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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. A’s at Oakland Coliseum (9:05 p.m. CT, WGN) in the second game of the four-game series. LHP Jose Quintana gets the starting nod for the Sox.

Opening Night Highlights

Chris Sale went seven solid innings in his first outing of 2016 (click on top link below), the bullpen came through at the end and the White Sox scored all of their runs in an action-filled third frame in the 4-3 Opening Night victory over the A’s in Oakland…Sale, who earned the win, gave up three runs, seven hits and a lone walk along with eight strikeouts as all the Athletics’ runs came in the bottom of the third…In the top of that inning the Sox put up their crooked number via an Adam Eaton RBI triple (click on bottom link), a Jimmy Rollins RBI single and two unearned runs…Relievers Zach Duke (0.1 IP), Nate Jones (0.2 IP) and David Robertson (1.0) shut the door, tossing two innings of scoreless, hitless ball. Robertson chalked up the save.

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=573531983

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=573152483

Quote of the Day

Eaton after Game 1:

“To start the season with a win on the road is special. It’s good to see. We got off on the right foot the right way, with a big inning. And to have solid pitching toward the tail end, it’s a good sign for us.”

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Home Again

This series marks the return of shortstop Rollins, hitting coach Todd Steverson and assistant hitting coach Greg Sparks.

Rollins graduated in 1996 from Encinal High School in nearby Alameda and was selected by the Phillies in the second round of the ’96 draft.

Steverson worked nine seasons in the Oakland organization, including two as the A’s first base coach and two as the minor-league hitting coordinator.

Sparks spent 10 seasons (1997-2015) in the Athletics organization, including nine as the minor-league hitting coordinator.

Sox TV Voice Benetti Featured on NBC Nightly News

http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/new-white-sox-announcer-with-cerebral-palsy-is-making-mlb-history-658816067777

Hall of Fame Chairman

Sox and Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf has been elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. A’s in Oakland (9:05 p.m. CT, CSN/ESPN). LHP Carlos Rodon gets the start for the Sox.

Photo of the Day

Sox are honoring the late Eddie Einhorn with this uniform patch.

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