Sale Aims for 15th Win Tonight vs. Royals, White Sox Junior RBI Team Wins World Series

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

The White Sox are at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City tonight to face the Royals in the opener of a three-game set (7:15 p.m. CT, CSN). The series launches a nine-game road trip, which will see the Sox also head to Miami (3) and Cleveland (3) before returning home for a nine-game homestand against the A’s (3), Phillies (2) and Mariners (4).

Tonight’s Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (14-5, 3.12) for the Sox, RHP Edinson Volquez (8-10, 4.99) for K.C. Sale is seeking to join J.A. Happ of the Blue Jays and Stephen Strasburg of the Nationals as the majors’ only 15-game winners.

Next Up

Tomorrow (7:15 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (9-8, 2.93) for the Sox, RHP Ian Kennedy (6-9, 4.03) for Kansas City.

Thursday (7:15 p.m. CT, WPWR). Starting Pitchers: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (2-6, 4.09) for the Sox, LHP Danny Duffy (7-1, 2.98) for K.C.

White Sox Junior RBI Champs

The White Sox RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities) team won the 2016 Junior Division title in the MLB RBI World Series yesterday in Cincinnati, earning our city’s first title in the tournament’s history.

Below is the entire team posing in from of the Sox’ 2005 championship monument at U.S. Cellular Field and the Sox’ Lorenz Elion sporting the Junior RBI MVP trophy.

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“Adam Eaton’s Year for the Ages”

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/instagraphs/adam-eatons-year-for-the-ages/

Quote of the Day

Not only has Eaton moved back and forth from right to center field this season, he has recently been lodged in the No. 3 hole in the batting order after hitting both leadoff and second. Eaton, who hit third in college at Miami of Ohio and in the lower minor leagues with the Diamondbacks organization, enjoys it there:

“Yeah, I swing it a little harder every now and again. It’s kind of a fun situation, to be honest with you. The three hole is something I enjoy. It’s definitely a different mentality–driving guys in, trying to hit for a little more power and trying to get in scoring position.”

Photo/Video of the Day

A dream come true: Garfield Park Little Leaguers make it to the “bigs.”

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/19224580/v1000305183/?query=majestic

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