Paul Konerko is congratulated after his home run on Monday night. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
By Scott Merkin / MLB.com
Jermaine Dye's RBI single in the first inning and Paul Konerko's three-run home run in the third proved to be enough offense for a White Sox victory over the Rays. Gavin Floyd allowed three runs while striking out seven in seven solid innings.
a-Walked for Hernandez, M in the 9th. 1-Ran for Burrell in the 9th. 2-Ran for Aybar, W in the 9th.
BATTING HR: Zobrist (18, 2nd inning off Floyd, 0 on, 1 out), Crawford, C (9, 4th inning off Floyd, 0 on, 0 out), Longoria (19,
6th inning off Floyd, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Bartlett; Longoria 4; Crawford, C 5; Zobrist 4; Aybar, W. RBI: Zobrist (53), Crawford, C (41), Longoria (71). 2-out RBI: Longoria. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burrell; Longoria; Bartlett 2. Team RISP: 0-for-3. Team
BASERUNNING SB: Pena, C (2, 2nd base off Floyd/Pierzynski), Bartlett (20, 2nd base off Linebrink/Pierzynski). CS: Crawford, C (8, 2nd base by Floyd/Pierzynski), Bartlett (2, 3rd base by Thornton/Pierzynski).
FIELDING E: Hernandez, M (2, throw), Aybar, W 2 (6, fielding, fielding). DP: 2 (Longoria-Aybar, W-Pena, C, Bartlett-Aybar, W-Pena, C).