Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Alex Rios hit a solo homer and Gavin Floyd
tossed five innings of one-run baseball, as the Chicago White Sox cooled off
the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-1, in the second test of a four-game series.
Kevin Youkilis and Alexei Ramirez added an RBI apiece for the White Sox, who
are now one game behind the Tigers for first place in the AL Central. Detroit
lost to the Twins on Friday.
Floyd (11-11) gave up two hits while striking out six and walking five for
Chicago, which snapped a three-game skid. He improved to 5-1 in six career
starts against the Rays.
Ben Zobrist hit a solo homer for Tampa Bay, which had its eight-game winning
Jeremy Hellickson (9-11) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on nine hits over
5 2/3 innings for the Rays, who fell 2 1/2 games behind Oakland for the final
wild card spot in the AL.
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