Sox win behind solo homers from Canseco, Ordonez

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Jose Canseco and Magglio Ordonez hit solo homers as the Chicago White Sox beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 3-2 Sunday.

Canseco, who had three RBIs in Chicago’s 8-4 win over Tampa Bay Saturday, broke a 2-all tie in the sixth against Bobby Seay (0-1) with his 12th homer this season, the 458th of his career.

Ordonez also had an RBI single for the White Sox and has seven homers, 20 RBIs and 17 runs scored in his past 20 games.

Jon Garland (6-4) allowed two runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings, and Keith Foulke got three outs for his 35th save in 38 chances.

After the White Sox complete a 10-game road trip with three games at Detroit, Chicago starts a four-game series Friday against first-place Cleveland at Comiskey Park. The White Sox began Sunday 7 1/2 games back.

Ordonez put Chicago ahead 1-0 in the first with his 26th homer.

Tampa Bay loaded the bases with no outs in the second, but scored just once to tie it at 1 when Felix Martinez was hit on an 0-2 pitch.

Chicago went back up 2-1 in the third on an RBI infield single by Ordonez. Tampa Bay starter Bryan Rekar appeared to get hit near his right shoulder by Ordonez’s liner, but he remained in the game.

The White Sox threatened in the third and fourth innings, but Rekar twice induced inning-ending double plays.

John Flaherty had a run-scoring double in the fourth that got Tampa Bay even at 2.

Rekar, activated before the game, gave up two runs and six hits in four innings in his first start since going on the disabled list July 20 with right shoulder tendinitis.

The Devil Rays (47-84), who have the major leagues’ worst-record, are 17-17 since July 21.