LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw shrugged off a two-run homer by Jose Abreu in the rookie's return from the disabled list, pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Chicago White Sox 5-2 Monday night for his first home win of the season.
Justin Turner's two-run single keyed a five-run sixth inning in which all the Dodgers' runs were unearned.
Kershaw allowed four hits over eight innings, striking out nine and walking none. Kenley Jansen got three outs for his 17th save.
Jose Quintana gave up six hits through six innings and was charged with five unearned runs.
The Dodgers parlayed two infield errors, four singles and a walk into the five-run rally that put them ahead 5-2. All the runs came with two outs.
Abreu's homer came in his second at-bat since coming off the disabled list. When he left the lineup because of tendinitis in his left ankle, the rookie slugger from Cuba was leading the majors with 15 home runs and ranked second with 42 RBIs. The White Sox were 8-6 in his absence.
Abreu set major league rookie records for homers (10), RBIs (32), extra-base hits (19) and total bases (71) in April and was selected AL rookie of the month.