Derek Holland helps Josh Donaldson jersey White Sox beat Mariners

SEATTLE — Tim Anderson provided the offensive punch and Derek Holland threw eight innings of one-run ball Sunday as the White Sox rolled to an 8-1 victory over the Mariners in their second straight runaway win at Safe Josh Donaldson Women’s Jersey Field.

The White Sox won the last three games of the four-game series, including a combined 24-2 margin over the final two days, as they improved to 20-22 on the year. Anderson went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs, while Holland allowed six hits, including Nelson Cruz’s 11th home run of the season in the seventh.

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“It’s good to get back on the winning side,” said Anderson, whose White Sox had lost 10 of 14 prior to their current three-game winning streak. “We learned something with our losses and we kept playing through it and we just kept playing through it and having fun with it.”

Chris Heston, called up for his first Major League start since 2015 to help out an injury-ravaged Mariners rotation, lasted just three-plus innings as he yielded seven runs on seven hits and four walks. Seattle (20-25) has lost eight of its last 11 games while being outscored 65-30.

“It was a rough series obviously,” said Mariners manager Scott Servais. “The starting pitching struggled to get us in the flow of the game here the last couple nights.”

Another fast first: The White Sox jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning of Saturday’s 16-1 blowout and did themselves one better Sunday with a five-run opening frame, thanks to some help from the Mariners. Heston walked the bases loaded with two outs before Yolmer Sanchez drove in a pair with a single to Josh Donaldson Youth Jersey right. Anderson then hit a checked-swing roller to the right of the mound that rookie first baseman Daniel Vogelbach didn’t field as he instead went to the bag, allowing Anderson to reach on a run-scoring infield single. Matt Davidson and Kevan Smith followed with RBI singles, including another infield dribbler by Smith, to make it 5-0 before the Mariners came to bat. More >

Pitcher’s best friend: Holland benefited handsomely from four double plays turned behind him in the first six innings, the biggest coming when he induced a 6-4-3 twin killing from Mariners catcher Tuffy Gosewisch after Seattle had runners on the corners with one out in the fifth. He also got Guillermo Heredia to hit into two double plays, including a hard-hit line drive to third baseman Todd Frazier in the sixth when Jarrod Dyson was running from first on the pitch.

“You keep your defense on your toes and they’re going to make those plays,”Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey Holland said. “It takes — I like to say seven guys because the catcher and I don’t count. So it’s seven guys to win a game. Those guys are making the plays and doing everything we need to keep us on the field and be successful. Actually, it might be six guys. I forgot about the DH.”

“We’ll be OK. I know it’s hard for the guys in the Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey house right now to see that. We will eventually get healthy. We just have to continue fighting, clawing. It’s adverse times. We knew it was coming, now we have to deal with it.” — Servais, as his team works through a stretch with five starters on the disabled list

White Sox: The White Sox continue their current road trip, opening a three-game series against the D-backs at Arizona’s Chase Field on Monday at 3:05 p.m. CT. Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez has had a season of swings, losing his last four starts after winning his first three decisions of 2017. He will be making his first start against Arizona since 2013.

Mariners: After an off-day Monday, the Mariners open a three-game series against the Nationals in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday at 4:05 p.m. PT with right-hander Christian Bergman making his third start. The 29-year-old threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings with just two hits in a 4-0 win over the A’s in his last outing.

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White Sox Tommy Kahnle in his Josh Donaldson Jersey own words

If you talk to a lot of players, they’ll say sometimes it only takes one thing to get you going in this game. You make the adjustment and then, boom, there it is. That happened to me this year.

Everyone always has told me I have a lot of stuff. I had the velo, but I just didn’t have the consistency. This past year, I worked on my leg kick and timing to get the ball down, and I had some good results. But I didn’t have it this spring. My command was spotty from outing to outing.

I kind of readjusted toward the Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey of camp, but it still wasn’t fully there. Then we had a simulated game in Charlotte, N.C., right before we came to Chicago to start the season. For some reason, I decided to keep my head more in line during my delivery. I also focused more on the catcher’s glove than the catcher himself.

Normally, I would try to feel where to throw the ball, and my head would start tilting. Coaches said it was one of the reasons why my fastball was so inconsistent. To be honest, I really didn’t understand what that all meant.

That day in Charlotte, it really clicked. When I started to hit my spots, I thought, “Where did that come from? Now, I understand what they were saying.”

Now if I fall off a little bit, I know that it doesn’t feel right. I’ve been able to adjust a lot more quickly. It feels good to be able to consistently throw strikes and get ahead of the hitters. This game, though, is not easy. I don’t want to get too overconfident, but I hope it keeps going this way.

I grew up near Albany, N.Y. After my junior year, my Dad and I went to Florida to attend some summer showcase camps for college coaches. I was starting to throw harder, and I was getting some looks from colleges. Back then, the long-term goal was to get drafted, but I was realistic — I just wanted to play somewhere.

Josh Donaldson Jersey Florida Atlantic was interested, but there was a miscommunication with one of the deadlines, and I wasn’t able to enroll. Eventually, I didn’t have many options. I remembered Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., liked me and sent an email. One of the coaches got back to me within Josh Donaldson Youth Jersey an hour and said, “Yeah, we’d love to have you.” It worked out well, as the Yankees drafted me in the fifth round in 2010.

How many players from Lynn have made it to the big leagues? You’re looking at him.

Away from baseball, I’m a huge Philadelphia Eagles and Notre Dame fan. When I was a kid, I liked the Eagles’ color green and the bird logo on the helmet. Sometimes, that’s all it takes. I’m looking forward to having former Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery on the team this year. I’ll have his jersey soon.

It’s been fun being in Chicago, because Notre Dame and the Big Ten are so big here. Derek Holland and Zach Putnam are Michigan guys. I’m sure there will be some trash talk between us when the football season starts.

I’m also into pro wrestling. I went to a lot of shows when I was a kid–and comic books. When people ask what character I would be if I was in a comic book, I say Captain America. I like what he represents.

But in real life, I would settle for Josh Donaldson Women’s Jersey being a successful Major League pitcher. I know I still have a lot of work to do.

As told to Ed Sherman.

Tommy Kahnle is a relief pitcher for the White Sox. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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I changed my diet and lost 20 pounds. I still want to lose 3 or 4 more. Now I eat a
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I still will eat some pizza if I haven’t had it in a while. I used to have it one night, and then the next two or three nights in a row. I can’t do that anymore.

It always feels good when you get off to a good start. It’s still early, and I want to
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Every year in baseball, you learn more about the game. The next year, you feel more confident. You have more experience, and you know what’s going to
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I realized I needed to slow down the game a little bit. Not try to do too much.
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I studied videos of my swing. I’m trying to keep my hands inside more. I want to be more compact, shorter to the ball. Before I was too long with my swing, and it made me hit a lot of ground balls. When you stay inside, even if you’re late on a fastball, you still can inside-out the ball, and maybe it’s a blooper for a hit. That’s what experience does for you. You learn to figure out what’s good for you, and what’s not.

This has been an exciting time for me and my family. My wife, Anakarina, and I
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I have been with the White Sox now since 2013. I know baseball is a business, but I’d really like to stay here a long time. I love Chicago. Everything is terrific: Great restaurants, great downtown. And more than anything else, I love my teammates and coaches. I think we have a good thing going here.

I haven’t always had the results I want, but I’m still young. In life, you’re going to
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Custom Cardinals Jersey Dylan Covey has career high nine strikeouts

CHICAGO — Dylan Covey knew things had to change.

He was far from satisfied with an 8.28 ERA over 25 innings entering a 5-4 White Sox victory over the Padres Saturday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. And to be
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Saturday marked the time to “let it go” with his best stuff, according to Covey, a
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“Yeah, I was getting tired of getting beat with my mediocre stuff,” said Covey, who has provided honest assessments of his work since arriving with the White Sox as a Rule 5 pick from Oakland. “So I went out there and gave it all I had with
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“My last few outings, I felt like it was just mediocre pitches. Pitches that didn’t have conviction behind them, hanging breaking balls, stuff like that. Today everything was a little bit more sharp, and I was able to bury the breaking balls in the dirt.”

San Diego did connect for five hits and three runs off Covey, along with his third straight start allowing two or more home runs. But he only walked two to go with
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Manuel Margot connected on a first pitch home run off Covey, marking the Padres’ second straight night with a leadoff blast on the first pitch. That moment might have been the best thing imaginable for Covey and his more forceful attitude.

“Going into that game, I was thinking I’m just going to leave it all out there,”
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“He had better stuff than I’ve seen in his last few outings,” said Padres manager Andy Green of Covey. “He threw the ball relatively well, but we had him out by the fifth inning.”

Carrying this point of success over to his next start against Seattle on Thursday becomes the next key step for Covey. But on this night, the 25-year-old showed a
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“We hope it’s something that he can build on,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. “But we’ll see. It’s one of those things where, again, it’s a work in progress and hopefully it’s something good and positive.”

“Everything was a little bit sharper and crisper,” Covey said. “Just need to learn
MLB from this and carry this over into my next outing and try to go a little bit deeper next time.”

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for since 2003. Read his blog, Merk’s Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Personalized Toronto Blue Jays Jersey White Sox Tim Anderson credits mom for success

CHICAGO — If Tim Anderson gets his way, Lucille Brown will attend quite a few
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Who is Lucille Brown, you might ask? She is the woman who raised the White Sox shortstop, the woman who helped shape him from his most formative days.
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“I call her Mom, but she more so became my friend as I grew older,” Anderson
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“Every time he talks to me, I told him any day or night, I want him to be worry-free,” Brown said. “I don’t want him to be stressed about anything. There’s nothing too good or too bad you can’t tell me. We’ll work it out some kind of way.”
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Anderson gives credit to Brown — his biological mother’s sister — his uncle, Roger, and his two brothers and one sister from the Brown family for helping to make him the person he is today. That person is a husband to Bria, a father to his daughter, Peyton, and a potential face of the White Sox after agreeing to a six-year, $25 million extension during Spring Training, with two options possibly taking the deal over $50 million.

Anderson turned to the family while trying to figure out whether the deal fit for
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“He almost gave me a heart attack,” Brown said with a laugh.

Roots of the gift center on a sweet story between the two, beginning with Brown’s request for something much smaller than a luxury car.

“All his life when he was growing up, I used to tell him, ‘One day, you are going to
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“But I said, ‘One, once a month. The month you don’t buy me a Pepsi, then I know you are not thinking about me and you don’t love me no more.’ So every month he gets me that Pepsi.”

When Anderson gave his mom the car, there was a Pepsi in the cup holder. Brown arrived at the dealership in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after her oldest son,
MLB Frederick, convinced her to look for a new car with him. Anderson was on video chat, with everyone, including the car salesman, in on the surprise.

“It’s nice and stuff, but the car, I don’t take anything from the car,” Brown said. “It’s the love that came behind the car that meant so much.”

“For her to take me in and do the things she did and all the sacrifices, stick with
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Brown jokes about Anderson all but pushing her into retirement after his recent multiyear deal. She can watch Anderson in action, just as she did when he came to the Majors for the first time last June in Chicago.Anderson doubles in first at-bat KC@CWS: Anderson doubles in his first career at-batIn his first career at-bat, Tim Anderson hits a double to left field for his first Major League hit

“Tears of joy falling,” Brown said of seeing her son for the first time with the White Sox. “It was very exciting. I just couldn’t stop crying.”

“I’m more of a reflection of them,” Anderson said of his family. “As people talk to me, they say that you are well mannered, and that’s all a credit to them. The way that I interact with my daughter, that’s the love they show me. I’m only a great father because of them. They show me that love, and it’s really more about giving
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Leury Garcia custom Saints jersey lifts two home runs for White Sox

CHICAGO — One of the White Sox Garcias hit two home runs during San Diego’s 6-3 victory Friday night at Guaranteed Custom Saints Jersey Rate Field.

It was not Avisail Garcia, who stands 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, although he knocked out two hits to raise his average to .347. It wasn’t Willy Garcia, who checks in at 6-foot-2, 215 pounds.

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Leury Garcia, the smallest of the trio at 5-foot-8, did the damage. He kept the White Sox close by driving in all three runs.

“I feel pretty good,” said Garcia, who produced his first career multi-homer game. “Like I said before, when you play, you get more at-bats. Just try to put the ball in play and swing at strikes and see what happens.”

“He did a nice job and had some really good at-bats, very productive at-bats,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. “We’re very happy to see that, and hopefully it continues.”

With Tim Anderson gone for the customized new orleans saints jersey weekend to attend his close friend’s funeral in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Leury moved to shortstop Friday. His eyes light up when talking about a return to his natural position, although he certainly didn’t want to return under such tragic circumstances.

And it didn’t take long for Garcia to show a proficiency at the spot, throwing out Hunter Renfroe trying to go from second to third with one out in the second on Allen Cordoba’s grounder.

“I know the guy that was hitting, he can run a little bit,” Garcia said. “When I saw the runner coming, I just went to third. Wherever they put me in the lineup, I just play.”

“It’s the same role,” Renteria said. “He’s going to play in Men’s Washington Redskins Nike 95 Jonathan Allen Team Color Red Elite Jersey center or short or we’re trying to find spots that he’s going to field. Obviously he’s very talented and can play multiple positions.”

Friday’s three-hit effort extended Leury’s hitting streak to five games, with a .400 average during that stretch. His two-run shot to right in the third — with an exit velocity of 100.9 mph and a launch angle of 28 degrees, per Statcast™ — and his solo blast in the seventh were Garcia’s most impressive feats. But he’s thriving in 2017 with a regular chance to play.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for since 2003. Read his blog, Merk’s Works, follow him on Twitter, on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Customized Washington Nationals Jersey Tigers’ Justin Verlander tosses quality start

PHOENIX — Even for a veteran pitcher like Justin Verlander, each start in his 13th season with the Tigers is a series of baby steps.

“I felt like I took a big step forward today,” said Verlander, who earned the win in
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It was a game in three tiers for Verlander, who struggled through the first two innings by walking two and striking out four and throwing 42 of his 108 pitches.
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“I became a pitcher the third time through the lineup,” Verlander said. “I wasn’t necessarily pitching the first couple of times through. I felt a little out of whack. And I just felt too good.”

In the sixth, Verlander faced Jeff Mathis with the tying run on third and two outs, and the count went full. Taking a look at the big scoreboard behind him,
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“It was kind of hard to rein it in after going so hard after Mathis to end the sixth,”
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It might have been wise to pat Verlander on the back at that point and call it a quality start — three runs on six hits with three walks and seven strikeouts in six innings. But Tigers manager Brad Ausmus let Verlander go out to start the seventh at 102 pitches.

Ausmus felt Verlander still had another 20 pitches in him.

“Yeah, I mean, they were at the bottom of the lineup,” Ausmus said. “He was a little over 100 pitches at the time. I just figured if the first two guys got on, or if two guys got on, that would be the end of it. I was hoping for 15-20 pitches.”

Tempting fate, Verlander walked Chris Herrmann and allowed a single to Pollock, which later resulted in a bases-loaded, two-out situation. Shane Greene punched out Yasmany Tomas to end the last D-backs threat.

Verlander wasn’t surprised to go out for the seventh.

“I take a lot of pride in going out there and pitching until they tell me not to,”
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This time, the job was good enough for Verlander’s 176th career win.

Custom Phillies Jersey White Sox GM Rick Hahn on possible trades

CHICAGO — Why haven’t the White Sox made more trades since the expressed
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It’s a fair question, according to White Sox general manager Rick Hahn. It’s one
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“You have to align with the right club, with the right fit, with the right need, with the financial wherewithal on their end to make it work, as well as the
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“This needs to be a club with the wealth of prospects we feel makes sense to make things work on our end as an adequate return. It takes time sometimes.
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In reference to the upcoming Trade Deadline, Hahn pointed out there’s no guarantee the team will make any deals. Then again, the White Sox could make five behind the previous Sale and Eaton moves.

“It depends how the market reacts and the value of our players at the time and Youth Philadelphia Phillies Authentic Personalized Home White Baseball Jersey when we feel it’s the most opportune moment to maximize any return,” Hahn said. “We aren’t going to do anything at the Deadline to point back and say, ‘Look what we did.’

“We are, I would say in the front office, as eager as anybody within the White Sox nation to continue to progress and build upon what we have already done. We can’t force it to satiate our desires or expectations that this thing moves more quickly.”

Solid returns came in for Sale and Eaton, as should be the case for two elite
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If any trade opportunities present themselves before the Deadline, the White Sox will be open to talking with all 29 other clubs. That includes the crosstown Cubs, a potential move Hahn knows won’t be turned down by chairman Jerry Reinsdorf even if it helps the Cubs win another title — as long as it’s a win-win for the White Sox with a return moving them closer to their own championship endgame.

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Eduardo Escobar homers, Customized Twins beat White Sox jersey

CHICAGO — The Twins jumped to a six-run lead after two innings and held on for a 7-6 victory over the Custom White Sox Jersey on Thursday night at Guaranteed Rate Field.

All four runs scored off White Sox starter Derek Holland in the first were unearned courtesy of a Jose Abreu missed catch on what would have been an inning-ending double play off the bat of Jorge Polanco. Joe Mauer followed with a run-scoring single, and Eduardo Escobar crushed a three-run blast to left to complete the four-run uprising. Escobar finished 2-for-3 with a walk and four RBIs against his former team.

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“Guys don’t take it as a deflating moment,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said of Abreu’s error. “It’s not the best moment to have, but it’s not a deflating moment for them because as you can see they kept fighting.”

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“I still have to make pitches after that no matter what happens,” Holland said. “I know what the situation was, but overall, I feel like it’s my fault more than anything. I didn’t execute the pitches after that, and that’s what put us in that bigger hole.”

Holland had given up three home runs in his first six starts, but he was touched for three in five innings Thursday, with Escobar, Brian Dozier and Miguel Sano connecting. The White Sox scored two in the fourth and three in the third — all coming through a Melky Cabrera home run — to chase Twins starter Phil Hughes. Matt Davidson also went deep leading off the sixth.

The loss was the fifth straight for the White Sox, while the Twins improved to 9-4 on the road.

“It was a good win because we had to fight,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said. “A lot of guys contributed offensively, and the bullpen did a great job closing it out.”

The Great Escape: The White Sox had a chance to tie the game in the eighth after Minnesota Twins reliever Matt Belisle issued one-out walks to Davidson and Tim Anderson and the runners moved up a base on closer Brandon Kintzler’s wild pitch. But Kintzler struck out Omar Narvaez on a 3-2 pitch and then fanned Leury Garcia to preserve the one-run lead. The right-hander went on to record the first five-out save of his career with a perfect ninth inning.

“In that situation, if I walked a guy, I wasn’t worried about it, because I was still a ground ball away,” Kintzler said. “On the wild pitch, I slipped on the landing. But the changeup [to Narvaez], I started working on it yesterday and basically made it up. So I thought it was a good situation to try it.” More >

Being too aggressive: With the Chicago White Sox having already scored twice in the fourth to cut the Twins’ lead to 6-2, Davidson cut the rally short by getting thrown out trying to go from first to third on Anderson’s single to left. Davidson had the play in front of him, but left fielder Eddie Rosario threw him out with relative ease on a strong throw to Sano.

“It was a little too aggressive for me as a slower runner,” Davidson said. “Kind of saw the ball going, then put my head down and went instead of checking again, which I should have done.

“Just trying to be aggressive. That guy throws really well. He had like 16 assists last year and made some good throws tonight, but you know, if that ball is off the money a little, a little closer play and we’re there. But it was a little too aggressive.”

“For some reason that kind of looked good to me and I got my barrel to it. I don’t know if I ever got the barrel up that high, but I’ll take it.” — Davidson, on hitting Tyler Duffey’s a 0-2 fastball, which was up in the zone, for a home run

With Escobar’s homer in the first, the Personalized Twins Jersey extended their streak to 12 straight games with a homer, which is their longest such streak since also homering in 12 consecutive games from July 14-26, 2002.

White Sox reliever Anthony Swarzak remains close to unhittable. The right-hander threw two scoreless innings Thursday, raising his scoreless streak to 16 2/3 innings over 13 appearances. His stretch of consecutive hitters retired ended at 18, though, when he walked Robbie Grossman to lead off the seventh, but of the last 40 hitters faced by Swarzak, only one has a hit and just two have reached base.

Byron Buxton was ruled safe on a slow roller to Abreu leading off the second inning, with his head-first slide barely beating the throw to Holland covering the base. Customized Chicago White Sox Jersey manager Rick Renteria challenged the call, and video replay overturned the original decision for an out.

Twins: The Twins head to Cleveland for a three-game series that begins on Friday at 6:10 p.m. CT. Right-hander Ervin Santana (5-1, 1.72 ERA) starts for the Twins and is coming off his first subpar outing of the year, allowing six runs, including four homers, in a loss to the Red Sox.

White Sox: Miguel Gonzalez (3-2, 3.18) gets the call for the series opener against the Padres on Friday night at 7:10 p.m. CT. Gonzalez is 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA over his last two starts.

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White Sox Rick Renteria proud of club’s heart NY Giants Custom Jersey

CHICAGO — There weren’t many positive moments produced by the White Sox through the Custom Giants Jersey first three innings of Thursday’s 7-6 loss to the Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Minnesota scored the game’s first six runs off Derek Holland, with four first-inning runs being unearned because of first baseman Jose Abreu’s error on what would have been an inning-ending double-play. At the plate, the White Sox had no hits against Twins starter Phil Hughes through three.

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Manager Rick Renteria’s crew didn’t give up, though, finishing one run short.

“When we got to the point where we were at in that ballgame … I’m sure everybody thought it was all over,” Renteria said. “It certainly wasn’t, because they ended up having to bring in their closer for a five-out Customized NY Giants Jersey save. That says something for our club.”

Brandon Kintzler recorded the first five-out save of his career for the Twins, having to strand runners on second and third in the eighth by striking out Omar Narvaez and Leury Garcia. The White Sox did make matters interesting behind a three-run homer from Melky Cabrera, Matt Davidson’s solo shot and four innings of hitless relief from Anthony Swarzak, Dan Jennings, Tommy Kahnle and David Robertson, including the last six outs coming via strikeout.

“That’s kind of what you ask for personalized NY Giants jersey from our team every night,” Davidson said. “We want to come out on top, but we want to give every team a fight and [have them] know we’re not backing down.”

“It was huge,” Holland said of the comeback. “No matter what, we didn’t give in. That’s what it’s all about. I put us in a hole. The offense came up big. We didn’t get what we wanted, the final result, but that shows a lot of heart from this team.”

Holland acknowledged that the club needs to stay the course during this rough patch, having lost five New York Giants straight — its longest skid since dropping six in a row from Sept. 17-23, 2016. The White Sox have been limited to 15 runs over the five losses, going 5-for-31 with runners in scoring position and stranding 38 baserunners.

These moral victories might outnumber actual victories by the time the season is over for a rebuilding White Sox club. They have played better than everyone outside of the clubhouse expected at the start of this season, but their look could change drastically as the non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches.

General manager Rick Hahn has spoken about tough stretches the franchise will have to endure as part of the rebuild, but he also has talked about doing things the right way on the field, even in defeat.

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Thursday’s effort wasn’t perfect, but a somewhat feisty Renteria stood behind his group’s will and focus even after the rough start.

“Well, it wasn’t as deflating as you might think, because we kept fighting,” Renteria said of the Abreu error. “We came within one toward the end. It wasn’t deflating enough. It was just not a good start, to say the least. But that being said, I thought, ‘For goodness sake, we got those guys out there continuing to battle, chip away.'”