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Errors doom Scott Carroll and White Sox in loss to White Sox

CLEVELAND -- Manager Robin Ventura might have found an unofficial White Sox slogan Saturday when he said his team has no choice but to keep moving on to the "next guy up."

The Sox placed center fielder Adam Eaton on the disabled list before Saturday's game against the Indians with a strained right hamstring, the seventh Sox player currently on the 15- or 60-day DL.

But many of Ventura's next guys up didn't step up as needed later Saturday night, and a solid outing from Sox right-hander Scott Carroll went to waste behind two costly errors and a lack of clutch hitting. The Indians and starting right-hander Justin Masterson handed the Sox a 2-0 loss at Progressive Field, the Sox's third shutout this season and fourth loss in a row.

"You can't quit," Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham said. "It's not always going to go good. You're not always going to be as healthy as you want to be, but the guys out there, we have to find a way to get some wins, till those guys get back."

In his second major league start, Carroll lasted six innings, allowing two unearned runs. He has a 0.68 ERA while filling in for injured left-hander Chris Sale.

"It has been impressive to see (Carroll) come in here and take a shot at it and grab a hold of it," Ventura said.

The Indians pulled ahead 1-0 in the second when Lonnie Chisenhall hit a leadoff double and scored from third when Marcus Semien dropped a popup near the mound.

In the fifth, Jose Ramirez had a bunt single, advanced to second on Tyler Flowers' throwing error to first and scored on Nick Swisher's sacrifice fly.

"I knew it was a validation start for me," Carroll said. "I needed to prove myself again because I don't know how long I'm going to be up here. But I'm going to continue to show what I'm capable of doing and hopefully it'll be a long stint."

The Sox put a runner on base to start five of the first eight innings. But they couldn't convert against Masterson, who allowed four hits in 71/3 innings against a more right-handed heavy lineup than the Sox might have liked without Eaton and third baseman Conor Gillaspie, who is also on the DL.

Semien lined into a double play with the bases loaded in the fifth inning. Adam Dunn hit a leadoff double in the seventh but was caught at third on Alexei Ramirez's grounder to shortstop. And with runners on second and third in the eighth, Jose Abreu struck out on three pitches.

"(Masterson) changed speeds with his fastball, which I thought was interesting," Beckham said. "Every once in a while it would be 92, and then all of the sudden he would throw a fastball that would be like 86 with more movement. He did a good job of keeping us off balance."

Eaton said his injury, which flared up Friday night, may have come about as he was overcompensating for a previous injury to the back of his left knee that kept him out five games last month. Jordan Danks started in center field and was 0-for-2 with a walk.

"It's not fun," Eaton said. "I've never been hurt in the minor leagues and college, and all of a sudden I get hurt every other day."

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