#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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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.

Alec Hansen – Pitcher (A Intimidators)

Alec Hansen was originally drafted out of high school in the 25th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies. Hansen instead went on to play at the University of Oklahoma and was drafted this year in the 2nd round by the White Sox. The right-handed pitcher is quickly moving his way up through the farm system, having already graduated from two Rookie leagues to now playing for the Class-A Kannapolis Intimidators. In his time in the Pioneer League, Hansen ranked second with a 1.23 ERA and third in strikeouts, with a total of 59. Hansen’s pitching shows great potential and will be a valuable asset in the Sox farm system.

Courtney Hawkins – Outfielder (AA Barons)

Courtney Hawkins was drafted by the White Sox in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft. Hawkins has been working his way through the farm system and has been with the Birmingham Barons for the last two seasons. In the Southern League, Hawkins ranks 9th for doubles, having hit 25 this season. Most recently, the 22-year-old was named to the Arizona Fall League which plays from mid-October to the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving. He is one of the eight Sox players heading to Arizona to join prospects from the Dodgers, Cardinals, Nationals and Astros on the Glendale Desert Dogs.

Nick Delmonico- 3B/1B/OF(AAA Knights)

Nick Delmonico was drafted in 2011 by the Baltimore Orioles, but has been in the White Sox farm system since 2015. After an impressive season with the AA Barons and the AZ Fall League, Delmonico was promoted to the AAA Knights this past May. From his normal post at third base, the right-hander boasts 82 assists in 38 games played. As a left-handed batter, Delmonico has 62 hits and 7 home runs over 71 games this season.

Abreu’s Monster Day Headlines Extra-Inning Win; Sox Begin 10-Game Homestand Today with Sale on the Hill

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Labor Day: Monday, September 5, 2016

Today’s News

Yesterday’s Highlights

Tim Anderson doubled in the two go-ahead runs in the top of the 12th inning (click on top link below) and the White Sox completed an impressive comeback with a 13-11 extra-inning victory that was headlined by Jose Abreu‘s pair of three-run homers and seven RBI.

The Good Guys finished the road trip with a 2-2 split of the four-game set in Minneapolis. The 13 runs were a season high and the 16 hits tied for the most this year.

Trailing 9-5 after six, the Sox scored three in the seventh, one in the eighth and two in the ninth to take an 11-10 lead on Avi Garcia‘s two-run single (click on second link). The Twins tied the game in the bottom of the ninth to send it into extra innings, setting the stage for Anderson’s game-winning two-bagger, his third hit of the contest.

Abreu blasted a long three-run homer (21) in the first (click on third link), singled in a run in the fifth and clouted a mammoth three-run shot (22) in the seventh (click on fourth link). Jose now has driven in 86 on the season along with his .293 batting average. In his last 31 games he has a .370/.413/.677 slash line with 11 homers and 30 RBI.

RHP Juan Minaya earned his first major-league win with one-plus innings of scoreless relief. Minayawho had been in the Class AAA Charlotte bullpen since being claimed off of waivers from the Astros in June, has made a good early impression since being called up by the Sox on September 1–his first experience in the major leagues.

In three relief appearances for the Sox, Minaya has tossed four scoreless innings, allowing just three hits, three walks and has struck out three.

Tommy Kahnle got three outs in the 12th in relief of Minaya for his first save, with an assist from Todd Frazier on a great defensive play to end the game (click on bottom link). Frazier also had a three-hit day as did Melky Cabrera.

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1136273283

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http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1136419183

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A.L. Central Rivals Invade U.S. Cellular Field

The White Sox begin a 10-game, 11-day homestand against three American League Central rivals. It all commences today as the Sox kick off a three-game series vs. the Tigers, followed by three vs. the Royals and four vs. the Indians with an off day this Thursday thrown into the mix.

Sox vs. the Tigers:

Today (3:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (15-7, 3.10) for the Sox, Justin Verlander (14-7, 3.30) for Detroit.

Sale will be making his 27th start of the season, 12th at home and fifth vs. the Tigers. Chris came away with a no-decision in his August 31 duel with Verlander when he went eight strong innings, allowing only two runs on eight hits with six strikeouts.

Tuesday (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (2-6, 4.05), fresh off the disabled list for the Sox, LHP Matt Boyd (5-2, 4.00) for the Tigers.

Wednesday (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (11-10, 3.05) for the Sox, RHP Anibal Sanchez (7-13, 5.70) for Detroit.

Quote of the Day

From MLB Pipeline’s Saturday’s Heroes, September 4:

“Fresh off of throwing five perfect innings his last start, No. 61 overall prospect Carson Fulmer posted zeros over six innings for Triple-A Charlotte in a 3-0 win over Norfolk. The White Sox No. 1 prospect scattered seven hits while walking two and striking out five to go along with 10 ground-ball outs…Fulmer, 22, has allowed one earned run in 15 innings over his past three starts.”

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Feel Good Story

The story of catcher Kevan Smith‘s quest to make it to the major leagues has turned out to be a happy one, but it certainly didn’t look that way in April.

Smith (pictured above), who was selected by the Sox in the seventh round of the 2011 MLB draft, has played in the minors for five seasons prior to this year. He started at Rookie League Bristol and has made stops at Rookie League Great Falls, Class A Kannapolis, High-Class A Winston-Salem, Class AA Birmingham and Charlotte.

His big-league dream came close to reality earlier this season when he was called up to the big club on April 24 for the first time. He was even penciled in the starting lineup the next day, but was scratched because of a bad back and placed on the disabled list.

Then, it finally happened. On September 1, with rosters expanding, he was called up once again and made his debut that night against the Twins. On Saturday night he made his first start, as the DH, and yesterday was in the lineup as the starting catcher and scored a run in the Sox triumph (click on link below).

http://mlb.mlb.com/r/video?content_id=1134708083

Photo of the Day

Hawk Harrelson celebrated birthday No. 75 yesterday at Target Field. That’s Hall of Famer and Twins broadcaster Bert Blyleven on the far left.

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Pitch, Hits and Runs

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.

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

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