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MLB roundup: ChiSox win streak reaches 6

Published: Monday, May 28 2012 11:44 p.m. MDT

Chicago's Chris Sale was one strikeout shy of a team record in a win against the Rays.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Chris Sale struck out a career-high 15, Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox extended their winning streak to six games with a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.

Sale (6-2) gave up one run, three hits and walked two in 71?3 innings while finishing one strikeout shy of the team record Jack Harshman set against Boston on July 25, 1954. Sale matched Detroit's Max Scherzer for the most in a game this season, set May 20 against Pittsburgh.

Addison Reed pitched the ninth for his fifth save.

Chicago took a 2-1 lead during the sixth when Gordon Beckham singled and scored on Dunn's homer off Matt Moore (1-5).

RED SOX 7, TIGERS 4: At Boston, Felix Doubront pitched six innings of four-hit ball, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered.

TWINS 5, ATHLETICS 4: At Minneapolis, Justin Morneau drove in two runs for Minnesota, including the tying double in the eighth, as the Twins sent Oakland to its sixth straight loss.

INDIANS 8, ROYALS 5: At Cleveland, Jose Lopez had three RBIs, Jason Kipnis drove in two runs and Josh Tomlin (2-2) gave up four runs and four hits in five innings as Cleveland broke a three-game losing streak.

BLUE JAYS 6, ORIOLES 2: At Toronto, Edwin Encarnacion and Kelly Johnson homered, Drew Hutchison struck out a career-high nine in seven shutout innings and the Toronto Blue Jays ended a five-game losing streak.

RANGERS 4, MARINERS 2: At Arlington, Texas, Mike Napoli and Nelson Cruz both homered before combining on a big defensive play, and Matt Harrison pitched eight strong innings.

ANGELS 9, YANKEES 8: At Anaheim, Calif., Mark Trumbo hit a game-ending homer to left, and the Angels overcame Jered Weaver's first-inning injury exit for their seventh consecutive victory.

National League

PHILLIES 8, METS 4: At New York, Ty Wigginton drove in a career-high six runs with a homer and a pair of two-out hits and Cole Hamels won his eighth straight decision.

CARDINALS 8, BRAVES 2: At Atlanta, Lance Lynn (8-1) allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings, stretching the Braves' losing streak to eight.

MARLINS 5, NATIONALS 3: At Miami, Giancarlo Stanton hit his 11th home run in May, one short of the Marlins' record for a month.

CUBS 11, PADRES 7: At Chicago, Alfonso Soriano hit a go-ahead homer and Chicago stopped its 12-game losing streak.

PIRATES 4, REDS 1: At Pittsburgh, James McDonald (4-2) scattered five hits over eight shutout innings and Pittsburgh climbed back to .500.

ROCKIES 9-7, ASTROS 7-6: At Denver, Jordan Pacheco blooped a tiebreaking, two-run single after an eighth-inning misplay in the opener of the Astros' first doubleheader since 2006. The Rockies won for just the seventh time in 25 games this month. In the nightcap, Dexter Fowler hit a game-ending triple off Brett Myers with one out in the 10th inning.

GIANTS 4, DIAMONDBACKS 2: At San Francisco, Barry Zito outpitched Trevor Cahill in a matchup of former Oakland Athletics All-Stars and Brandon Belt hit an RBI triple.

BREWERS 3, DODGERS 2: At Los Angeles, Aramis Ramirez tied the game with a homer and singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning.

Phillies sending Halladay to doctor

NEW YORK — Now all the Philadelphia Phillies and their fans can do is wait. For another day, at least.

The Phillies say they will send Roy Halladay to see a doctor today, two days after he came out of a start due to a sore right shoulder. On Monday, the team was still determining where and when, exactly, their star right-hander will be examined.

Halladay first started to feel discomfort in Tuesday's start against Washington, but pitched through it. He cut back on throwing between starts, but it didn't help and he left after two innings against St. Louis that included Yadier Molina's grand slam.

Halladay started the season in his usual overpowering way, holding the Pittsburgh Pirates to two hits in eight innings of a 1-0 win. Everything seemed pretty much normal until he blew a 6-0 lead and was pulled after eight earned runs in 51?3 innings against Atlanta on May 2. Since then, he's 1-3, and the Phillies have lost four of his five starts.

DODGERS' LILLY ON DL: The Dodgers have put left-hander Ted Lilly on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation, a move retroactive to Thursday.

It is Lilly's second stint on the DL this season. He missed the first eight games of the year because of a stiff neck.

He is 5-1 with a 3.14 ERA in eight starts. He last pitched last Wednesday at Arizona, allowing eight runs and nine hits while walking five in 31/3 innings.

RAMIREZ WON'T JOIN A'S WEDNESDAY: The Oakland Athletics said Monday night that suspended slugger Manny Ramirez will remain with Triple-A Sacramento until he is ready to play at the major league level.

While Ramirez's 10-day rehab stint in the minors is over, Ramirez won't be reinstated by Major League Baseball following his 50-game suspension until Wednesday after the A's 50th game.

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