The Chicago White Sox may have an impressive 9 strikeouts from SP Chris Sale, but the 23-year-old lefty is playing with a deficit after the Tampa Bay Rays took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 4th inning.
The Rays lineup -- currently without four of its regular starters -- has struggled making any contact against Sale. Tampa Bay has only three hits, but two of those hits -- singles from RF Ben Zobrist (who also stole second) and DH Jose Lobaton -- came back-to-back in the fourth, giving the Rays a 1-0 lead.
Meanwhile, the White Sox hitters have mounted several threats, but have ultimately failed to break through SP Matt Moore. Moore has allowed 2 singles and 1 walk while striking out 6 White Sox batters.
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