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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

http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/chicago-white-sox-instructional-league-rosters/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=57d787d304d3011587b58447&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter#lsgmjcywvH1EO5O8.97

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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#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!

Sale Eyes 16th Win and Series Victory for Sox

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Today’s News

This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Royals at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the rubber match of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (15-7, 3.07, 193 strikeouts) for the Sox, RHP Ian Kennedy (10-9, 3.76) for Kansas City.

Sale will make his 28th start of the season, 13th at home and 11th career (16th appearance) vs. Kansas City. He received a no decision in his last start on September 5 vs. Detroit, allowing two runs on six hits with no walks and eight strikeouts over eight innings pitched.

Last Night’s Highlights

The White Sox made a comeback and came within a base hit of tying the game and maybe even winning it in the bottom of the ninth inning, but fell short and dropped the second game of the home series, 6-5.

James Shields had a quality start (three runs in six innings), Melky Cabrera (2), Jose Abreu, Justin Morneau and Omar Narvaez drove in runs and Tyler Saladino (two singles and a double) and Adam Eaton (two doubles and a single) each collected three hits. Cabrera and Morneau added two hits apiece in addition to their runs batted in.

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Saladino on Fire

Saladino recorded his third consecutive three-hit contest and his 22nd multi-hit game of the season. He is hitting .349 with seven doubles, two home runs, 14 RBI, three walks, four stolen bases and eight runs scored over his last 22 games. Tyler also has hit safely in eight of nine games vs. Kansas City this season, with a .378 BA, four doubles, one home run, five RBI, one walk and five runs scored. He is batting .281 on the season.

Big-League Debut

Right-hander Blake Smith, just called up from Class AAA Charlotte, made his first major-league appearance last night and tossed a perfect ninth inning.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-pitcher-blake-smith-debut-white-sox-20160911-story.html

Quote of the Day

The Sox’ Ken Williams, quoted in 2011 about being in New York with the club on September 11, 2001, when the unimaginable happened 15 years ago today:

“I can still smell the burning of the buildings. If I close my eyes, I can still see the people jumping out of the World Trade Center that you saw more on local television than you did on the national television. I can still feel the emotions of the day.”

See below for a link to more about that day.

Up Next

The White Sox begin a four-game series tomorrow night with the American League Central-leading Indians, the last leg of the 10-game homestand.

Sox vs. Tribe Tale of the Tape:

Monday (7:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (3-6, 3.81) for the Sox, RHP Carlos Carrasco (11-7, 3.15) for Cleveland.

Tuesday (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (11-10, 3.13) for the Sox, RHP Trevor Bauer (11-6, 3.86) for the Tribe.

Wednesday (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). LHP Carlos Rodon (7-8, 3.80) for the Sox, RHP Danny Salazar (11-6, 3.87) for the Indians.

Thursday (1:10 p.m. CT, CSN). RHP James Shields (5-17, 6.01) for the Sox, TBA for Cleveland.

Photo/Tribute of the Day

Here is a story by Scott Merkin of MLB.com on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, looking back at that day from those Sox who experienced it. And below is a photo of the pre-game remembrance a week later when the Yankees traveled to Chicago.

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/24198526//

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Sox Post Third Straight Win, Rodon his Fifth

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Today’s News

Last Night’s Highlghts

Carlos Rodon won his career-high fifth straight decision and recorded a season-high nine strikeouts and Tyler Saladino and Melky Cabrera each drove in a pair of runs as the White Sox routed the Royals, 7-2, for their third consecutive win in the opener of the three-game series. The Sox have won five of their last seven games and nine of their last 12 at U.S. Cellular Field.

Rodon, who allowed just one earned run on six hits over six innings, is now 5-0 with a 1.85 ERA and 40 strikeouts over his last seven starts (all quality).

Saladino pounded out two singles and a double in the Sox’ 13-hit attack while Adam EatonJose Abreu and Avi Garcia were right behind with two hits apiece. Tim Anderson, Abreu and Justin Morneau each contributed an RBI.

Chris Beck (0.1 IP), Dan Jennings (1.2) and Tommy Kahnle (1.0) pitched scoreless ball in relief of Rodon.

The winning recap:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1154405283

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Sox Notes of Note

Saladino is hitting .341 with six doubles, two home runs, 14 RBI and four stolen bases over his last 21 games. He has recorded a hit in seven of his last eight games against the Royals, batting .333/.371/.515…Anderson has hit safely in 28 of his last 30 games, hitting .320 with eight doubles, two triples, two home runs, 12 RBI and 20 runs scored…Eaton is batting .317 with five doubles, a triple, three home runs and 12 RBI and nine multi-hit efforts over his last 25 games….Garcia is hitting .396 with five doubles, two home runs, 10 RBI and 11 runs scored over his last 13 games at U.S. Cellular Field.

Up Next

Sox vs. Royals:

Tonight (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN)Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-17, 6.07) for the Sox, RHP Edinson Volquez (10-10, 5.02) for K.C.

Tomorrow (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (15-7, 3.07) for the Sox, RHP Ian Kennedy (10-9, 3.76) for Kansas City.

Quote of the Day

Photo of the Day

The Chairman: Our Hall of Famer.

http://www.csnchicago.com/chicago-bulls/jerry-reinsdorf-reflects-bulls-dynasty-he-enters-hall-fame

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Sox Rally to Take Series From Tigers, Face Royals Next

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Today’s News

Yesterday’s Highlights

Justin Morneau, Avi Garcia, Tyler Saladino and Adam Eaton each delivered an RBI in a four-run eighth inning as the White Sox came from behind to tame the Tigers, 7-4, and win the three-game series by taking the final two contests.

Jose Abreu continued his hot hitting with three hits, an RBI and a run scored. Saladino knocked out three hits and scored a run in addition to his RBI. Melky Cabrera singled, doubled and drove in a run and Morneau had a pair of hits and the run batted in.

Chris Beck pitched 1.1 scoreless innings in relief to pick up his second win and David Robertson came on in the ninth for his 35th save of the season.

The Sox’ rally in the eighth:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1147552983

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Up Next

After today’s off day, the White Sox will entertain the Royals in a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field. The 10-game homestand will continue on Monday as the Sox begin a four-game series with the American League Central-leading Indians.

Sox vs. Royals:

Tomorrow (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (6-8, 3.90) for the Sox, RHP Yordano Ventura (10-9, 4.22) for Kansas City.

Saturday (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-17, 6.07) for the Sox, RHP Edinson Volquez (10-10, 5.02) for K.C.

Sunday (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (15-7, 3.07) for the Sox, RHP Ian Kennedy (10-9, 3.76) for the Royals.

Quote of the Day

Todd Frazier on Abreu’s hot streak:

“…To see the stuff he’s doing now–he seems real relaxed, he’s focused and any pitch that comes, he either slows down nice and attacks the ball like a good hitter or a fastball he catches up with it and drives it. It’s fun to see.”

Sox Notes of Note

The White Sox yesterday won their second straight game and have won four of their last six contests. The Good Guys are 37-30 at home this season and have gone 8-3 over their last 11 at U.S. Cellular Field…White Sox starters are 3-1 with a 2.36 ERA and 43 strikeouts over the last six home games (five quality starts)…Garcia is hitting .389 with two doubles, four RBI and three runs scored over his last four games….Abreu is batting .447 with five home runs, 15 RBI, one walk and six runs scored over his last eight. He has reached base safely in 33 of his last 34 contests. He is hitting .381 with six doubles, 12 home runs, 32 RBI, eight walks, three hit-by-pitches and 22 runs scored during that stretch. He collected his 12th three-plus hit game of the season yesterday (47th multi-hit)…Saladino matched his career high with three hits (six times). He is hitting .308 with five doubles, two home runs, 12 RBI, three walks and six runs scored over his last 20…Cabrera is batting .349 with four doubles, one triple, one home run, nine RBI, six walks and seven runs scored over his last 10. He recorded his 47th multi-hit game of the season.

Great Falls IS Great

With a victory in the first game of yesterday’s doubleheader, the Sox’ Rookie League team at Great Falls extended its winning streak to 15 games. The impressive streak was broken with a loss in the nightcap.

Great Falls closes out the 2016 regular season tonight. The Voyagers face Billings in the best-of-three Pioneer League divisional playoff series beginning tomorrow.

Great Falls also had five end-of-season All-Stars. Read more about this outstanding group of Sox prospects:

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20160906&content_id=199803326&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_t581&sid=t581

Photo/Video of the Day

Rookie Tim Anderson has hit safely in seven consecutive home games and is batting .348 with four doubles, two triples, five RBI, one walk and 10 runs scored over his last 16 games. And don’t forget his great defense.

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1144818183

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It’s Q for the Series Victory After an Impressive Shutout Win

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Today’s News

This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the rubber match of the three-game set. Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (11-10, 3.05) for the Sox, RHP Anibal Sanchez (7-13, 5.70) for Detroit.

Last Night’s Highlights

Miguel Gonzalez tossed 6.1 shutout innings, the bullpen backed him up with 2.2 scoreless frames of their own and Jose Abreu continued his torrid hitting with his 23rd homer as the Sox blanked the Tigers, 2-0, in the second game of the series.

Gonzalez was brilliant in his first start after being reinstated from the disabled list. In winning his third game of the season, he scattered just six hits, didn’t walk a batter and struck out four. Dan Jennings (0.1 IP), Nate Jones (1.1) and David Robertson (1.0) finished the job with DRob posting his 34th save. Omar Narvaez singled in the second Sox run in the fifth inning after Abreu’s solo shot gave the Good Guys a 1-0 lead in the second.

Gonzalez’s gem, Abreu’s blast:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1145733083

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1144838883

More Abreu: Jose is This Year’s White Sox Nominee for the Prestigious Roberto Clemente Award.

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/199668596/roberto-clemente-award-nominees/

http://mlb.com/r/article?ymd=20160905&content_id=199798696&vkey=news_cws&c_id=cws

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Quote of the Day

Gonzalez on his outstanding performance:

“I think the most important thing is trying not to do too much when you’re out there. It’s been awhile since I’ve gotten off the mound and pitched a real game. Being able to control that and make my pitches was the biggest thing tonight.”

Roster Moves

Prior to last night’s game, the White Sox recalled outfielder Jason Coats and infielder Leury Garcia from Class AAA Charlotte and purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Blake Smith from Charlotte. The Sox also returned Gonzalez from his rehab assignment with the Knights.

Sox Notes of Note

The White Sox recorded their eighth shutout of the season…The Sox are 7-3 over their their last 10 games at U.S. Cellular Field and 36-30 overall…Gonzalez has recorded a 2.38 ERA with eight quality starts over his last nine outings…Jones registered his 27th hold of the season, passing Zach Duke and Matt Thornton (both 26) for sole possession of second-place on the White Sox single-season hold list…Robertson needs five more saves to tie his career high of 39 set in 2014…Abreu has reached base safely in 32 of his last 33 games, hitting .370 with 12 homers and 31 RBI. He has five home runs and 14 RBI over his last seven games…Avi Garcia is batting .327 with a double, four homers, three walks, nine RBI and 10 runs scored in 16 games against Detroit this season…Tim Anderson has reached base safely in 26 of his last 28 games, batting .330 with eight doubles, two triples, two home runs, 11 RBI and 18 runs scored…Narvaez is batting .340 with three doubles, four RBI and eight runs scored in his last 19 games.

Up Next

After tomorrow’s off day, the Sox continue their 10-game homestand by hosting the Royals for three games on Friday (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN), Saturday (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN) and Sunday (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN). The Indians come into town for four games beginning on Monday.

Jackson, Pippen to Present Chairman Reinsdorf at Basketball Hall of Fame Induction

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-jerry-reinsdorf-hall-of-fame-spt-0907-20160906-story.html

Photo/Video of the Day

ICYMI…We can’t get enough of watching Melky Cabrera‘s catch on Monday night that robbed Cameron Maybin of a home run.

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1141426583

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