Danks vs. Birds in July: One Down (Orioles), One to Go (Blue Jays)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, WPWR). Probable Starters: LHP John Danks (4-8, 4.95) for the Sox, RHP Drew Hutchison (8-2, 5.23) for Toronto.

Danks is scheduled to make his 15th start of the season, eighth at home and second vs. the Jays. He earned the win in his last start on July 3 vs. Baltimore, allowing only five hits over seven innings in the 1-0 victory.

Last Night’s Highlights

Jose Quintana followed up his terrific July 1 performance in the win against the Cardinals with another gem last evening in the Sox’ 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays. Q gave up just two runs, four hits and struck out eight in eight innings of work without walking a batter…Carlos Sanchez drove in the Sox run with a second-inning single.

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Quote of the Day

Robin on Adam Eaton:

“…his stuff is about going out and being a pain in the rear end to the other side, hustling, running into walls…”

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Sox Note of Note

Reliever Nate Jones, recovering from Tommy John surgery, is close to starting a minor-league rehab assignment.

“Abreu’s Amigos” Visit Their Hero

Youngsters from Jose Abreu‘s outreach program with Easter Seals, “Abreu’s Amigos,” visited with Jose at the ballpark last night.

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Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the four-game series. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija (5-4, 4.33) for the Sox, RHP R.A. Dickey (3-9, 5.02) for Toronto.

2005 Flashback

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox championship season…

In Game 82 on July 5 at home, Frank Thomas‘ three-run homer in the eighth inning (No. 10) gave the first-place White Sox a 6-4, come-from-behind victory over Tampa Bay. Jermaine Dye added a solo shot, his 19th home run, as the Sox moved to 30 games over .500 at 56-26. Reliever Cliff Politte improved his record to a perfect 6-0 and Dustin Hermanson earned his 21st save.

Photo of the Day

Authenticated and ready to be sent to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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