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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

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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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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!

White Sox Memorabilia

The Chicago White Sox have a long history on the south side of Chicago, and we work hard to preserve that history for our team, city and fans. Located on the third floor of U.S. Cellular Field, display cases show some of the best parts of our history with pictures, equipment, ticket stubs and numerous trophies and awards.

2005 World Series

It’s only appropriate that the 2005 World Series win takes up nearly half of the display cases. Here you’ll see a variety of picture from the games themselves, along with those from the team celebration and Chicago parade. Here are some of the other great items you’ll find in these case:

Banners congratulating the Chicago White Sox from then-mayor Richard M. Daley

Numerous publications, including Sports Illustrated, that provided commemorative issues to mark the Sox victory

Tickets to the White Sox World Series Gala, held at Chicago’s famous Palmer House

A bobblehead of everyone’s favorite: PAULIE!

The names of the 2005 White Sox team and staff

And of course, a description of the game itself (as if anyone could forget)


20th Century

2005 isn’t the only thing these glass cases celebrate. Here’s just some of what we celebrated in the 20th Century:

Pitcher Ed Walsh played for the White Sox from 1904-1916 before making his last MLB appearance with the Boston Braves in 1917. Walsh won 40 games in 1908 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.

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Prior to 2005, the White Sox hadn’t won a World Series since 1917. Under the management of Pants Rowland, the White Sox went on to beat the New York Giants, winning the series 4-2. It’s evident from the picture that the team got around a little differently than they do today.

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The first ever All-Star game was held at Comiskey Park on July 6, 1933. In 1983, Comiskey held the 50th Anniversary All-Star Game as a nod to the first game. Below you’ll find a ticket to the 1983 game (which was also held on July 6).

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Did you know that a White Sox baseball once took a trip through space? This certificate proves it:

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The certificate states “This baseball was flown aboard the United States Space Shuttle, DISCOVERY, for the Chicago White Sox, January 22, 1992, to January 30, 1992.

Launching from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, DISCOVERY completed 128 orbits, traveling over 3 million miles before landing on Runway 22 at Edwards Air Force Base, California.”

And lastly, the White Sox are proud owners of an Emmy Award!

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The prize reads “1998-1999 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award

Outstanding achievement for sports program coverage of sporting events, single program or series White Sox baseball on WGN-TV”

We hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane! Be sure to check back next Thursday for more scenes Behind the Ballpark.

 

Q, Sox Target Tigers in Motown Before Heading Home to Face Orioles

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Today’s News

This Afternoon’s Game

White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park (12:08 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series and eight-game road tripStarting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (88, 2.89) for the Sox, RHP Jordan Zimmermann (9-4, 3.95) for Detroit.

Taking the mound for the first time in August, Q was undefeated in July, sporting a 3-0 record with a 1.95 ERA. He has tossed at least six innings in six consecutive outings and in eight of nine appearances.

Last Night’s Highlights

Chris Sale (14-5, 3.12) tossed an eight-inning complete game, allowing just two runs, six hits, a walk and a season-high 10 strikeouts in the tough 2-1 loss to the Tigers. Take a look:

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1007559883

Justin Morneau tied the game at 1-1 in the seventh inning with his third homer in a Sox uniform (click on link below):

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1005751783

Quote of the Day

Roster Moves

Regrettably, outfielder Charlie Tilson was placed on the disabled list as a result of tearing a hamstring during Tuesday night’s game–his first in the majors. He is set for surgery today. Outfielder J.B. Shuck was recalled from Class AAA Charlotte to replace Tilson on the roster.

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Next Up

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

Tale of the tape:

Tomorrow (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.

Saturday (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).

Reminiscing…

A fascinating story about Glen “Rosey” Rosenbaum, a beloved member of the White Sox family.

http://www.thebeacher.com/pdf/2016/BeacherAug04.pdf

Photo of the Day

Morneau delivers.

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Frazier’s 30th Ties for MLB Home Run Lead, Avi Smashes Two and Sale Seeks 15th Win Tonight

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Today’s News

Last Night’s Highlights

Todd Frazier tied the Orioles’ Mark Trumbo for the major-league home run lead by belting his 30th (click on top link below) and Avi Garcia went deep twice (click on middle link) in the Sox’ 11-5 loss to the Tigers.

Charlie Tilson, acquired from the Cardinals for reliever Zach Duke before the trade deadline, made his big-league debut last night, batting eighth and playing centerfield. He singled up the middle in his first at bat, was handed the ball and got warm congratulations at first base from Miguel Cabrera (click on bottom link). Unfortunately, Tilson left the game in the fifth inning after straining a hamstring while diving for a ball.

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1001540683

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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: LHP Chris Sale (14-4, 3.17) for the Sox, RHP Michael Fulmer (9-2, 2.50) for the Tigers.

Sale goes for win No. 15, attempting to join the Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg as the majors’ only 15-game winners.

Quote of the Day

Tilson, out of New Trier High and Wilmette, woke up to the news last Sunday that he was dealt to the Sox and then was told he was coming to the major leagues. While his injury last night injected a sour note in the scenario, it doesn’t diminish the accomplishment. His reaction upon learning about the trade:

Yeah, it was unbelievable. I grew up a diehard White Sox fan, spent so much time at that stadium watching the team. To have it work out this way, I feel so fortunate, excited and so pumped to get going.”

More Tilson:

According to Dan Hayes of CSNChicago, Tilson’s family, located just below the press box at Comerica, “went nuts” after Charlie’s single in his first at bat. Per @ckamka, Tilson became the third Sox player to collect a hit in his first major-league game this season. He joins Tim Anderson (June 10) and Omar Narvaez (July 17).

http://mlb.com/r/article?ymd=20160802&content_id=193216372&vkey=news_cws&c_id=cws

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park (12:08 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game seriesStarting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (88, 2.89) for the Sox, TBA for Detroit.

Photo/Video of the Day

A loyal Sox fan meets “his guys.”

 

New Trier’s Tilson, Acquired From Cardinals, is Newest Sox Outfield Prospect

Monday, August 1, 2016

Today’s News

Tilson Calling Cards: Speed and Defense

The White Sox yesterday acquired outfielder Charlie Tilson (pictured above) from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for lefty reliever Zach Duke. Tilson is a native of Wilmette, Illinois and graduate of New Trier High in Winnetka.

Tilson, 23, is hitting .282 with 16 doubles, eight triples, four home runs, 34 RBI, 53 runs scored, 15 stolen bases and a .345 on-base percentage over 100 games with Class AAA Memphis this season. His eight triples are tied for the third-most in the Pacific Coast League. Tilson is hitting .380  vs. left-handers in 2016.

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Tilson spent the entire 2015 season with Class AA Springfield and was named a Texas League All-Star after hitting .295 with 20 doubles, nine triples, four homers, 32 RBI, 85 runs scored, 46 stolen bases and a .351 on-base percentage. He led the TL in stolen bases, hits, triples and at-bats, and led Cardinals’ farmhands in runs scored and hits.

Tilson was named to the Florida State League All-Star team in 2014, and was rated by Baseball America as the Fastest Baserunner in the Cardinals organization in 2013 and the Best Defensive Outfielder in 2012.

Tilson is a career .293 hitter with 59 doubles, 33 triples, 19 home runs, 154 RBI, 265 runs scored, 89 stolen bases and a .346 on-base percentage in 471 games over five seasons (2011-13, ’14-16) in the St. Louis minor-league system. He originally was selected by the Cardinals in the second round (79th overall) of the June 2011 MLB Draft.

Quote of the Day

Sox GM Rick Hahn on Tilson:

“Charlie is a left-handed hitting outfielder whose speed and defensive ability enable him to do a number of things well to help his team win ball games. We have liked him as a player since the Cardinals selected him out of New Trier in the second round in 2011.”

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Yesterday’s Highlights

Melky Cabrera continued his hot hitting with a double, a pair of singles, a walk and an RBI. He was 8 for 14 in the series…Catcher Omar Narvaez collected a pair of singles with a run batted in…Tim Anderson had a pair of base hits as the Sox dropped the series finale to the Twins, 6-4.

Melky’s Way

Cabrera is hitting .378 over his last 29 games and .357 with 16 doubles, five homers and 25 RBI in his last 43.

Next Up

After today’s off day, it’ll be the White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit for a three-game series.

Tale of the tape:

Tomorrow (6:08 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-12, 4.68) for the Sox, RHP Anibal Sanchez (5-11, 6.56) for Detroit.

Wednesday (6:08 p.m. CT, WPWR). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (14-4, 3.17) for the Sox, RHP Michael Fulmer (9-2, 2.50) for the Tigers.

Thursday (12:08 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (88, 2.89) for the Sox, TBA for Detroit.

Photo of the Day

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