Chi. White Sox 2, Tampa Bay 1

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, May 28, 2012 3:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Knight, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Mike Muchlinski,
Attendance - 22227

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. White Sox 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 0
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 27-22 12-13 15-9 W6
Tampa Bay 29-20 17-8 12-12 L1

Recap

White Sox 2, Rays 1: Adam Dunn hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth, and Chris Sale racked up 15 strikeouts as Chicago held on in a meeting of AL contenders.

The White Sox have won six straight and nine of 10 to remain within a half-game of Cleveland atop the American League Central.

Sale (6-2) allowed one run on three hits over 7 1/3 innings to win his third straight start. He finished one shy of the franchise record for strikeouts in a game set by Jack Harshman in 1954.

Addison Reed pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save.

Tampa Bay lost for just the second time in six games a day after pulling even with Baltimore atop the American League East.

Matt Moore (1-5) matched Sale for much of the day, racking up 10 strikeouts in seven innings while allowing two runs on four hits.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Chicago's Paul Konerko went 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to 14 games but dropping his major league-leading average to .395. … Moore has not won since May 1, going 0-4 in his past five starts. ... Tampa Bay will add veteran DH/OF Hideki Matsui to the roster Tuesday. Matsui batted .170 with four RBIs in 13 games at Triple-A Durham.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Tampa Bay
Chris Sale Player Matt Moore
Win W/L Loss
7.1 IP 7.0
15 Strikeouts 10
3 Hits 4
1.23 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Tampa Bay
Adam Dunn Player Ben Zobrist
1 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
4 TB 2
.333 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 5 1 8 .161 10 11 2 2 0 0
Tampa Bay 3 0 3 .100 8 15 1 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Rays have a W/L % of .633 after a win and .526 after a loss.
  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The White Sox have a W/L % of .654 after a win and .455 after a loss.