March 21, 2016

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Melky Cabrera got his first home run of the spring and had a run-scoring double against Carlos Carrasco but the Cleveland Indians rallied for a 9-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday.

Carrasco, pitching on his 29th birthday, allowed three runs on six hits and struck out four.

''He stayed aggressive,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''He made a couple mistakes, but we didn't complete a couple plays behind him.''

Todd Frazier singled to open the second inning and scored on Cabrera's double. Tyler Saladino doubled home a run in the fourth. Frazier singled home a run off Bryan Shaw in the fifth.

White Sox starter Scott Carroll allowed two hits over three scoreless innings. Carroll is competing for a bullpen spot.

The Indians scored five runs in the seventh inning against Matt Lollis. Giovanny Urshela hit his fifth home run, and Roberto Perez and Collin Cowgill doubled with two outs in the inning. Cowgill is on the bubble for a roster spot.

Urshela, who will probably start the season in Triple-A with the signing of Juan Uribe, made a sparkling play at third base, too.

''It was good to see him hit the ball that way,'' Francona said of his drive to right center.

Marlon Byrd hit two doubles and walked for Cleveland in his second game after signing a minor league contract on Friday.

''The ball jumped off his bat,'' Francona said. ''Byrd had been doing this a long time.''

Perez, Francisco Lindor and Joey Butler had two hits for Cleveland.

The White Sox saved Lollis a couple runs. Jerry Sands made a leaping catch to rob Tyler Naquin of an extra base hit. Jacob May made a diving catch of Erik Gonzalez's line drive to right center.

May is the grandson of former major league slugger Lee May, who played for the Reds, Astros and Orioles.

STARTING TIME

White Sox: Carroll pitched three innings for the first time this spring. In his last 6 1/3 innings, he's given up one run on seven hits and a walk.

Indians: Carrasco pitched five scoreless innings over his first two spring outings but has allowed five runs on 14 hits in his last two games, both four-inning stints.

SENT DOWN

White Sox: RHP Erik Johnson was optioned to Triple A Charlotte. RHP Tyler Danish and INF Steve Lombardozzi were re-assigned to minor league camp.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: Mike Napoli was scratched from the lineup and sent home with the flu. Pitching coach Mickey Callaway was also sent home with a flu bug that has made the rounds of the Indians' clubhouse. .. Uribe started at third base on his first day back after clearing up a visa problem in the Dominican Republic.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Mat Latos will pitch against the Giants.

Indians: Cleveland is off Tuesday. RHP Danny Salazar is scheduled to face the Royals on Wednesday.

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