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Monday, May 16, 2016

Today’s News

First-Place Report

The White Sox (24-14) hold a five-game lead over the Indians in the A.L. Central despite yesterday’s loss to the Yankees in the rubber match of the three-game series.

Tuesday’s Game

Off Day on Monday. On Tuesday night, it’ll be the White Sox vs. Astros at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, WPWR) in the opener of a three-game series and 10-game homestand that continues with three vs. the Royals and four vs. the Tribe. Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (1-4, 4.99) for the Sox, LHP Dallas Keuchel (2-5, 5.58), the defending A.L. Cy Young Award winner, for Houston.

Yesterday’s Highlights

Adam Eaton drove in a pair of runs with his second homer of the season and a squeeze bunt, Avi Garcia went 3 for 4 with a run batted in and Melky Cabrera singled and doubled in a run in the Sox 7-5 loss to the Yankees…Austin Jackson singled in a run and Todd Frazier and Tyler Saladino each knocked out a pair of base hits…Before yesterday’s game, the Sox hadn’t made an error since April 30. The 12 games is the longest errorless streak in club history (Elias).

Eaton’s homer and perfect squeeze:


More Avi

Garcia is hitting .393 with five doubles, two homers, 10 RBI and 12 runs scored over his last 15 games. He has raised his average from .135 to .269 during that span.

Quote of the Day

@CST_soxvan: Jimmy Rollins, pretending not to recognize Adam Eaton with a trimmed beard. “James,” he said, extending a hand. “Pleasure to meet you.”

Wednesday’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Astros at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the middle game of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: RHP Mat Latos (5-0, 3.40) for the Sox, RHP Doug Fister (3-3, 4.22) for Houston.

Photo of the Day

Sammy Ellis, a 22-game winner and an All-Star for the Reds in 1965 who later pitched (1969) and coached (1989-91) for the White Sox, passed away Friday at 75.



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I love the Sox and actually met Sammy Ellis

With the ChiSox at the head of their division and the Astros in the cellar of theirs – this should be a relatively easy series for the ChSox to take.

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