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Sox Head Home, Meet the Mets on Tuesday

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Today’s News

The Game

Final: Royals 7, White Sox 6…Sox take two of three in the series.

Play of the Day

Adam Dunn’s two-run homer in the third inning (see Photo/Video of the Day) and two-run single in the first…Gordon Beckham’s two-run double in the seventh–take a look:


Sox Notes of Note

* Adam Dunn is hitting .340 with seven home runs, 17 RBI, 13 runs scored and nine walks in his last 14 games.

* Paul Konerko is batting .435 with a homer and four RBI in his last five games.

* Jeff Keppinger is hitting .311 in his last 26 games.

* Gordon Beckham has compiled a .323 average with six doubles in his last 17 games.

Quote of the Day

Robin was asked if he and some of the other White Sox are following the Blackhawks, who as a result of last night’s 3-1 win over the Bruins are one game away from winning the Stanley Cup:

“There were a lot of guys watching last night. It’s great to see. You see the passion of playoff hockey…It’s great for the city. You want them to close it out.”

Tomorrow’s Schedule

Off-day. On Tuesday, White Sox vs. Mets at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m., CT, WCIU) in the opener of a two-game series and nine-game homestand. Starters: LHP Chris Sale (5-6, 2.69) for the Sox, Zack Wheeler (1-0, 0.00) for New York. Chris is 11-2 with a 2.02 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his last 16 home starts, dating back to May of 2012.

Did You Know…

…that Addison Reed chalked up his 50th career save yesterday at age 24 and 177 days, becoming the second-youngest pitcher in Sox history to reach that standard? Only Terry Forster at 22 and 110 days was younger. Also, Reed accomplished the feat with the fewest opportunities (56). (From STATS LLC)

Photo/Video of the Day

A Dunn Deal. Here’s Adam’s two-run blast over the centerfield fence. It was his 426th career homer, tying him for 46th place on the all-time list with Hall of Famer Billy Williams.