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Hicks gives Garcia a run for his money

Difficulty level on Aaron Hicks' incredible over-the-shoulder catch? 10. But was his effort enough to top Avisail Garcia robbing a homer?

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Web Gems: Monday, July 6

Does Aaron Hicks' over-the-shoulder catch top the reigning Web Gem, Avisail Garcia's game-saving catch at the wall? Time to vote!

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Sale's 10 K's streak ends in 6-hit gem vs. Jays

Chris Sale's bid for a record strikeout streak ended, but he pitched a six-hitter that led the White Sox past the Blue Jays 4-2 Monday in the fastest major league game in almost four years.

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Sale goes distance to quiet Blue Jays

All-Star Chris Sale struck out 6, ending his run of 8 straight games with at least 10 K's, but allowed just 2 runs over 9 innings. The White Sox gave him the necessary run support with 3 unearned runs off Mark Buehrle in the 8th, capped by a 2-run double from Melky Cabrera.

Sale likely not reaching double-digit K's

White Sox SP Chris Sale has struck out 5 batters through 8 IP and is trailing 2-1 to the Blue Jays after giving up homers to Chris Colabello and Josh Donaldson. He'll need a lot of help if he's to get his record 9th straight game with at least 10 K's. Follow live

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Sale with just 4 whiffs through 5

Chris Sale will have some work to do if he is to reach double-digit strikeouts for a record 9th straight game. He has just 4 strikeouts through 5 innings, as the White Sox and Blue Jays are tied at 1. Follow live

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Sale seeking to make history

Chris Sale is looking to record 10 K's for a major-league record 9th straight game, but he will be facing a tough Blue Jays lineup. (8:10 p.m. ET)

Power Rankings: White Sox No. 27

After laboring through a four-game winning streak, Chicago capped the weekend off with a 9-1 blowout loss to the Orioles. MLB Power Rankings

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Sale is nearly a shoo-in for AL All-Star team

As far as pitchers are concerned, AL All-Star team manager Ned Yost doesn't have many bad choices to fill out his team's staff. Chris Sale is one of two pitchers that could either be added by Yost or voted onto the team by fellow players. David Schoenfield

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Cubs, White Sox to honor legends

On July 12, the entire Cubs team will wear No. 14 throwback uniforms in honor of Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, while the White Sox will be wearing throwbacks with Minnie Minoso's No. 9 for an Aug. 14 game. Banks and Minoso passed away this offseason.

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Blue Jays should trade for Jeff Samardzija

There might be bigger names out there, perhaps more effective starters, too, but the White Sox right-hander could be a solid option at the right price.

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Series preview: Blue Jays at White Sox

While much of the focus between the White Sox and Blue Jays will be on the opening game, there's plenty of other baseball remaining between the teams.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs27530th
Batting Average.24225th
On Base Percentage.29628th
Slugging Percentage.35829th
Earned Run Average4.0522nd
Quality Starts489th
WHIP1.3425th
BAA.26727th

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