Abreu (two RBIs) and Alejandro De Aza each had three hits and the
White Sox had 15 overall. Tyler Flowers also homered as Chicago won
for the fifth time in six games.
Andre Rienzo (3-0) allowed three runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings
for the White Sox. Three relievers combined to hold the Diamondbacks
hitless over the final 3 1/3 frames.
Arizona starter Brandon McCarthy (1-6) retired the first nine
hitters he faced before being crushed for seven runs and nine hits
in the fourth while retiring just one hitter. The Diamondbacks led
2-0 entering the inning thanks to Gerardo Parra’s third-inning homer
before Gordon Beckham and Abreu had RBI singles to tie it in the
Ramirez hit his grand slam on a 3-0 pitch to make it 6-2 and De Aza
singled in a run later in the inning. A.J. Pollock had a run-scoring
single for the Diamondbacks in the fifth but Abreu hit a
tape-measure shot to center in the seventh and Flowers homered down
the left-field line to start the eighth.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The loss was only Arizona’s third in eight games but
it dropped the Diamondbacks to 12 games below .500. … Abreu served
as the DH after tweaking an ankle in Thursday’s game against the
Chicago Cubs. … LF Cody Ross had two of Arizona’s four hits.
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