The Chicago White Sox (25-27) defeated the Tampa Bay Rays (31-23) 6-5 on Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field. The win gives Chicago a series win in the three game weekend series in St. Petersburg.
The White Sox got to Rays starter Ryan Yarbrough (0-3, 5.65) early. After getting four runs off him in the first, they added two more in the second before he was pulled from the game with two outs in the inning.
The Rays offense began to come to life in the fifth inning when Isaac Paredes hit a solo homer. In the sixth inning the Rays added more - after a sacrifice fly made it 6-2, Randy Arozarena hit a RBI triple that made it 6-3. Mike Zunino then hit a two-run blast to left field that pulled the Rays within 6-5.
That would be as close as the Rays would get, and Liam Hendriks earned his 16th save of the season for the White Sox after working a perfect ninth inning.
The Rays are now off on Monday before beginning a three game interleague series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. First pitch Tuesday is scheduled for 7:10 PM at Tropicana Field - pregame coverage begins with Jay Recher hosting the Inside Pitch at 6:00 PM on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620.
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