MLB

more stats

American League Preview from The Sports Network



Friday, April 26th (All times eastern)

Tampa Bay Rays (10-12) at Chicago White Sox (9-12), 8:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Tampa Bay - Roberto Hernandez (1-3, 4.74) Chicago - Jake Peavy (2-1, 3.20)

(Sports Network) - The Chicago White Sox are aiming for their first three-game winning streak of the season when they resume a four-game series versus the Tampa Bay Rays Friday at U.S. Cellular Field.

The White Sox ended a four-game losing streak by splitting a shortened set with Cleveland, then took Thursday's series opener with Tampa Bay by a 5-2 score behind a solid performance from Chris Sale. The left-hander was reached for two runs and four hits in seven innings to even his mark at 2-2.

"I think the last couple starts he's been in and out of consistency. Tonight, he worked his way through it, and in the end you're look at what you would expect from him," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said.

White Sox closer Addison Reed stranded a runner in the ninth inning to pick up his seventh save of the season.

Adam Dunn clubbed a two-run homer and Jeff Keppinger had two hits and an RBI, while Paul Konerko and Conor Gillaspie each drove in one run for Chicago.

Chicago is 2-3 on the homestand and hopes to even the mark when Jake Peavy takes the mound Friday night. Peavy, the 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner, has thrown seven innings of one-run ball in each of his previous two outings, but did not receive a decision in Saturday's 2-1 loss in 10 innings to Minnesota.

"Ball was moving a little bit, but the command was not what you'd expect it to be or want it to be. But we battled," Peavy said afterward. "We had a chance to win but just couldn't quite finish it there."

Peavy struck out nine Twins and allowed a season-high four walks. He has fanned 20 batters in the previous two trips to the hill and is 2-1 with a 3.20 earned run average in four starts.

The right-hander has made four career starts against Tampa Bay and is 2-1 with a 5.25 ERA in 24 innings.

Tampa Bay didn't get its 10-game road swing off to a good start with Thursday's loss and had won six of eight games.

Jose Lobaton hit a solo homer and Evan Longoria added an RBI single for the Rays, who saw starter Jeremy Hellickson get touched for all five runs, including three in the first inning, on five hits over six innings. He struck out eight and walked four.

"It's kind of frustrating to fall behind early, but I feel good. I just have to make better pitches," Hellickson said.

The Rays still have Kansas City and Colorado to visit on the sojourn and will hand the ball to Roberto Hernandez on Friday. Hernandez had his best outing the last time out in an 8-1 win over Oakland on Sunday, when he struck out seven and yielded one run in six innings.

Hernandez had lost his first three starts. He has struck out at least seven batters three times this season and the right-hander formerly known as Fausto Carmona is 9-5 with a 5.48 ERA in 18 games (16) against the White Sox from his days with the Cleveland Indians.

The Rays lost four of seven matchups with the White Sox a year ago, dropping three of four at U.S. Cellular Field.

04/26 10:24:35 ET

  • NFL: Chicago at Detroit

    Thursday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Philadelphia at Dallas

    Thursday at 4:00 pm on FOX50

  • SEC: Arkansas at Missouri

    Friday at 2:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • HSFB: Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Friday at 11:35 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: Duke vs. Furman

    Tomorrow at 5:00 pm on 620am

  • CBB: NC State vs. Richmond

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • NHL: Hurricanes at Florida

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

    Thursday at 12:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
ECU 58
FRES 52
Final
CIN 59
NCCU 50
 
Final
WAS 102
ATL 106
Final
MIA 97
GSW 114
Final
MIL 98
DET 86
 
Final
NOP 89
SAC 99
 
4th
DEN 109
CHI 106
 
Final
UMO 21
OHIO 24
 
Final
ECU 58
FRES 52
Final
ELON 74
MRGST 73
 
Final
MIZZ 61
PURD 82
Final
MAR 55
HAW 62
Final
UNF 77
LIB 57
 
Final
CHAM 85
BYU 121
Final
BUCK 58
MDES 55
Final
UGST 85
WCU 70
Final
UWGB 64
EVAN 62
Final
ARST 71
ALA 76
 
Final
OHIO 69
ARKPB 60
 
Final
UNH 75
BU 68
 
Final
OU 70
CHIST 57
Final
TOL 79
DET 82
 
Final
CLMB 57
FD 47
 
Final
QUIN 50
HART 54
 
Final
SFLA 71
HOF 70
 
Final
HARV 84
HOU 63
Final
BONA 79
JST 71
 
Final
STJOE 74
LIU 70
 
Final
SYR 70
GHND 37
 
Final
MLOWELL 102
MTIDA 57
 
Final
CIN 59
NCCU 50
 
Final
VT 54
NIOWA 73
Final
WOFF 82
OHVALLEY 54
 
Final
TEMPL 76
PENN 67
Final
RUTG 50
PETE 68
Final
BGU 62
SEMIZ 54
 
Final
LAS 73
Terriers 60
 
Final
UVA 79
TENST 36
Final
KENT 92
TXARL 44
Final
FSU 66
CITA 55
Final
PBY 63
TOCC 40
 
Final
COOK 56
TENNM 74
 
Final
WMARY 83
WILL 49
Final
USB 71
WKENT 61
 
Final
HIGH 88
WMPEACE 71
 
Final
SMU 72
ARK 78
 
Final
ARMY 80
BING 54
 
Final
CSOU 80
CARK 67
 
Final
UMBC 54
HOW 68
 
Final
ARZ 72
KYST 68
 
Final
OREG 63
VCU 77
 
Final
PSU 78
AKR 72
 
Final
SCST 92
CIU 55
 
Final
CREI 75
EILL 53
 
Final
ALAAM 61
JVST 67
 
Final
ABCHRIST 91
JCHR 65
 
Final
TXSA 57
LOYC 71
 
Final
NDST 64
MNCROOK 63
 
Final
NEB 80
NEOM 67
 
Final
VANDY 63
NORST 53
 
Final
STLU 57
NCAT 54
 
Final
MTST 65
NARZ 53
 
Final
TTU 75
NWST 64
 
Final
TULA 74
SOUTH 59
 
Final
ILLCH 87
STXAVIER 76
 
Final
TEX 78
RFLSH 46
 
Final
BRAD 52
TAMCC 38
 
Final
SMISS 72
TROY 70
 
Final
DRAK 73
IUPUI 60
 
Final
ARKST 58
LAM 63
 
Final
FLGC 62
USF 47
 
Final
COL 68
AFA 53
 
Final
IDAHO 75
BSU 86
 
Final
GRCN 64
BUF 80
 
Final
ORU 52
LALAF 76
 
Final
CHAR 74
MIAMI 77
 
2nd
ISU 60
MD 68
 
2nd
UMO 40
NW 44
 
2nd
SACST 75
BRISTOL 40
 
2nd
MICH 27
VILL 33
 
2nd
SDST 45
PITT 32
 
1st
USC 12
CSFU 15
 
1st
STAN 16
DEL 8
 
Final
CLB 2
WIN 4
Final
NAS 4
LOS 3
 
Final
STL 2
OTT 3
 
Final
DAL 3
EDM 2
 
3rd
ARI 3
COL 3
 
2nd
ANA 2
CAL 0
 
2nd
VAN 1
NJD 0