Chicago (Sports Network) - After being pulled in the seventh inning for
not hustling on a double-play ball in Friday's matchup Alex Rios wanted to
make a statement and that he did.
Rios finished 3-for-5 with a grand slam, five RBI and two runs scored to help
power the Chicago White Sox past the Atlanta Braves, 10-6, at U.S. Cellular Field.
The Braves' Paul Maholm (9-9), left the game in the fourth with a sprained left wrist. He was tagged for seven runs on seven hits with two walks in three-plus innings before exiting.
Jeff Keppinger contributed by driving in two runs while Alexei Ramirez, Josh
Phegley and Brent Morel each added an RBI for the White Sox, who snapped a
three-game losing skid.
If the trade rumors are true about Jake Peavy (7-4) then he showed the scouts
watching a good performance. Pitching for the first time since June 4 due to a
fractured rib, Peavy allowed four runs -- two earned -- on seven hits with no
walks over six frames.
Freddie Freeman and Dan Uggla each had two-run homers for the Braves, who've
lost two of their last three.
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