Kansas City Here We Come (With a Three-Game Winning Streak)!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City (7:10 p.m., CT, WCIU) in the opener of a three-game series. Starters: LHP John Danks (2-10, 4.54) for the Sox, RHP Ervin Santana (8-6, 3.19) for K.C. Danks is 5-0 with a 2.74 ERA in 12 career starts against the Royals and 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA in seven starts at Kauffman Stadium.
Sox Starting Lineup: De Aza, CF; Beckham, 2B; Ramirez, SS; Dunn, DH; Konerko, 1B; Garcia, RF; Keppinger, 3B; Viciedo, LF; Phegley, C.
Quote of the Day
Robin on Addison Reed, who recorded saves 29, 30 and 31 last weekend as the Sox took three straight from the Twins after dropping the opener on Friday night:
“Everybody has a couple of hiccups here and there, but he has been able to bounce back. And that’s one of his biggest things, his ability to put it behind him and just look for today.”
Play of the Day
Alexei Ramirez has been on a roll lately and had quite a day on Sunday in the Sox’s 5-2 victory–he was a triple shy of a cycle and drove in three runs. Alexei also is among the American League leaders in hits, doubles (a career high 32) and stolen bases and has more hits (84) than any other A.L. player since June 10. Now batting .289 on the season, Ramirez is hitting .319 with three homers and 11 RBI since moving into the No. 3 hole in the lineup.
White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium (7:10 p.m., CT, CSN). Starters: RHP Andre Rienzo (0-0, 3.70) for the Sox, RHP Jeremy Guthrie (12-9, 4.15) for K.C.
Did You Know…
…and, of course, you know that Adam Dunn has made a remarkable turnaround recently? Dan Hayes of csnchicago.com examines the slugger’s resurgence:
Sox Note of Note
Tyler Danish, the Sox’s No. 2 selection in this year’s June draft, has been promoted to Class A Kannapolis from Advanced Rookie Bristol. Danish, only 18, went 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA and a .165 average against in 13 games for Bristol. He threw 10 consecutive scoreless innings over his final five games. All this success is nothing new to Danish as he recorded a 0.00 ERA as senior at Durant High School in Brandon, FL.
Photo of the Day
With his two doubles, RBI and run scored on Sunday, Avisail Garcia is batting .375 with three doubles, a triple, five RBI and five runs scored during his current six-game hitting streak.