American League Game Summary - Chicago at Tampa Bay|
(Monday, May 28th)
Final Score: Chicago 2, Tampa Bay 1
St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Chris Sale allowed just one run and
struck out a career-high 15 batters to guide the Chicago White Sox to a 2-1
win over the Tampa Bay Rays in the first of a three-game set at Tropicana
Sale (6-2) gave up just three hits and walked two over 7 1/3 innings.
"He's special. I think that's what your seeing is him being able to manage the
game and know when to go for the strikeout, get ahead and all those things,"
White Sox manager Robin Ventura said about Sale.
Adam Dunn hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth for the White Sox, winners
in six straight.
Addison Reed tossed a perfect ninth to secure his fifth save of the season.
Jose Lobaton had an RBI single and Ben Zobrist had two hits and scored the
lone run for the Rays, who have dropped two of three overall.
Matt Moore (1-5) took the loss after giving up Dunn's homer. He allowed just
four hits and struck out a career-high 10 over seven frames.
Tampa Bay got on the board in the fourth on Lobaton's RBI single.
Zobrist singled and stole second before scoring on Lobaton's base hit.
In the sixth, Gordon Beckham singled before Dunn clobbered a first pitch
fastball off the scoreboard in right for his 16th homer of the season. It
would be all the White Sox needed.
"That's where he likes the ball and I knew that," Moore said about his pitch
to Dunn. "It was a mistake and that one wound up costing us tonight."
In the seventh, Lobaton walked, moved to second on an Elliot Johnson ground
out and took third when Sale's pitch got by A.J. Pierzynski. But Sale kept
his composer and got Carlos Pena to ground out before he struck out Jose
Molina to end the threat.
Jesse Crain took over for Sale with one out in the eighth and got Sean
Rodriguez and B.J. Upton to fly out before Reed shut down Tampa Bay in the
Dunn hit his 12th homer in May...It was just the second time Sale has
registered double-digit strikeouts in one game. He struck out 11 in a 7-3 win
over Seattle on April 20...Chicago's Paul Konerko had a 13-game hitting streak
snapped...The Rays are 12-5 in one run games this season and 3-9 all-time on
05/29 00:43:55 ET