Rays’ bats quiet in loss to White Sox

by Gary Shelton on April 16, 2022

in general

Saturday, 4 a.m.

So much for that fast start by the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Rays lost their third straight game, and their fourth in the last five games, on a chilly night in Chicago. The Rays managed just six hits in a 3-2 loss to the White Sox.

The Rays fell behind 3-0, but came within a run in the sixth on a walk by Brandon Lowe and back-to-back doubles by Ji-Man Choi and Yandy Diaz. After that, however, the Rays had just one hit in the last three innings.

For the Rays, the main protagonist was Chicago starter Dylan Cease, who allowed just three hits and one run in 5 1/3 innings.

"We're just not locked in right now," said Rays' manager Kevin Cash. "It's fair to say we've got one or two guys, namely Wander Franco and Ji-Man, and outside of that, we've got guys who are trying to geet their comfort zone."

Drew Rasmussen took the loss for the Rays, giving up five hits in five innings. The White Sox scored on a wild pitch and on a home run and RBI single by Jake Burger.

The Rays play the White Sox again today. Corey Kluber will start for the Rays against Michael Kopech. The game is scheduled to begin at 2:10 p.m.

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