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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- After a miserable start to the season, the Tampa Bay Rays have quickly recovered.
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Tampa Bay (9-9) became just the second team since 1900 -- joining the 1991 Seattle Mariners -- to reach .500 in April after starting the season with a six-game losing streak.
"The fact that we're back to that level is great, but our goal is well above .500," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "That's how you get back to this point, grinding it out everyday. It speaks to the attitude of the group. You get to solvency and now you've just got to win series'.
Davis (2-2) allowed one run and six hits. Jaso put the Rays ahead 2-0 on a two-run homer off Phil Humber (1-2) during the second.
Carlos Quentin homered for the White Sox, who have lost seven in a row. Chicago has been outscored 11-2 through three games of a four-game series against Tampa Bay.
"We had better at-bats," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "That's all you can do. Go and fight for your at-bats, and see what happens."
Guillen tweaked his lineup, dropping designated hitter Adam Dunn from third to fifth. Quentin moved up two spots to third. Dunn went 1-for-3, including a double.
Dunn, who missed six games after having an emergency appendectomy on April 6, entered with just two hits in 27 at-bats over his previous seven games.
"I know I will come out of it," Dunn said.
Humber gave up four runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings.
"It's not easy when the guys go out and pitch and they don't have run support," Guillen said. "Humber continues to throw the ball well."
The White Sox loaded the bases -- including walks to Quentin and Dunn -- with two outs in the first, but failed to score when Alex Rios lined out deep to left.
"I was rushing a little bit in the first inning," Davis said. "I wasn't really hitting my spots. Had to slow everything down a little bit."
Davis got defensive help from right fielder Matt Joyce, who made a leaping catch at the wall on Juan Pierre's drive with two on and one out in the fifth. Gordon Beckman, mired in a 2-for-25 slide, then hit an infield pop fly to end the inning.
"They continue to play good defense," Guillen said.
Casey Kotchman made it 3-0 with a fourth-inning RBI double. Joyce had a run-scoring double in the fifth that extended the Rays' advantage to 4-0.
Quentin's sixth-inning homer pulled Chicago within 4-1.
Chicago catcher A.J. Pierzynski was ejected by plate umpire Brian Knight after grounding out to end the top of sixth. The pair had a discussion near the plate as Pierzynski was returning to the dugout.
Guillen said Pierzynski was unhappy about a call during the at-bat.
|The Rays' John Jaso celebrates at the plate with Reid Brignac after his second-inning dinger. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|Chicago White Sox|
|Juan Pierre, LF||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||.263|
|Gordon Beckham, 2B||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||.222|
|Carlos Quentin, RF||3||1||1||1||1||0||0||.309|
|Paul Konerko, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||1||0||.300|
|Adam Dunn, DH||3||0||1||0||1||1||0||.175|
|Alex Rios, CF||4||0||0||0||0||0||4||.183|
|A.J. Pierzynski, C||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||.259|
|Ramon Castro, C||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.167|
|Alexei Ramirez, SS||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.266|
|Mark Teahen, 3B||3||0||1||0||0||1||2||.304|
|2B - Paul Konerko (2, Davis), Adam Dunn (2, Davis)|
|HR - Carlos Quentin (4, Davis)|
|RBI - Carlos Quentin (12)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|E - Alexei Ramirez (5, Misplayed grounder)|
|Chicago White Sox|
|Philip Humber (L,1-2)||5.1||6||4||4||1||3||1||4.42|
|Pitches-Strikes - Philip Humber 94-58, Will Ohman 22-13, Tony Pena 4-3, Chris Sale 20-12|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Philip Humber 9-5, Will Ohman 1-1, Tony Pena 1-0, Chris Sale 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Philip Humber 24, Will Ohman 4, Tony Pena 1, Chris Sale 5|
|Tampa Bay Rays|
|Sam Fuld, LF||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.344|
|Ben Zobrist, 2B||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||.188|
|Matt Joyce, RF||3||0||2||1||1||0||0||.321|
|Felipe Lopez, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||.261|
|Sean Rodriguez, 3B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.206|
|Dan Johnson, DH||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.130|
|B.J. Upton, CF||3||1||0||0||1||2||0||.220|
|Casey Kotchman, 1B||4||1||2||1||0||0||0||.350|
|John Jaso, C||3||1||1||2||0||1||1||.182|
|Reid Brignac, SS||3||1||2||0||0||0||0||.244|
|2B - Matt Joyce 2 (7, Humber, Humber), Casey Kotchman (1, Humber)|
|HR - John Jaso (1, Humber)|
|RBI - Matt Joyce (4), Casey Kotchman (2), John Jaso 2 (5)|
|2-OUT RBI - Matt Joyce (2), Casey Kotchman (1), John Jaso 2 (3)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|Tampa Bay Rays|
|Wade Davis (W,2-2)||7||6||1||1||2||2||1||2.73|
|Joel Peralta (H,2)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||2.16|
|Kyle Farnsworth (S,4)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.42|
|Pitches-Strikes - Wade Davis 99-64, Joel Peralta 11-6, Kyle Farnsworth 11-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wade Davis 8-11, Kyle Farnsworth 3-0|
|Batters Faced - Wade Davis 29, Joel Peralta 3, Kyle Farnsworth 3|
|Attendance - 13214|
|Game Time - 2:30|
|Temperature - 72|
|Umpires - Home - Brian Knight, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Third Base - Victor Carapazza|