Sale and Streaking Sox Home Tonight to Face Kluber and Tribe
Monday, May 18, 2015
On a Roll
The White Sox are home tonight after taking two of three from the Brewers and sweeping the A’s for a 5-1 road trip–winning five in a row after losing the first game in Milwaukee. We have also won nine of our last 12, four straight series and are now at .500 for the first time since the start of the season at 17-17.
White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a four-game series and seven-game homestand that continues with three against the Twins this weekend. Probable Starters: LHP Chris Sale (3-1, 5.09) for the Sox, RHP Corey Kluber (1-5, 4.27) for the Tribe.
Sale is set to make his seventh start of the season, the fourth at home and first vs. Cleveland. Chris earned his third victory on May 12 at Milwaukee, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk along with 11 strikeouts in six innings of work. He extended his own franchise record with his 19th double-digit strikeout performance.
Jeff Samardzija was at his competitive best, allowing three runs in eight innings for his third win in the Sox’ 7-3 triumph over Oakland…Avi Garcia, who was 7-12 with a homer and six RBI in the series, went 3-5 with a two-run homer (click on top link below)…Alexei Ramirez went 2-4 with two RBI (click on bottom link below) and Jose Abreu and Gordon Beckham each added a ribbie.
Quotes of the Day
Abreu on Garcia:
“He’s a very, very talented player. He has five tools, and he has shown it.”
Beckham on the Sox winning streak:
“The results are starting to get there so it’s not just us saying it that we have a good team. We’re starting to win some games. We’re starting to come together and I like where we’re headed.”
Garcia Talks About His Strong Start
Avi has a slash line of .346/.380/.492 with four home runs, 17 RBI and 20 runs scored in 33 games. He talks about his success.
Sox Note of Note
The May 27 game in Toronto against the Blue Jays is now scheduled for 11:37 p.m. CT. The next day, the Sox play the makeup doubleheader in Baltimore, beginning at 12:05 p.m. CT.
Prospect Courtney Hawkins on Transition to Class AA Birmingham
Ballpark Events During Cleveland Series
White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the second game of the four-game set. Probable Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (2-3, 4.39) for the Sox, Trevor Bauer (2-1, 3.67) for Cleveland.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…
In Game 35 on May 12 vs. the Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field, the first-place White Sox won their third straight and improved to 26-9 on the season. Jon Garland raised his record to 7-0, tossing eight strong innings and Dustin Hermanson came on in the ninth to register his seventh save. A.J. Pierzynski and Juan Uribe belted solo homers and Aaron Rowand doubled in a run.
Photos of the Day
Potent 1-2 punch: Shark yesterday, Sale tonight.