Sox Look for Series Victory Over Tribe in Homestand Finale, 2017 Schedule Revealed
Thursday, September 15, 2016
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the four-game set and 10-game, 11-day homestand. The Good Guys, who have won two of the first three vs. the Tribe, are looking to win the series. Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (3-10, 7.30) for the Sox, RHP Mike Clevinger (2-2, 5.01) for Cleveland.
Last Night’s Highlights
Adam Eaton tripled in the Sox run in the 6-1 loss to the Tribe. Eaton now is tied with four others for the major-league lead in triples (9).
Eaton extended his hitting streak to seven games, batting .448 with five doubles, a triple, five RBI and eight runs scored during that span. He has reached base safely in 26 of his last 28 games at U.S. Cellular Field, hitting .302 with six doubles, two triples, four home runs, 12 RBI, 13 walks and two hit-by-pitch.
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Next Year’s Schedule
The White Sox announced their 2017 regular-season schedule yesterday with Opening Day on Monday, April 3 vs. Detroit (3:10 p.m. CT). The home opener is part of a three-game series (with an off day on April 4) against the division-rival Tigers. The Sox open the season against Detroit for the first time since 1963 and first at home since 1958.
The White Sox will play 28 of their first 34 games of the season against American League Central opponents, including a three-game series from April 7-9 vs. Minnesota to close out the first homestand. Following the three-game set with the Twins, the Good Guys take a nine-game trip to Cleveland (April 11-13), Minnesota (April 14-16) and New York Yankees (April 17-19).
The San Diego Padres (May 12-14 at home) are the first of six interleague opponents the White Sox face in 2017. The Sox travel to Arizona May 22-24 for just the third time in franchise history (2003 and 2011). The White Sox will play host to San Francisco from September 8-10 for just the third time (2003 and 2014).
Other 2017 interleague series include: the Crosstown Series vs. the Cubs (July 24- 25 at Wrigley Field and July 26-27 at Guaranteed Rate Field), Colorado (July 7-9 at Coors Field) and Los Angeles (July 18-19 at Guaranteed Rate Field and August 15-16 at Dodger Stadium).
The White Sox will begin a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox at home on Memorial Day, May 29, marking just the third season (2013-14) the Sox will host an opponent on the holiday since 2006. The Sox welcome the remaining non-divisional AL teams to Guaranteed Rate Field on the following dates: Baltimore (June 12-15), Oakland (June 23-25), New York (June 26-29), Texas (June 30-July 2), Seattle (July 14-16), Toronto (July 31-August 2), Houston (August 8-10), Tampa Bay (September 1-3) and Los Angeles (September 25-28).
The Sox have three, three-team homestands (June 23-July 2, July 26-August 2, September 1-10) and takes five, three-city trips next season (April 11-19, April 28-May 7, May 15-24, June 2-11, September 11-21). The five three-city trips are the most since 2013 (six).
The 2017 schedule is tentative and subject to change. Finalized game times and a complete broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.
Beginning tomorrow, the Sox hit the road for a nine-game road trip before they return home for the final seven games of the season. It begins with a four-game wrap-around series in Kansas City (Friday-Monday), continues with a pair of games in Philadelphia next Tuesday and Wednesday and after an off day concludes with three in Cleveland a week from this weekend.
The final homestand finds the Sox hosting the Rays for four and the Twins for three.
Sox vs. Royals:
Friday (7:15 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (15-8, 3.03) for the Sox vs. RHP Ian Kennedy (11-9, 3.62) for Kansas City.
Saturday (6:15 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (4-6, 3.82) for the Sox vs. RHP Dillon Gee (6-8, 4.60) for K.C.
Sunday (1:15 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (12-10, 3.05) for the Sox vs. LHP Danny Duffy (11-2, 3.15) for the Royals.
Monday (1:15 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (7-9, 4.04) for the Sox vs. RHP Yordano Ventura (10-11, 4.42) for K.C.
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