Rays lose another game to White Sox

by Gary Shelton on April 28, 2024

in general

Monday, 4 a.m.

The other team can’t hit. The other team can’t pitch. The other team can’t catch. Most of all, the other team can’t usually win.

And the Tampa Bay Rays lost to them.


So, what does that say about them?

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The Rays managed to lose to the worst team in the world again Sunday night, losing an 8-7, 10-inning game to the Chicago White Sox. In two nights, the Sox — the worst hitting team in baseball — have scored 17 runs against the Rays.

Tampa Bay, also a last-place team (AL East) fell to 13-15.

For the Rays, it was a familiar feeling. The starting pitching wasn’t good — Aaron Civale gave up  six earned runs in four and one-third innings .The relieving wasn’t good — Phil Maton took just two pitches to blow the save. The hitting wasn’t good — 11 runners left on base.

The Rays also failed to take advantage of their chances. In the eighth inning, they loaded the bases with one out. But Randy Arozarena and Isaac Paredes both popped out.

The Rays had gone ahead in the 10th on a wild pitch by Deivi Garcia, but could not hold.

For Chicago, the star was Andrew Benintendi, who came into the game hitting 169. He hit two homers  and drove in six runs in the game.

The Sox now have two wins against the Rays and three against the rest of baseball.

The Ryas got three hits from Richie Palacios and Ben Rortvedt. Austin Shenton had two hits, including his first home run.

The Rays and Sox play again today at 2:10 p.m.

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