White Sox Vs. Rays Final Score: South Siders Earn 7th Straight Win, Move Into First Place

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.

The win moves the White Sox to 28-22, while the Rays fall to 29-20. With the Cleveland Indians losing to the Kansas City Royals, the White Sox are now in first place in the A.L. Central. Good times.

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