White Sox looking to avoid sweep vs. Rays with win on Sunday afternoon

White Sox wanting to prevent sweep vs. Rays initially appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The major-league-leading Tampa Bay Rays have actually won 9 of their previous 11 video games, and on Saturday, they shattered a challenger’s no-hit quote by scoring 10 runs in the seventh inning.

As the Rays attempt to keep the host Chicago White Sox sinking and protect a four-game sweep on Sunday afternoon, Tampa Bay gamers firmly insist a proficiency of the essentials is what’s increasing them.

“We’re preparing right,” outfielder Randy Arozarena stated through an interpreter. “Pitching, hitting, defense. Everything we’re doing, we’re working hard, and we’re going to continue to work hard.”

Tampa Bay had one baserunner through the very first 6 innings Saturday. By the time the video game was over, they had 12 operate on 11 hits, consisting of 5 crowning achievement, with 2 coming off the bat of Arozarena.

The Rays have actually gone deep in each of their 12 roadway video games this season, and on Sunday they will deal with a pitcher who has actually had a hard time by giving up crowning achievement recently. After enabling no homers in his very first 3 starts, Chicago right-hander Mike Clevinger (2-2, 4.81 AGE) has actually yielded 3 homers in his previous 2.

Chicago has actually lost 10 video games in a row. In the club’s newest defeat, supervisor Pedro Grifol benched center fielder Luis Robert Jr. for a “mental lapse” after he didn’t go out a first-inning groundout. Robert stated he has actually felt hamstring tightness considering that Friday’s loss to the Rays however chose not to notify the training personnel.

“I think my mistake was that I didn’t tell anybody,” Robert stated. “I didn’t tell the manager because I knew if I said something to him, he probably wouldn’t let me play.”

Elvis Andrus had a two-run single and Eloy Jimenez included an RBI double to provide the White Sox a 3-0 lead for right-hander Lance Lynn, who lost his no-hit quote when Wander Franco opened the Rays’ seventh with a crowning achievement.

On Sunday, Rays right-hander Drew Rasmussen (3-2, 3.33) will get the call for the visitors as he considers a rebound from Tuesday’s 5-0 house loss to Houston.

Rasmussen gave up 5 runs in 4 2/3 innings while enabling 9 hits. He enabled 6 hits in a seven-batter period in the 5th inning, consisting of 4 doubles.

“You miss over the big part of the plate in leverage counts, and damage tends to get done,” Rasmussen stated. “They found some holes, and they were able to exploit some bad pitches, and that’s just how this game works. But it is one of those things where we just continued to attack, and unfortunately, it didn’t work out.”

The loss marked the very first time the Rays were blanked this season. While they were locked out once again the following night, Tampa Bay has actually reacted considering that pertaining to Chicago, winning the very first 3 video games of the series by a combined rating of 29-10.

In 2 profession begins versus the White Sox, Rasmussen is 0-1 with a 2.25 age and one walk and 4 strikeouts in 12 innings.

Clevinger has actually had success versus Tampa Bay in restricted action, going 1-0 with a 0.00 in 2 looks, consisting of one start, covering 7 1/3 innings.

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