CHICAGO (AP) – Jermaine Dye matched a career high by driving in six runs with a grand slam and a single, and the Chicago White Sox beat Tampa Bay 10-8 Monday night to hand the Devil Rays their sixth straight loss.

Chicago’s Juan Uribe hit a solo homer and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly as the White Sox maintained an 8-game lead over Minnesota in the AL Central.

Tampa Bay’s Aubrey Huff had a three-run homer and an RBI single. Nick Green and Carl Crawford each added solo shots.

Staked to early 5-0 and 6-1 leads, Chicago rookie starter Brandon McCarthy lasted only three-plus innings, his shortest appearance so far. McCarthy, winless in five starts, allowed five runs and eight hits.

He was replaced by Luis Vizcaino with none out and runners on first and second with Chicago leading 6-5 in the fourth. Vizcaino (3-2) retired the next three batters and pitched two scoreless innings to earn the win.

Dustin Hermanson worked a perfect ninth for his 20th save in 21 chances.

Hideo Nomo (5-7) lasted just four innings, allowing eight runs and eight hits. Chad Orvella followed, giving up two runs in one inning, but Dewon Brazelton pitched three scoreless innings to keep the game close.

The White Sox scored five runs in the first inning for the first time this season. Paul Konerko singled in Chicago’s first run and Dye hit his fifth career grand slam one out later.

Green’s homer in the second cut it to 5-1, but Uribe responded with a drive to center in the bottom of the inning.

Huff trimmed Chicago’s lead to 6-4 with one out in the third when he lined a three-run shot to right. The first three Devil Rays hitters in the fourth singled to score a run and chase McCarthy.

Dye drove in two runs with a single in the fifth as the White Sox batted around to take a 10-5 lead.

The Devil Rays added two runs in the sixth on Jorge Cantu’s triple and Huff’s single, and Crawford homered off Shingo Takatsu in the eighth to make it 10-8.

Notes: The start of the game was delayed 2 hours, 9 minutes by rain. … Tampa Bay manager Lou Piniella adjusted his rotation to give Nomo, a right-hander, the start on Monday. The White Sox entered the game hitting .244 against right-handers and .299 against lefties. … Chicago OF Scott Podsednik was stumping for final online All-Star votes during the rain delay. The AL leader in stolen bases signed autographs from the White Sox dugout for some 90 minutes during the drizzle. A scoreboard message reminded the crowd that Podsednik is one of five players on the ballot for a final AL slot. …The crowd of 37,351 was Chicago’s fourth straight sellout.


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