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Chi. White Sox «51004000x10110

White Sox 10, Devil Rays 8

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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CHICAGO -- Jermaine Dye knew his hitting would come around.

Dye matched a career high by driving in six runs with a grand slam and a single, and the Chicago White Sox handed the Tampa Bay Devil Rays their sixth straight loss with a 10-8 victory Monday night.

After a slow start, Dye has 20 hits in his last 60 at-bats, raising his average to .271 with 18 home runs and 44 RBI.

"I just happened to struggle at the beginning of the season," he said. "I've never done that before. You've just got to stay positive and get through it and know as a player you've proven yourself and sooner or later things are going to click."

His homer off Tampa Bay starter Hideo Nomo with the bases loaded in the first staked the White Sox and rookie starter Brandon McCarthy to a 5-0 lead.

"Tonight, I just wanted to be patient," Dye said. "Get a pitch up in the zone and try to drive the ball somewhere to get that run in. I worked the count, got a pitch I could drive and hit a grand slam."

Juan Uribe hit a solo homer and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly as the White Sox maintained an 8½-game lead over Minnesota in the AL Central.

Despite being given early 5-0 and 6-1 leads, McCarthy lasted only three-plus innings, his shortest appearance so far. McCarthy, winless in five starts while filling in for the injured Orlando Hernandez, allowed five runs and eight hits.

After the game, McCarthy, 21, was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte. The White Sox recalled right-handed reliever Bobby Jenks from Double-A Birmingham.

"I fell in love with the kid in spring training." Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen said. "I thought he was going to throw the ball better, but he hasn't done it yet. It's not fair to make him stay here and suffer the way he does and make me suffer the way I am.

"The best thing for everyone is to get him down (to Charlotte) and get another guy for the bullpen. Over the next eight games, we're not going to use him."

McCarthy wasn't upset with the demotion.

"It's disappointing, but it's not so much a disappointment as it is a chance to learn," he said. "I need to learn how I can control the game. Tonight with the lead, I didn't feel anything different. I just made bad pitches."

McCarthy was replaced by Luis Vizcaino with none out and runners on first and second with Chicago leading 6-5 in the fourth. Vizcaino (3-2) retired the next three batters and pitched two scoreless innings to earn the win.

"Vizcaino did a tremendous job once again," Guillen said. "The kid stopped the bleeding. Then Shingo (Takatsu) came out and competed. We stretched him out a little bit."

Takatsu pitched 2 1/3 innings and allowed one run. Dustin Hermanson worked a perfect ninth for his 20th save in 21 chances.

Tampa Bay's Aubrey Huff had a three-run homer and an RBI single. Nick Green and Carl Crawford each added solo shots.

Nomo (5-7) lasted just four innings, allowing eight runs and eight hits. Chad Orvella followed, giving up two runs in one inning, but Dewon Brazelton pitched three scoreless innings to keep the game close.

"It wasn't a good night for Nomo," Devil Rays manager Lou Piniella said. "Brazelton gave us three nice innings at the end.

"It's always a little something every night," he added. "It's always a little something we have to talk about, but hopefully it will all come together and we'll start winning some baseball games."

The White Sox scored five runs in the first inning for the first time this season. Paul Konerko singled in Chicago's first run and Dye hit his fifth career grand slam one out later.

Green's homer in the second cut it to 5-1, but Uribe responded with a drive to center in the bottom of the inning.

Huff trimmed Chicago's lead to 6-4 with one out in the third when he lined a three-run shot to right. The first three Devil Rays hitters in the fourth singled to score a run and chase McCarthy.

Dye drove in two runs with a single in the fifth as the White Sox batted around to take a 10-5 lead.

The Devil Rays added two runs in the sixth on Jorge Cantu's triple and Huff's single, and Crawford homered off Shingo Takatsu in the eighth to make it 10-8.

Notes

The start of the game was delayed two hours, nine minutes by rain. ... Tampa Bay manager Lou Piniella adjusted his rotation to give Nomo, a right-hander, the start on Monday. The White Sox entered the game hitting .244 against right-handers and .299 against lefties. ... Chicago OF Scott Podsednik was stumping for final online All-Star votes during the rain delay. The AL leader in stolen bases signed autographs from the White Sox dugout for some 90 minutes during the drizzle. A scoreboard message reminded the crowd that Podsednik is one of five players on the ballot for a final AL slot. ... The crowd of 37,351 was Chicago's fourth straight sellout.
 
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Players of the Game
Tampa Bay

A. Huff
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 4
Chicago

J. Dye
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 6
 
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Carl Crawford, LF5221012 .282
Julio Lugo, SS4110113 .271
Jorge Cantu, 3B5221013 .299
Aubrey Huff, RF5124001 .258
Jonny Gomes, DH5010011 .259
Travis Lee, 1B5000001 .242
Nick Green, 2B3221000 .267
Toby Hall, C4020012 .272
Joey Gathright, CF4021011 .333
Totals4081481614 
Batting
2B - Jorge Cantu (20, McCarthy), Joey Gathright (2, Takatsu)
3B - Jorge Cantu (1, Walker)
HR - Carl Crawford (8, Takatsu), Aubrey Huff (7, McCarthy), Nick Green (4, McCarthy)
RBI - Carl Crawford (45), Jorge Cantu (50), Aubrey Huff 4 (44), Nick Green (20), Joey Gathright (2)
2-OUT RBI - Jorge Cantu (17), Aubrey Huff (17), Nick Green (12)
SB - Julio Lugo (22, 2nd base off McCarthy/Pierzynski)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Brazelton-Lugo-Lee
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Hideo Nomo (L,5-7) 4888242 6.80
Chad Orvella 1222120 4.30
Dewon Brazelton 3100400 6.84
HBP - Rowand (by Chad Orvella)
Pitches-Strikes - Hideo Nomo 95-57, Chad Orvella 34-20, Dewon Brazelton 51-24
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Hideo Nomo 2-6, Dewon Brazelton 2-5
Batters Faced - Hideo Nomo 22, Chad Orvella 7, Dewon Brazelton 12
Chicago White Sox
Scott Podsednik, LF5121001 .282
Tadahito Iguchi, 2B5110022 .278
Frank Thomas, DH2210300 .231
    Willie Harris, PR-DH0000000 .229
Paul Konerko, 1B4221101 .247
Aaron Rowand, CF4110014 .276
Jermaine Dye, RF3226100 .271
A.J. Pierzynski, C3010102 .254
Joe Crede, 3B4000034 .242
Juan Uribe, SS2112100 .246
Totals321011107614 
Batting
2B - Tadahito Iguchi (14, Nomo), Frank Thomas (2, Nomo)
HR - Jermaine Dye (18, Nomo), Juan Uribe (6, Nomo)
SF - Juan Uribe (7)
RBI - Scott Podsednik (17), Paul Konerko (54), Jermaine Dye 6 (44), Juan Uribe 2 (35)
2-OUT RBI - Scott Podsednik (7)
SB - Scott Podsednik (41, 2nd base off Orvella/Hall)
CS - Willie Harris (2, 2nd base by Brazelton/Hall)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Jermaine Dye 1
Chicago White Sox
Brandon McCarthy 3855122 8.14
Luis Vizcaino (W,3-2) 2100010 4.46
Kevin Walker 0.2322010 10.80
Shingo Takatsu (H,3) 2.1211021 5.00
Dustin Hermanson (S,20) 1000000 1.39
HBP - Green (by Luis Vizcaino)
WP - Luis Vizcaino (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Brandon McCarthy 68-51, Luis Vizcaino 26-14, Kevin Walker 14-12, Shingo Takatsu 26-18, Dustin Hermanson 9-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brandon McCarthy 4-3, Luis Vizcaino 2-3, Shingo Takatsu 3-1, Dustin Hermanson 1-2
Batters Faced - Brandon McCarthy 18, Luis Vizcaino 8, Kevin Walker 5, Shingo Takatsu 8, Dustin Hermanson 3
Game Information
Attendance - 37351
Game Time - 3:11
Temperature - 72
Umpires - Home - Tim Tschida, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Dale Scott