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Rays Beat White Sox
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Evan Longoria and Carl Crawford homered for Tampa Bay, helping right-hander Jeff Niemann remain unbeaten with a 5-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.

Niemann (5-0) limited the White Sox to singles by Alex Rios and Gordon Beckham before giving up a solo homer to Mark Teahen, leading off the eighth inning. He walked three and struck out five before Randy Choate and Dan Wheeler finished the four-hitter with a scoreless ninth.

Crawford hit a solo homer in the first and also drove in a run off Gavin Floyd (2-5) with a fifth-inning sacrifice fly. Longoria's solo shot off the Chicago starter put Tampa Bay ahead 3-0 in the sixth.

The Rays snapped a three-game losing streak, improving baseball's best record to 33-15.

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