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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Last Night’s Highlights
For the second time in their history, the White Sox–as illustrated in the above line score–scored in every inning they came to bat and went on to an 11-4 victory over the Indians in the opener of the four-game series at U.S. Cellular Field.
The last time the Sox accomplished the feat was on May 11, 1949, at Comiskey Park during a 12-8 win over the Red Sox.
Avi Garcia (11, 0 on), Adam Eaton (13, 0 on) and Todd Frazier (36, 1 on) all homered; Eaton, Jose Abreu and Frazier each drove in a pair of runs; and Garcia (4), Tim Anderson (3), Eaton (2), Abreu (2), Frazier (2) and Tyler Saladino (2) led the 16-hit parade.
Miguel Gonzalez tossed his second straight quality start, allowing three runs in 6.2 innings of work, for his fourth victory of the season.
The high-powered scoring:
White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the second game of the four-game set. Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (11-10, 3.13) for the Sox, RHP Trevor Bauer (11-6, 3.86) for the Tribe.
Quote of the Day
Robin on last night’s offensive explosion:
“We swung the bats tonight. All the way through the lineup everybody seemed to be clicking. When you’re knocking in runs with two outs, it’s always going to be a big key. All the way through, it was a nice night. They didn’t let up.”
Sox Notes of Note
Gonzalez has recorded a 2.56 ERA over his last 10 starts (nine quality)…Frazier’s homer established his career high…Abreu is batting .354 with six doubles, two home runs, seven RBI and five walks in 13 games against Cleveland this season…Anderson has hit safely in 29 of his last 33 games, batting .319 with eight doubles, two triples, two home runs, 13 RBI and 21 runs scored…Garcia recorded a career-high tying four hits. He is hitting .424 (14-33) with two doubles, a home run and five RBI over his last eight games. He has registered a hit in 14 of his last 16 games at U.S. Cellular Field, batting .407 with five doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI during those contests…Saladino is 11-18 (.611) with three doubles, five RBI and four runs scored over his last five games.
Sale Note of Note
On Sunday, Chris Sale became the first Sox pitcher to strike out 200-plus batters in four consecutive seasons.
Burdi Makes Visit
First-round draft pick Zack Burdi, a hard-throwing righty reliever from Downers Grove, rose within the ranks this summer after joining the organization and eventually reached Class AAA Charlotte. Growing up a Sox fan, Burdi made his first visit to U.S. Cellular Field as a ‘member of the family’ last night. Click on the link to watch Burdi chatting in the booth with Jason Benetti and Steve Stone:
White Sox Instructional League Roster
Sox vs. Tribe:
Tomorrow (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (7-8, 3.80) for the Sox, RHP Josh Tomlin (11-8, 4.85) for the Indians.
Thursday (1:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (3-10, 7.30) for the Sox, RHP Mike Clevinger (2-2, 5.01) for Cleveland.
Tonight’s Bark at Park: Sox Gearing Up for a Guinness World Record
The White Sox invite fans and their favorite four-legged friends to help create a new milestone in Sox history tonight by setting the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for most dogs attending a sporting event. Read more:
Photo of the Day
Tyler Saladino, Adam Eaton and Southpaw had a great time yesterday at the University of Chicago Medicine and Comer Children’s Hospital.