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Rapid Reaction: Rays 6, White Sox 2

9/30/2012

CHICAGO -- Here’s a quick look at the Tampa Bay Rays' 6-2 win over the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday.

How it happened: The White Sox’s offensive woes continued against the Rays on Sunday. The White Sox haven’t scored more than four runs in 12 of their last 13 games. The Rays jumped on White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana with a two-run home run by B.J. Upton in the first inning. Ryan Roberts also homered off Quintana, who pitched four innings and fell to a 6-6 on the season. Alex Rios and Dayan Viciedo each had a RBI for the White Sox. Rays starting pitcher David Price improved to 20-5.

What it means: The White Sox fell to three games behind the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. The Tigers defeated the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Sunday. Both teams have three games remaining.

Outside the box: White Sox reliever Nate Jones had his consecutive scoreless innings streak snapped at 22 2/3 innings on Sunday. It had been the longest active streak in the majors.

Up next: The White Sox begin a three-game road series with the Cleveland Indians on Monday. The White Sox have not announced a starter for Monday yet. Corey Kluber (2-4, 5.02 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Indians.