American League Game Summary - Tampa Bay at Chicago
(Saturday, April 26th)
Final Score: Tampa Bay 4, Chicago 0
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Hanigan hit a two-run double to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Chicago White Sox, 4-0, in the second of a four- game set at U.S. Cellular Field.
James Loney had three hits and an RBI for the Rays, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Cesar Ramos (1-1), Brandon Gomes and Juan Carlos Oviedo combined for the shutout. Ramos tossed five-plus innings in the start and allowed five hits with two walks.
John Danks (2-1) gave up four runs on seven hits and walked four over 5 2/3 innings to absorb the loss, the third in seven games for Chicago.
"I had moments where I was able to throw any one of the four (pitches) over the plate, but none nearly consistently enough," Danks said.
Hanigan delivered with two outs in the second inning, sending a Danks pitch into the left-field corner to plate Loney, who singled, and Logan Forsythe, who drew a walk.
"I wanna hit. I feel good with my swing, attacking balls in the zone, attacking good pitches," Hanigan said.
The Rays extended their lead in the third on Loney's two-out single that scored Wil Myers.
Chicago threatened in the fifth, but Ramos pitched out of a bases-loaded jam. Jose Abreu, who belted a walk-off grand slam in the ninth on Friday, grounded out to end the frame.
Desmond Jennings added an RBI triple with two outs in the sixth for Tampa Bay.
Rays manager Joe Maddon was ejected in the bottom of the eighth ... Hanigan matched John Flaherty (1999) for the most RBI in April by a catcher with 14 ... The Rays are the only team in MLB to hit a double in all their games this season ... Before the game, the White Sox added reliever Hector Noesi to the active roster and placed infielder Conor Gillaspie on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 22, with a left hand contusion. Noesi, who was claimed off waivers from Texas on Friday, threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings in his Chicago debut.
04/27 02:14:13 ET