Baldelli drove in four runs for the
, who improved to 11-11 in July after losing 21 of 26 games in June.
"I think it would be huge that we could finish this month and go into August and September and put together a nice little run," Baldelli said. "You can't change what we've done in April, May and June. We can still get better and post some good numbers the rest of the year."
erased a 5-1 deficit in the fifth on Alomar's three-run homer and an RBI single by Ordonez.
But White (1-2), who replaced starter
in the fourth, gave back the lead in the sixth.
With one out and runners at second and third, Chicago intentionally walked
. White got rookie
to fly out to shallow right field, but Baldelli and Huff followed with doubles to give Tampa Bay a 9-5 lead.
"It was a nice night offensively for us, it really was,"
said. "Rocco had a big hit for us with two outs and Huff had another one."
Porzio also struggled in his fourth career start, allowing four runs in 3 1/3 innings. He gave up a sacrifice fly to Baldelli in the first, a two-run homer to
in the second and a solo shot to Baldelli in the third as the Tampa Bay built a 4-0 lead.
After the game, the
returned Porzio to Class AAA Charlotte and recalled righthander
Chicago failed to take advantage of Kansas City's loss and remained four games behind the first-place Royals in the American League Central.
"It is always good to gain ground," Alomar said. "It's big loss for us, but tomorrow we have to come back and win."
(1-0) retired two batters to record his first major league win. He got All-Star
to ground out with two runners on in the fifth.
"That feels good that (Piniella) would have the confidence in me in that situation and I was happy that I was able to get the job done in that situation," Malaska said.
Three Tampa Bay relievers combined for 4 1/3 scoreless innings, with
getting the last six outs for his first career save.
After closing to 9-6 in the sixth on
's RBI single, the
put two men on in the eighth, but Colome replaced
and retired the next three hitters.