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Monday, September 26, 2016

Today’s News

Yesterday’s Highlights

Carlos Rodon was simply brilliant (click on link below) as the Sox won their second straight series over the A.L. Central-leading Indians, 3-0, in their last road game of the year.

The Sox’ young lefty pitched eight innings of shutout ball, allowing just two hits with a career-high 11 strikeouts for his eighth win of the year.

Carlos Sanchez drove in the first two runs on a single and a sac fly and Omar Narvaez, who collected a pair of hits on the day, singled in the third tally.

David Robertson came on in the ninth and struck out the side for his 36th save.

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1188050183

Quote of the Day

Final Homestand Begins Tonight

The White Sox begin their final homestand of the season tonight with the first of four games with the Rays. The season concludes with a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field against the Twins.

Tonight (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN+). Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-18, 5.98) for the Sox, LHP Drew Smyly (7-11, 4.86) for Tampa Bay.

Tomorrow (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN+). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (16-9, 3.19) for the Sox, RHP Alex Cobb (1-1, 6.16) for the Rays.

Wednesday (7:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (4-8, 3.98) for the Sox, LHP Blake Snell (6-8, 3.65) for Tampa Bay.

Thursday (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN)Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (13-11, 3.21) for the Sox, RHP Chris Archer (8-19, 4.02) for the Rays.

Abreu Reflects on Fellow Cuban Jose Fernandez’s Death

Sox Prospects on Team Israel in World Baseball Classic.

Israel defeated Great Britain 9-1 last night to qualify for the World Baseball Classic, which takes place next March. RHP Brad Goldberg and LHP Alex Katz, both in the Sox system, play for Israel.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/international/israel-tops-great-britain-moves-wbc/#ksQJ0JsuhGygsKQB.97

Photo/Video of the Day

Pinch-runner J.B. Shuck hustles home with Sox run No. 2 yesterday in Cleveland.

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1187545983

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Frazier, Abreu Nearing Milestones, Q Notches 13th Victory, Sox Seek Second Straight Series Win Over Tribe

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Today’s News

Last Night’s Highlights

Todd Frazier belted his 39th homer, Jose Abreu drove in his 97th run and Jose Quintana earned his 13th win as the White Sox topped the Indians, 8-1.

Frazier, who also has driven in 96, is one home run away from becoming the seventh Sox player to reach the 40 home run mark. Last night’s solo blast traveled 428 feet. Abreu is three RBI away from driving in 100 runs in each of his first three major-league seasons. His 179 hits already has put him in select company. Jose, Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio and Albert Pujols are the only major leaguers to hit 25 homers and collect 175 hits in their first three seasons in the big-leagues.

In winning No. 13, Q allowed just one run and six hits in six innings of work.

Melky Cabrera singled, doubled and drove in a pair, giving him 80 on the season. Carlos Sanchez had a pair of two-base hits and a single with an RBI. Leury Garcia singled twice and drove in a run.

The Frazier long one and the Abreu RBI:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1187068483

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1185516583

This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Indians at Progressive Field, Cleveland (12:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (7-10, 4.29) for the Sox, RHP Josh Tomlin (12-6, 4.75) for Cleveland.

The Good Guys seek their second consecutive series win over the A.L. Central-leading Tribe in the final game of the nine-game homestand and last road contest of the season.

Quote of the Day

The modest Quintana on reaching the 200-plus innings mark for the fourth year in a row:

“It’s special because it means you helped for four years.”

Up Next

The White Sox begin their final homestand of the season tomorrow night with the first of four games with the Rays. The season concludes with a three-game series against the Twins.

Sox vs. Rays Tale of the Tape:

Tomorrow (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN+). Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-18, 5.98) for the Sox, LHP Drew Smyly (7-11, 4.86) for Tampa Bay.

Tuesday (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN+). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (16-9, 3.19) for the Sox, RHPAlex Cobb (1-1, 6.16) for the Rays.

Wednesday (7:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (4-8, 3.98) for the Sox, LHP Blake Snell (6-8, 3.65) for Tampa Bay.

Thursday (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (13-11, 3.21) for the Sox, RHP Chris Archer (8-19, 4.02) for the Rays.

Prospect Watch

RHP Luis Ledo, a 21-year-old Sox prospect out of the Dominican Republic, has been named the Arizona Rookie League’s Pitcher of the Year by Baseball America. Ledo earned four wins and boasted a 1.19 ERA in 11 games (nine starts) for the Arizona White Sox. In his last 10 starts at Advanced Rookie Great Falls he was 5-2 with a 2.95 ERA.

Photo of the Day

The slugger awaits.

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Sox Challenge First-Place Tribe in Weekend Showdown

Friday, September 23, 2016

Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. the A.L. Central-leading Indians at Progressive Field, Cleveland (6:10 p.m CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game set and the last Sox road series of the season. Starting Pitchers: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (4-7, 3.83) for the Good Guys, RHP Trevor Bauer for the Tribe (11-8, 4.24).

Gonzalez delivered his 14th quality start of the season in his last outing on September 17 vs. the Royals.

Up Next

Sox vs. Indians:

Tomorrow (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (12-11, 3.26) for the Sox, RHP Cody Anderson (2-4, 6.24) for the Tribe.

Sunday (12:10 p.m. CT, WGN). LHP Carlos Rodon (7-10, 4.29) for the Sox, RHP Josh Tomlin (12-8, 4.75) for Cleveland.

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Quote of the Day

Todd Frazier, with 38 homers and 95 RBI heading into the weekend, has a chance to reach the 40-100 plateau for only the 11th time in White Sox history. He talked about why he chose to fly with the team to Cleveland instead of making the short trip home from Philadelphia to Tom’s River, N.J. for yesterday’s off day.

“I’m not staying at home tomorrow because I want to stick with the team and finish strong with the team. In these last games, let’s keep that mindset going of you have to battle. I want to get my numbers up, yes. And I want to win games.’’

Photo of the Day

David Robertson is honored as a Division Winner for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award.

http://playerstrust.org/news/curtis-granderson-lance-mccullers-rob-refsnyder-anthony-rizzo-david-robertson-justin-turner-selected-by-fans-as-division-winners-for-2016-marvin-miller-man-of-the-year-award/

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Sox Look to Bounce Back in The City of Brotherly Love

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Today’s News

Up Next

Beginning tonight, the White Sox are in Philadelphia for a two-game series with the Phillies. The two teams met earlier this season at U.S. Cellular Field and split a two-game set. Following the trip to The City of Brotherly Love the Sox enjoy a day off then head to Cleveland for three games, concluding the final road trip of the season. The Good Guys then come home to host the Rays (4) and the Twins (3) to close out the regular season.

Sox vs. Phils:

Tonight (6:05 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: James Shields (5-17, 5.84) vs. RHP Jake Thompson (2-5, 5.64)

Tomorrow (6:05 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (16-8, 3.03) vs. RHP Jerad Eickhoff (10-14, 3.74)

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Yesterday’s Highlights

Jose Abreu hit a monster 451-foot solo homer, No. 25 (click on link below), and in the process drove in his 96th run of the season as the Sox dropped the finale of the four-game series to the Royals, 8-3. With a pair of hits yesterday, he’s now raised his batting average to .301. Todd Frazier collected two singles and an RBI, his 94th run batted in of the year, and Carlos Sanchez belted a solo homer, his second of the series and second of the season. Justin Morneau, in his return to the lineup after suffering from a neck issue, singled, doubled and scored a run.

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1175825583

Quotes of the Day

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Photo of the Day

Avi takes a breather at third after legging out a triple in yesterday’s game.

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Quintana Targets Win No. 13

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Today’s News

This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City (1:15 p.m. CT, WGN) in the third game of the four-game set with the series tied at 1-1. Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (12-10, 3.05) for the Sox vs. LHP Danny Duffy (11-2, 3.15) for the Royals.

Quintana is making his 30th start of the season, 16th on the road and fourth this season against Kansas City.  He ranks fourth in the American League in ERA, seventh in innings pitched (192) and 10th in strikeouts (171).

Q needs eight innings to record his fourth straight season with 200-plus IP and seven strikeouts to tie his career high (178 in 2014). He recorded the win in his last start on September 13 vs. Cleveland, allowing one run on five hits with one walk and six strikeouts over eight innings of work.

Last Night’s Highlights

Miguel Gonzalez delivered his 14th quality start of the season and Melky Cabrera collected two more hits to reach the .300 mark as the Sox dropped a close one, 3-2, to the Royals in Game 2 of the series.

Gonzalez tossed seven innings, allowing just three runs on six hits. Melky, who joins Jose Abreu as the Sox’ .300 hitters, also drove in his 73rd run of the season (click on link below).

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1171825283

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Quote of the Day

Catcher Kevan Smith on getting his first major-league hit, a single up the middle (click on link under Photo/Video of the Day):

“A little weight lifted off the shoulders that’s for sure. Got into a good count, 3-0, I was sitting heater and he gave it to me. I tried to stay through the middle and it worked out like I planned. It’s certainly a good feeling. Got to my phone here and see a bunch of messages. I’ll get back to them in a little bit.”

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Royals (1:15 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the four-game series. Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (7-9, 4.04) for the Sox vs. RHP Yordano Ventura (10-11, 4.42) for K.C.

Photo/Video of the Day

Hit No. 1 for Smith.

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1172057283

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Sweet 16

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Today’s News

Last Night’s Highlights

Chris Sale had a perfect game into the fifth inning, posted his major-league leading sixth complete game of the season and won his 16th contest as the White Sox came from behind to defeat the Royals, 7-4, in the opener of the four-game series in Kansas City.

Sale, who gave up three runs on eight hits along with 10 strikeouts, is also tied for the big-league lead in innings pitched (210.2) and among the pacesetters in wins, strikeouts (215), WHIP (1.02), ERA (3.03) and batting average against (.221).

Trailing 4-2 after seven innings, the Sox scored four in the top of the eighth, highlighted by Carlos Sanchez‘s three-run shot, his first homer of the year. The Good Guys added another in the ninth on Melky Cabrera‘s 11th long one of the season.

Todd FrazierAlex Avila and Leury Garcia each added an RBI. Tyler Saladino led the 11-hit attack with three singles while Cabrera and Jose Abreu had two hits apiece. Jose is now batting .300, Melky .298 and Saladino .286.

Enjoy the Sale victory and the Sanchez and Cabrera homers:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1170720983

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1169949583

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1170081683

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Quote of the Day

Sale, who threw 119 pitches and has thrown 118-120 in five of his last six starts, on going the distance:

“You have to give credit to my team, my catchers, and not only that, but to Robin. He’s letting me get extended a little bit. A lot of people are afraid to let guys get over the 110-pitch mark. We go based on feel … if I’m feeling good. He came up and asked me after the eighth. I know how I felt and we went from there.” 

Up Next

White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City:

Today (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.

Tomorrow (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.

Sunday (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.

Top Draft Pick Collins Ready for More

http://www.csnchicago.com/chicago-white-sox/white-sox-hope-first-rounder-zack-collins-benefits-experienced-environment-arizona

Photo of the Day

That’s a wrap.

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Sox End Homestand in Walk-Off Fashion, Nine-Game Road Trip Starts Tonight with Sale in Kansas City

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Today’s News

Yesterday’s Highlights

Carlos Sanchez‘s bloop single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning drove home pinch-runner Leury Garcia and the White Sox nipped the Indians, 2-1, to win the series three games to one. The Good Guys also finished the tough A.L. Central homestand against the Tigers, Royals and Tribe with a 6-4 record.

The ninth began with an Omar Narvaez single up the middle. Avi Garcia then struck out and Leury stole second–setting the stage for Sanchez’s heroics.

Jose Abreu accounted for the Sox’ first run with home run No. 24, which also gave him his 95th RBI. Abreu, who added a single and a walk, is now batting .299. Jose has hit safely in 38 of his last 41 games, batting .373 with seven doubles, 13 home runs, 39 RBI, 11 walks and 26 runs scored during that stretch. 

James Shields had a strong outing, allowing just one run and three hits along with eight strikeouts in six innings. The bullpen–Chris Beck (0.2 IP), Dan Jennings (0.1), Nate Jones (1.0) and David Robertson (1.0)–took over from there and finished the game with three scoreless innings. Robertson earned his fifth win of the season.

Enjoy the Sanchez game-winner, Abreu’s long one and Shields outstanding performance:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1167390083

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1167383483

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1167365983

Quote of the Day

Sanchez on being the hero:

“It was really fun when you help your team win games. I enjoyed that moment a lot. I was looking for a fastball away, but it was really hard to see. I just tried to hit that ball, and I know Leury can run.”

MLB: Chicago White Sox at St. Louis Cardinals

Up Next

Beginning tonight 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 (Today-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.

Sox vs. Royals Tale of the Tape:

Tonight (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.

Tomorrow (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.

Sox Notes of Note

The White Sox recorded their seventh walk-off win of the season (last on August 25 vs. Seattle; Todd Frazier single in the ninth inning).

The Sox are 12-6 over their last 18 games at U.S. Cellular Field and have gone 41-33 at home this season.

White Sox starters are 6-3 with a 2.82 ERA and 96 strikeouts over the last 13 home games (11 quality starts).

Sanchez recorded the second game-ending hit of his career (also May 18, 2015 vs. Cleveland).

 Melky Cabrera, who collected two more hits yesterday and is batting .297 on the season, is batting .350 with five doubles, one home run, 11 RBI, five walks and eight runs scored in 14 September games.

Photo of the Day

Abreu met Shane Callaghan yesterday. The 11-year-old is going through treatment for bone cancer in his left leg.

“I promised him that I would try to hit a home run,” the slugger revealed.

Well, Shane, mission accomplished.

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Sox Look for Series Victory Over Tribe in Homestand Finale, 2017 Schedule Revealed

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Today’s News

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.

Quote of the Day

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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.

Up Next

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.

Frazier is White Sox Heart & Hustle Winner

http://mlb.com/r/article?ymd=20160914&content_id=201397914&vkey=news_cws&c_id=cws

http://mlbpaa.mlb.com/mlbpaa/news/article.jsp?ymd=20160719&content_id=190313806&vkey=mlbpaa2008&fext=.jsp

Sox Class AA Affiliate Birmingham ‘Organization of the Year’ in Southern League

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20160913&content_id=201145322&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_t247&sid=t247

Photo of the Day

It was Bulls-Sox night at the ballpark last night. And guess who showed up? Bulls legend Bob Love.

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A Seven-Run Sixth Leads to an 8-1 Win, a Four-Legged World Record and More…

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Today’s News

Last Night’s Highlights

The White Sox broke a 1-1 tie with a seven-run sixth inning and Jose Quintana won his 12th game and delivered his 21st quality start of the season as the Good Guys defeated the Indians, 8-1, for the second straight night.

Q was masterful, allowing a lone run on five hits and a walk while striking out six to lower his ERA to 3.05.

The big sixth inning was highlighted by runs batted in by Jose AbreuTodd Frazier (2), Avi GarciaCarlos Sanchez (2) and Adam Eaton. Abreu also drove in the Sox’ first run in the first inning (he’s now at 94) and Frazier’s ribbies gave him his 89th and 90th of the season.

Here’s a sampling of Q’s gem (top link) and the big inning:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1164021383

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1163653983

Quote of the Day

Tribe skipper Terry Francona on Quintana:

“He commands so well and he can locate down and he can cut it in. We know him because he’s in our division, but he’s one of the best pitchers in the game.” 

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the third game of the four-game series. Starting PitchersLHP Carlos Rodon (7-8, 3.80) for the Sox, RHP Josh Tomlin (11-8, 4.85) for Cleveland.

Rodon is 5-0 with a stellar 1.85 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and a .227 average against in his last seven starts.

Sox Notes of Note

The White Sox have won five of their last seven games and seven of 11. The Sox are 11-5 over their last 16 games at U.S. Cellular Field…Our starters are 6-2 with a 2.42 ERA and 83 strikeouts over the last 11 home games (10 quality starts)…The Sox set season highs for both runs (seven) and hits (seven) in an inning during last night’s sixth inning.

Garcia is hitting .405 with two doubles, one home run, six RBI, one walk and eight runs scored over his last nine games. He is batting .397 with five doubles, three home runs, 12 RBI, one walk and 15 runs scored over his last 17 games at home.

Abreu is batting .385 with six doubles, 11 home runs, 36 RBI, eight walks and 23 runs scored over his last 36 games. He collected his 50th multi-hit game of the season last night.

Eaton recorded his fifth consecutive multi-hit game, matching his career high for a single season (four times, last 7/29-8/2/15). He is batting .400 with six doubles, two home runs, eight RBI, six walks and 16 runs scored in the month of September (11 games).

Tim Anderson has hit safely in 30 of his last 34 games, batting .321 with eight doubles, two triples, two home runs, 13 RBI, eight walks and 22 runs scored during that stretch.

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the four-game series and 10-game, 11-day homestand. Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (3-10, 7.30) for the Sox, RHP Mike Clevinger (2-2, 5.01) for Cleveland.

Vote for the No. 1 White Sox Fan

http://mlb.com/r/article?ymd=20160913&content_id=200291186&vkey=news_cws&c_id=cws

Robertson Honored

http://www.mlbplayers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=34000&ATCLID=211157932

Photos/Video of the Day

The White Sox and their fans, both human and canine, did it. With 1,122 dogs (a minimum of 1,000 was needed) attending last night’s game, the Sox set a Guinness World Record for the most dogs attending a sporting event.

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1163167783

Here are some of the four-legged fans who helped set the record:

 

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Today’s News

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:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1162360183

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Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CTCSN) 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.

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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:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1160752683

White Sox Instructional League Roster

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Up Next

Sox vs. Tribe:

Tomorrow (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting PitchersLHP 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:

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/ticketing/bark.jsp

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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.

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