The Fenway Finale

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Today’s News

This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Red Sox at Fenway Park (12:35 p.m., CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series. Starters: RHP Andre Rienzo (1-0, 4.21) for the Sox, LHP Felix Doubront (10-6, 3.74) for Boston.

Sox Starting Lineup: De Aza, CF; L. Garcia, 2B; Ramirez, SS; Konerko, DH; A. Garcia, RF; Keppinger, 1B; Viciedo, LF; Gillaspie, 3B; Flowers, C.

New Arrivals

If it’s September 1, it means major-league rosters expand. Arriving today are lefty pitcher Charlie Leesman and catcher Bryan Anderson, who will be added to the Sox active roster from Class AAA Charlotte. More call-ups are expected when the Sox are in New York this week.

Leesman made his major league debut with the Sox as the starter in the second game of a doubleheader August 9 against the Twins. Called up as the 26th man for the twin bill, he went five innings, allowing one run, four hits and five walks while striking out eight before going back to Charlotte. Anderson played a total of 25 games in the majors for the Cardinals in 2010 and 2012, hitting .273 in 49 plate appearances.

Play(s) of the Day

Conor Gillaspie made a spectacular grab in the fifth inning last night (click link below), which robbed David Ross of extra bases and saved a run in the 7-2 loss to Boston. It even drew applause from the Red Sox faithful…Avi Garcia collected another hit and RBI and stole his second base of the season.

Quote of the Day

@AvisailGarcia34: enjoying the love from the White Sox fans!!

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York (12:05 p.m., CT, CSN) in the Labor Day opener of a three-game series. Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (7-4, 3.66) for the Sox, RHP Phil Hughes (4-13, 4.91) for the Yankees.

Did You Know…

…that Sox relievers own a 2.93 ERA in the second half of the season, including a 1.82 mark over the last 19 games?

Photo of the Day

Rienzo looks to stymie the Red Sox.

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