Sale Eyes 16th Win, Robertson and Ranaudo Step Up for Louisiana Flood Victims
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park, Detroit (12:08 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (15-7, 3.14) for the Sox, RHP Justin Verlander (14-7, 3.33) for Detroit.
Last Night’s Highlights
Todd Frazier smashed his 33rd homer of the season, a two-run shot in the second inning (click on link below), and Anthony Ranaudo was solid in his five innings of work in the Sox’ 8-4 loss to the Tigers…With his single last night, Jose Abreu extended his on-base streak to 26 games, his career best and the longest active streak in MLB.
Sox Offer Helping Hand to Those Devasted by Floods
Quote of the Day
Ranaudo, who is an LSU product, on why he and other MLB players with Louisiana roots are helping the flood victims:
“A lot of guys have friends and family that had a lot of close ties to the flooding and the disaster. So we just thought that would be the best way to get the word out there and gets some funds and help people down in Louisiana.”
Beginning tomorrow, the White Sox begin a four-game series with the Twins in Minneapolis–the last leg of the seven-game road trip. Here’s the tale of the tape:
Tomorrow (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (11-9, 2.77) for the Sox, RHP Ervin Santana (6-10, 3.54) for the Twins.
Friday (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (5-8, 3.91) for the Sox, RHP Kyle Gibson (5-8, 5.17) for Minnesota.
Saturday (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-16, 5.86) for the Sox, LHP Hector Santiago (10-8, 4.93) for Minny.
Sunday: (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: RHP Ranaudo (1-1, 8.76) for the Sox, LHP Andrew Albers (0-0, 6.97) for the Twins.
Photo of the Day
A youngster’s touching note to Tim Anderson and the White Sox: