In just a couple of short weeks, the outfielder Vin Scully once called “Little Sam Fuld” has become the toast of Tampa Bay, hitting balls all over the place and making several spectacular diving catches.
He did both again Monday night, going 4-for-4 — his second four-hit game of the young season — and making another body-risking catch in the outfield, and David Price threw eight shutout innings. The Rays beat the White Sox 5-0, extending the Sox’ losing streak to five.
Ben Zobrist and Felipe Lopez homered for the Rays, who, after an 0-6 start, have now won seven of their last ten and moved to within three games of the AL East-leading Yankees with Monday night’s victory.
The Sox could manage only three singles and a Ramon Castro double off Price, who struck out nine, and Joel Peralta, who finished up the game in the ninth inning.
The two teams will meet again on Tuesday evening in Tampa.