Sale has 15 strikeouts as White Sox beat Rays 2-1

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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale deliver to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 28, 2012, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Chris Sale struck out a career-high 15, Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox extended their winning streak to six games with a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.

Sale (6-2) gave up one run, three hits and walked two in 7 1/3 innings while finishing one strikeout shy of the team record. Jack Harshman struck out 16 against Boston on July 25, 1954.

Sale struck out his 15th batter, Jose Molina, with a runner on third and two outs in the seventh. He retired his final batter, Rich Thompson, on a grounder to lead off the eighth.

Chicago took a 2-1 lead during the sixth when Gordon Beckham singled and scored on Dunn's 16th homer. Dunn has gone deep 11 times in May.

Matt Moore (1-5) allowed two runs and four hits over seven innings for Tampa Bay.

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