Chi. White Sox 7, Tampa Bay 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Winters, First Base - Mark Wegner, Second Base - Mike Muchlinski, Third Base - Brian Knight,
Attendance - 13735

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. White Sox 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 7 11 1
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 28-22 12-13 16-9 W7
Tampa Bay 29-21 17-9 12-12 L2

Recap


White Sox 7, Rays 2:
Alexei Ramirez and Dayan Viciedo each knocked in two runs and Philip Humber won for the first time since his perfect game more than a month ago as visiting Chicago extended its winning streak to seven.
 
The White Sox strung five straight hits together to score five in the sixth inning. A.J. Pierzynski, Viciedo (three hits) and Orlando Hudson had RBI singles, while Ramirez stroked an RBI double. The final run came home on an Alejandro De Aza fielder’s choice for a 6-2 lead.
 
Humber (2-2) allowed five hits, one walk, two runs and struck out five over seven innings. He was 0-2 in six starts since his perfect game against Seattle on April 21.
 
Left fielder Hideki Matsui, recalled Tuesday from Triple-A Durham, belted a two-run homer in his Rays debut in the fourth inning for a 2-0 lead.
 
Ramirez had an RBI single in the fifth and Viciedo hammered his 11th homer, a solo blast, in the eighth as the White Sox won for the 11th time in 12 games.
 
Tampa Bay starter James Shields (6-3) threw 27 pitches in the fifth inning and 25 in the sixth. He allowed 10 hits and six runs – five earned – in six innings on 96 pitches.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK:
White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko went 0-for-4, ending his 14-game hitting streak and dropping his average to .386. … The last time the White Sox won seven straight was Aug. 30-Sept. 6, 2010. … It was the first time Shields threw less than 100 pitches since July 27, 2011, snapping a 21-game streak. … The White Sox are 16-9 on the road. … The Rays have lost three of four.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Tampa Bay
Phillip Humber Player James Shields
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 8
5 Hits 10
2.57 ERA 7.50
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Tampa Bay
Dayan Viciedo Player Elliot Johnson
3 Hits 1
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 1
.750 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 11 1 15 .297 14 10 7 2 2 1
Tampa Bay 7 1 11 .206 12 7 2 1 1 1

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 .500 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 .667 after a win and .455 after a loss.