White Sox-Rays delayed for 2nd straight night

White Sox-Rays delayed for 2nd straight night

CHICAGO -- The White Sox vs. Rays game played Thursday night at U.S. Cellular Field was delayed by rain in the top of the ninth with Tampa Bay holding a 5-3 lead.

Chicago reliever Tommy Kahnle was finishing his warmup tosses when the rain grew too heavy to continue. The White Sox, sitting at 77-81 entering the night, needed a ninth-inning rally to keep alive their chance to finish at .500.

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