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Abreu homers again, Rodon sharp as White Sox crush Phillies

CHICAGO -- Jose Abreu homered for a third straight game, Carlos Rodon threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the slumping Philadelphia Phillies 9-1 on Tuesday night.

Abreu hit a two-run home run and Justin Morneau followed with a solo shot in the fifth off Jake Thompson (1-3), who gave up seven runs and eight hits in five innings.

Rodon (4-8) allowed three hits and has a 1.46 ERA in his past four starts after missing most of July with a sprained left wrist suffered when he slipped on the dugout steps.

Adam Eaton tripled, singled and scored twice and Tim Anderson tripled, reached base three times and drove in a run as Chicago built a 9-0 lead in its third straight win.

Freddy Galvis homered off Chris Beck in the seventh to end a 17-inning scoreless streak for the Phillies, who have dropped five of seven.

Abreu hit 36 homers while winning AL Rookie of the Year in 2014 and 30 last year. He's up to 17 as he heats up after struggling much of the season. Abreu has five homers and 11 RBI in his past 16 games.

The Phillies, playing on Chicago's South Side for the first time since 2004, managed five hits while Thompson allowed five extra-base hits and four walks in his fourth big league start.

The right-hander has yet to pitch past the fifth inning and saw his ERA swell to 9.78. Thompson has walked 13 in 19 1/3 innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: SS prospect J.P. Crawford (oblique) is back playing for Triple-A Lehigh Valley and is a September call-up candidate.

White Sox: RF Avisail Garcia (knee) was activated off the 15-day DL and went 1 for 4 with a double. OF Jason Coats was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte, leaving nine players on the DL. . 2B Brett Lawrie (left hamstring) returned from his rehab assignment because of a setback and was scheduled for tests. . 2B Tyler Saladino (back) was available off the bench.

NO HOWARD

Phillies 1B Ryan Howard, hitting .107 vs. lefties, was out of the lineup. U.S. Cellular Field is the lone active major league park the former NL MVP hasn't played in.

ASHER RETURNS

Phillies RHP Alec Asher, serving an 80-game suspension for a positive drug test, gave up one run in one inning Tuesday in the start of a rehab assignment with the Class-A affiliate in the Gulf Coast League.

TEBOWING

The Phillies confirmed they will have a scout at Tim Tebow's workout next Tuesday in Los Angeles.

ROTATION CHANGE?

Chicago manager Robin Ventura said rookie RHP Carson Fulmer, sent to the minors to be stretched into a starter, could join the rotation soon. He allowed one run in four innings Tuesday night for Charlotte.

UP NEXT

White Sox RHP James Shields (5-15, 5.98 ERA) faces RHP Jerad Eickhoff (8-12, 3.91) to close the series Wednesday night. Shields has a 17.36 ERA in four starts this month.

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