Flowers Shows Power, Sale Set For Sunday

Thursday, April 9, 2015

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Today’s News

This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Royals (1:10 p.m., CT, CSN) at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, in the finale of the three-game series. Probable Starters: LHP John Danks for the Sox, RHP Edinson Volquez for Kansas City. Good omen: Danks is 7-0 with a 2.43 ERA in 16 starts vs. Kansas City.

Sox Starting Lineup: Eaton CF, Cabrera LF, Abreu 1B, LaRoche DH, Garcia RF, Ramirez SS, Gillaspie 3B, Soto C, Johnson 2B

Last Night’s Highlights

Tyler Flowers smashed a three-run homer (he’s shown above rounding the bases), Avi Garcia collected a double and a pair of singles, Gordon Beckham had two singles and an RBI, Alexei Ramirez drove in a run with a sac fly and Carlos Sanchez singled twice in the Sox’ 7-5 loss to the Royals…Javy Guerra and Zach Duke each pitched a scoreless inning while starter Jose Quintana chalked up another no-decision.

Here are videos of Flowers’ homer, Beckham’s game-tying base hit in the fourth inning and Jose Abreu‘s throw to plate to nab Salvador Perez in the fourth.

http://atmlb.com/1yey9kf

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/8878818/v65130283

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/8878818/v65155583

Quote of the Day

Chris Sale, expected to start Sunday vs. the Twins after recovering from a fractured right foot, is rarin’ to go:

“It’s behind me. I was hurt. I’m not hurt anymore. It’s time to take the blinders off and run the race.”

Chris is also certain to get the K Zone For Sale rocking in his season debut.

Don’t Forget…

…to pick up your White Sox yearbook, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 2005 World Champions, and game program, with Abreu on the cover, this weekend at the ballpark.

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Sox Notes of Note

According to Robin Ventura, Geovany Soto will make the start behind the plate in today’s gameRobin also said that reports on Jake Petricka‘s bullpen yesterday were good and he’s not too far away from his return.

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Twins at U.S. Cellular Field (3:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the home opener and first of a three-game series and homestand. Probable Starters: RHP Hector Noesi for the Sox, LHP Tommy Milone for Minnesota.

Photo of the Day

Vote for your White Sox Franchise Four.

http://atmlb.com/1aLgtC7

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