Posted April 28, 2013 on AP on Fox
Matt Moore became the first Tampa Bay pitcher to win five games in April as the Rays snapped a two-game losing streak with a 10-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night. The left-hander joined Boston's Clay Buchholz as the only five-game winners this month. He allowed just three hits, one earned run and matched a season high nine strikeouts in six innings of work. Moore's 1.13 ERA is second-lowest in the majors behind St. Louis right-hander Jake Westbrook (0.98). Tampa Bay, now 3-9 on the road, pounded out 19 hits -- the most since June 26, 2011. Kelly Johnson matched a career-high with four hits while driving home two runs. Evan Longoria also matched a career-best for hits, going 4-for-6 with two runs scored. The 19 hits and 10 runs allowed were season-high against the White Sox, who saw a three-game winning streak. For the second straight night the Rays jumped out to an early lead. Rays shortstop Ben Zobrist broke out of a 0-for-9 series slump with a tw...
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