By: Brian Alward
The Rays are bitten by the error bug as they fall to the White Sox 9-2 in South Chicago.
All was looking good for the Rays early on for David Price and company through the first four innings. The Rays got a run in the top of the fifth inning when Yunel Escobar knocked in David Dejesus on an error by right fielder Dayan Viciedo to take a 1-0 lead. Viciedo had a lack of sense of urgency after making the error to say the least. But the error bug bit as the Rays had three errors in the bottom of the sixth inning. Gordon Beckham got on after Ben Zobrist committed an error at second base. Adam Eaton was able to get on directly after with an infield hit to Escobar at shortstop. After getting two on with no outs, Marcus Semien drops a bunt dribbler. Price fields and throws to first, but the ball ends up going to right field. Myers bobbled the ball, so both Beckham and Eaton score and Semien advances to second. Jose Abreu comes up and homers to score both him and Semien. After a Viciedo double, Escobar commits his second error on a hit by Alexei Ramirez to plate Viciedo. Sox lead 5-1.
In the fourth inning, the Sox plated another four runs. After Beckham walks and steals second base, Eaton gets a base knock to bring Beckham to third. Semien doubles to score Beckham. Abreu delivers again for the Sox when he singles to center to score Eaton and Semien. Ramirez knocks in Abreu and Jordan Danks. Sox now lead 9-1.
The Rays get a run off a base hit by Evan Longoria to bring home Ben Zobrist. That wouldn't be enough, as the White Sox hand the Rays a 9-2 loss in game three of the series.
The Rays look to salvage a series split tomorrow when they take on the Sox at 8pm.