Flexen and DeJong combine efforts to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays

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Chris Flexen pitched well for six innings, while Paul DeJong hit another home run as the Chicago White Sox avoided being swept by the Tampa Bay Rays, winning 4-1 on Wednesday night.

The White Sox, who currently have the worst record in the American League, improved to 9-28 for the season and won the series against the Rays 4-2. They had previously swept the Rays in a three-game series at home from April 26-28.

Chicago’s manager, Pedro Grifol, praised the team’s performance, highlighting clean play and timely hitting along with strong pitching.

Flexen, who now has a record of 2-3, struck out eight batters while allowing just one run and three hits. He had already performed well against the Rays on April 26, pitching five scoreless innings in a 9-4 victory.

Chris Flexen delivers to the batter

Reflecting on his performance, Flexen emphasized his focus on consistency and controlling the strike zone to give his team the best chance to win. He only walked one batter in the game.

Michael Kopech closed out the game for the White Sox, earning his third save in four opportunities, as the White Sox limited the Rays to just four hits.

DeJong’s two-run homer off Aaron Civale in the fifth inning propelled the White Sox to a 2-1 lead. This marked his second consecutive game with a home run, following his home run in Tuesday night’s 5-1 loss.


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