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Rays lose with chance to sweep White Sox




CHICAGO (AP) -- Alexei Ramirez singled home the winning run in the 10th inning after A.J. Pierzynski's bizarre trip around the bases, and the Chicago White Sox rallied past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

Jim Thome hit his 534th homer, and the White Sox tied it at 5 in the ninth on pinch-hitter Paul Konerko's two-out single off fill-in closer Dan Wheeler. Ken Griffey Jr. started the rally with a one-out double.

(Pictured - Shawn Riggans drops a throw from Ben Zobrist in the 9th, allowing Brian Anderson to score the tying run. AP photo. Click to enlarge.)

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:38am]


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