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Rays vs. White Sox: Chicago ousted in series finale, 6-2

The Chicago White Sox continued their late season collapse on Sunday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field.

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White Sox lose to Rays in series finale, 6-2

The late September woes continued for the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon, as Robin Ventura's team fell to Tampa Bay, 6-2, to drop three games out of the American League Central race.

Tampa Bay lefty David Price tossed seven strong innings of two-run ball to earn his career-high 20th victory of the season, while Chicago's Jose Quintana served up four runs over just four innings to take the loss.

Losers of nine of their last 11 games, the White Sox were once again flustered offensively on Sunday at a time when they simply could not afford to go cold from the plate. Owner of two of his team's five hits overall, slugger Paul Konerko did manage to raise his season average to .297 with a 2-for-4 day, but was one of few bright spots in a dismal four-game series.

Down three games to the Detroit Tigers with three remaining, the White Sox will need to sweep their upcoming three-game set with Cleveland and hope for some luck from the baseball gods. Left-hander Hector Santiago will take the ball on Monday to open the three-game set with his team's season on the line.

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The lineups for Sunday's home finale have dropped

The White Sox will play their final home game of the season on Sunday as they look to gain ground on the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central. They'll be facing a Rays team hoping to remain in the hunt for the final AL wild card spot. The lineups for the game have been posted, and they can be found below.

Tampa Bay Rays:

  1. Desmond Jennings (R) LF
  2. B.J. Upton (R) CF
  3. Ben Zobrist (S) SS
  4. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
  5. Jeff Keppinger (R) 1B
  6. Luke Scott (L) DH
  7. Ben Francisco (R) RF
  8. Ryan Roberts (R) 2B
  9. Chris Gimenez (R) C

Chicago White Sox:

  1. DeWayne Wise (L) CF
  2. Kevin Youkilis (R) 3B
  3. Adam Dunn (L) DH
  4. Paul Konerko (R) 1B
  5. Alex Rios (R) RF
  6. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C
  7. Dayan Viciedo (R) LF
  8. Alexei Ramirez (R) SS
  9. Gordon Beckham (R) 2B

Tampa Bay will be sending left-hander David Price to the mound in search of his 20th win of the season. His 2.56 ERA is the best mark of any qualified starter in the major leagues. He'll be facing Jose Quintana of the White Sox, the rookie left-hander is 6-5 with a 3.60 ERA this season.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. CT from U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.

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Chicago will face the Rays in their home finale

After losing to the Rays on Saturday, the White Sox have fallen two games behind the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central. They'll be looking to bounce back on Sunday afternoon when they play their final home game of the season.

Left-hander Jose Quintana is scheduled to take the mound for the White Sox on Sunday, the rookie is 6-5 with a 3.60 ERA on the season. Quintana has been successful despite a relatively low strikeout rate, but he's been getting hit much harder as the season has worn on. He's allowed 18 earned runs over the course of his last five starts, a trend he'll hope to stop in his last start of the year.

Taking the hill for Tampa Bay will be left-hander David Price. Price has had a sensational year in 2012, he's one of the front-runners for the American League Cy Young award. He's compiled a 19-5 record to go along with his 2.56 ERA, that ERA is the best by any qualified starter in the major leagues. He'll look to add win number 20 in his final start on Sunday, a mark which would certainly help his Cy Young case with some voters.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. CT from U.S. Cellular Field, and will be televised on TBS and CSN. The game can be heard on the radio by tuning into WSCR 670 or 97.5 ESPN Deportes.

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Chicago will face the Rays in their home finale

After losing to the Rays on Saturday, the White Sox have fallen two games behind the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central. They'll be looking to bounce back on Sunday afternoon when they play their final home game of the season.

Left-hander Jose Quintana is scheduled to take the mound for the White Sox on Sunday, the rookie is 6-5 with a 3.60 ERA on the season. Quintana has been successful despite a relatively low strikeout rate, but he's been getting hit much harder as the season has worn on. He's allowed 18 earned runs over the course of his last five starts, a trend he'll hope to stop in his last start of the year.

Taking the hill for Tampa Bay will be left-hander David Price. Price has had a sensational year in 2012, he's one of the front-runners for the American League Cy Young award. He's compiled a 19-5 record to go along with his 2.56 ERA, that ERA is the best by any qualified starter in the major leagues. He'll look to add win number 20 in his final start on Sunday, a mark which would certainly help his Cy Young case with some voters.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. CT from U.S. Cellular Field, and will be televised on TBS and CSN. The game can be heard on the radio by tuning into WSCR 670 or 97.5 ESPN Deportes.

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White Sox dominated by Rays Saturday

The Chicago White Sox failed to gain any ground in the AL Central on Saturday, falling to the Tampa Bay Rays, 10-4. The loss makes the four-game series 2-1 in favor of Tampa Bay heading into Sunday's finale. After that, the White Sox will only have three games against the Cleveland Indians and need help from the Detroit Tigers to make it into the playoffs.

Chris Sale lasted just over three innings for the White Sox, giving up five runs off of seven hits, including a Jeff Keppinger home run in the third. Deunte Heath, Dylan Axelrod and Leyson Septimo all allowed runs for the White Sox, with Axelrod allowing three of them.

Orlando Hudson was the pinch hitter for Paul Konerko in the eighth and managed to blast a grand slam for Chicago, but the scoring burst was too little, too late. Matt Moore was given the win for the Rays. He lasted five-plus innings and allowed just one hit and three walks against four strikeouts.

Detroit lost on Friday, which allowed the White Sox to keep it close, but the Tigers managed a big win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday to make it a two-game lead in the AL Central.

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Adam Dunn set to make baseball history with OBP

While the White Sox are busy making fans sad, Adam Dunn is busy making history...which is actually pretty sad as well.

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