White Sox end 7-game skid, win 9-2 as Rays drop 9 games back

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Chicago White Sox stopped a long skid at the expense of the slumping Tampa Bay Rays.

Leury Garcia had four hits, including three doubles, Reynaldo Lopez won for the first time in six starts and the White Sox stopped a seven-game losing streak by beating the Rays 9-2 on Friday night.

''It was one of those games that we needed,'' White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. ''We needed something convincing, something very positive.''

Garcia became the first White Sox player to have three doubles in a game since Adam Eaton against Minnesota on Aug. 2, 2014.

Lopez (5-8) gave up two runs and six hits in seven innings with eight strikeouts. He had been 0-2 with a 5.34 ERA since beating Kansas City on June 9.

''Keep things simple, focus on my pitches, execute pitches and do my job,'' Lopez said through a translator.

Tampa Bay fell a season-high nine games behind the AL East-leading Yankees after arriving about 3:30 a.m. following a doubleheader loss in New York. The Rays have dropped behind Cleveland and Oakland for the two AL wild-card spots - Tampa Bay held an eight-game lead over the third-place team in the wild-card race at the start of play on June 11 but have lost 20 of 35 since.

''Obviously with the second half, these games, they mean stuff,'' Tampa Bay right fielder Austin Meadows said. ''Just keep pushing and see where we end up.''

Rays rookie Brendan McKay (1-1) lasted just 3 1/3 innings in his fourth start, allowing six runs - five earned - and nine hits as his ERA doubled from 1.69 to 3.72. The two-way player had given up three runs over 16 innings in the first three outings.

''Command wasn't there early,'' McKay said. ''Every inning I was working with guys on base. You can get out of it sometimes, but today wasn't one of those days.''

Garcia doubled leading off the first and scored from second when Jose Abreu's hard grounder went off the glove of second baseman Mike Brosseau and into right field for an error.

Chicago went ahead 4-1 in the second when Adam Engel beat out a two-out grounder to shortstop, Garcia hit a two-run double that dropped between Meadows and Brosseau in shallow right and Yoan Moncada followed with an RBI double.

''There's some plays that we've got to convert into outs,'' Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said.

Yolmer Sanchez homered and Moncada had an RBI single during the fourth, and Engel hit a run-scoring triple in the fifth and scored on Colin Poche's wild pitch for an 8-2 lead. Sanchez added a run-scoring double in the ninth.

Ji-Man Choi and Brosseau drove in runs for the Rays.

NON-CLUTCH HITTING

Tampa Bay went 1 for 24 with runners in scoring position while losing three of four to the Yankees and began Friday with a .248 RISP average, sixth-worst in the majors. ''We're a really good offense when nobody is on-base,'' Cash said. ''Believe me, we have pounded our heads against the tables.'' Tampa Bay went 2 for 7 RISP on Friday night.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: OF Eloy Jimenez (right ulnar nerve contusion) could take batting practice Saturday.

Rays: 2B Brandon Lowe, out since July 3 with a bruised right shin bone, is jogging.

UP NEXT

White Sox RHP Lucas Giolito (11-4) starts Saturday night against Rays LHP Ryan Yarbrough (8-3). He is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in two starts against the Rays, allowing two earned runs in 14 innings.

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  • W: R. Lopez (5-8)L: B. McKay (1-1)
  • HR: CHW - Y. Sanchez (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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Y. Moncada 3B50320012.308.364.533.8965.5
J. Abreu 1B50000023.271.306.492.798-1.0
J. McCann DH40000121.295.351.476.8280.0
W. Castillo C51200033.200.284.367.6502.5
J. Rondon SS50000022.195.267.286.553-1.0
J. Jay LF51200011.328.370.403.7732.5
Y. Sanchez 2B52321011.254.315.331.64611.5
A. Engel CF52210032.228.290.386.6765.5
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Meadows RF41100011.289.361.523.8853.5
    T. Pham LF40100011.276.377.459.8360.5
    J. Choi DH30110121.258.350.409.7594.0
    N. Lowe 1B30000113.303.379.566.9450.5
    Y. Diaz 3B30000102.276.347.495.8421.0
    K. Kiermaier CF40000022.245.292.424.715-1.0
    T. d'Arnaud C40000020.235.295.440.735-1.0
    J. Wendle SS41200000.197.273.265.5385.0
    M. Brosseau 2B40110021.315.339.630.9692.0
    B. McKay P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Garcia 3 (20), Y. Moncada (19), W. Castillo (5), Y. Sanchez 2 (11)
      • 3B - A. Engel (2)
      • HR - Y. Sanchez (2)
      • RBI - L. Garcia 2 (27), Y. Moncada 2 (52), Y. Sanchez 2 (23), A. Engel (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Garcia 2 (11), Y. Moncada (17), Y. Sanchez (7), A. Engel (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Moncada, J. Abreu 2 (2), W. Castillo 3 (3), J. Jay, A. Engel 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Wendle 2 (8), M. Brosseau (5)
      • 3B - A. Meadows (5)
      • RBI - J. Choi (34), M. Brosseau (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Brosseau (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Meadows, N. Lowe, Y. Diaz 2 (2), K. Kiermaier 2 (2), M. Brosseau
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Choi (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Brosseau
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Lopez (W, 5-8)7.06221805.761.5026.0
      J. Fry1.00002204.411.592.0
      J. Ruiz1.00000105.812.013.5
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Lopez (W, 5-8)7.0
      J. Fry1.0
      J. Ruiz1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. McKay (L, 1-1)3.19650513.721.03-7.5
      A. Kittredge0.20001201.721.210.0
      C. Poche1.03220207.201.05-1.0
      E. Pagan1.00000201.860.854.0
      O. Drake1.00000203.471.114.0
      D. Castillo1.01000203.581.273.0
      R. Stanek1.03110103.401.15-0.5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 102-68, J. Fry 24-12, J. Ruiz 10-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 5-8
      • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 28, J. Fry 5, J. Ruiz 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Poche
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. McKay 76-52, A. Kittredge 14-9, C. Poche 30-21, E. Pagan 12-9, O. Drake 11-8, D. Castillo 17-11, R. Stanek 18-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. McKay 2-4, C. Poche 1-0, O. Drake 1-0, D. Castillo 1-0
      • Batters Faced - B. McKay 20, A. Kittredge 3, C. Poche 6, E. Pagan 3, O. Drake 3, D. Castillo 4, R. Stanek 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      CHW43-51
      1302200019160
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      L. Garcia RF53420010.294.331.395.72611.5
      Y. Moncada 3B50320012.308.364.533.8965.5
      J. Abreu 1B50000023.271.306.492.798-1.0
      J. McCann DH40000121.295.351.476.8280.0
      W. Castillo C51200033.200.284.367.6502.5
      J. Rondon SS50000022.195.267.286.553-1.0
      J. Jay LF51200011.328.370.403.7732.5
      Y. Sanchez 2B52321011.254.315.331.64611.5
      A. Engel CF52210032.228.290.386.6765.5
      R. Lopez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      J. Fry P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        A. Meadows RF41100011.289.361.523.8853.5
        T. Pham LF40100011.276.377.459.8360.5
        J. Choi DH30110121.258.350.409.7594.0
        N. Lowe 1B30000113.303.379.566.9450.5
        Y. Diaz 3B30000102.276.347.495.8421.0
        K. Kiermaier CF40000022.245.292.424.715-1.0
        T. d'Arnaud C40000020.235.295.440.735-1.0
        J. Wendle SS41200000.197.273.265.5385.0
        M. Brosseau 2B40110021.315.339.630.9692.0
        B. McKay P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        A. Kittredge P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        C. Poche P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        R. Stanek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Total33262031111-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - L. Garcia 3 (20), Y. Moncada (19), W. Castillo (5), Y. Sanchez 2 (11)
          • 3B - A. Engel (2)
          • HR - Y. Sanchez (2)
          • RBI - L. Garcia 2 (27), Y. Moncada 2 (52), Y. Sanchez 2 (23), A. Engel (5)
          • 2-Out RBI - L. Garcia 2 (11), Y. Moncada (17), Y. Sanchez (7), A. Engel (2)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Moncada, J. Abreu 2 (2), W. Castillo 3 (3), J. Jay, A. Engel 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Wendle 2 (8), M. Brosseau (5)
          • 3B - A. Meadows (5)
          • RBI - J. Choi (34), M. Brosseau (11)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Brosseau (10)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Meadows, N. Lowe, Y. Diaz 2 (2), K. Kiermaier 2 (2), M. Brosseau
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Choi (2)
          FIELDING
          • E - M. Brosseau
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Lopez (W, 5-8)7.06221805.761.5026.0
          J. Fry1.00002204.411.592.0
          J. Ruiz1.00000105.812.013.5
          Total9.06223110---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Lopez (W, 5-8)7.0
          J. Fry1.0
          J. Ruiz1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. McKay (L, 1-1)3.19650513.721.03-7.5
          A. Kittredge0.20001201.721.210.0
          C. Poche1.03220207.201.05-1.0
          E. Pagan1.00000201.860.854.0
          O. Drake1.00000203.471.114.0
          D. Castillo1.01000203.581.273.0
          R. Stanek1.03110103.401.15-0.5
          Total9.016981161---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. McKay (L, 1-1)3.1
          A. Kittredge0.2
          C. Poche1.0
          E. Pagan1.0
          O. Drake1.0
          D. Castillo1.0
          R. Stanek1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 102-68, J. Fry 24-12, J. Ruiz 10-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 5-8
          • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 28, J. Fry 5, J. Ruiz 3
          PITCHING
          • WP - C. Poche
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. McKay 76-52, A. Kittredge 14-9, C. Poche 30-21, E. Pagan 12-9, O. Drake 11-8, D. Castillo 17-11, R. Stanek 18-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. McKay 2-4, C. Poche 1-0, O. Drake 1-0, D. Castillo 1-0
          • Batters Faced - B. McKay 20, A. Kittredge 3, C. Poche 6, E. Pagan 3, O. Drake 3, D. Castillo 4, R. Stanek 6
          • 9TH INNING
            Sanchez doubled to deep left, Castillo scored, Jay to third92
          • 5TH INNING
            Engel scored on wild pitch82
            Engel tripled to deep right, Sanchez scored72
          • 4TH INNING
            Moncada singled to left, Garcia scored, Moncada to second62
            Sanchez homered to left52
          • 2ND INNING
            Brosseau doubled to left center, Wendle scored42
            Moncada doubled to right, Garcia scored41
            Garcia doubled to shallow right, Jay and Engel scored31
          • 1ST INNING
            Choi singled to right, Meadows scored11
            Abreu safe at first on 2nd baseman Brosseau fielding error, Garcia scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Ryne Stanek relieved Diego Castillo
            • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McCann lined out to center
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Castillo singled to left center
            • J. Rondon: Ball, Strike looking, Rondon flied out to deep center
            • J. Jay: Jay singled to center, Castillo to second
            • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez doubled to deep left, Castillo scored, Jay to third
            • A. Engel: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Engel struck out looking
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jose Ruiz relieved Jace Fry
            • T. d'Arnaud: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, d'Arnaud struck out swinging
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Wendle lined out to center
            • M. Brosseau: Brosseau flied out to deep center
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Diego Castillo relieved Oliver Drake
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Engel struck out looking
            • L. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moncada singled to right
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu reached on fielder's choice to third, Moncada out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Jace Fry relieved Reynaldo Lopez
            • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Pham flied out to deep center
            • J. Choi: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Choi struck out swinging
            • N. Lowe: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lowe walked
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Diaz walked, Lowe to second
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Kiermaier struck out looking
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Oliver Drake relieved Emilio Pagan
            • J. Rondon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rondon struck out swinging
            • J. Jay: Strike looking, Jay grounded out to pitcher
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez struck out looking
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • J. Wendle: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Wendle lined out to right
            • M. Brosseau: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Brosseau struck out swinging
            • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Meadows grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Emilio Pagan relieved Colin Poche
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Abreu lined out to center
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
            • W. Castillo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Castillo struck out looking
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • Y. Diaz: Diaz grounded out to second
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kiermaier struck out swinging
            • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, d'Arnaud struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Colin Poche relieved Andrew Kittredge
            • J. Rondon: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Rondon grounded out to third
            • J. Jay: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jay struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sanchez doubled to left
            • A. Engel: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Engel tripled to deep right, Sanchez scored
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Engel scored on wild pitch, Foul, Garcia reached on an infield single to first
            • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • A. Meadows: Meadows lined out to center
            • T. Pham: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pham singled to shallow right
            • J. Choi: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Choi struck out looking
            • N. Lowe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Lowe lined out to center
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • B. McKay Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez homered to left
            • A. Engel: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Engel struck out looking
            • L. Garcia: Garcia doubled to left center
            • Y. Moncada: Moncada singled to left, Garcia scored, Moncada to second
            • Andrew Kittredge relieved Brendan McKay
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, McCann walked
            • W. Castillo: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Kiermaier lined out to second
            • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, d'Arnaud grounded out to second
            • J. Wendle: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Wendle doubled to deep left
            • M. Brosseau: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Brosseau struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • B. McKay Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, McCann fouled out to first
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Castillo doubled to deep left
            • J. Rondon: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rondon grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Jay: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jay lined out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • T. Pham: Foul, Pham grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Choi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Choi walked
            • N. Lowe: Ball, Lowe flied out to deep left
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Diaz flied out to deep left
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • B. McKay Pitching:
            • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Rondon struck out looking
            • J. Jay: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Jay singled to right
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sanchez flied out to center
            • A. Engel: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Engel reached on an infield single to shortstop, Jay to second
            • L. Garcia: Garcia doubled to shallow right, Jay and Engel scored
            • Y. Moncada: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moncada doubled to right, Garcia scored
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Abreu struck out looking
            • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier grounded out to second
            • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, d'Arnaud lined out to first
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Wendle doubled to center
            • M. Brosseau: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Brosseau doubled to left center, Wendle scored
            • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Meadows struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • B. McKay Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Garcia doubled to deep right
            • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Moncada flied out to deep right
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Abreu safe at first on 2nd baseman Brosseau fielding error, Garcia scored
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castillo struck out looking
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • A. Meadows: Meadows tripled to deep center
            • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pham struck out swinging
            • J. Choi: Choi singled to right, Meadows scored
            • N. Lowe: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lowe struck out swinging, Choi stole second
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Diaz lined out to center
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)