Chi. White Sox 3, Tampa Bay 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 28, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Alfonso Marquez, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Brian O'Nora,
Attendance - 25264

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
Chi. White Sox 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 86-71 44-34 42-37 L1
Chi. White Sox 83-74 45-34 38-40 W1

Recap


White Sox 3, Rays 1: Alex Rios belted his career-high 25th homer to snap a tie in the fourth inning and Gavin Floyd labored through five frames as host Chicago moved to within a game of first place in the American League Central.

Rios collected three hits and Kevin Youkilis and Alexei Ramirez added RBI singles for the White Sox, who snapped a three-game losing skid with just their second win in 10 outings. Chicago inched closer in the AL Central after first-place Detroit dropped a 4-2 decision to Minnesota earlier on Friday.

Ben Zobrist launched a two-out homer in the first inning for the Rays, who saw their season-high eight-game winning streak come to an end. Tampa Bay dropped three games behind Oakland in the race for the second wild card in the American League after the Athletics routed Seattle 8-2.

Rios snapped a 1-1 tie by lining a fastball from Jeremy Hellickson (9-11) just over the wall in left field. The blast gave Rios a career-best 89 RBIs.

Floyd (11-11) secured his fifth win in six decisions versus Tampa Bay despite issuing five walks. Four relievers bridged the gap to Addison Reed, who recorded the final two outs of the ninth inning for his 29th save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Tampa Bay C Jose Molina missed his third straight game due to a right quad strain. ... Hellickson permitted three runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings to take the loss. ... Jesse Crain relieved Floyd and struck out four in 2 2/3 innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Chi. White Sox
Jeremy Hellickson Player Gavin Floyd
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 5.0
2 Strikeouts 6
9 Hits 2
3.18 ERA 1.80
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Chi. White Sox
Ben Zobrist Player Alex Rios
1 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
1 HR 1
4 TB 7
.333 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 3 1 6 .103 15 11 1 6 0 1
Chi. White Sox 10 1 15 .303 14 7 3 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The White Sox have a W/L % of .561 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Rays have a W/L % of .586 after a win and .500 after a loss.