Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore
CHICAGO (AP) - Matt Moore became the first Tampa Bay pitcher to win five games in April as the Rays snapped a two-game losing streak with a 10-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.
The left-hander joined Boston's Clay Buchholz as the only five-game winners this month. He allowed just three hits, one earned run and matched a season high nine strikeouts in six innings of work.
Moore's 1.13 ERA is second-lowest in the majors behind St. Louis right hander Jake Westbrook (0.98).
Tampa Bay, now 3-9 on the road, pounded out 19 hits - the most since June 26, 2011.
Kelly Johnson matched a career-high with four hits while driving home two runs. Evan Longoria also matched a career-best for hits, going 4-for-6 with two runs scored.
The 19 hits and 10 runs allowed were season-high against the White Sox, who saw a three-game winning streak.
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