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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Today’s News

Last Night’s Highlights

The White Sox tied season highs with 11 runs and 16 hits and Carlos Rodon earned his fourth straight victory as the Sox routed the Twins, 11-4, at Target Field.

Rodon won his sixth of the season and executed his sixth straight quality start, giving up three earned runs in seven innings of work. He struck out five.

Jose Abreu and Melky Cabrera each had three hits and three RBI, Adam Eaton collected four hits, four runs scored with a run batted in and Todd Frazier slammed homer No. 35, a two-run blast that gave him the Sox’ single-season record for third basemen.

Omar Narvaez and Carlos Sanchez each had a pair of hits and two runs scored with Sanchez adding an RBI. Everyone but Justin Morneau joined the hit parade, but Justin walked three times and scored a run.

Enjoy some of the key moments:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1129196783

Up Next

White Sox vs. Twins in the final two games of the four-game series at Target Field in Minneapolis:

Tonight (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-16, 5.86) for the Sox, LHP Hector Santiago (10-8, 4.93) for Minny.

Tomorrow (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: RHP Anthony Ranaudo (1-1, 8.76) for the Sox, LHP Andrew Albers (0-0, 6.97) for the Twins.

Quote of the Day

Photo/Video of the Day

As Frazier returned to the dugout after his homer, he jokingly got the cold shoulder from the man he passed, skipper Robin Ventura, to take over the franchise’s home run record for a third baseman.

 

Sox vs. Twins for Four, SoxFest 2017 Set and Arizona Fall League Rosters Announced

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Today’s News

This Weekend

Beginning tonight, the Sox start a four-game series vs. the Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis in the last leg of the seven-game road trip.  Here’s the tale of the tape:

Tonight (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (11-9, 2.77) for the Sox, RHP Ervin Santana (6-10, 3.54) for the Twins.

Tomorrow (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (5-8, 3.91) for the Sox, RHP Kyle Gibson (5-8, 5.17) for Minnesota.

Saturday (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN)Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-16, 5.86) for the Sox, LHP Hector Santiago (10-8, 4.93) for Minny.

Sunday: (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: RHP Anthony Ranaudo (1-1, 8.76) for the Sox, LHP Andrew Albers (0-0, 6.97) for the Twins.

Yesterday’s Highlights

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Jose Abreu (19) and Alex Avila (5) hit back-to-back homers in the fourth inning (click on link below) and Chris Sale gave up just two runs in seven innings in the Sox’ tough 3-2 loss to the Tigers in the finale of the three-game series.

Abreu finished August with a .362/.414/.648 slash line with 17 runs scored, eight home runs and 18 RBI in 27 games. Jose extended his on-base streak to 27 games, his career best and the longest active streak in MLB.

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1118665183

Quote of the Day

SoxFest

The White Sox have announced SoxFest 2017–sponsored by Guaranteed Rate, Comcast SportsNet, Beggars Pizza and WGN-TV–will be held January 27-29, 2017, at the Hilton Chicago. The 26th annual fan convention will include opportunities for fans to connect with former Sox stars and the current team through fun interactive spaces, popular autograph sessions, question-and-answer seminars and more.

SoxFest 2017 packages and passes will go on sale in September. Fans can sign up for a priority list and be the first to buy hotel packages and passes for the event by emailing soxfest@chisox.com.

Last year’s event included current and former White Sox players signing more than 16,000 autographs and posing for nearly 3,500 photos with fans. In addition to seminars and autograph sessions, both current and former team members played games against fans in the interactive space, surprised fans with unique experiences and more.

For more information, fans should visit whitesox.com/SoxFest or email soxfest@chisox.com.

Eight Sox Prospects Headed to AFL

The Arizona Fall League, owned and operated by Major League Baseball, plays Monday-Saturday from mid-October through the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving in November in six Phoenix-area spring training stadiums.

Opening Day for the 2016 season is Tuesday, October 11. The league concludes with its annual championship game on Saturday, November 19 at Scottsdale Stadium. The 11th Fall Stars Game is scheduled for Saturday, November 5 at Surprise Stadium.

Game times are normally 12:35 p.m. and 6:35 p.m.

This season’s six venues are Camelback Ranch-Glendale (Glendale Desert Dogs), Peoria Sports Complex (Peoria Javelinas), Salt River Fields (Salt River Rafters), Scottsdale Stadium (Scottsdale Scorpions), Sloan Park (Mesa Solar Sox) and Surprise Stadium (Surprise Saguaros).

The White Sox Fall Leaguers will join prospects from the Dodgers, Cardinals, Nationals and Astros on the Glendale Desert Dogs. Here’s a list of the Sox heading to Arizona:

Brian Clark, LHP, Class AA Birmingham

Matt Cooper, RHP, Birmingham

Brad Goldberg, RHP, Class AAA Charlotte

Connor Walsh, RHP, Birmingham

Zack Collins, C, Winston-Salem, High-Class A

Danny Hayes, INF, Birmingham

Trey Michalczewski, INF, Birmingham

Courtney Hawkins, OF, Birmingham

Photo of the Day

The Sox’ No. 1 draft pick, Collins will gain valuable experience in the Arizona Fall League as he attempts to rise through the organization.

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Sale Eyes 16th Win, Robertson and Ranaudo Step Up for Louisiana Flood Victims

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Today’s News

This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park, Detroit (12:08 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (15-7, 3.14) for the Sox, RHP Justin Verlander (14-7, 3.33) for Detroit.

Last Night’s Highlights

Todd Frazier smashed his 33rd homer of the season, a two-run shot in the second inning (click on link below), and Anthony Ranaudo was solid in his five innings of work in the Sox’ 8-4 loss to the Tigers…With his single last night, Jose Abreu extended his on-base streak to 26 games, his career best and the longest active streak in MLB.

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1114836683

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Sox Offer Helping Hand to Those Devasted by Floods

http://mlb.com/r/article?ymd=20160830&content_id=198566676&vkey=news_cws&c_id=cws

Quote of the Day

Ranaudo, who is an LSU product, on why he and other MLB players with Louisiana roots are helping the flood victims:

“A lot of guys have friends and family that had a lot of close ties to the flooding and the disaster. So we just thought that would be the best way to get the word out there and gets some funds and help people down in Louisiana.”

Up Next

Beginning tomorrow, the White Sox begin a four-game series with the Twins in Minneapolis–the last leg of the seven-game road trip. Here’s the tale of the tape:

Tomorrow (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (11-9, 2.77) for the Sox, RHP Ervin Santana (6-10, 3.54) for the Twins.

Friday (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (5-8, 3.91) for the Sox, RHP Kyle Gibson (5-8, 5.17) for Minnesota.

Saturday (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-16, 5.86) for the Sox, LHP Hector Santiago (10-8, 4.93) for Minny.

Sunday: (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: RHP Ranaudo (1-1, 8.76) for the Sox, LHP Andrew Albers (0-0, 6.97) for the Twins.

Photo of the Day

A youngster’s touching note to Tim Anderson and the White Sox:

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Saladino Delivers, Shields Impresses, Abreu Continues Streak and Another Multi-Hit Effort for Anderson

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park, Detroit (6:08 p.m. CT, WPWR) in the middle game of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: RHP Anthony Ranaudo (1-1, 9.61) for the Sox, LHP Daniel Norris (2-2, 3.63) for Detroit.

Last Night’s Highlights

Tyler Saladino delivered a two-out, two-run single in the fourth inning and belted a solo homer (8) in the seventh to give the White Sox a 3-2 lead, but the Tigers came back in the eighth and prevailed, 4-3.

James Shields had a quality start, allowing two runs and six hits along with six strikeouts in six innings.

With his single and double last night, Jose Abreu now has a 25-game on-base streak. It’s the longest of his career and longest active streak in the major leagues.

Tim Anderson‘s pair of singles gave him his 25th multi-hit effort of his rookie season. His batting average is up to .286.

Enjoy Saladino’s heroics (top two links) and Shields impressive performance:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1111202683 

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1111621983

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1111960783

Quote of the Day

Robin on Saladino:

“He’s been playing great. With the home runs, I think you look at it and you don’t see him as a home run hitter, but he’s got the ability to hit one out of the ballpark. He’s got some home run power.”

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica (Wednesday (12:08 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the series. Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (15-7, 3.14) for the Sox, RHP Justin Verlander (14-7, 3.33) for the Tigers.

Photo of the Day

Pre-game ritual.

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Winning

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Today’s News

Yesterday’s Highlights

Carlos Rodon continued his August mastery of major-league hitters and the White Sox took an early lead, added some insurance in the eighth and went on to defeat the Mariners, 4-1.

As a result, the Sox won the series three games to one and completed the nine-game homestand with a fine 6-3 mark.

Rodon went six innings, allowing just one run on five hits and a lone walk along with six strikeouts to win his fifth game of the year (click on top link below). Carlos is 3-0 with a 1.47 ERA, 24 hits allowed, seven walks and 26 strikeouts over his last five starts–and has lowered his ERA from 4.67 to 3.91 during that span. He has gone 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA, 14 hits allowed, eight walks and 19 strikeouts in three career starts vs. Seattle.

In the fourth inning, Justin Morneau singled in a pair giving the Good Guys a 2-0 lead (click on second link). The Mariners made it 2-1 in the sixth on a Robinson Cano homer. The Sox put two more on the board in the eighth as Melky Cabrera‘s triple plated Tim Anderson, who reached base on a one-out single (click on third link). Cabrera then scored on a Jose Abreu sac fly.

Dan Jennings induced a double play to thwart a Seattle threat in the seventh (click on bottom link) and Nate Jones shut the door with two strikeouts in the eighth. David Robertson notched his 33rd save, navigating his way through the heart of the Mariner order with a scoreless ninth.

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1107639383

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1107172483

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1107774983

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1107602383

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Sox Notes of Note

The White Sox have won six of their last eight games, are 35-29 at home this season and have won 11 of their last 16 games at U.S. Cellular Field…Adam Eaton left the game in the fifth inning due to a bruised right forearm after being hit by a pitch. X-rays were negative and he is day-to-day…Jones recorded his 26th hold of the season, tying him with Zach Duke (2015) and Matt Thornton (2012) for second-most in franchise history…Morneau is batting .295 with six doubles, one triple, two home runs, 11 RBI and five runs scored over his last 17 games. With a pair of base hits yesterday, he also recorded his seventh multi-hit game of the season…Anderson has hit safely in 18 of his last 20 games, hitting .338 with six doubles, two triples, nine RBI, five walks and 15 runs scored…Cabrera is batting .307 with 22 doubles, three triples, five home runs, 35 RBI, 16 walks and 28 runs scored over his last 65 games, raising his average from .275 to .293. With two hits yesterday, he collected his 43rd mult-hit effort of the year.

Quote of the Day

Up Next

Beginning today, the White Sox embark on a seven-game road trip with three vs. the Tigers in Detroit and four vs. the Twins in Minneapolis.

The Tale of the Tape in Motown:

Today (6:08 p.m. CT, WPWR). Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-16, 5.98) for the Sox, LHP Matt Boyd (5-2, 3.98) for the Tigers.

Tomorrow (6:08 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP Anthony Ranaudo (1-1, 9.61) for the Sox, LHP Daniel Norris (2-2, 3.63) for Detroit.

Wednesday (12:08 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (15-7, 3.14) for the Sox, RHP Justin Verlander (14-7, 3.33) for the Tigers.

Prospect Watch: Jameson Fisher

http://www.csnchicago.com/chicago-white-sox/white-sox-top-prospects-jameson-fisher-faring-well-transition-outfield

Photo of the Day

Who wouldn’t be happy to meet Jason Benetti?

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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!

Four Homers and a Gem

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Today’s News

Last Night’s Highlights

The White Sox belted four home runs–a solo homer by Jose Abreu (18), back-to-back long ones by Avi Garcia (10, two-run shot) and Alex Avila (4) and a two-run blast by Tyler Saladino (7)–in support of Jose Quintana‘s masterful performance as the Good Guys posted a 9-3 victory over the Mariners.

The nine run, 15-hit explosion gave Q his 11th win as the All-Star lefty tossed 7.2 innings, allowing just one earned run, five hits and a lone walk while striking out eight. Jose is now 6-1 with a 2.13 ERA and 54 strikeouts over his last 10 starts (nine quality).

Both Garcia and Saladino had three-hit nights with Tyler driving in a run with a single in addition to his homer. Tim Anderson, Justin Morneau and Todd Frazier had two hits apiece with Tim and Justin each legging out a triple.  Melky Cabrera, who returned to the lineup after a bout of the flu, added an RBI.

Enjoy Q’s gem, Abreu’s homer, the “back-to-back” and watch Saladino’s drive sail over the left-field wall:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1104167983

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1103374283

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1103884383

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1103988883

This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Mariners (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the finale of the four-game series and nine-game homestand. The Good Guys will be looking to take three of four in the series and to win their sixth on the homestand. Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (4-8, 4.02) for the Sox, RHP Taijuan Walker (4-8, 4.14) for the Mariners.

Rodon is scheduled to make his 22nd start, one shy of his total from 2015. He is 2-0 with a 1.46 ERA, .211 opponents average and a 1.01 WHIP over his last four starts (four quality starts). He has lowered his season ERA from 4.67 to 4.02 during that span.

Carlos will make his third career start vs. Seattle. He has gone 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA and 13 strikeouts lifetime.

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Quote of the Day

Robin on Q:

“He’s pretty consistent. I think that’s the biggest thing for him. Mentality-wise and just focus, just his attitude and everything that goes with him is pretty consistent. You’re never going to really tell what’s going on with him in the game. He’s had so many games that were close or tied or even behind that he never changes. I think that’s what endears him to a lot of guys. He’s consistent.”

Sox Notes of Note

The White Sox have won five of their last seven games and 10 of their last 15 home games. The Sox are 5-3 on the current homestand vs. Oakland (2-1), Philadelphia (1-1) and Seattle (2-1)…Abreu extended his hitting streak to 10 games, batting .351 with a double, four homers and seven RBI. He has hit safely in 18 of his last 20 games at home, batting .438 with three doubles, six home runs, 15 RBI and 10 multi-hit efforts. Frazier is hitting .324 with two doubles, one home run and nine RBI over his last 10 games (five multi-hit).

Up Next

Today’s game wraps up the lengthy homestand. Beginning tomorrow, the White Sox embark on a seven-game road trip with three vs. the Tigers and then travel to Minneapolis for four vs. the Twins.

The Tale of the Tape vs. Detroit:

Tomorrow (6:08 p.m. CT, WPWR). Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-16, 5.98) for the Sox, LHP Matt Boyd (5-2, 3.98) for the Tigers.

Tuesday (6:08 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP Anthony Ranaudo (1-1, 9.61) for the Sox, LHP Daniel Norris (2-2, 3.63) for Detroit.

Wednesday (12:08 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (15-7, 3.14) for the Sox, RHP Justin Verlander (14-7, 3.33) for the Tigers.

Photo of the Day

There were some strange sights at the ballpark last evening during Star Wars Night. This was one of them: Charles Comiskey and a friend.

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Quintana Aims to Quell M’s in Quest of 11th Win

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Mariners (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the third game of the four-game set. Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (10-9, 2.84) for the Sox, LHP Ariel Miranda (1-0, 4.58) for Seattle.

Q makes his 25th start and 11th at home. He ranks third in the American League in ERA and is 5-1 with a 2.25 ERA over his last nine starts. He earned his career-high 10th win in his last start on August 21 vs. the A’s, allowing two runs over seven innings. Quintana won on July 19 in Seattle, giving up just one earned run in six innings of work.

Last Night’s Highlights

Chris Sale tossed a complete game, allowing three runs in nine innings while striking out 14, and Todd Frazier connected with his 32nd homer in the 3-1 loss to Felix Hernandez and the Mariners.

Sale’s Ks and Frazier’s homer:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1101310183

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1099764883

Roster Moves

The White Sox have traded catcher Dioner Navarro to the Blue Jays for LHP Colton Turnerand activated catcher Alex Avila from the disabled list.

Quote of the Day

A Cute Kid and a Kid at Heart

 

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Prospect Alec Hansen Draws a Crowd

The staff of Baseball America (pictured below) couldn’t resist being in the house last night to watch highly touted RHP Alec Hansen make his first start at Class A Kannapolis after being promoted from Rookie League Great Falls.

Hansen tossed five innings in his debut with the Intimidators, allowing three runs and five hits with six strikeouts.

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Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Mariners (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the finale of the four-game series and nine-game homestand. Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (4-8, 4.02) for the Sox, RHP Taijuan Walker (4-8, 4.14) for the Mariners.

Photo/Video of the Day

Elvis Saladino.

 

It’s Super Sale vs. King Felix in a Battle of Aces After Sweet Walk-Off Win

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Today’s News

Last Night’s Highlights

Todd Frazier‘s two-run single tied the game in the seventh inning and his base hit won it in the ninth as the Sox came from behind to move past the Mariners, 7-6, in dramatic walk-off fashion at U.S. Cellular Field.

With the Sox trailing 6-3, J.B. Shuck opened the seventh by reaching on an error. With one out, Adam Eaton walked, followed by Tim Anderson‘s third hit, a ground-rule double, that scored Shuck and sent Eaton to third. With two outs, Frazier singled to left, scoring both Eaton and Anderson to tie the score at 6-6.

In the ninth, Eaton singled, Anderson moved him to second on a sac bunt and Jose Abreu was intentionally walked setting the stage for Frazier’s game-winner that plated Eaton.

The Sox scored three in the first to take a 3-2 lead on singles by Eaton, Anderson, Abreu (RBI) Avi Garcia (RBI ) and Justin Morneau and a sac fly by Dioner Navarro.

In all, the Sox pounded out 11 hits. Anderson led the way with three, Eaton, Abreu and Frazier added two apiece.

Dan Jennings (1.1 IP), Matt Albers (0.1), Nate Jones (1.0) and David Robertson (1.0) pitched scoreless ball in relief of Anthony Ranaudo. Robertson, who pitched the ninth, earned his fourth win.

Here are Frazier’s heroics, the on-field celebration (top link) and Todd’s comments after the game:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1096591683

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1096357683

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Mariners at USCF (7:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the second game of the four-game set. Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (15-6, 3.15) for the Sox and RHP Felix Hernandez (8-4, 3.26) for the Mariners in a battle of two of the game’s premier hurlers.

Sale will be making his 25th start, 11th at home and second vs. Seattle. He won his 15th game of the season in his last start on August 20 against the A’s. He tossed eight scoreless innings with eight strikeouts in the 6-2 Sox win.

The All-Star lefty got a no decision in his first start vs. the Mariners on July 18 with eight scoreless innings. He is 4-0, 2.22 with 60 Ks in eight games (six starts) lifetime vs. Seattle.

Chris is 22-5 with a 2.27 ERA and 279 strikeouts in 44 career appearances (31 starts) vs. the American League West.

Sox Notes of Note

The White Sox recorded their sixth walk-off of the season…The Sox have won four of their last five games overall and nine of 15 at U.S. Cellular Field…Frazier recorded his fifth career walk-off hit…Abreu extended his hitting streak to eight games, tying a season high. He is batting .393 with a double, three homers and six RBI during the streak….He is hitting .382 with four doubles, six home runs and 15 RBI over his last 19 games…Anderson is batting .325 with seven doubles, a triple, two home runs, nine RBI, five walks and 17 runs scored over his last 22 games (seven multi-hit)…Eaton has reached base safely in 15 of his last 17 games, batting .329 with a double, triple, three home runs and seven RBI (seven multi-hit).

Quote of the Day

GM Rick Hahn on catcher Omar Narvaez:

“He has put himself on the map for the next several years of playing some sort of role on this club.”

Somebody’s Excited

Up Next

Sox vs. Mariners:

Tomorrow (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (10-9, 2.84) for the Sox, LHP Ariel Miranda (1-0, 4.58) for Seattle.

Sunday (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (4-8, 4.02) for the Sox, RHP Taijuan Walker (4-8, 4.14) for the Mariners.

Photo of the Day

Best buds.

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Sox vs. Mariners in First of Four

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

The White Sox vs. Mariners at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a four-game series that will conclude a nine-game homestand. Starting Pitchers: RHP Anthony Ranaudo (1-1, 9.42) for the Sox, TBA for Seattle.

Last Night’s Highlights

Dioner Navarro hit a two-run homer (click on link below) and Avi Garcia collected a pair of singles and an RBI in the 5-3 home loss to the Phillies in the finale of the two-game series. Jose Abreu singled to extend his on-base streak and continued his hot hitting in the month of August (see Quotes of the Day for details).

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1091856783

And for the defense, a couple of terrific plays–one by Todd Frazier, another by Adam Eaton.

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1091699883

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1091746883

Quotes of the Day

New Naming Rights

The White Sox and Guaranteed Rate, the Chicago-based national mortgage lender, have signed a 13-year naming rights agreement for the team’s home ballpark in Chicago, which will be named Guaranteed Rate Field beginning November 1, 2016.

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Next Up

Sox vs. Mariners:

Tomorrow (7:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (15-6, 3.15) for the Sox, RHP Felix Hernandez (8-4, 3.26) for the Mariners.

Saturday (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (10-9, 2.84) for the Sox, TBA for Seattle.

Sunday (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (4-8, 4.02) for the Sox, RHP Taijuan Walker (4-8, 4.14) for the Mariners.

Photo of the Day

During their visit to Lurie Children’s Hospital yesterday, Frazier, Robin Ventura and Carlos Rodon enjoyed learning about Nicholas’ dinosaur connection.

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