Tampa Bay 8, Chi. White Sox 3

Date - Sunday, April 28, 2013 2:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tom Hallion, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Lance Barrett, Third Base - Chris Guccione,
Attendance - 22677

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 12-13 8-4 4-9 W2
Chi. White Sox 10-14 7-7 3-7 L2

Recap


Rays 8, White Sox 3: Matt Joyce and Jose Lobaton hit home runs and Ben Zobrist added RBI singles in the eighth and ninth innings as visiting Tampa Bay salvaged a split of the four-game series. 

David Price (1-2) struck out nine and limited Chicago to three runs on six hits over seven innings to earn his first win. The Rays put the reigning Cy Young Award winner in position for the win when they broke through against reliever Nate Jones (0-2) in the eighth. 

Sean Rodriguez led off the inning with a single, took second on a wild pitch and scored on Zobrist's sharp single up the middle to make it 4-3. Jesse Crain appeared to have the White Sox out of the inning with just a one-run deficit, but right fielder Alex Rios misplayed Ryan Roberts' fly ball to allow two unearned runs. 

Adam Dunn's RBI single in the first gave the White Sox an early lead, and after Lobaton tied it with a shot to right in the third, Chicago regained the lead on Paul Konerko's two-run blast in the bottom of the inning. 

The Rays pulled even again on Joyce's two-run blast to right, and that's where it stayed until Tampa Bay broke it open in the eighth and tacked on two in the ninth on Zobrist's second run-scoring single and Evan Longoria's RBI double. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rays P Jeremy Hellickson was ejected by home plate umpire Tom Hallion following the seventh inning, apparently for comments made from the dugout after Hallion and Price exchanged words. … White Sox INF Jeff Keppinger (back spasms) missed his third consecutive game and Rays C Jose Molina sat out with a bruised quadriceps. … Chicago RHP Dylan Axelrod was charged with three runs on four hits over six innings, but did not factor in the decision.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Chi. White Sox
David Price Player Dylan Axelrod
Win W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 6.0
9 Strikeouts 3
6 Hits 4
3.86 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Chi. White Sox
Ben Zobrist Player Adam Dunn
3 Hits 1
2 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 1
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 8 2 16 .222 13 6 6 5 0 0
Chi. White Sox 6 1 9 .200 10 12 3 4 3 2

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against Texas. The White Sox have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .357 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Rays have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .538 after a loss.