Rios' grand slam powers White Sox over Braves

8:30 PM, Jul 20, 2013   |    comments
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Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - After being pulled in the seventh inning for not hustling on a double-play ball in Friday's matchup Alex Rios wanted to make a statement and that he did.

Rios finished 3-for-5 with a grand slam, five RBI and two runs scored to help power the Chicago White Sox past the Atlanta Braves, 10-6, in the middle contest of a three-game set at U.S. Cellular Field.

Jeff Keppinger contributed by driving in two runs while Alexei Ramirez, Josh Phegley and Brent Morel each added an RBI for the White Sox, who snapped a three-game losing skid.

If the trade rumors are true about Jake Peavy (7-4) then he showed the scouts watching a good performance. Pitching for the first time since June 4 due to a fractured rib, Peavy allowed four runs -- two earned -- on seven hits with no walks over six frames.

Paul Maholm (9-9), who left the game in the fourth with a sprained left wrist, had an outing he will most likely forget about. He was tagged for seven runs on seven hits with two walks in three-plus innings before exiting.

Freddie Freeman and Dan Uggla each had two-run homers for the Braves, who've lost two of their last three.

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