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|Monday, 27 August 2007 13:46|
Contreras (7-16), who leads the major league in losses, had dropped nine straight starts since beating Florida on June 18.
Contreras allowed four runs and eight hits in seven innings, improving to 5-0 in his career against Tampa Bay. Bobby Jenks pitched the ninth for his 36th save in 41 chances.
Tampa Bay starter Edwin Jackson took a 4-0 lead into the seventh before A.J. Pierzynski, Jermaine Dye and Juan Uribe homered consecutively to make it 4-3.
Danny Richar doubled to finish Jackson and, one out later, advanced on Dan Wheeler's wild pitch. Wheeler (0-2) fanned Jerry Owens for the second out, but Fields lined his 17th homer to put Chicago ahead.
Tampa Bay's Delmon Young hit his 10th homer after a leadoff walk to B.J. Upton in the third.