For a chance, Chris Archer had plenty of run support.
So much so that he should have saved some.
The offense of the Tampa Bay Rays, dormant for much of the season, broke out with a season-high four home runs in an 11-3 victory over the White Sox. Archer, who had been getting only 2.45 runs of support per game, won for the first time since June 23. He had lost his last four decisions.
It was the third straight win for the Rays and one of the rare games when Tampa Bay has won going away. Vets Logan Forsythe and Asdrubal Cabrera homered, as did youngsters Mikie Mahtook and Richie Shaffer. For Shaffer, it was his first career hit.
Kevin Kiermaier and Rene Rivera each had three hits for the Rays.
For the White Sox, Chris Sale allowed seven earned runs for the second straight start.