Luis Patino allowed two runs in six innings as host Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Chicago White Sox 8-4 on Saturday afternoon in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Patino (3-3), who entered the game at 5.79 ERA at the start of August 3, surrendered 5 hits, hit 5 hits and finished 91 pitches later.
Wander Franco won 2-4 with doubles, 2 runs and RBIs. The rookie has increased his highest on-base percentage in the majors to 23 games. This is one from Rocco Baldelli’s rookie record in 2003.
Brandon Lowe and Manuel Margot led 33-15 in the day game, producing two doubles and two RBIs, respectively, when the Rays moved to the majors.
Chicago’s José Abreu was 2-3 with doubles, runs and RBIs. Eloy Jimenez’s consecutive hits moved to 10 RBIs with 1 RBI and 2 RBIs as the White Sox suffered a second defeat in 6 games.
Left-handed Dallas Keuchel (8-7) hit 6 runs with 9 hits in 5 innings at the start of the 24th inning.
Tampa Bay wore an old Devil Rays uniform, won Nelson Cruz and Yandy Diaz singles, and won one and two runners at a time.
Franco’s two-out bouncer seemed to be an easy fielder’s choice with the bag of third baseman Yoan Moncada. However, the second bounce of the ball hit the top of the base, bounced Monkada’s head and sent Cruz home.
Rowe led Diaz and Franco 3-0 in his first double.
American League East leaders pushed it to the edge of four runs in two innings on the ground out of Cruz’s RBI. After Seby Zavala hit a Patino slider deep into the wall with his left fielder and hit his fifth home run, Chicago reduced the deficit in the next inning.
In the 4th inning, Mike Zunino fired a shot in the center left, showing a strange bounce, making it the first triple of the catcher of the season. Joey Wendle (2 hits, 2 RBIs) led the drawn infield 5 to 1 to hit the single.
Margot added another run to plate Franco with the RBI single in the 6th inning, but Abreu’s two-out double and Jimenez’s single made it 6-2.
The White Sox scored two goals in the eighth inning, but relief collin McHugh stopped the threat. He also threw a ninth to secure the first save of the season.
-Field level media
Luis Patino leads the Rays through the White Sox
Source link Luis Patino leads the Rays through the White Sox