Back on track
Thanks to Jeff Niemann's eight-inning, three-hit performance and dingers by Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria, the Rays snapped their three-game losing streak and beat the White Sox, 5-1, at the Trop Thursday night. Besides Rays fans, the next happiest surely must have been USA Today, which had a front-page story Friday on the Rays' pitching staff. You can read that story by clicking here.
Most of Chicago is too busy getting ready for the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup final for the first time since 1992 to pay much attention to baseball, but click here for the Chicago Tribune story from last night's Rays-White Sox game.