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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Angels at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the middle game of the three-game series. Probable Starters: LHP Carlos Rodon (4-4, 5.00) for the Sox, former Sox LHP Hector Santiago (7-5, 2.78) for LA.

Last Night’s Highlights

Avi Garcia smashed a solo homer (No. 10) over the left field wall in the fourth inning and clubbed a three-run opposite field shot (11) in the sixth (click on top link below) as the White Sox got back on the winning side of the ledger with a 8-2 victory over the Angels in the series opener…In the third inning, Tyler Flowers hit a long blast over the 400-foot sign in centerfield (8) to give the Good Guys a 2-0 lead (click on second link)…Chris Sale returned to his All-Star form, winning his 10th game of the season by allowing just two runs and five hits while striking out seven in 7.1 innings of work (click on third link)…Nate Jones came on in relief of Sale and pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless ball…Melky CabreraAdam Eaton and Alexei Ramirez each collected a pair of hits and an RBI while Jose Abreu knocked out two hits with two runs scored…And check out yet another web gem by Alexei (click on bottom link).

http://www.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=356065083

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http://www.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=355809783

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=355408983

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Quote of the Day

@ESPNStatsInfo: Mike Trout drew a 13-pitch walk against Sale in the 4th inning. It was the longest career plate appearance for both.

Sox Notes of Note

The White Sox are 12-5 against the American League West in 2015, Sale is 3-0 with a 0.89 ERA against the AL West this season…Chris also is 4-0 with a 1.64 ERA against the Angels lifetime…The Sox are hitting .408 with 25 runs scored in the first inning over the last 16 games…Avi has homered four times in his last six…Melky is batting .408 with 12 doubles in his last 18 …Eaton is batting .377 with eight RBI over his last 18 contests…Abreu is hitting .344 over his last 17.

Managers Rank Sale No. 1 in American League

Baseball America polled MLB managers and compiled a list of the best players in baseball. Sale was named the best pitcher in the American League over the Astros’ Dallas Keuchel and the Rays’ Chris Archer. The managers also determined that Chris had the second-best changeup behind the Mariners’ Felix Hernandez and the third best slider (behind Archer and the Indians’ Corey Kluber).

Comiskey Park Brick to be Added to Tribune Tower

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-tribune-tower-wrigley-comiskey-bricks-0811-biz-20150810-story.html

Get to Know Sox Prospect Jacob May of the Birmingham Barons

http://birminghambarons.mlblogs.com/

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Angels at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series. Probable Starters: LHP John Danks (6-9, 4.79) for the Sox, LHP Andrew Heaney (5-1, 2.45) for LA.

Photo of the Day

Last Saturday, the White Sox participated in the Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic–the largest and oldest African-American parade and celebration in the United States. As a tribute to Sox great Minnie Minoso, Minnie’s son Charlie Minoso served as the grand marshal. Here are Charlie and his mom Sharon, Minnie’s widow, standing in front of the Sox float.

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