Sox vs. Royals: The First of Three

Friday, June 21, 2013

Today’s News

Tonight’s game

White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City (7:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the first game of a three-game series that will conclude the current 10-game road trip. Starters: LHP Hector Santiago (2-5, 3.30) for the Sox, RHP Jeremy Guthrie (7-4, 3.72) for K.C.

Sox Starting Lineup: De Aza, CF; Ramirez, SS; Rios, RF; Dunn 1B; Konerko, DH; Gillaspie, 3B; Viciedo, LF; Beckham, 2B; Flowers, C.

Roster Moves

After yesterday’s game, the White Sox optioned RHP Deunte Heath to Class AAA Charlotte. Today, RHP Brian Omogrosso was recalled from the Knights and placed on the active roster.

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Lee Retires

Carlos Lee, who hit 152 homers, drove in 552 runs and compiled a .288 batting average with the White Sox from 1999-2004, retired yesterday on his 37th birthday.

NIcknamed El Caballo by Hawk Harrelson, Lee also played for the Brewers, Rangers, Astros and Marlins in his 14-year major-league career. Of course, he was involved in one of the most pivotal trades in Sox history when he was shipped to Milwaukee in the deal that brought Scott Podsednik and Luis Vizcaino to Chicago prior to the 2005 championship season.

Quote of the Day

@CaptainOmo (Omogrosso) on Twitter: Back Up with the Sox!! Hazzaaaa!! #goodtobeback

Play of the Day

Jesse Crain’s consecutive scoreless appearance record and the back-to-back homers by Paul Konerko and Adam Dunn were the main Sox highlights yesterday. But it also should be noted that Alexei Ramirez had a four-hit afternoon with a double and three singles and stole his 15th base.

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium (1:10 p.m., CT, CSN). Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (3-2, 3.86) for the Sox, RHP Wade Davis (4-5, 5.18) for Kansas City.

Did You Know…

…that in 11.1 innings pitched against the Royals in his career, Santiago has a 0.00 ERA?

Photo of the Day

Hector looks to begin a Sox turnaround.

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