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White Sox top Indians in series opener

Apr 15, 2015 - 4:24 AM Cleveland, OH ( - Jose Abreu homered to help the Chicago White Sox take a 4-1 decision over the Cleveland Indians in the opener of a three-game set at Progressive Field.

Adam LaRoche, Avisail Garcia and Tyler Flowers each knocked in a run for the White Sox, who have won three in a row since an 0-4 start to the season.

Jose Quintana (1-0) recovered from a tough outing in his first start of the season at Kansas City, yielding one unearned run on three hits with six strikeouts over six innings. Quintana did not factor in the decision against the Royals after he allowed five runs on nine hits over five frames.

"Every time when I go out there I try to get a win," Quintana said. "I'm happy with this outing, and tomorrow I'll prepare for my next start."

The White Sox scored two runs in the first inning and knocked Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco (1-1) out of the game when a line drive off the bat of Melky Cabrera hit him in the face.

After a leadoff single by Adam Eaton, Cabrera ripped a liner up the middle that appeared to partially hit Carrasco's hand and glove before striking his face. Carrasco collapsed face-down at the front of the mound and remained there before sitting up and getting carted off the field.

"He went through all the tests... and there is no fracture. It is a contusion to a bruise to the jaw. And a pretty good one," Cleveland manger Terry Francona said of Carrasco's injury. "Obviously, we have to check him in the morning. But in the big picture, we probably dodged a bullet."

Zach McAllister came on and struck out Abreu, then uncorked a wild pitch that allowed Eaton and Cabrera to move up a base. LaRoche knocked Eaton in with an RBI groundout prior to Garcia's hit that brought in Cabrera for a 2-0 lead.

Flowers drove in Garcia with a single in the top of the fourth, but Cleveland got the run back in the home half thanks to Ryan Raburn's double that plated Jerry Sands, who singled and advanced to second on a passed ball by Flowers.

Abreu launched a 2-0 fastball over the wall in left that gave Chicago a 4-1 lead in the fifth.

Carrasco was charged with two runs, while McAllister and Nick Hagadone both surrendered a run in relief.

Dan Jennings and Zach Duke each pitched a scoreless inning of relief for the White Sox to set up David Robertson's second save of the season.

Game Notes

Carrasco's possible injury will only add to the list for Cleveland, which is already missing position players Yan Gomes, Nick Swisher and Zach Walters, as well as pitchers Josh Tomlin and Gavin Floyd due to DL stints ... Cleveland fell to 0-4 at home for the first time since 1987.