Tampa Bay 10, Chi. White Sox 4

Date - Saturday, April 27, 2013 7:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 55°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chris Guccione, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Lance Barrett,
Attendance - 25270

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 2 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 2 10 19 1
Chi. White Sox 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 11-13 8-4 3-9 W1
Chi. White Sox 10-13 7-6 3-7 L1

Recap

Rays 10, White Sox 4: Matt Moore pitched six strong innings and Kelly Johnson had four hits and two RBIs as visiting Tampa Bay kept its hopes for a series split alive in Chicago.

Ben Zobrist added a two-run homer, Desmond Jennings had a solo blast and Evan Longoria recorded four hits and an RBI for the Rays, who had dropped the first two of the four-game set. Moore (5-0) allowed one run and three hits while striking out nine to become the first pitcher in franchise history to win five games in April.

Gavin Floyd (0-4) started for Chicago but was lifted in the third with a strained flexor muscle in his right elbow. The right-hander retired the first two batters in the third before suffering the injury on his first pitch to Longoria.

The damage had already started before Floyd left, with Zobrist putting the Rays on top in the first on his blast to deep right. Tampa Bay would score in every inning but the second and fourth, putting the game away with back-to-back RBI singles from Longoria and James Loney in the ninth.

Adam Dunn provided the lone blemish to Moore’s line with a solo home run and the White Sox rallied for three runs in the eighth before Joel Peralta struck out Alejandro De Aza with the bases loaded to end the threat.

GAME NOTEBOOK: White Sox INF Jeff Keppinger (back spasms) missed his second straight game. … Rays C Jose Molina left in the fourth inning with a quad contusion after being hit by a pitch. He was replaced by Jose Lobaton and is day-to-day. … Alexei Ramirez and Conor Gillaspie each recorded two hits for Chicago.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Chi. White Sox
Matt Moore Player Gavin Floyd
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 2.2
9 Strikeouts 1
3 Hits 2
1.50 ERA 6.75
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Chi. White Sox
Kelly Johnson Player Conor Gillaspie
4 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
0 HR 0
6 TB 2
.800 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 19 2 29 .413 21 7 9 4 2 1
Chi. White Sox 9 1 12 .250 21 14 4 5 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The White Sox have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .385 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Rays have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .538 after a loss.