NOTES: The Rays had four errors on Sunday after entering the game with just seven, the fewest in the Major Leagues and on a run of seven straight games without a miscue. ... The Rays' 4-0 victory on Saturday occurred in 36 degree temperatures, the second coldest in team history. They are 5-2 in games played in temperatures below 40 degrees. ... LF Matt Joyce entered Sunday with a .351 batting average, good for seventh in the majors. ... The Rays are scheduled to send RHP Jake Odorizzo (1-2, 5.63 ERA) against White Sox RHP Andre Rienzo (1-0, 4.91) in a series finale scheduled for 7:10 p.m. Monday. ... The White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Scott Carroll from Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday. A large contingent of family and friends made the trip from Carroll's hometown of Kansas City to witness his major-league debut at U.S. Cellular Field. ... Chicago moved OF Avisail Garcia to the 60-day disabled list with a torn labrum and avulsion fracture. ... Late Saturday, the White Sox optioned RHP Erik Johnson to Triple-A Charlotte after going 1-1 with a 6.46 ERA in five starts.

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