CHICAGO — Jose Abreu is not going to let the pressure get to him. The touted rookie from Cuba hit a game-winning grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning for his second home run of the night, rallying the Chicago White Sox past the Tampa Bay Rays 9-6 on Friday. Evan Longorias two-run homer in the top of the ninth put Tampa Bay ahead 6-4, but the White Sox werent done. Abreus drive off closer Grant Balfour (0-1) won it after Chicago pitchers combined for 11 walks. Abreu, who signed a $68 million, six-year contract in the off-season, finished with three hits and six RBIs. He became the first rookie in major league history to hit nine home runs by the end of April. “I really didnt have any expectations. As a matter of fact, I was talking to Albert Pujols during spring training and he told me, Hey, dont worry about hitting the home runs early in the season since its your first season and all that,” Abreu said through a translator. “So I wasnt trying to hit them — they have just happened.” Balfour gave up a one-out double to Alejandro De Aza in the ninth, then walked Tyler Flowers and pinch-hitter Paul Konerko. As Konerko trotted to first, Balfour and Konerko exchanged words. “I dont know. I know his thing after every pitch, he comes way in. Likes to get the ball, likes to stare at you, stare at the hitter,” Konerko said. “Thats fine, no big deal. You know thats what he likes to do. After I walked there, he is close to me, eye contact was made and I start to run down the line and I heard yelling. I dont know what he was yelling about. I was just trying to make sure it wasnt toward my direction. Thats really it. I think he was probably yelling at himself to get going or get better. When someone that close is yelling, you want to find out why.” Balfour said he wasnt trying to show up Konerko. “Im angry at myself, so if he wants to yell at me, whatever. I wasnt yelling at him. I was frustrated by the fact I missed by 6 feet back there,” Balfour said. “This is a frustrating night for me. I know Im better than that. So Ill come back tomorrow and turn the page. If I get an opportunity, go out there and get it done.” Adam Eaton hit a grounder to second base, but Tampa Bay was unable to turn the double play after getting a force at second. Rays manager Joe Maddon challenged the call, but Eaton clearly beat the throw to first and the ruling was upheld on replay. Balfour walked Marcus Semien to load the bases again and Abreu drove an 0-1 pitch to right-centre for his ninth home run. “Pretty impressive. Really a big, strong fella with a controlled attitude at the plate thats not a wild swinger. You have to make good pitches to him or hes going to hurt you like he did tonight,” Maddon said. “Its not fun when that happens, but Im still going to go out for my Guinness tonight regardless.” Matt Joyce drew his team-record fifth walk of the game leading off the ninth against White Sox reliever Matt Lindstrom (2-1). Longoria followed with his third home run of the season to centre to break a 4-all tie. Tyler Flowers had two hits and two RBIs for the White Sox in the opener of a four-game series. Chicago starter Erik Johnson couldnt get out of the second inning. The Rays tied a club mark by drawing 11 walks. Tampa Bay starter Chris Archer pitched six-plus innings. He allowed four runs and nine hits. With the Rays trailing 1-0 in the second, Yunel Escobar and Ryan Hanigan hit back-to-back RBI singles. Ben Zobrist followed with an RBI double. Johnson was chased after walking Joyce with the bases loaded on his 39th pitch of the inning, giving the Rays a 4-1 lead. The Rays batted around against Johnson in the second. Abreu hit a solo shot in the third and the White Sox tied it in the fourth when Flowers lined a two-run single with the bases loaded. But a baserunning gaffe by Chicago prevented a potentially bigger inning. Eaton grounded back to Archer, who caught De Aza between third and home. De Aza was eventually tagged out in a rundown, then Flowers was tagged out while trying to go to third. The Rays had the bases loaded with one out in the fifth, but Hanigan grounded into an inning-ending double play. “Its one of those games, if you permit it to fester, it will, and if you dont permit it, it wont,” Maddon said. “So for me, its a loss and a loss is a loss is a loss. Of course, we really had a chance to win that game, but youve got to come and play tomorrow — you dont get a week off.” After missing five games with a mild left knee strain, Eaton led off the first inning with a single and stole second. He later scored on Abreus single. 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Traditional Korean food was on the menu, but Ryu credited the company, rather than the cuisine, for her strong start. “We had a talk together to help us relax,” Ryu said. “Sometimes when youre hanging out with really good friends, it can make you more relaxed and enjoy the golf. Today, I really enjoyed my golf. That comes from great friendship.” Ryus 63 was one shy of the tournament record, and her 9-under-par tied the best mark, set in 2009 by Song-Hee Kim. The 24-year-old hit nine birdies and played a bogey-free round. Choi chipped in three times during her morning round, and her 8 under looked like it would stand up until Ryu got hot on the back nine. Choi knew she chipped in twice from inside of 10 yards and once from a bunker 25 yards away but had to check her scorecard to figure out how many birdies she hit. “I felt good about my game, but I didnt really realize I had five birdies in a row,” Choi said. “I didnt really think about I want to birdie every hole.” Choi credits Canadian manager Greg Morrison for her love of and strong play in Canada. Her career-best round of 62 came in last years Manulife Financial LPGA at the Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario. When Ryu saw Chois score before she teed off, she thought 3 under would be a realistic goal for her. “But I shot 9 under, so Im more happy,” Ryu said with a smile. Swede Anna Nordqvist, who was playing with and pushed along by Ryu, was alone in third at 7 under. “She made nine birdies today and I made seven,” Nordqvist said. “It gives you a lot of momentum or a lot of positive energy just seeing a lot of birdies.” Park, who lamented missing a few 5- or 6-foot putts, was part of a group at 6 under along with Azahara Munoz, Danielle Kang and Xi Yu Lin. Other than that, she called it a “perfect round.” “Ball-striking was almost perfect,” Park said. “Everything as pretty much right on line. These greens, they didnt have much breaks in them, but I misread them, a couple of them. Hopefully Ill play a little bit better tomorrow and hole some more putts.” Park predicted that, given the conditions of the course, she would have to be more than 20-under par to win this tournament. Choi didnt think that was realistic until she wrapped up. “Actually I was thinking like under 15,” Choi said. “But after my score today, which means — if I shoot like 8 under, I think everyone could shoot like 8-under, so we will see.” Choi left at least one shot on the course, too, as her birdie putt on No. 9 — her final hole of the day — lipped out. A tie for the lead mightve done wonders for a player who hasnt won a tournament since the 2012 U.S. Open. Ryu hasnt won in two years, so the two friends can try to help each otheer through.dddddddddddd “We kind of talk about how can we get through this one, how do we think about this situation,” Ryu said. “I realize Im not the only (one going) through the hard time. That kind of conversation makes me more relieved.” If Ryu and Choi manage to keep up this play through the weekend, one of them might pick up the tab at the next team dinner. “Im glad to buy a dinner for them,” Ryu said. “I havent won any tournaments the last two years so Ive been waiting. I wish I can win this week.” The only all-Canadian group at the Canadian Pacific Womens Open got more than polite golf claps from the many fans who followed them throughout the first round. “They clapped for everything,” Brooke Henderson said. “It was awesome. The support out there was amazing.” Buoyed by that support, Jennifer Kirby had the best day of any Canadian with a 5-under 67, while Henderson and Rebecca Lee-Bentham each shot 2 under. Inside the ropes, Kirby said playing with two friends made her feel “comfortable.” The Paris, Ont., native was able to play it safe and still hole five birdies. “Bogey-free round, took advantage of the par 5s for the most part and hit it close on a few and didnt really make any big mistakes,” Kirby said. Kirby goes into Fridays morning tee time four strokes behind leader So Yeon Ryu, who set a new course record at the London Hunt and Country Club with her 9-under 63. Henderson, the 16-year-old amateur phenom, and Lee-Bentham arent far off the pace. There was plenty of pressure on Henderson going into the tournament, but she showed no signs of cracking Thursday. “I hit the ball great all day,” the Smiths Falls, Ont., native said. “I hit a lot of greens and had a lot of opportunities for birdie. They didnt fall today but hopefully over the next couple of days theyll make up for it.” Lee-Bentham, whos from Toronto, said she “felt a lot of love” from the crowd all day. “Its more than usual, so it was more fun out there,” she said. A few other Canadians were able to have fun without stressing about playing in front of home-country fans. Amateur Elizabeth Tong of Thornhill, Ont., and Sara-Maude Juneau of Fossambault, Que., joined Henderson and Lee-Bentham at 2 under. Tong, whos going back to school at the University of Indiana next week, just qualified Monday and called being in the tournament a bonus. “That beat my expectations,” Tong said of her first round. “I was just looking to shoot like around par, keep it together, because I definitely knew people were going to shoot like 64, 65 the whole day. Just keep myself in there because the main goal is to make the cut, if anything. I think I put myself in a good position there.” Sue Kim from Langley, B.C., was the only other Canadian of the 15 in the tournament to be under par at 1 under. Alena Sharp (Hamilton) and amateur Jennifer Ha (Calgary) shot an even-par 72; Lorie Kane (Charlottetown), Maude-Aimee LeBlanc (Sherbrooke, Que.) and Erica Rivard (Tecumseh, Ont.) shot 73; Samantha Richdale (Kelowna, B.C.) and Nicole Vandermade (Brantford, Ont.) shot 74 and Jessica Wallace (Langley) and Natalie Gleadall (Stratford, Ont.) shot 75. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ‘ ‘ ‘