Tampa Bay doubles up Chicago in 10-5 win
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Tampa Bay doubles up Chicago in 10-5 win
(CHICAGO) – The Tampa Bay Rays made it clear they were going to give Austin Meadows every opportunity to develop into the major contributor they envision him becoming. Performances like Tuesday's are the payoff. Meadows homered and set a career high with four hits, Avisail Garcia connected against his former team and the Rays beat the Chicago White Sox 10-5. The Rays pounded Ervin Santana (0-1) and improved to 9-3, their best start in nine years. They also extended a club record by clinching their fourth straight series victory to start a season. Meadows drove in a personal-best four runs and helped break open a game that lasted 3 hours, 56 minutes. Garcia smacked a solo homer in the second and finished with three hits, giving him five in the past two games. The White Sox opted not to offer him a contract in the offseason, parting ways after 5 1/2 years, and he signed with Tampa Bay. Charlie Morton (2-0) went five innings, allowing two runs and three hits. Yoan Moncada knocked a two run homer in the third for Chicago. Tim Anderson had two hits, including an RBI single in a three-run eighth. But with the White Sox trailing by three, pinch-hitter Adam Engel struck out swinging at a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded to end that rally. Santana got tagged for seven runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings after the White Sox purchased his contract from Triple-A Charlotte.

Toronto 7 – Boston 5
Oakland 13 – Baltimore 12
Houston 6 – NY Yankees 3
Seattle 6 – Kansas City 3

Cincinnati 14 – Miami 0
Washington 10 – Philadelphia 6 (10 innings)
St. Louis 4 – LA Dodgers 0
Atlanta 7 – Colorado 1
San Francisco 7 – San Diego 2

Minnesota 14 – NY Mets 8
Arizona 5 – Texas 4
LA Angels 11 – Milwaukee 8