Sale Eyes Third Win in Series Opener vs. Twins

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Twins at Target Field, Minneapolis (7:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the opener of a four-game series. Probable Starters: LHP Chris Sale (2-0, 2.37) for the Sox, RHP Trevor May (1-1, 4.91) for Minnesota.

Yesterday’s Highlights

Avi Garcia went 2-3 with a run scored and raised his batting average to .292 in the loss to the Orioles…Geovany Soto drove in a run…Scott Carroll pitched two scoreless innings and rookie Carlos Rodon retired the O’s in order on five pitches in the eighth.

The Closer

David Robertson is averaging 19.13 strikeouts per nine innings, the second best among major-league relievers behind the Nationals’ Rafael Martin (19.80). Robertson’s career average of 12.13 strikeouts per nine innings ranks third in major-league history among pitchers with at least 300 IP, trailing Carlos Marmol (12.33) and Rob Dibble (12.17)…He has struck out 17 of 29 batters faced this season and has fanned two or more batters in five consecutive outings.

Best Food in the Majors

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/28925516/dawns-dish-us-cellular-field

Quote of the Day

Robin on playing without fans in the stands yesterday in Baltimore:

“It was just a weird day. It was such a surreal experience that you get past it and get ready for tomorrow.”

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Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Twins at Target Field (7:10 p.m., CT, CSN). Probable Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (1-1, 6.55) for the Sox, RHP Kyle Gibson (1-2, 4.84) for Minny.

Matt Davidson’s Big Day

http://atmlb.com/1zryfp6

2005 Flashback

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…

In Game 19 on April 24, the White Sox won their seventh straight with a 4-3 win over the Royals in Kansas City. Aaron Rowand and pinch-hitter Pablo Ozuna (No. 38 below) each drove in a run in the eighth, giving the Sox the lead. Shingo Takatsu retired K.C. 1-2-3 in the ninth for his sixth save. Neal Cotts got the win in relief as the first-place Sox improved to 15-4 on the season.

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Photo of the Day

All-Star Voting begins.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2015/ballot.jsp?club=cws

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