Sox Seek Fourth Straight on the Fourth of July

Saturday, July 4, 2015

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Today’s News

This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija (5-4, 4.56) for the Sox, RHP Chris Tillman (6-7, 5.67) for the O’s.

Last Night’s Highlights

John Danks shut out the Orioles on five hits over seven innings for his fourth win and Jose Abreu delivered all the run support needed with a third-inning solo homer (No. 14) as the White Sox won their third straight game, 1-0…Jake Petricka pitched a perfect eighth and David Robertson struck out the side 1-2-3 in the ninth for his 17th save.

Enjoy Danks and Abreu doing their respective things:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=224512983

http://www.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=224031983

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Abreu/Kittle Fun Fact

Abreu’s homer was the 50th of his big-league career. Interestingly, it was accomplished in his 218th game–the exact number of games that it took Ron Kittle to reach the half-century mark. And it’s the fewest number of games to start a major-league career in franchise history (via @ckamka).

Quote of the Day

Sox GM Rick Hahn on newly signed first-round draft pick Carson Fulmer‘s $10,000 donation to the White Sox Amateur City Elite (ACE) program:

“That was 100 percent on his own, he brought up the idea. He came up the idea, he researched it, he said, why don’t I do this…He’s a class individual, we’re looking to have him for his ability and for his role as a potential leader for this club.”

And here’s Fulmer last night throwing out a ceremonial first pitch with a group of ACE players behind him (click on top link below) and being interviewed by Steve Stone on the CSN telecast (click on bottom link):

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=224512983

http://www.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=223981383

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the finale of the three-game series. Probable Starters: LHP Carlos Rodon (3-1, 4.07) for the Sox, RHP Miguel Gonzalez (6-5, 4.04) for Baltimore.

Looking Forward…

Monday night’s pitching matchup: Chris Sale for the Sox vs. our old friend Mark Buehrle for the Blue Jays.

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Photos of the Day

Yesterday was a special day in the life of Fulmer. Not only did Carson sign his first pro contract, throw out a first pitch and meet with the media, he huddled with GM Hahn; spent time with Hall of Famer Jim Palmer, now an Orioles’ announcer, and Sox pitching coach Don Cooper; and had some “Cell-fie” fun with players from the ACE program.

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