Jose Abreu drove in four runs and set a major league rookie record for RBIs through the end of April, and the White Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 on Sunday in Chicago.
Abreu, who had a two-run home run in the sixth and a two-run single in the seventh, has 31 RBIs. Albert Pujols had the previous mark of 27 in 2001.
The homer was his major league-leading 10th, and extended his own record for home runs by a rookie through April.
In his major league debut, Scott Carroll (1-0) gave up two runs, one earned, in 7 1/3 innings after he was called up from Triple-A Charlotte to fill in for injured ace Chris Sale.
Cubs 4, Brewers 0: Jason Hammel pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, Starlin Castro homered twice, and Chicago won on the road to snap a four-game skid.
Hammel (4-1) struck out a season-high seven, outdueling Wily Peralta (3-1), who had won three straight decisions.
Ryan Braun (chest muscle strain) and Jean Segura (eye & cheek contusion) both missed the game with injuries for the Brewers. Segura was accidentally hit by Braun’s practice swing Saturday.
Cardinals 7, Pirates 0: Adam Wainwright became the majors’ first five-game winner, and Jhonny Peralta ended St. Louis’ 366 at-bat homerless drought with a pair of blasts at Busch Stadium.
Wainwright (5-1) allowed three hits in eight innings, and hasn’t allowed a run in 25 consecutive innings.