Scoop: Rios key to White Sox success

July, 11, 2012
7/11/12
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Jackson By Scoop Jackson
ESPNChicago.com
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Five years ago almost to the day, Ryan Howard said something to Alex Rios that would become prophecy and eventually change his baseball life.

"He told me to take it easy," Rios said in an interview back then. "Slow it down and swing at good pitches. I think I did. I took his advice and it worked pretty good."

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Chris Sale
WINS ERA SO IP
10 1.88 122 110
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .294
HRJ. Abreu 30
RBIJ. Abreu 79
RJ. Abreu 54
OPSJ. Abreu .963
ERAC. Sale 1.88
SOC. Sale 122