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Sunday, July 26, 2015

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Today’s News

This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Indians at Progressive Field, Cleveland (12:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the four-game series as the Sox go for the sweep. Probable starters: LHP Carlos Rodon (3-3, 4.48) for the Sox, RHP Danny Salazar (8-5, 3.78) for the Tribe.

Last Night’s Highlights

As not to feel left out in the wake of the Jeff Samardzija and Jose Quintana gems the previous two nights, Chris Sale (9-5) pitched one of his own, allowing just two runs on seven hits along with seven strikeouts in seven innings of work (click on top link below) as the Sox dominated the Indians, 10-3, for their third straight win…Perhaps even more significant was that the Sox poured it on offensively for the third straight game, scoring 10 runs on 16 hits (including five first-inning runs) and totaling 24 tallies so far in the series…Carlos Sanchez connected for his first major-league home run, a solo blast in the fourth inning (click on bottom link below)…Every player in the Sox starting lineup collected at least one base hit, led by Tyler Saladino and Melky Cabrera with three each and Adam Eaton, Jose Abreu and Sanchez with two apiece…Abreu had three RBI, Cabrera and Tyler Flowers each two …In his last 28 games, Cabrera is hitting .352 with 10 doubles, five homers and 21 runs batted in.

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And here’s the five-run first:

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Quote of the Day

Alexei Ramirez on his recent resurgence both offensively and defensively:

“I really appreciate all the coaches having my back and supporting me. I feel it’s been working out good with all of the support they’ve given me. We had a talk and a meeting in a friendly way, and they said continue to play hard, and that’s what I’m doing.”

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Red Sox at Fenway Park, Boston (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a four-game series. Probable Starters: LHP John Danks (5-8, 4.66) for our Sox, RHP Joe Kelly (2-6, 5.74) for Boston.

2005 Flashback

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

In Game 95 on July 22 in Chicago, the first-place White Sox moved to 31 games over .500 at 63-32 with an 8-4 win over the Red Sox. Jon Garland won his 15th game against four losses, A.J. Pierzynski hit a three-run homer (No. 13), Aaron Rowand, a solo shot for his seventh of the season and Juan Uribe collected three RBI.

Photos of the Day

Practice in the bullpen must make perfect–or pretty close to it–based on the performances of our starting pitchers in the last three games.

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