St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Freddy Garcia bounced back from a poor start and tossed seven innings of two-run ball while Alex Rios swatted a two- run homer, as the White Sox bested the Rays, 4-2, at Tropicana Field.
Garcia (4-3) struck out seven, walked two and held the opposition to four hits -- a stark contrast to Sunday's beating in an eventual 13-0 shellacking by Florida. The veteran righty was pounded for seven runs -- including three homers -- in a season-low 2 1/3 innings in that one.
Ramon Castro added a solo home run and Gordon Beckham's RBI single in the ninth provided some breathing room for Chicago, which dropped the opener to this four-game series, 5-1, on Thursday.
Tampa Bay's David Price (7-2) was gunning to improve his AL-leading win total to eight, but instead had a four-start winning streak snapped despite limiting the Sox to four hits and three runs over seven innings. It was the young lefty's first loss in seven starts since dropping his only other game of the season on April 20 to these same White Sox.