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Moore wins 5th game as Rays rout White Sox 10-4

11:39 PM, Apr 27, 2013   |    comments
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore
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CHICAGO (AP) - 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.

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