Posted July 06, 2013 on AP on Fox
Jeremy Hellickson and the Tampa Bay offense had another productive night. Hellickson won his fourth consecutive start, Jose Molina had a two-run homer during a five-run second inning, and the Rays beat the Chicago White Sox 8-3 on Friday night. ''I felt the same when things were going bad,'' Hellickson said. ''It's just a matter of keeping the ball down, getting ahead and making a big pitch when I need to.'' Hellickson (8-3) gave up one run, six hits and struck out nine in seven innings, helping the Rays win for the sixth time in seven games. ''That's pretty good stuff right there,'' Rays manager Joe Maddon said of Hellickson. Hellickson was coming off a strong June when he went 5-1. Molina hit his two-run drive and the following batter, Kelly Johnson, connected for a solo shot three pitches later off Dylan Axelrod (3-5) to start the second-inning surge that saw the Rays go up 5-0. Later in the inning, Evan Longoria had ...
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