- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - Carlos Rodon didn’t offer any excuses for a rocky showing in his major league debut.

The Chicago White Sox left hander worked 2 1-3 innings and gave up two runs on three hits against the Cleveland Indians in a 6-2 loss at chilly U.S. Cellular Field Tuesday night.

“I threw all over the place but finally found some command,” Rodon said. “Maybe a little overthrowing. There’s no excuses. You’ve got to be good in that situation.”

Rodon, called up from Triple-A Charlotte on Monday, entered with two out in the sixth inning in relief of starter Hector Noesi (0-2) with runners on first and third.

Cleveland already led 2-1 and made it 4-1 when Rodon loaded the bases with a walk to Brandon Moss. Ryan Raburn then lined a two-run, pinch-hit single to left to score Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley.

Rodon also struggled in the seventh, as the Indians opened a 6-1 lead.

“He was a little more erratic than we’ve seen him in the past,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. “Regardless what happened tonight, he’s got good stuff. He’s got good makeup.”

Indians starter Carlos Carrasco, meanwhile, worked five efficient innings in his first start since a liner by White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera struck him in the first inning of a 4-1 loss last Tuesday. The Cleveland Indians bullpen then took it the rest of the way.

Carrasco improved to 1-1 against the White Sox, striking out eight and allowing just one run on four hits. Carlos Santana and David Murphy smacked solo home runs for the Indians, who snapped a two-game losing streak on a night with temperatures in the lower 40s with wind chills in the 30s in Chicago.

“I thought he pitched really well,” Indians manager Terry Francona said of Carrasco. “I thought he used his off speed especially well tonight. (He) located real well, worked ahead and I thought he did a real good job.”

Seven Cleveland pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts.

Chicago’s first run came on first baseman Jose Abreu’s fourth home run.

Santana replied with a leadoff homer, his third of the season, to right in the second inning for a 1-1 tie but it was all Indians after that.

The Indians retired 15 of 16 White Sox batters between the third and eighth, when Adam Eaton singled with two out as Chicago mounted its most serious threat.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Indians: INF Zach Walters (oblique strain) is set to play make a rehab appearance Wednesday at Triple-A Columbus while 1B Nick Swisher (knee surgery) reports on Thursday as both seek to come off the disabled list. “Zach’s healthy, he’s ready to go,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “Swish is still trying got build up to game speed.”

White Sox: RHP Jake Petricka didn’t make an appearance in his second game back since being re-instated from the 15-day disabled list (right forearm strain) on Monday.

UP NEXT: White Sox RHP Jeff Samardzija (0-1, 4.29 ERA) makes his fourth start in Wednesday’s series finale. He had no decision in an eight-inning, one-run effort against the Tigers on April 17. Samardzija is 1-1 in six all-time starts against Cleveland. RHP Corey Kluber (0-1, 2.84 ERA) makes his fourth start. He had a no decision in a 3-2 loss on April 17 at Minnesota. The 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner is 2-1 in 10 appearances against Chicago.

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