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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Today’s News

Last Night’s Highlights

Miami-born Carlos Rodon won his third game of the season–giving up just one run and three hits in six innings–and Jose Abreu collected a pair of hits and an RBI with his son Dariel watching him play in person for the first time as the Sox moved past the Marlins in Miami, 4-2.

Adam Eaton enjoyed a four-hit night for the 10th time in his career with a run scored and Tyler SaladinoMelky Cabrera and Tim Anderson added an RBI apiece. Omar Narvaez singled, walked three times and scored.

Dan Jennings (0.1), Nate Jones (1.1) and David Robertson (1.0) held the Marlins scoreless in relief of Rodon while Robertson hurled a 1-2-3 ninth with two strikeouts for his 28th save.

Here’s a glimpse at Rodon’s outstanding performance and Eaton’s hit parade:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1043604583

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1043847383

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Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Marlins at Marlins Park (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the middle game of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-14, 5.43) for the Sox, LHP Adam Conley (8-6, 3.70) for the Marlins.

Quote of the Day

Abreu on having his son, who lives in Cuba, in the house (via MLB.com):

“The only thing he asked me is to just hit a homer. That’s the only thing that he asked me.

“To have my son here is very nice. Everybody knows how I am with my family. All of my family and I are very happy because we have him here. It was a special moment for us, and we’re trying to take advantage of all the time that we can spend together.

“I have to do everything I can to try to help this team win all three games. But he’s going to be happy either way. I’m a professional, and everybody knows that once we are on the field, we have to do our best to try to help this team win.

“Everybody has known that we have seven or eight months without seeing each other. But I’m happy he’s here and I’m happy that he can come tonight to see me play. Like I said before, I’m going to treat it as motivation and have to channel it the best way possible.”

Sox Notes of Note

Rodon tossed a career-high 122 pitches…Abreu’s slash line in August: .395/.435/.651 with three homers. Also has had multiple hits in five of 10 games…Brett Lawrie begins a rehab assignment today at Class AA Birmingham.

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Marlins at Marlins Park (12:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the finale of the series. Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (14-5, 3.16) for the Sox, RHP Tom Koehler (9-8, 3.83) for the Marlins.

Photo of the Day

Here’s Dariel Eduardo Abreu watching Dad Jose play last night in Miami.

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1041677883

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Behind the Ballpark

Even the most loyal White Sox fans (likely) don’t know every corner of U.S. Cellular Field. To help celebrate 25 years in this stadium, we will be bringing you a behind the scenes look at some of the lesser-known and off-limits parts of the park. Check back each week for another look at the home of your White Sox!

Special Guests

The White Sox love hosting celebrities at the ballpark, and we enjoy giving them the chance to throw out a first pitch. Hundreds have come over the years, and here in the office we like to remember some of our favorites with pictures on the walls. Take a look at some of our past visitors:

Actors

Best known for his role as Dr. Frasier Crane on Cheers and Frasier, long-time actor Kelsey Grammer stopped by in 2011 for a first pitch.

Wookiee and Millennium Falcon co-pilot Chewbacca was here in 2013 for White Sox Star Wars Day! Don’t worry, Jedis, he’ll be back on August 27.

Chicago South Side native, the late Bernie Mac, was here in 2008. Here he is pictured with Ozzie Guillen.

Musicians

Five months after his hit “Baby” was released from his debut album, then-rising star Justin Beiber came by the park to throw out a first pitch.

The Doobie Brothers stopped by in 2005 and graced fans with an on-field performance! We even got them to decorate their own home plate while they were here.


Chicago-native band Fall Out Boy came to U.S. Cellular Field in April 2006 for an on-field performance. Their breakthrough and second studio album, From Under the Cork Tree, was released less than a year before their U.S. Cellular Field appearance.

Chicago son Kanye West was here in 2007 with his late mother Donda. The three posed for a picture with Ozzie Guillen before the White Sox game against the Boston Red Sox.

Athletes

2012 Olympic Gold Medal gymnast Jordan Weiber was here to show her American pride with Bill Guerin, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Another Olympic gymnast, Carly Patterson, stopped by the ballpark in 2009 to decorate her own home plate. It’s evident from her design that the Olympics and music are two things that matter greatly to her.

In 2006, the White Sox were honored to have players from the Negro Leagues at the stadium. Below you can see George Altman, Hank Presswood, Walt Owens, Sam Taylor, Al Spearman and Ernie Westfield prior to that day’s game.

Dinosaurs

First pitches aren’t reserved only for celebrities. In 2008, Mark Buehrle caught a [pre]historic first pitch from none other than a T-Rex!


It’s always great to see the variety of people coming out to the ballpark to show their Sox Pride over the years. Be sure to check back next week for another Behind the Ballpark look at the stadium!

 

Thursday Roundup: Sox Aim for Series Win, Inside Info on Fulmer, Anderson and Burdi Plus More…

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium (7:15 p.m. CT, WPWR) in the rubber match of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (2-6, 4.09) for the Sox, LHP Danny Duffy (7-1, 2.98) for K.C.

Last Night’s Highlights

Although he settled for another no-decision in the 3-2, 14-inning loss to the Royals, Jose Quintana tossed a gem, allowing just one run, four hits and a walk along with seven strikeouts in 7.1 innings (click on link below).

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1035932883

J.B. Shuck accounted for the Sox’ first run with a third-inning homer, his fourth of the season (click on link below). K.C tied the game at  1-1 in the eighth, sending the contest to extra innings for the second straight night. In the 11th, Tim Anderson singled home the lead run to make it 2-1 in favor of the White Sox, but the Royals came right back with a run to tie the score in the bottom of the frame.

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1034922383

In the 13th, it looked like the Sox were doomed after Dan Jennings gave up a leadoff triple to Jared Dyson, but the lefty–who recorded his first career save on Tuesday night–dramatically struck out Drew Butera, Alex Gordon and Alcides Escobar in order to prevent the winning run from scoring. Click on link:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1036580383

The Royals eventually evened the series at one apiece with a two-out run in the bottom of the 14th to end the marathon.

Abreu collected three hits, raising his batting average to .280, Shuck singled in addition to his homer and Adam Eaton had a pair of singles.

Quote of the Day

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Marlins at Marlins Park, Miami (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game interleague weekend series. Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (2-8, 4.49) for the Sox, RHP Andrew Cashner (4-8, 4.96) for Miami.

Next Up

Saturday (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-14, 5.43) for the Sox, LHP Adam Conley (8-6, 3.70) for the Royals.

Sunday (12:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (14-5, 3.16) for the Sox, RHP Jose Fernandez (12-6, 2.81) for the Marlins in a battle of aces.

Baltimore Orioles v Chicago White Sox

The Big-League Maturation of Carson Fulmer 

Via Daryl Van Schouwen, Sun-Times:

Carson Fulmer’s high motor can run too hot, he admits. The good thing is he’s learning when to lay off the accelerator.

“The game can speed up for me sometimes and I have to slow it down,’’ the White Sox’ 2015 first-round draft pick said Wednesday. “That’s why I’ve had a little success lately. Take those two deep breaths after I throw a ball and I’m 2-0 in a count. Being able to control the game in that aspect and get myself back into good counts.

There are are times to reach for more and there are times to just get ahead and throw a strike. It’s part of the learning experience.’’

Fulmer, 22, (pictured above) pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings against the Orioles Sunday, his third outing without allowing a run along with his first two. In between, Fulmer was scored on four straight times. In the scoreless outings he allowed no walks. In the others, he walked at least one.

“The more repetitions I get, I’m starting to figure it out a little,’’ Fulmer said. “It’s hard to come into the big leagues and have success right away. I’m taking some punches but I’m starting to punch right back.’’

For Fulmer, the No. 8 overall pick who was a College World Series hero at Vanderbilt, navigating his way through major league hitters is a whole new world.

“You face experienced hitters in pro ball, guys who have seen very good pitching for a long time,’’ he said. “They know tendencies, a pitcher’s strengths and you look at that and say, all I can do is throw strike one and be capable of throwing any of your pitches in any count.’’

Fulmer’s four plus-pitches make him an exciting commodity. Commanding them–he walked 60 batters in 110 minor league innings– is a work in progress. The Sox are bringing Fulmer along through the bullpen and will likely give him a couple of starts before the end of the season. Some say he profiles as a reliever, but the Sox didn’t use an eighth overall pick with a bullpen piece in mind.

“They’re throwing me in situations that I need to learn if I’m going to make that transition,’’ Fulmer said.

Tim the Speed Merchant

http://mlb.com/r/article?ymd=20160810&content_id=194813394&vkey=news_cws&c_id=cws

Learn More About First-Round Draft Pick Zack Burdi, Just Promoted to Charlotte

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-white-sox-prospect-zack-burdi-spt-0811-20160810-story.html

Photo of the Day

Sox players and coaches, including Rick Renteria, Anderson, Tyler Saladino and Daryl Boston visited the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in K.C. before last night’s game.

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Frazier Propels Sox to Victory in Extras, Q Looks to Make it Two Wins in a Row

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Today’s News

Last Night’s Highlights

Todd Frazier‘s three-run homer in the top of the 10th inning, representing the White Sox’ second comeback of the game, proved to be the difference as the Good Guys defeated the Royals, 7-5, in the series opener.

Down 3-1 after four frames, the Sox rallied for three runs in the top of the fifth to take a 4-3 lead. We pounded out five straight singles in the inning with Melky Cabrera, Jose Abreu and Justin Morneau recording the RBI.

On the strength of another strong Chris Sale performance (three runs in seven innings with seven K’s) and a perfect eighth authored by Nate Jones, the Sox took that one-run advantage into the ninth but the Royals tied it up–sending the game into extra innings.

It didn’t take long before the White Sox regained the lead. With one out in the 10th Abreu singled and Morneau doubled, setting the stage for Frazier’s 31st homer (click on link below)–tying him with the Blue Jays’ Edwin Encarnacion and Orioles’ Mark Trumbo for the major league lead. Dan Jennings registered the final out for his first save.

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1031452183

Morneau’s two-base hit in the 10th was his fourth hit of the game. Here’s what Robin said after the game along with video of Justin’s big night:

“He’s filled the left-handed presence we were looking for. Even against a lefty. He’s had professional at-bats. It’s a very educated at-bat.”

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1032845983

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Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City (7:15 p.m. CT, CSN) in the middle game of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (9-8, 2.93) for the Sox, RHP Ian Kennedy (6-9, 4.03) for Kansas City.

Looking to make it two wins in a row vs. the Royals, Q makes his 23rd start and 14th on the road. He is 4-0 with a 2.27 ERA over his last six starts. He won his last outing on August 4 at Detroit, allowing three runs over 7.1 innings.

Quotes of the Day

Roster Moves

Prior to last night’s game, the White Sox placed Avi Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee and recalled Jason Coats from Class AAA Charlotte.

The Pride of Downers Grove

Zack Burdi, one of the Sox’ two first-round picks in the June draft, has been promoted to Class AAA Charlotte. In his last 10 games strictly in a relief role, the Downers Grove native who played at the University of Louisville recorded a 1.80 ERA in 15 innings with 22 strikeouts, five walks and five hits allowed.

The Abreus: Father and Son Reunited 

http://www.csnchicago.com/chicago-white-sox/white-sox-slugger-jose-abreu-reunited-son-im-very-happy

Hawk Out of Action

Hawk Harrelson is under the weather. He will miss at least the six games in Kansas City and Miami. Tom “Wimpy” Paciorek and Steve Stone, who were in the booth last night, will handle the first two games in K.C. and Jason Benetti will be there with Stone for the finale. With Steve taking the Miami series off, Jason and Wimpy will broadcast the Sox-Marlins series. Hawk is expected to return next Tuesday in Cleveland alongside Stone.

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium (7:15 p.m. CT, WPWR) in the finale of the series. Starting Pitchers: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (2-6, 4.09) for the Sox, LHP Danny Duffy (7-1, 2.98) for K.C.

Photo of the Day

Megan Golden, a valuable member of the White Sox Communications Department since December of 2014 whose duties included contributing to Inside the White Sox, is heading to Notre Dame. Tomorrow is her last day with the Sox.

Megan’s new title at ND is Assistant Athletics Communications Director for track and field, cross country, women’s lacrosse and women’s basketball. She will be responsible for all media relations and social media efforts for those teams.

Megan will be missed.

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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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Minor League Monday

Every other Monday, we will spotlight some of the top recent performances in the White Sox minor league system, and keep you up-to-date on the players you’ll want to know over the next few years.

Spencer Adams – Pitcher (AA Birmingham)

Spencer Adams was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the second round of the 2014 MLB draft. Adams was promoted to the Barons from A+ Winston-Salem, where he racked up 74 strikeouts in 107.2 innings pitched. In his debut with the Barons on July 22, he gave up just four hits in six innings pitched. In yesterday’s game, Adams pitched 6 innings, throwing 105 pitches, 67 of which were strikes. Having just turned 20 in April, Adams is the youngest player in the entire AA Southern League.

Trey Michalczewski – Third Base (AA Birmingham)

Third baseman Trey Michalczewski was drafted by the White Sox in the 7th round of the 2013 MLB draft. Michalczewksi currently ranks as 10th for runs scored in the AA Southern League, and 13th for total bases. As with Spencer Adams, Michalczewski is typically one of the youngest players in his league, but continually stands out among older competition. His eight home runs this season show that he has good bat speed and strength that make him a valuable asset to the Barons.

Jordan Stephens – Pitcher (High A Winston-Salem)

Selected in the 5th round of the 2015 MLB by the White Sox, RHP Jordan Stephens currently leads the Carolina League in strikeouts, with 105 so far. Having recovered from Tommy John surgery in 2015, it appears now that Stephens is actually pitching harder than he was prior to surgery. He now averages more than one strikeout per inning, and Future Sox expect him to move up rapidly through the system.

#SoxCellfieSunday

Whenever you come out to U.S. Cellular Field, be sure to tag your photos with #SoxGameDay for a chance to be featured on our video boards during the game. Each Sunday we’ll post some of our favorite selfies from the last week right here!

Go White Sox!

Sox Set Stage for Series Win Over Birds

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Today’s News

Last Night’s Highlights

Carlos Rodon pitched six strong innings, Omar Narvaez broke a 2-2 tie with a bloop RBI single that was originally called foul but overturned by a White Sox challenge and Adam Eaton homered (9) in the eighth for some insurance as the Sox grounded the Orioles, 4-2.

Rodon gave up just one earned run on five hits and two walks along with seven strikeouts, at one time striking out five in a row.

Tyler Saladino added a solo homer, No. 6, and Melky Cabrera doubled in a run and singled.

Jacob Turner (0.2), Nate Jones (1.1) and David Robertson (1.0) pitched scoreless ball in relief of Rodon. Jones (5-2) got credit for the win, Robertson earned his 27th save.

Enjoy the Melky RBI double in the first inning that made it 1-0, the Saladino home run in the third that made it 2-0, the Narvaez hit that gave the Sox a 3-2 lead and Eaton’s blast:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1018254983

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1018425883

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This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the rubber game of the three-game series and finale of the brief weekend homestand. Starting Pitchers: James Shields (5-13, 4.92) for the Sox, RHP Dylan Bundy (4-3, 3.05) for Baltimore.

Quote of the Day

From MLBPipeline.com, regarding promising Sox pitching prospect Alec Hansen, selected out of the University of Oklahoma. He is pictured below.

“In his best outing as a professional, Alec Hansen recorded his first pro win (Friday night) as he piled up 11 strikeouts over six one-hit innings for Rookie-level Great Falls. The 2016 second-rounder allowed one hit and one walk, throwing 59 of his 85 pitches for strikes in the outing. Through his first 26 2/3 pro innings, Hansen, 21, has yielded just nine hits and seven walks while striking out 43 hitters.”

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Up Next

After tomorrow’s off day, the White Sox travel to Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City to face the Royals in a three-game set. 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).

Sox vs. Royals:

Tuesday (7:15 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (14-5, 3.12) for the Sox, RHP Edinson Volquez (8-10, 4.99) for K.C.

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

Photo of the Day

Congratulations to the White Sox Junior RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities) team for defeating Baltimore RBI 8-5 yesterday in the MLB RBI World Series.

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Abreu Sets Off Fireworks, Avi’s Heating Up and More…

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Today’s News

Last Night’s Highlights

Jose Abreu went 3-5 and homered in his second straight game and Avi Garcia doubled and drove in a pair of runs in the White Sox’ 7-5 loss to the Orioles.

Here’s Abreu’s solo homer, his 13th of the season:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1013981683

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field (6:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the middle game of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (2-8, 4.67) for the Sox, RHP Chris Tillman (14-3, 3.46) for the O’s.

Quote of the Day

Robin on Avi’s recent resurgence:

“Guys get to a point where they’ve had enough and just go out and play and not worry about expectations.”

MLB: SEP 07 Indians at White Sox

Sox Notes of Note

Abreu homered in back-to-back games for the second time this season (also June 12-13). He is batting .314 with two doubles, two home runs, seven RBI and and six runs scored over his last 13 games and recorded his sixth three-plus hit game of the season (32nd multi-hit)…Garcia is hitting .286 with three doubles, three home runs, six RBI, one walk and six runs scored over his last six games…Justin Morneau extended his hitting streak to seven games with a second-inning single. He is hitting .321 with three doubles, two home runs, four RBI, two walks and two runs scored during the streak…nWith a pair of hits last night, Tyler Saladino is batting .294 with two doubles, two RBI, three walks, two stolen bases and six runs scored over his last 15 games.

Injury Report

New Trier product Charlie Tilson underwent successful surgery on Thursday to repair his torn left hamstring and will miss the remainder of the season. The good news is that the speedy outfielder, acquired before the trade deadline for Zach Duke, is expected to be available without restrictions by the start of spring training…Zach Putnam underwent surgery on Thursday to remove a bone fragment from his right elbow. The ligament was intact. Zach will begin rehabbing next week in Ann Arbor, Mich. and his status will be re-evaluated in the coming weeks.

Farm News

Zack Burdi, the Sox’ second pick in this year’s MLB draft out of Downers Grove and the University of Louisville, has tossed 8.1 straight shutout innings in a relief role. He has allowed just one hit along with 12 strikeouts in his last five appearances for the Class AA Birmingham Barons.

Eaton on Intentional Talk

Adam Eaton visited last night with Chris Rose on the USCF set of the MLB Network’s Intentional Talk.

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Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: James Shields (5-13, 4.92) for the Sox, RHP Dylan Bundy (4-3, 3.05) for Baltimore.

White Sox Junior RBI Team Prevails

Pool Play in the Junior Division of the 2016 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series began today at the P&G Cincinnati Youth Academy. The White Sox Junior RBI Team defeated Dominican Republic North RBI, 7-6.

Sixteen-year-old Brandon Simon went 3-for-4 with a double, two singles and a run scored in the Sox’ victory.

Photo of the Day

David Robertson is a finalist for the 2016 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award for his support of our servicemen and women.

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Quintessential Q, Big Inning Highlight Sox Win; Gonzalez to Face Ex-O’s Teammates Tonight

Friday, August 5, 2016

Today’s News

Yesterday’s Highlights

Jose Quintana (9-8, 2.93) was outstanding and the White Sox scored five times in the second inning en route to defeating the Tigers in the finale of the three-game series, 6-3, in Detroit.

Quintana tossed 7.1 innings, giving up three runs, eight hits and a walk along with three strikeouts for his ninth win.

The rally in the second was highlighted by Jose Abreu’s 12th homer, a two-run shot, and Avi Garcia‘s solo blast, his ninth of the season. Melky Cabrera (single) and Adam Eaton (sacrifice fly) each drove in runs in the inning. The Sox opened the scoring with a run in the first frame on a Justin Morneau‘s sac fly. Morneau also had a pair of doubles on the day.

Nate Jones relieved Q and got two outs in the eighth while David Robertson closed the door in the ninth with a scoreless inning for his 26th save.

The five-run fifth:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1009145283

Right on Q:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1009516483

Sox Notes of Notes

Tim Anderson left the game in the first inning after getting hit by a pitch leading off the game. X-rays were negative and he’s day-to-day…Abreu’s homer was his first since June 23…Garcia hit three homers with four RBI against his former Tiger mates in the series…Eaton batted third for the first time in his big-league career…The Sox victory snapped the Tigers’ eight-game winning streak.

Quote of the Day

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Next Up

Beginning tonight the White Sox will host the Orioles in a three-game weekend series at U.S. Cellular Field.

Tale of the tape:

Tonight (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (2-5, 4.06) for the Sox, RHP Yovani Gallardo (3-3, 5.70) for Baltimore. Gonzalez (pictured above) faces his former Orioles teammates for the first time since being released by the O’s on April 1. He was signed by the Sox shortly after.

Tomorrow (6:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (2-8, 4.67) for the Sox, RHP Chris Tillman (14-3, 3.46) for the O’s.

Sunday (1:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: James Shields (5-13, 4.92) for the Sox, RHP Dylan Bundy (4-3, 3.05) for Baltimore.

Photo of the Day

Tyler Saladino scores the fourth Sox run.

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