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Rays Vs. White Sox Final Score: Big 6th Inning Gives White Sox 7-2 Win

The Tampa Bay Rays (29-21) could not fend off a steady drizzle of singles from the Chicago White Sox (28-22), as the Rays fell 7-2 in LF Hideki Matsui's first game of the season.

The 10th-year slugger Matsui managed to make his Rays debut a memorable one, cracking a first-pitch homer to put the Rays up 2-0 in the fourth inning. Matsui unfortunately offered the only Rays offense on a night when they needed much more.

SP James Shields pitched well through the first five innings -- and even managed to finish the day with 8 strikeouts and just 1 walk -- but a flurry of singles in the sixth inning allowed the White Sox to tack five runs on the board, leading to an eventual 7-2 victory.


Final - 5.29.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Chicago White Sox 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 7
Tampa Bay Rays 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2

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