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2016 Schedule
40-39, 4th in AL Cent

Lineup: White Sox (40-39) at Astros (42-37)

  • 1. Tim Anderson, SS (R)
  • 2. Adam Eaton, RF (L)
  • 3. Jose Abreu, 1B (R)
  • 4. Todd Frazier, DH (R)
  • 5. Brett Lawrie, 2B (R)
  • 6. Alex Avila, C (L)
  • 7. Avisail Garcia, LF (R)
  • 8. Tyler Saladino, 3B (R)
  • 9. J.B. Shuck, CF (L)
  • SP: Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Tim Anderson finally draws a walk

The White Sox's rookie shortstop has displayed his ability since his call-up, but he's also showed his eagerness at the plate. He entered the day with 27 strikeouts and no walks in 82 plate appearances. That streak is now over. Five things we learned Thursday

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Shuck's bloop single drives in winning run for White Sox (0:25)
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Frazier's 23rd HR of season give White Sox early lead (0:27)

White Sox follow formula in win

First baseman Todd Frazier, 2B Brett Lawrie and 3B Tyler Saladino all hit home runs in the White Sox's 9-6 win on Wednesday. It was the 12th time in team history that each of Chicago's starting “basemen” have homered in the same game, the Elias Sports Bureau reports. The ChiSox have won all 12 of those games.

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Wednesday's longest home runs

Miguel Cabrera cracks the list yet again, as his 451-foot blast on Wednesday was his fourth homer of at least 450 feet this season. Jake Lamb's 442-foot shot was his ninth home run in June.

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Cubs, Dodgers top MLB Future Power Ranks

Dan Szymborski presents the new and improved Future Ranks, looking at how each team sets up for the next five years, plus an MVP over the span and the year it has the best chance to win a title.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Fun with Todd Frazier facts! He hit his 22nd home run and is on pace for 46. He's also hitting .202 with just six doubles. Only one player -- Mark Reynolds -- has hit 30-plus HRs while batting under .200. And the fewest doubles for a 40-homer guy was Harmon Killebrew's 11. It's shaping up as an all-time oddball season for Frazier.

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MLB trade deadline preview: Buyers and sellers

The clock is ticking for contending teams to improve and non-contenders to acquire future assets. Jim Bowden breaks down each team's objective.

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Shields gets win as White Sox beat Twins 9-6

James Shields broke out of a slump with 6 2/3 innings against one of baseball's worst lineups, helping the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 9-6 on Wednesday night.

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How did Fulmer make Futures roster?

Carson Fulmer, the White Sox's first-round pick last year, has a 5.28 ERA in Double-A with a lot of walks. Keith Law wonders why he was chosen to the United States' team. Law: Futures roster reaction (Insider)

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Fulmer to rep White Sox at Futures Game

Right-hander Carson Fulmer will play for the United States team at this summer's All-Star Futures Game in San Diego. The 22-year-old ranked second among Keith Law's top White Sox prospects this offseason.

No All-Star starters for White Sox?

In the AL's final ballot update, Melky Cabrera remains the only White Sox among the top vote-getters at his position, and he's No. 14 among outfielders. Voting ends June 30.

White Sox keep the No. 19 spot in rankings

Despite eventually losing the game, Chicago tied an MLB record by blasting seven home runs on Saturday, as six players in the starting lineup went yard, including Brett Lawrie, who did so twice. Power Rankings

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Chris Sale continues his winning ways

With his victory on Sunday, Sale became the sixth pitcher in the last 25 seasons to earn at least 13 wins before July 1, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

  • 2010 Ubaldo Jiménez - 14
  • 1999 Pedro Martínez - 14
  • 1996 John Smoltz - 14
  • 2016 Chris Sale - 13
  • 2002 Curt Schilling - 13
  • 2000 David Wells - 13

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Chicago letdown marks history

You would think when your team outscores the opponent seven homers to one you have the game in the bag, right? In most cases, you'd be right. But in the White Sox-Blue Jays game Saturday, this was not the case and therefore marked history as a first.

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There's a reason they're the aces

For these four teams, their ace pitchers might as well be gold. And the drop off from their stats in comparison to all others should give you a good idea of why.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs331Tied-21st
Batting Average.24918th
On Base Percentage.31520th
Slugging Percentage.40122nd
Earned Run Average4.0212th
Quality Starts429th
WHIP1.3819th
BAA.26118th

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