Eight-game Winning Streak Snapped by D-Rays

(SN Report #583) - The Mike Porzio experiment is officially over as the lefty, combined with reliever Rick White, gave up nine runs over 5 2/3 innings on Saturday night as the White Sox' eight-game winning streak came to halt, losing to the Devil Rays, 10-6. Porzio was demoted after the game.

The Devil Rays, who put the leadoff man on in eight of the nine innings, scattered all of their runs across six innings.

Porzio gave up a run in the first on a RBI-sacrifice fly by Rocco Baldelli, two more in the second on a Julio Lugo homer and another on a homer by Baldelli.

A RBI-single by Magglio Ordonez in the fourth moved the Sox to within three at 4-1. Down 5-1, the Sox, on a three-run homer by Sandy Alomar Jr. and another RBI-single by Ordoenz, tied the game up at 5-5.

Porzio was pulled with a man on and one out in the fourth. White came in and ended the inning, however, wasn't as smooth the following two, giving up five more runs.

Gary Glover pitched after White, throwing 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Billy Koch gave up one run in two innings of work.

The rubber game will be played on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. CT, with Bartolo Colon going up against lefty Joe Kennedy. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Net.

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