Giolito pitches White Sox past Rays 6-2

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CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 03: Alen Hanson #39 of the Chicago White Sox is congratulated by Jose Abreu #79 after scoring on an RBI single hit by Tim Anderson #7 (not pictured) during the third inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

CHICAGO  — Rookie Lucas Giolito struck out 10 in seven sharp innings, Jose Abreu homered in his return to the lineup and the Chicago White Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Sunday.

A key piece of Chicago’s rebuilding project, the 23-year-old Giolito (2-1) allowed a run and three hits in his third start since being called up from the minor leagues last month. He pitched seven scoreless innings in his previous start against Detroit for his first major league win.

Tim Anderson added three hits, including his 15th homer, and drove in three runs as the lowly White Sox handed the Rays a setback in the AL wild-card race by taking two of three in the weekend series.