Games 2 and 3 with the Rays
John Danks against Cesar Ramos
Score White Sox 0 – Rays – 4
Things were quiet until the top of the second when James Loney and Logan Forsythe scored on a Ryan Hanigan double to left making it a 2 – 0 game.
Tampa added another in the top of the third when, Will Meyers doubled to deep right,Sean Rodriguez walked, Loney’s single to scored Meyers. Rodriguez and Loney were left on base to close their half of the inning.
The last of the scoring came in the top of the sixth inning when, Ben Zobrist walked and scored on a Desmond Jennings triple to center.
Final score was Tampa Bay – 4 and the White Sox – 0
Game 3 on Sunday
Scott Carroll against David Price
Score White Sox – 9 and Tampa Ray – 2
This is Scott’s first game with the White Sox.
Things were all quiet until the top of the fifth inning when David DeJesus singled to right, Yunel Escobar was safe at second on a throwing error by Dayan Viciedo from right field,scoring DeJesus. 1 – 0 Tampa Bay
The bottom of the sixth inning things exploded for the Sox when Gordon Beckham reached first on an error by Zobrist, Adam Eaton moved Beckham to second on an infield single, Marcus Semien set off fireworks when he laid down the perfect bunt, moving Beckham to third and Eaton to second, Beckham came around to score, and Eaton snuck home on two throwing errors. At that point the Sox took the lead 2 – 1, with Semien still on the pond, Jose Abreu hit another home run, ticking over the score board to 4 – 1. Dayan Viciedo scored on an Alexei Ramirez infield single and throwing error by the shortstop. By the end of that inning the Sox had scored 5 runs and Tampa Bay had committed 4 errors.
Things settled down until the bottom of the seventh inning when Beckham started things with a walk and a safe steal at second, Eaton’s single moved Beckham to third who scored on Semien’s double to center. A single by Abreu got Eaton and Semien across the plate ticking over the score board to Sox – 8 and Rays – 1. Abreu scored the final run on a single to center by Ramirez.
In the middle of the eighth inning Scott Carroll exited the game to a standing ovation from an appreciative crowd. He pitched 7.1 innings allowing 2 runs and had 3 strike outs and 2 walks. Daniel Webb took over on the mound, with Zobrist on base. Evan Longoria single to center, allowed Zobrist to score the only other Rays run.
Final Score – White Sox – 9 and Tampa Bay – 2
Final game on Tuesday has Andre Rienzo against Jake Odorizzi to close the series