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Rays Vs. White Sox Score Update: Hideki Matsui Homers In 2nd AB, Gives Rays 2-1 Lead

The Tampa Bay Rays did not have to wait too long for LF Hideki Matsui to find his rhythm with the bat. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Matsui -- in only his second MLB plate appearance of 2012 -- redirected a 91 mph slider from SP Philip Humber, blasting it deep into right field for a 2-run home run and a 2-1 Rays lead over the Chicago White Sox.

Here's a look at the home run swing:

The Rays called up Matsui, who signed April 30 to a minor league contract, despite Matsui still looking for his first homer with the Triple-A Durham team.

Meanwhile, SP James Shields has kept the White Sox lineup generally quiet. Through 4.0 innings, he has 5 strikeouts and no walks with only 1 run allowed.

Read more about the Rays at DRaysBay. For more in-depth coverage on the other side, visit White Sox blog South Side Sox. Go to Baseball Nation for additional news and notes around the league.

Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.