A five-run sixth inning helped the Chicago White Sox earned their seventh consecutive victory on Tuesday night when the South Siders defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2 at Tropicana Field. Paul Konerko's 14-game hitting streak came to an end, but the White Sox did continue another streak: with Dayan Viciedo's eighth inning solo homer, the Sox have now hit a home run in 15 straight games. The bats are on fire.
Viciedo ended the day 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBI. Fellow Cuban Alexei Ramirez is also heating up. The shortstop went 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run. Alex Rios added two hits and a run in the win. Right-hander Philip Humber had what might amount to his best start since throwing a perfect game. Humber allowed five hits and two earned runs while striking out five.