White Sox-Rays Game 2 tidbits
Quick facts from Tampa Bay's 6-2 win over Chicago
Working hard: Scott Kazmir's 37-pitch first inning in Game 2 continued his second-half trend of long innings and heavy workloads. The Rays left-hander averaged 18.1 pitches per inning in the regular season -- by far the highest among American League pitchers with at least 140 innings this year.He was averaging 17.48 pitches per inning heading into the All-Star break, but that ballooned to 18.66 over his 13 second-half starts. That explains in part why he didn't see the seventh inning from the mound after July 21, when he tossed seven scoreless innings against Oakland. Kazmir pitched 5 1/3 innings Friday night, marking the 13th straight appearance that the Rays ace has exited in six innings or fewer.
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