AL manager Ned Yost has six strong candidates from which to choose, including strikeout wizard Chris Sale and league wins leader Dallas Keuchel.
David Schoenfield compares the pitchers in 2015 to three other stellar years from baseball's past.
Mark Buehrle was his vintage, still-beloved self in a return to the South Side, where ex-pupil Chris Sale was stellar again in a brisk White Sox win.
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?
Does Aaron Hicks' over-the-shoulder catch top the reigning Web Gem, Avisail Garcia's game-saving catch at the wall? Time to vote!
Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale didn't get the consecutive double-digit strikeout record, but he did get a complete game and a 4-2 victory.
The pitching duel between Chris Sale of the White Sox and Mark Buehrle of the Blue Jays delivered as advertised.
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.
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
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
Chicago White Sox staff ace Chris Sale was named to his fourth consecutive American League All-Star team Monday.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Chris Sale, in his quest to become baseball's first pitcher to record 10 or more K's in nine straight games, will face ex-White Sox ace Mark Buehrle.
When the Cardinals and White Sox visit Wrigley this week, it's about wins, not bragging rights, for the Chicago Cubs.
Carlos Rodon wasn't awful Sunday in his 10th career start. It was more of an uneven day in a 9-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
White Sox vs Blue Jays
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