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Danks, Abreu & Company Eye Series Split With Indians

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the four-game series. Probable Starters: LHP John Danks (1-3, 5.12) for the Sox, RHP Danny Salazar (4-1, 4.06) for Cleveland.

Danks was outstanding in his last start, earning his second win in the Sox’ 4-3 victory over the A’s on Saturday. He gave up just two runs and three hits along with three walks while striking out six in seven innings. John is 1-0 with a 3.32 ERA in three starts at home this season.

Last Night’s Highlights

A ninth-inning rally fell just short as the Sox dropped a 4-3 decision to the Indians…Adam Eaton (No. 1) and Conor Gillaspie (2) each belted solo homers (click on links below) and Jose Abreu singled in the ninth to extend his hitting streak to 15…Eaton extended his hitting streak to nine games (.350 over that span) and Gillaspie is batting .333 over his last 10 …Carlos Rodon took the loss, but had a quality start as he gave up only a run and four hits along with five walks in six innings of work.

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/v123770983

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/8878818/v124104383

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Eaton on MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk”

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/8878818/v124104383

Quote of the Day

Jeff Samardzija on the recent success of the Sox’ starting rotation:

“It’s what we’re expecting out of ourselves. It’s not so much a rhythm, it’s getting back to what we expect every day we start. We know a lot goes with how we go, and as long as we get our offense back in the dugout we have a pretty good lineup to score some runs.”

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Twins at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game weekend series. Probable Starters: RHP Samardzija  (3-2, 4.58) for the Sox, RHP Phil Hughes (3-4, 4.76) for Minnesota.

Photos of the Day

If you’ll be attending Saturday’s game/the retirement of Paulie‘s No. 14, here are some tips to help you enjoy the experience to the max.

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Rodon Takes On Tribe In Game 3 Of Series

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, WPWR) in the third game of the four-game series. Probable Starters: LHP Carlos Rodon (1-0, 4.96) for the Sox, Shaun Marcum (0-0, 1.80) for the Tribe.

Last Night’s Highlights

Jose Quintana tossed seven strong innings, allowing just a pair of runs, in the Sox’ 3-1 loss to the Indians (click on top link below)…Avi Garcia drove in his 18th run of the season (click on bottom link below) and is hitting .429 with eight RBI over his last seven games…Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a ground-rule double. It’s the longest active streak in the American League…With a single, Tyler Flowers is now batting .316 over his last six games…Adam Eaton extended his hitting streak to six games with a single. He’s batting .361 during that span.

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/v122531783/?affiliateId=clubMEGAMENU

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/8878818/v122163983

“Once a Sox Man, Always a Sox Man”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-barack-obama-white-sox-cubs-twitter-20150520-column.html

Quote of the Day

The Wisconsin Badgers’ Frank Kaminsky, the college basketball player of the year from Chicago, is about to take his talents to the NBA. He took over the Sports Illustrated twitter feed (@SInow) yesterday and showed where his real loyalties lie when asked, “Who’s your dream team to play for?”:

@SInow: Chicago @whitesox  

More on Kaminsky and the Sox: http://m.mlb.com/cutfour/2015/05/19/125331786/frank-kaminsky-wants-to-play-for-the-white-sox

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Yet Another Reason to Appreciate Chris Sale

http://mlb.com/r/article?ymd=20150518&content_id=125236274&vkey=news_cws&c_id=cws

Meanwhile, Down in Birmingham

Sox prospects Jacob May (OF) and Tim Anderson (SS) are hitting .306 and .304, respectively, for the Class AA Barons. They have combined for 36 stolen bases in 39 games.

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the finale of the four-game series. Probable Starters: LHP John Danks (1-3, 5.12) for the Sox, RHP Danny Salazar (4-1, 4.06) for Cleveland.

Photos of the Day

What teammates do.

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Sanchez Walk-Off Creates “Extra” Excitement as Sox Win Sixth Straight

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the second game of the four-game set. Probable Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (2-3, 4.39) for the Sox, Trevor Bauer (2-1, 3.67) for Cleveland.

Last Night’s Highlights

Carlos Sanchez singled home pinch-runner J.B. Shuck with two outs in the bottom of the 10th to give the White Sox a dramatic 2-1 walk-off win over the Indians for their sixth triumph in a row (click on top link below)…The Sox are also above .500 for the first time at 18-17, have won 10 of 13 and are 11-5 at home…Adam Eaton tripled in the bottom of the sixth inning (click on middle link below) and with two outs scored on a wild pitch to tie the score at 1-1 (click on bottom link below)…Chris Sale was outstanding in his “as good as advertised” showdown with 2014 Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, allowing just one run, four hits and a pair of walks along with seven strikeouts in eight innings of work…David Robertson came on in the ninth and retired the Tribe in order, Zach Duke did likewise in the 10th and came away with his second victory of the season.

http://m.mlb.com/video/v121350383/?adbid=10153949366918298&adbpl=fb&adbpr=45484098297&partnerId=as_cws_20150519_46033546&short_code=30mmq

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/69622576/v121194383

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/30813258/v121203383

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When Coleman Talks, Eaton Listens

No sooner than baserunning coach Vince Coleman asked Eaton to be more aggressive on the bases, Adam did it and did it in a dramatic way.

http://atmlb.com/1Egk3dP

Avi

Avi Garcia, who left the game in the 10th after drawing the walk that proved to be the game-winning run in the form of pinch-runner Shuck, ranks among the American League leaders in batting average (.338) and multi-hit efforts (15). Garcia has inflammation in his right knee and is listed day-to-day.

Here’s a Monday USA Today profile on Avi:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2015/05/18/avisail-garcia-white-sox-consistency-bo-jackson/27545679/

Streaking

Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to 13 games last night, the fourth hitting streak of 12-plus games in his first two major-league seasons. He is the only player in baseball to record as many 12-plus streaks over the past two years. He registered streaks of 21, 18 and 14 in 2014.

Quote of the Day

Robin on second baseman Sanchez, last night’s hero.

“He’s a smart baseball player. He’s a heady player, just aware of a lot of things. People might get caught up in the defense part of him, but he also gives you a good at-bat. He’s been in our minor leagues and on our radar for a while, just being able to help you do a lot of different things.”

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, WPWR) in the third game of the four-game series. Probable Starters: LHP Carlos Rodon (1-0, 4.96) for the Sox, TBA for the Tribe.

2005 Flashback

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…

In Game 36 on May 13 vs. the Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field, the first-place White Sox won their fourth straight, 5-3, and improved to 27-9. Paul Konerko collected two hits and two RBI, Scott Podsednik went 3-5 with two runs scored and stole his 18th base of the season and Tadahito Iguchi, Willie Harris and Carl Everett each drove in a run. Mark Buehrle went eight innings for his sixth win and Dustin Hermanson recorded his eighth save and his third in as many games.

And here’s a Buehrle ’05 World Series bonus:

http://www.canadianbaseballnetwork.com/articles/buehrle-at-minute-maid-where-he-got-his-ws-save/

The Book on Paulie as His No. 14 is Retired on Saturday

http://www.shermanreport.com/chicago-news-konerko-book-celebrates-career-with-white-sox/

#EmilyStrong

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-emily-beazley-succumbs-st-0520-20150519-story.html

Photo of the Day

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Sale and Streaking Sox Home Tonight to Face Kluber and Tribe

Monday, May 18, 2015

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Today’s News

On a Roll

The White Sox are home tonight after taking two of three from the Brewers and sweeping the A’s for a 5-1 road trip–winning five in a row after losing the first game in Milwaukee. We have also won nine of our last 12, four straight series and are now at .500 for the first time since the start of the season at 17-17.

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a four-game series and seven-game homestand that continues with three against the Twins this weekend. Probable Starters: LHP Chris Sale (3-1, 5.09) for the Sox, RHP Corey Kluber (1-5, 4.27) for the Tribe.

Sale is set to make his seventh start of the season, the fourth at home and first vs. Cleveland. Chris earned his third victory on May 12 at Milwaukee, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk along with 11 strikeouts in six innings of work. He extended his own franchise record with his 19th double-digit strikeout performance.

Yesterday’s Highlights

Jeff Samardzija was at his competitive best, allowing three runs in eight innings for his third win in the Sox’ 7-3 triumph over Oakland…Avi Garcia, who was 7-12 with a homer and six RBI in the series, went 3-5 with a two-run homer (click on top link below)…Alexei Ramirez went 2-4 with two RBI (click on bottom link below) and Jose Abreu and Gordon Beckham each added a ribbie.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2015_05_17_chamlb_oakmlb_1&mode=video&content_id=120173483&tcid=vpp_copy_120173483

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2015_05_17_chamlb_oakmlb_1&mode=video&content_id=120057383&tcid=vpp_copy_120057383

Quotes of the Day

Abreu on Garcia:

“He’s a very, very talented player. He has five tools, and he has shown it.” 

Beckham on the Sox winning streak:

“The results are starting to get there so it’s not just us saying it that we have a good team. We’re starting to win some games. We’re starting to come together and I like where we’re headed.” 

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Garcia Talks About His Strong Start

Avi has a slash line of .346/.380/.492 with four home runs, 17 RBI and 20 runs scored in 33 games. He talks about his success.

http://trib.in/1e9ib1x

Sox Note of Note

The May 27 game in Toronto against the Blue Jays is now scheduled for 11:37 p.m. CT. The next day, the Sox play the makeup doubleheader in Baltimore, beginning at 12:05 p.m. CT.

Prospect Courtney Hawkins on Transition to Class AA Birmingham

http://www.milb.com/multimedia/vpp.jsp?content_id=119137383&sid=t247

Ballpark Events During Cleveland Series

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article/124574172/white-sox-announce-upcoming-series-events

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the second game of the four-game set. Probable Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (2-3, 4.39) for the Sox, Trevor Bauer (2-1, 3.67) for Cleveland.

2005 Flashback

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…

In Game 35 on May 12 vs. the Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field, the first-place White Sox won their third straight and improved to 26-9 on the season. Jon Garland raised his record to 7-0, tossing eight strong innings and Dustin Hermanson came on in the ninth to register his seventh save. A.J. Pierzynski and Juan Uribe belted solo homers and Aaron Rowand doubled in a run.

Photos of the Day

Potent 1-2 punch: Shark yesterday, Sale tonight.

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Robin on Sox Surge: “This Is What They Thought They Would Be Like”

Sunday, May 17, 2015

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Today’s News

Heading in the Right Direction

The White Sox’ 4-3 triumph over the A’s last night gave us our fourth consecutive victory and eighth win in the last 11 contests. It was also the fourth straight series win and put us a victorious game away from .500 heading into this afternoon’s series and road trip finale. And for the second straight night the Sox pushed across the eventual game-winning run in the seventh inning for a one-run conquest.

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Today’s Game

White Sox vs. A’s at O.co Coliseum, Oakland (3:07 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series and six-game road trip as the Sox go for the sweep of the Athletics and a 5-1 record on the trip. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija (2-2, 4.80) for the Sox, LHP Scott Kazmir (2-1, 2.78) for the Athletics.

Last Night’s Highlights

The White Sox exploded with a 13-hit attack…Melky Cabrera was 3-5 with an RBI and two runs scored…Avi Garcia went 3-3, including a double, plus a walk and two RBI…Jose Abreu singled, doubled, was hit by a pitch (his third HBP in the last two games) and drove in the Sox’ fourth run…Adam Eaton knocked out two hits and scored twice..John Danks enjoyed his second consecutive strong, seven-inning start, allowing just two runs, three hits and three walks along with six strikeouts for his second win…David Robertson came on with two out in the eighth and ended a threat, then set down the A’s 1-2-3 in the ninth for his eighth save.

RBI by Cabrera, Garcia and Abreu:

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/8878818/v118761283

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/8878818/v118609983

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/8878818/v118767983

Quote of the Day

Skipper Robin Ventura on the Sox:

“…They continue to believe, I think that’s the biggest thing with these guys. They’re becoming a confident group. It’s a good feeling…They’re not throwing parties in here. This is what they thought they would be like.”

Sox Note of Note

The single-admission doubleheader between the Sox and Orioles on May 28, made necessary by the two postponements due to the civil unrest in Baltimore on April 27-28, has been rescheduled. The twin bill will begin at 12:05 p.m. CT–it was previously set to begin at 3:05 p.m. CT.

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a four-game series and seven-game homestand that continues with three against the Twins. Probable Starters: LHP Chris Sale (3-1, 5.09) for the Sox, RHP Corey Kluber (1-5, 4.27) for the Tribe.

2005 Flashback

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…

In Game 34 on May 11 at Tampa Bay, Paul Konerko doubled in a pair of runs in a four-run fifth inning as the White Sox defeated the then-Devil Rays, 5-2. Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez earned his fifth win of the year and Dustin Hermanson chalked up save No. 6. The first-place Sox improved their record to 25-9.

Photo of the Day

Here’s our annual May 17 tribute to former Sox All-Star Carlos May, the only professional athlete to wear his birthday on the back of his uniform.

Happy Birthday, Carlos!

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Seventh Inning Rally And Perfect Relay = Third Win In A Row

Saturday, May 16, 2015

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Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. A’s at O.co Coliseum, Oakland (8:07 p.m. CT, WGN) in the middle game of the three-game series. Probable Starters: LHP John Danks (1-3, 5.12) for the Sox, RHP Jesse Chavez (1-3, 2.56) for the Athletics.

Last Night’s Highlights

Trailing 6-2, the White Sox exploded for five runs after two outs in the seventh inning to take a 7-6 lead and held on for the victory…Adam LaRoche and Avi Garcia were the big hitting heroes in the seventh, each doubling in a pair of runs. Melky Cabrera added another…LaRoche had three ribbies on the night, Adam Eaton collected a single and a double, plated two runs and extended the inning prior to the scoring by hustling to beat out a grounder, preventing a double play…Jose Abreu knocked out a hit, was twice hit by a pitch and scored twice…Scott Carroll earned the win in relief, his first this season, and Zach Duke chalked up his first save in a Sox uniform.

The game ended in the ninth when the A’s’ Stephen Vogt got caught in a rundown between third base and home while trying to score the tying run on a Coco Crisp gapper. Vogt, who was on first base via a two-out walk, was waved home, but a brilliant relay from Eaton to Alexei Ramirez to Abreu to Gordon Beckham to Geovany Soto prevented him from scoring.

The five-run seventh (top link) and the perfect relay (bottom link):

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/8878818/v117743983

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/11493214/v117759283

Quote of the Day

Eaton on the game-ending relay:

“Spring training at its finest right there. We can’t say that all that often, but we worked on that. It’s nice that it actually shows up in the game.”

Paulie Day

Just a reminder…Paul Konerko Day is a week from today (Saturday, May 23, 3:10 p.m., CT) as Paulie has his No. 14 retired. Here are some words of wisdom from the captain.

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Sanchez Recalled, Johnson to Charlotte

The White Sox have recalled second baseman Carlos Sanchez and optioned Micah Johnson to Class AAA Charlotte. The 22-year-old Sanchez is currently second in the International League this season in hits (45) and fifth in batting average with a .344 mark. He was named Batter of the Week twice.

Sanchez hit safely in 22 of the Knights’ first 29 games. On May 1 the Venezuelan native went 5-5 and was 9-9 after a 4-4 game the next day. Over those two days he reached base in 10 straight plate appearances and had four runs scored, three doubles, two homers and seven RBI. He homered both lefty and righty on May 2.

Carlos was in the starting lineup last night, batting ninth, and he singled in four at bats.

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Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. A’s at O.co Coliseum (3:07 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the series. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija (2-2, 4.80) for the Sox, LHP Scott Kazmir (2-1, 2.78) for Oakland.

Photo of the Day

The hilarious Melissa McCarthy was at U.S. Cellular Field yesterday filming the upcoming movie, “Michelle Darnell.” Here she is in all of her Sox splendor.

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Sox Win Third Straight Series, Rodon Ready to Face A’s on Friday

Thursday, May 14, 2015

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Today’s News

Last Night’s Highlights

Jose Quintana pitched a stellar seven-plus innings and Avi Garcia (No. 3) and Adam LaRoche (No. 4) hit back-to-back homers (click on links below) in a three-run first inning as the White Sox won their third straight series, downing the Brewers, 4-2, in the rubber match of the three-game set…Quintana gave up just one run on four hits and a lone walk while striking out a season-high 10 batters for his second win…Jake Petricka came on in relief of Quintana with one on in the eighth, gave up a couple of hits, but induced a double play ball to end the inning…David Robertson pitched the ninth and earned his seventh save.

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/v113906983/?affiliateId=clubMEGAMENU

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/8878818/v113911183

Avi

Garcia leads the White Sox this season in average (.322), hits (38), runs scored (18) and multi-hit games (13)…Avi has hit safely in 16 of his last 18 contests dating back to April 22 and ranks among the American League leaders in hits and average.

Quote of the Day

Robertson after last night’s game (via whitesox.com):

“The last two series have been really good for us. We’ve had a good atmosphere in the dugout, the guys have been playing really hard, the offense is coming through, the pitching is doing well. We’re just playing a lot better brand of baseball now.”

Robin on MLB Network

From yesterday…

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/7417714/v113651083

Sodfather and Son

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/western-springs/sports/ct-dws-baseball-nazareth-roger-bossard-tl-0514-20150512-story.html

Next Game

After today’s off day, it will be the White Sox vs. the A’s at O.co Coliseum, Oakland (9:05 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series on Friday. Probable Starters: LHP Carlos Rodon (1-0, 2.92)–now in the starting rotation–for the Sox, RHP Jesse Hahn (1-3, 4.73) for the Athletics.

Photo of the Day

Rodon will be seeking his second major-league victory on Friday night after winning his first in his initial start last Saturday against the Reds. He allowed just two runs and four hits along with eight strikeouts in six innings of work.

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Sale-ing On

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Brewers at Miller Park (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the rubber match of the three-game series. Probable Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (1-3, 5.03) for the Sox, RHP Jimmy Nelson (1-3, 4.00) for Milwaukee.

Last Night’s Highlights

Chris Sale was back to his usual All-Star self last night, tossing eight strong innings in the Sox’ 4-2 victory. He gave up just two runs, three hits and a walk while striking out 11 Brewers for his third win of the season (click on link below)…David Robertson came on in the bottom of the ninth and retired Milwaukee hitters 1-2-3 with two strikeouts to earn his sixth save…With the score tied 2-2 heading into the eighth, the Sox took a 3-2 lead on Alexei Ramirez‘s sac fly and added an insurance run in the ninth on a Jose Abreu single.

Quote of the Day

GM Rick Hahn talked to the media before last night’s game about the state of the Sox:

“Obviously, I was very pleased to see the fight in the club to battle back last night (Monday) and make it a ballgame in the end. But we need to start playing more consistently on the road. There are no two ways about it.

“You guys who are with us regularly see how hard these guys work at home and on the road, how early guys are here and how much effort is involved and how the preparation isn’t much different at home than it is on the road, but the results have been. Now is the time to get going.”

Rowand in the Booth, on the Diamond

Former White Sox outfielder Aaron Rowand will be in the broadcast booth this weekend in Oakland along with Hawk Harrelson while Steve Stone is away. And a week from Saturday Rowand will represent the Sox for the second straight year as one of 30 former major-league players who will participate in the annual Hall of Fame Classic in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Rowand, of course, was the consummate “grinder” as the centerfielder on the 2005 World Champion Sox. An outstanding defensive outfielder, Aaron hit .283 in five seasons in a White Sox uniform.

Hall of Famers Rollie Fingers, Tom Glavine, Phil Niekro, Tony Perez, Ozzie Smith and Robin Yount will serve as managers for the Classic.

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Tomorrow’s Schedule

Off Day. On Friday, White Sox vs. A’s at O.co Coliseum, Oakland (9:05 p.m. CT, CSN). Probable Starters: LHP Carlos Rodon (1-0, 2.92), now in the rotation, vs. RHP Jesse Hahn (1-3, 4.73) for the Athletics.

2005 Flashback

Celebrating the Sox’ 2005 championship season…

In Game 31 on May 8 at Toronto, Jermaine Dye crushed a two-run homer, Juan Uribe belted a solo shot, Mark Buehrle won his fifth game of the season and the White Sox nipped the Blue Jays, 5-4, for their eighth straight victory. The first-place Sox improved to 24-7 on the season.

Photo of the Day

The closer closed.

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Sale Looks to Stymie Brewers and Even Series

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Brewers at Miller Park, Milwaukee (7:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the second game of a three-game series and six-game road trip that continues in Oakland for three this weekend. Probable Starters: LHP Chris Sale (2-1, 5.93) for the Sox, RHP Mike Fiers (1-4, 5.46) for the Brew Crew.

Last Night’s Highlights

An impressive comeback enabled the White Sox to tie the game at 7-7 in the eighth innng after being down 6-0 early. But the Brewers came right back with three in the ninth and handed the Sox a heartbreaking 10-7 loss…Adam Eaton went 4-5 with two RBI and reached base a fifth time on an error…Geovany Soto belted a two-run homer (click on link below) and a single, Jose Abreu collected three singles and two RBI and pinch-hitter Adam LaRoche drove in another…Zach Putnam pitched a perfect seventh with two strikeouts in relief of Jeff Samardzija, who got a no-decision.

http://atmlb.com/1bLkx58

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Quote of the Day

Eaton on the good-natured ribbing he’s been getting for his comment about being the straw that stirs the drink.

“That’s the showing of a good team. I was fortunate to be on a couple of championship clubs in the minor leagues and that’s what you have in the clubhouse, just fun going and guys giving each other a hard time, t-shirts that make no sense and pictures of guys when they were in their teens. It’s fun loving…a club that can laugh together usually will win.”

Jose, Alexei Thinking About Home

http://sun-tim.es/1EuUciU

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Brewers at Miller Park (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series. Probable Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (1-3, 5.03) for the Sox, RHP Jimmy Nelson (1-3, 4.25) for Milwaukee.

2005 Flashback

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…

In Game 30 on May 7 in Toronto, the White Sox won their seventh straight, smashing five homers in a 10-7 victory over the Blue Jays. Paul Konerko connected for two long ones–a two-run shot and a three-run blast–Juan Uribe and Tadahito Iguchi belted two-run homers and Aaron Rowand added a solo shot. Jon Garland improved his record to 6-0 and the first-place Sox moved to 23-7 on the season.

Photo of the Day

Here’s Abreu taking BP prior to a three-hit, two RBI night in his first game at Miller Park.

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Beckham Stirs the Drink, Sox Take Mother’s Day Momentum to Milwaukee

Monday, May 11, 2015

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Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Brewers at Miller Park, Milwaukee (6:20 p.m., CT, WPWR) in the opener of a three-game interleague series. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija (2-2, 4.38) for the Sox, RHP Willy Peralta (1-4, 3.92) for Milwaukee.

Yesterday’s Highlights

When it comes to baseball, you just never know. The White Sox entered the top of the ninth inning with a 3-1 lead and David Robertson on the mound with his 0.00 ERA. But the script didn’t go as planned and the Reds scored twice to tie the score at 3-3. Aside from losing the lead, the Sox would now have to face Cincy’s lefty closer Aroldis Chapman, he of the consistent 100+ mph fastball, for the first time in the series.

It looked pretty discouraging in the bottom of the ninth as Chapman struck out fellow Cuban Jose Abreu and got Adam LaRoche on a ground out. Then, with two outs and nobody on base, Avi Garcia and Alexei Ramirez knocked out back-to-back singles on 100+ mph pitches and moved to second and third on a wild pitch–Chapman’s first of the season. Moments later, Gordon Beckham provided the Mother’s Day heroics by delivering the game-winner with a single to right-center scoring Garcia (click on link below). The walkoff gave the Sox a 4-3 win and two of three in the series…Emilio Bonifacio, playing second base, had two hits and drove in a pair of runs with a single and a ground out. Ramirez had an RBI sac fly.

While Robertson got credit for the win–he’s now 3-0–John Danks pitched his best game of the season, tossing seven innings and allowing a lone run on six hits. He’s 2-0 with a 3.31 ERA at USCF this year.

In baseball, you just never know.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2015_05_10_cinmlb_chamlb_1&mode=video&content_id=110029883&tcid=vpp_copy_110029883

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 And Defense, too!

The White Sox played an outstanding defensive game as well. Here’s an outstanding catch by Garcia, pictured above as well.

http://twitter.com/whitesox/status/597499996032913408/photo/1       

Stirring the Drink

The Sox have had some fun with Adam Eaton recently by designing t-shirts playfully mimicking his quote about being the player who “stirs the drink.” It translated onto the field yesterday when Beckham excitedly made the “stirring motion” after his dramatic base hit.

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Quotes of the Day

@JonHeymanCBS: chisox beat chapman with 3 straight hits. odds of that happening, based on .147 career BAA, is 3 out of a thousand

Righty pitching prospect Chris Beck was recalled from Class AAA Charlotte for Saturday’s doubleheader as the 26th man on the roster. He tweeted the following after he was returned to the Knights after the twin bill:

@WatchUrBeck: A little taste of what I want to be a permanent thing! Time to throw it into an extra gear and get there! Either way what an awesome day!

Carlos Rodon’s “first victory” SWAG

http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox/carlos-rodon-has-several-keepsakes-first-victory

Sox Notes of Note

With yesterday’s win, the White Sox have won five straight home series–vs. the Twins, Indians, Royals and Tigers in addition to the Reds–and are now 10-5 at home…Duke extended hs scoreless streak to nine games and owns a 1.25 ERA on the season…LaRoche has reached base safely in nine straight games with seven hits and eight walks…The club has outrighted reliever Javy Guerra to Charlotte. He was designated for assignment last week…According to @ckamka, nine players in Sox history collected 200 doubles and 100 homers: Frank Thomas, Paul Konerko, Harold Baines, Minnie Minoso, Ray Durham, Magglio Ordonez, Robin Ventura, Carlton Fisk and now Ramirez.

Courtney Hawkins’ Homer Redefines “Giving the Ball a Ride”

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20150510&content_id=123611124&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Brewers at Miller Park (7:10 p.m., CT, CSN). Probable Starters: LHP Chris Sale (2-1, 5.93) for the Sox, Mike Fiers (1-4, 5.46) for Milwaukee.

2005 Flashback

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…

In Game 29 on May 6 in Toronto, the White Sox beat the Blue Jays, 5-3, for their sixth straight triumph. Jermaine Dye belted his fourth homer, A.J. Pierzynski drove in a pair of runs and Scott Podsednik collected an RBI and stole his 12th base. Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez won his fourth game and Dustin Hermanson registered his fifth save. The first-place Sox moved to 22-7 on the season.

Photo of the Day

Before yesterday’s game Robertson hugs one of the mothers that his charity, High Socks for Hope, helped after the tornado devastation.

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