Rios' Grand Slam Powers White Sox Over Braves

9:01 PM, Jul 20, 2013   |    comments
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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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