Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Matt Moore won his fourth consecutive start to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat All-Star selection Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox 3-0 on Saturday night.
Moore (12-3), who could still become an All-Star as an injury replacement, gave up five hits, two walks and struck out six over 6 1-3 innings.
The Rays have won seven of eight, improving to a season-best eight games (48-40) over .500. Fernando Rodney, the third Tampa Bay reliever, pitched the ninth for his 19th save - completing the six-hitter.
Sale (5-8) allowed three runs, six hits, one walk and had nine strikeouts in seven innings for the White Sox, who have lost eight of 10. The left-hander, despite giving up just 20 runs - 17 earned - over 49 1-3 innings, is 0-6 in his last seven starts.
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