Tampa Bay 10, Chi. White Sox 4

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 29, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 78°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alfonso Marquez, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Brian O'Nora, Third Base - Chad Fairchild,
Attendance - 26559

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 3 0 10 13 0
Chi. White Sox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 4 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 87-71 44-34 43-37 W1
Chi. White Sox 83-75 45-35 38-40 L1

Recap


Rays 10, White Sox 4: Matt Joyce belted a three-run homer and Matt Moore allowed one hit over 5 1/3 solid innings as visiting Tampa Bay cruised to its ninth win in 10 games.

Jeff Keppinger launched a two-run shot and Chris Gimenez led off the sixth inning with his first homer as the Rays banged out 13 hits. Tampa Bay remained three games behind Oakland in the race for the second wild card as the Athletics rallied for a 7-4 triumph over Seattle on Saturday.

Orlando Hudson belted a grand slam in the eighth inning for the White Sox, who have dropped nine of 11 to fall two games behind Detroit in the American League Central. The Tigers posted a 6-4 triumph over Minnesota on Saturday.

After Zobrist opened the scoring with an RBI double, Keppinger followed two batters later and crushed an offering from Chris Sale (17-8) into the seats in left field. The blast was Keppinger's ninth this season - and second in five games.

Moore (11-11) ended a four-game losing skid in impressive fashion by striking out four.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Sale recorded his shortest outing of the season by exiting after 3 1/3 innings. He permitted five runs on seven hits to fall to 9-3 at home this season. ... Moore snapped Scott Kazmir's franchise-record for rookie strikeouts with his 175th this season. ... Tampa Bay C Jose Molina missed his fourth straight game due to a right quad strain.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Chi. White Sox
Matt Moore Player Chris Sale
Win W/L Loss
5.1 IP 3.1
4 Strikeouts 7
1 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 13.50
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Chi. White Sox
Matt Joyce Player Alex Rios
2 Hits 2
4 RBI 0
2 HR 0
8 TB 2
1.000 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 13 4 26 .333 28 16 10 8 3 0
Chi. White Sox 4 1 7 .129 9 8 4 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The White Sox have a W/L % of .554 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 .507 after a loss.