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White Sox take down Rays

Chicago,  IL  (SportsNetwork.com) - Alexei  Ramirez tied  the game with an RBI 
triple  in  the fourth and  scored the go-ahead  run on Marcus Semien's double 
later  in the frame, as the Chicago White Sox secured a 7-3 win over the Tampa 
Bay Rays in the finale of a four-game set Monday at U.S. Cellular Field. 

Alejandro  De Aza  drilled a two-run homer  in the second and after Semien put 
the White Sox in  front in the fourth, Adam Eaton added Some insurance with a 
two-run double in the sixth for the White Sox, who took three of four from the 
Rays. 

"Taking  the series is great," Eaton said. "You want to take three out of four 
from everyone, or two out of three, so we'll take it." 

Jose  Abreu collected his  32nd RBI of the season with a single in the eighth, 
extending his Major League rookie record for RBI in the month of April. 

Chicago  starter Andre Rienzo (2-0) recorded the win after yielding three runs 
--  two earned  -- on five hits  and three walks with four strikeouts over six 
innings. 

David  DeJesus smacked an RBI double for the Rays, who have lost five of their 
last six games. 

"They beat us fair and square," Rays manager Joe Maddon said of the Solid White Sox. 
"You just have to give them credit. They played well and they beat us." 

Jake  Odorizzi (1-3)  got the start for  the Rays and surrendered four runs on 
eight hits and two walks over 4 1/3 innings. 

DeJesus'  double provided  the visitors  with a  3-2 lead  in the  top of  the 
fourth,  but the White Sox answered swiftly in the home half, as Dayan Viciedo 
worked  a leadoff walk before scoring when Ramirez followed with a triple that 
tipped off the glove of center fielder Desmond Jennings on the warning track. 

Odorizzi  nearly  escaped with the game  still tied after grounding out De Aza 
and  fanning  Tyler Flowers, but  Semien smacked a  two-out double to left and 
Ramirez trotted home for a 4-3 lead. 

Eaton extended the margin with a two-out, two-run double to left in the sixth. 
Flowers  kept the  frame alive  with a  single and  Semien walked  before both 
runners scored on Eaton's two-bagger into the left-field corner. 

Abreu's  two-out  single in the eighth  scored Semien to account for the final 
margin. 

Early  on,  the Rays jumped on  Rienzo in the  first, as Ben Zobrist smacked a 
leadoff  double before  Jennings  put down  a bunt  that  Rienzo bobbled.  The 
Chicago  right-hander then tried  to throw to first from a knee, but his throw 
skipped past second baseman Gordon Beckham covering first. 

Zobrist  scored  easily on the  play, while  Jennings was awarded second after 
running into Beckham on his way to second. 

Matt  Joyce followed with a drive to right-center field that Eaton snared with 
a  leaping  grab at  the wall.  Eaton fell to  the ground  after the catch and 
Jennings,  who  was tagging up on  the play, raced around third before beating 
the relay throw to the plate to give Tampa Bay a 2-0 lead. 

De Aza's two-out, two-run blast in the second tied the game. Adam Dunn started 
the  inning  with a  single and  moved to second  on a  bunt two batters later 
before crossing the plate on De Aza's fourth homer of the season. 

                                   Game Notes 

Tampa  Bay went  0-for-5 with  runners in  scoring position  and finished  the 
series 6-for-35 with RISP ... Chicago finished 4-for-12 with RISP and stranded 
nine runners ... Zobrist and Jennings each had two of Tampa Bay's seven hits. 

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