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My family is Custom Atlanta Falcons Jersey  a big reason for the way I am. I have a big, big family. My mom has 10 brothers and sisters. We have a lot of cousins, uncles, aunts.

My whole family has a lot of energy. They like to have fun all the time. I think I get it from them.

My family is a big reason for the way I am. I have a big, big family. My mom has 10 brothers and sisters. We have a lot of cousins, uncles, aunts.

My whole family has a lot of energy. They like to have fun all the time. I think I get it from them.

I worked so hard to get to the big leagues, and I really want to enjoy my time here. I play hard, really hard. Respect the game, but I also want to have fun every time I go out there.

When I get a base hit, I look to my teammates in the dugout, my wife, my son. I do the “Mickey Mouse ears” sign with my hands. My son, Noah, means everything to me. He loves to watch Mickey Mouse. It’s something special for him.

Video: CWS@CIN: Sanchez puts Sox ahead with single in 7th

When I get to know my other teammates, I let out my personality. I don’t do it right away, especially here in the big leagues. When I first came up to the White Sox in 2014, I felt a little shy.

But after being here for a few years, now I have chemistry and good relationships with my teammates. I try to keep the team loose when I can. You have to wait for the right time. You’re not going to play around with someone who just went 0-for-5. I know everyone here. I know when they’re mad and when I can play around with them. That’s why I never get in trouble.

I got a lot of attention for dumping the Gatorade bucket on my head after Trayce Thompson hit a walk-off homer to beat Minnesota in May. It was crazy. I remember we were tied in the bottom of the ninth. I got to the dugout. I don’t know why, but I was 100 percent sure we were going to have a walk-off. I didn’t know if it would be a homer or a hit. When I came to the dugout, I started to think, “What am I going to do celebrate? OK, let’s dump the water on me.”

Video: MIN@CWS: Thompson crushes a walk-off homer in the 9th

Five seconds later, Trayce hit the homer. I took the water — it was a little heavy — and poured it on m Women’s Nike Customized Atlanta Falcons Elite Away White NFL Football Uniform y head. I saw the reaction of the people. They said, “When are you going to do it again?” I don’t like to do it every day. People will get tired of it. So I look for the right time.

Make no mistake, there’s a serious side to me too. People don’t see what I do to get ready to play. When I get to the ballpark, I work out. I hit in the cage. I take ground balls. It’s a lot of work. I believe in the work I put in. I know if I do everything I practice, I’ll get good results.

It’s important to always be positive. If I have a bad game, I’ll think about what I did wrong. Then I’ll enjoy my family and come back the next day. This game is so hard. It’s easy to get frustrated. Staying positive is the best thing you can do.

Playing in the big leagues was my dream since I was a little kid. I meet a lot of great people. I see a lot of kids smile. Oh man, this game brings a lot of happiness to my life. You never know how long this is going to last. I want to enjoy every second while I am here.

As told to Ed Sherman.


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CHICAGO — After struggling following his promotion to Class-A Advanced Winston-Salem last season, outfielder  Customized Falcons Jersey Joel Booker knew that he’d have to make some changes.

He started by attending a White Sox hitting camp during the offseason at their Spring Training facility at Camelback Ranch.

CHICAGO — After struggling following his pr Custom Cardinals Jersey omotion to Class-A Advanced Winston-Salem last season, outfielder Joel Booker knew that he’d have to make some changes.

He started by attending a White Sox hitting camp during the offseason at their Spring Training facility at Camelback Ranch.

“I’d like to say [my swing is] totally different,” Booker said Tuesday during a conference call with reporters after being named the organization’s top Minor League Player for June. “But I’d like to think I lowered my hands and I don’t wrap my bat around my head as much, so I can get more on plane and stay through the zone longer.

“I’m a lot more direct to the ball, and so far that’s helped me maintain the hot streak that I’ve been on.”

Chicago’s 22nd-round pick in the 2016 Draft out of the University of Iowa has been rewarded for his hard work. The revamped swing helped push Booker, who was promoted to Birmingham on June 21, to a .369/.430/.583 slash line between the two levels this season.

He hit 12 doubles and two home runs, and he also stole five bases last month. Booker also made headlines earlier this season when he stole home for a walk-off win at Winston-Salem on April 12.

Since his promotion to Double-A, Booker has batted .298/.340/.447 with a home run and four doubles in 11 games.

Before changing his swing, Booker said he didn’t know if a month like he had in June would have been possible for him.

“I struggled last year around this time,” Booker said. “To be around this time and showing that, in my second year, I’m back stronger, hopefully I can keep it up for the rest of the year, and hopefully [it will] set me up well for the offseason and next yea Custom Atlanta Falcons Jersey r.”

Max Gelman is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago.


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CINCINNATI — Yoan Moncada thinks things are starting to come around for him at the plate. It was his bases-clearing, three-RBI triple in the 12th inning, along with multi-home run games from Daniel Palka and Avisail Garcia, that helped lift the White Sox to a 12-8 win at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday.

The back-and-forth affair eclipsed the four-hour mark and reached the 12th inning in a game in which Chicago erased a 7-2 deficit and tied the game on two different occasions.

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CINCINNATI — Yoan Moncada thinks things are starting to come around for him at the plate. It was his bases-clearing, three-RBI triple in the 12th inning, along with multi-home run games from Daniel Palka and Avisail Garcia, that helped lift the White Sox to a 12-8 win at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday.

The back-and-forth affair eclipsed the four-hour mark and reached the 12th inning in a game in which Chicago erased a 7-2 deficit and tied the game on two different occasions.

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A pair of Reds errors with a walk in between loaded the bases with no one out and set the stage for Moncada’s game-winning hit down the right-field line. Tim Anderson reached to start the inning when Scooter Gennett botched a ground ball to second. Matt Davidson walked, then Adam Engel laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance them and was safe on a throwing error.

Video: Must C Clutch: Avisail, Yoan, Yolmer key win in 12

The Reds got an out when Omar Narvaez lined out to first base, then Moncada stepped to the plate. He worked a 3-1 count and got a fastball in on his hands but was able to shoot it down the right-field line to give the White Sox an 11-8 lead.

“It was a really tough pitch. Inside and up, and I put the barrel on the ball and tripled,” Moncada said. “Just [tried] to keep my hands close to my body, get the bat out front and hit it with the barrel.”

All four of the White Sox runs in the inning were unearned. The triple was Moncada’s third hit of the night.

“Really happy for him,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. “He was in situation where they weren’t going to walk him. The guys were telling me how he kept that ball fair, they do not know. But he got something he Custom Atlanta Falcons Jersey  could handle and did a really nice job.”

It appeared the White Sox comeback bid may fall short when Cincinnati took an 8-7 lead in the bottom of the eighth, but Garcia clubbed his second home run of the night in the ninth inning on an elevated 1-0 fastball to extend the game. Garcia has six home runs in his last eight games and is hitting for power since being activated off the disabled list on June 22.

Video: CWS@CIN: Avisail hits 2nd homer to tie game in 9th

“He’s just squaring the ball up,” Renteria said. “He’s getting good pitches to hit. He’s seemingly getting balls he can handle and not missing them right now, which is good for him.”

The five-run comeback from 7-2 was capped when Leury Garcia lined a two-out, pinch-hit RBI single over the head of Gennett in the eighth. Cincinnati quickly regained the lead in the bottom half of the inning Billy Hamilton led off with base hit, later stole third and scored on a close play at the plate.

Video: CWS@CIN: Leury ties the game with a single in the 8th

Chicago fell behind early as starter Lucas Giolito found trouble quickly. Two balls left the yard before Giolito recorded an out. Jose Peraza led the game off with a triple, then Gennett sent a 1-1 curveball over the right-field wall for a two-run home run. After a walk to Joey Votto, Giolito ran a two-seamer in on Suarez, who turned on it for the Reds’ second home run as Cincinnati jumped out to a quick 4-0 advantage.

“I felt like I was throwing the ball hard,” Giolito said. “I’d say kind of what got me today was my offspeed pitches, especially the slider, did not have the break that I like to see it have.”

Giolito held it together until the fifth. He retired 12 of the next 15 hitters he faced and put up zeros in each of the next three frames as the White Sox clawed back into the game. Palka’s first home run of the game sliced the deficit in half, a towering two-run shot in the fourth inning.

Giolito fell victim to the long ball for a third and final time in the fifth inning. Suarez drew a one-out walk, and Jesse Winker followed with a base hit. The right-hander then hung a slider to Adam Duvall, who pulled it over the left-center-field wall for a three-run home run to put the Reds ahead 7-2. Giolito completed what would be his final inning soon after.

Video: CWS@CIN: Duvall launches a three-run homer to left

Garcia and Palka clubbed back-to- Customized Falcons Jersey back solo shots and helped spark a four-run sixth inning that pulled the White Sox within one at 7-6.

“Unreal,” Giolito said of the run support. “From my perspective, I didn’t get the job done but the team was there to pick me up and it’s an awesome feeling having those guys playing their hardest behind you.”

Moments That Mattered
Multi-home run games: Garcia and Palka hit two home runs apiece and picked the Chicago offense up on a couple of instances when it appeared the game may get away from the White Sox. Palka’s mammoth 448-foot shot in the fourth cut the deficit in half and got the White Sox back into the game.

Video: CWS@CIN: Palka crushes a long 2-run homer to center

“I missed the two heaters that they kinda gave me over the plate,” Palka said. “He threw me a breaking ball that just kinda hung up there, and I got it.”

The two went back-to-back to spark the four-run rally in the sixth. Garcia clubbed a hanging slider 412 feet into the upper deck, and Palka sent a fastball over the left-center wall at 114 mph, per Statcast™. It changed the momentum of the game and eventually ousted starter Anthony DeSclafani.

Video: CWS@CIN: Palka goes back-to-back for 2nd HR of game

“It certainly changes your perspective and your outlook more than anything,” Renteria said. “They got pitches they could handle, and [DeSclafani] was doing a nice job.”

Of the four homers, perhaps none was bigger than Garcia’s solo shot in the ninth that tied the game for the second time and kept the White Sox alive.

“We never gave up,” Garcia said. “We did our best every at-bat in every inning. We show up every day.”

MITEL REPLAY OF THE DAY

After Moncada’s three-run double, Yolmer Sanchez nearly hit another home run for the White Sox, but Brandon Dixon was able to reach up over the right-field wall and knock it down to hold Sanchez to a double. Upon umpire review, the call of no home run was upheld.

Video: CWS@CIN: Sanchez triples in the 12th, call confirmed

UP NEXT
The White Sox finish up their three-game set against the Reds Wednesday with Dylan Covey (3-3, 4.82 ERA) on the mound for a 6:10 p.m. CT game at Great American Ball Park. The right-hander will look to rebound after getting roughed up in his last start, against the Rangers, who tagged him for eight runs on nine hits in just two innings. After stringing together a couple of quality starts around the beginning of June, Covey has failed to make it past the fifth inning in his last three outings. Sal Romano (4-8, 5.30 ERA) will be on the hill for Cincinnati.

Brian Rippee is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cincinnati.


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CINCINNATI — The White Sox fell into a 7-2 hole in Tuesday’s game against the Reds after starter Lucas Giolito surrendered a trio of home runs, but the offense did its best to counter in the sixth inning when Avisail Garcia and Daniel Palka crushed back-to-back solo home runs to trim the margin to 7-4. Chicago went on to win 12-8 in extra innings.

Garcia stepped to the plate with one out in the inning and pummeled a hanging 2-0 slider into Custom Atlanta Falcons Jersey  the upper deck in left field. The ball came off the bat at 112 mph and went 414 feet Custom Cardinals Jersey , per Statcast™, for his sixth home run of the season.

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CINCINNATI — The White Sox fell into a 7-2 hole in Tuesday’s game against the Reds after starter Lucas Giolito surrendered a trio of home runs, but the offense did its best to counter in the sixth inning when Avisail Garcia and Daniel Palka crushed back-to-back solo home runs to trim the margin to 7-4. Chicago went on to win 12-8 in extra innings.

Garcia stepped to the plate with one out in the inning and pummeled a hanging 2-0 slider into the upper deck in left field. The ball came off the bat at 112 mph and went 414 feet, per Statcast™, for his sixth home run of the season.

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Video: CWS@CIN: Avisail clubs a solo home run to left field

Two pitches later, Palka hammered a fastball for a line-drive shot over the left-center-field wall near the White Sox bullpen for his second home run in two at-bats. The second had an exit velocity of 111 mph and traveled 428 feet.

Palka launched a towering 448-foot home run off the batter’s eye in center field in the fourth inning for a two-run shot to put the White Sox on the board. The ball left the bat at 109 mph, and the two blasts were Palka’s eighth and ninth home runs of the season.

Video: CWS@CIN: Palka crushes a long 2-run homer to center

The back-to-back home runs helped spark a four-run inning for the White Sox to pull within a run at 7-6 and spelled trouble for Reds’ starter Anthony DeSclafani, who exited the game a batter later after a single by Kevan Smith kept the rally going.

Brian Rippee is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cincinnati.


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CINCINNATI — The White Sox are on the back end of a stretch of 13 straight games without an off-day. With a taxed bullpen, a lengthy outing from starter Dylan Covey would’ve gone a long way in rep Customized Falcons Jersey lenishing their pitching staff, but a six-run fourth inning by the Reds spelled trouble for Chicago in a 7-4 loss to drop the series at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday.

For a moment, it appeared Covey might provide just what the doctor ordered as he put up three perfect innings to begin the game. The offense backed him by spotting him a 3-0 lead on home runs from Yoan Moncada and Daniel Palka in the first two innings.

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CINCINNATI — The White Sox are on the back end of a stretch of 13 straight games without an off-day. With a taxed bullpen, a lengthy outing from starter Dylan Covey would’ve gone a long way in replenishing their pitching staff, but a six-run fourth inning by the Reds spelled trouble for Chicago in a 7-4 loss to drop the series at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday.

For a moment, it appeared Covey might provide just what the doctor ordered as he put up three perfect innings to begin the game. The offense backed him by spotting him a 3-0 lead on home runs f Custom Cardinals Jersey rom Yoan Moncada and Daniel Palka in the first two innings.

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Moncada is swinging the bat well for the White Sox. He went 6-for-15 this series with two doubles, a triple, a home run and six RBIs. He said he thinks he has learned a lot over the course of the last year since being called back up to the Major Leagues.

Video: CWS@CIN: Moncada belts a 2-run homer to right

“I have been more aggressive with pitches in the strike zone,” Moncada said. “Like I said, I feel like that has been part of the adjustment process I have been doing with my offense.”

But things came unglued in the fourth as six consecutive Reds reached base and eventually ousted Covey from the game after just 3 2/3 innings. Scott Schebler led off with a walk and Joey Votto singled two batters later. A Scooter Gennett base hit brought in a run and another from Eugenio Suarez loaded the bases. Cincinnati tied the game when Jesse Winker shot one back up the middle for a two-run single. After Covey hit Adam Duvall, Jose Peraza hit a two-run single to become the sixth straight Red to reach base. Cincinnati starter Sal Romano got in on the fun with a suicide squeeze play to bring in the sixth and final run of the inning.That was the last hitter Covey faced. He allowed the six runs on five hits with a walk and two strikeouts.

“Had really good action,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. “The kind of action we like. You guys have seen it. His ball is kinda heavy, he’s got good action coming down. He mentioned he felt he flattened out a little bit. His ball didn’t have the same action in that inning as it was developing.”

Video: CWS@CIN: Palka crushes a solo homer to right-center

Covey mentioned he struggled to keep the ball down against the heart of the Reds’ order, and Cincinnati made him pay on a tough night to pitch in humid conditions. Covey thinks lack of command contributed to his struggles more than anything else.

“Obviously, leadoff walk, never want that,” Covey said. “Then I was trying to get a ground ball from there on out, and I was just leaving pitches elevated. I was trying to make an adjustment, and it seems like the ones they were staying on were just elevated, and it’s not my game.”

Covey got off to a fast start when he was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on May 19 and went 3-0 in his first five starts, but he has struggled a bit in his past four starts and did not see the sixth inning in any of them.

Video: CWS@CIN: Rondon strikes out Lorenzen swinging

“Still confident,” Covey said. “When I’m making the right pitches and throwing the ball how I know I can, I get the results that I want. It’s just when I try to do too much out there, I think that the ball gets elevated and flattens out a little bit and just is easier for them to hit.”

For as much mileage Chicago has put on its ‘pen during this stretch, it collectively held its own after Covey’s early departure. Luis Avilan, Bruce Rondon and Xavier Cedeno combined to put zeros on the board the next three innings until a Chris Volstad error in the eighth brought another run across, but the White Sox couldn’t muster any additional offense aside from a run in the top of the fifth on a Yolmer Sanchez RBI double.

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“I got a great effort from all those guys,” Renteria said. “Even having to go to get Juan Minaya to get the one out. They’re taxed. We’re trying to do everything we can to spell them.”

The White Sox put the leadoff runners on in the sixth and seventh innings, and put the tying run aboard in the eighth, but could not push a run across off of Michael Lorenzen or Jared Hughes, who relieved Romano after five innings.

MOMENT THAT MATTERED
The White Sox best chance at mounting a comeback undoubtedly came in the eighth inning. Jose Abreu drew a one-out walk off Lorenzen, who was pulled in favor of Hughes. Hughes walked Avisail Garcia to put the tying run on base for Palka, who homered three times in the last two games. Hughes offered Custom Atlanta Falcons Jersey  three straight sinkers to Palka, who whiffed at two of them and struck out on three pitches. Leury Garcia pinch-hit in the pitcher’s slot and ripped a base hit back up the middle, but Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton delivered a strike to retire a hobbled Abreu at the plate to end the inning.

“Those guys came in and kept us right there,” Renteria said. “We just weren’t able to score enough runs to overcome the deficit.”

Video: CWS@CIN: Hamilton throws out Abreu at the plate

UP NEXT
The White Sox finish off this 10-game road trip with a four-game set against the Astros beginning at 7:10 p.m. CT Thursday. Carlos Rodon will take the mound for Chicago in the series opener. The left-hander gave up five earned runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings his last time out against the Rangers. Rodon is 1-3 with a 4.55 ERA in five starts since being activated off the 60-day disabled list on June 9. Justin Verlander will get the nod for Houston.

Brian Scott Rippee is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cincinnati.


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CINCIN Customized Falcons Jersey NATI — White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was back in the lineup on Wednesday after missing Tuesday’s game with a bruised left ankle.

Abreu left Monday’s game against the Reds in the seventh inning after he fouled a ball off his ankle in the sixth inning. White Sox manager Rick Renteria said taking Abreu out of Monday’s game and sitting him on Tuesday was a precautionary measure and that he could have played if needed.

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CINCINNATI — White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was back in the lineup on Wednesday after missing Tuesday’s game with a bruised left ankle.

Abreu left Monday’s game against the Reds in the seventh inning after he fouled a ball off his ankle in the sixth inning. White Sox manager Rick Renteria said taking Abreu out of Monday’s game and sitting him on Tuesday was a precautionary measure and that he could have played if Custom Cardinals Jersey  needed.

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Renteria Women’s Nike Customized Atlanta Falcons Elite Away White NFL Football Uniform  had a shin guard sitting on his desk on Wednesday and made it clear Abreu will be required to wear it going forward.

“He is walking around pretty good,” Renteria said. “I have his protection ready. As I told you last night, I’ll be making sure he is wearing this every day. It is probably still sore, but it is something he can manage.”

Garcia dealing with tightness in both hamstrings
Avisail Garcia had his left hamstring wrapped in the clubhouse on Tuesday night following a 12-8 extra-innings win over Cincinnati. Garcia said he is experiencing mild tightness in both hamstrings. A strained right hamstring sent Garcia to the 10-day disabled list in April, and he’s been playing through tightness in that hamstring as well as his left one of late. Renteria said on Tuesday he asked Garcia to be cautious with his explosiveness out of the box.

Video: CWS@CIN: Avisail hits 2 HRs, game-tying smash in 9th

Garcia said he is fine and just needs to be cautious and get the necessary treatment.

“A regular ground ball, I am just going to jog. If it is out, it is out,” Garcia said. “If I have a chance to beat it out, then I am going to try my best. That’s the only way I can be careful with my hamstring.”

“Everything is manageable and under control,” Renteria said. “He does all of his routines and stretching. We know that he is a big man and has to play through things like this. He is going to have tightness and soreness like most players do. We know when we can expect him to give us a nice burst when it is necessary.”

Brian Scott Rippee is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cincinnati.


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ARLINGTON — Chicago right-hander Miguel Gonzalez has returned from his rehab assignment after experiencing some soreness following a start for Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday.

Gonzalez, who has been on the 60-day disabled list since April 18 with right rotator cuff inflammation, had discomfort in a throwing session after the start.

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ARLINGTON — Chicago right-hander Miguel Gonzalez has returned from his rehab assignment after experiencing some soreness following a start for Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday.

Gonzalez, who has been on the 60-day disabled list since April 18 with right rotator cuff inflammation, had discomfort in a throwing session after the start.

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“A little setback,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. “He still felt a little something so he’s going to be re-seen, re-evaluated, and we’ll see where we go from there.”

Video: CWS@TOR: Gonzalez fans Morales in the 2nd

This is the second time Gonzalez has had a se Arizona Cardinals Custom Jersey tback in his bid to rejoin the pitching staff. A month ago, he endured a setback as he was nearing a rehab start. This time he made it through three Customized Falcons Jersey  scoreless innings. He was hoping to return to the team after three or four outings.

Gonzalez, who re-signed with Chicago in the offseason, opened the season in the rotation but was 0-3 with a 12.41 ERA before landing on the DL.

Sox come to terms with 2nd- and 3rd-rounders
The White Sox agreed to terms with second-round pick Steele Walker and third-round pick Konnor Pilkington. Walker is an outfielder from Oklahoma, and Pilkington a left-handed pitcher from Mississippi State. The club has agreed to terms with nine of its top 10 picks. Only first rounder Nick Madrigal, who wrapped up hi Custom Cardinals Jersey s college career Thursday with a national championship at Oregon State, remains unsigned.

Anthony Andro is a contributor to MLB.com.


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ARLINGTON — Chicago right-hander Dylan Covey spent his Friday night start against the Texas Rangers trying to get them to chase his borderline pitches.

It never happened. Instead the Rangers limited Covey to his shortest start of the season as Texas pounded out an 11-3 victory over the White Sox in the opener of a season-long 10-game road trip.

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ARLINGTON — Chicago right-hander Dylan Covey spent his Friday night start against the Texas Rangers trying to get them to chase his bo Custom Cardinals Jersey rderline pitches.

It never happened. Instead the Rangers limited Covey to his shortest start of the season as Texas poun Arizona Cardinals Custom Jersey ded out an 11-3 victory over the White Sox in the opener of a season-long 10-game road trip.

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Covey (3-3) was done in by a 42-pitch second inning in which the Rangers hit three homers off him and scored seven times. Covey lasted just 2 1/3 innings and was charged with nine runs (eight earned) on eight hits Women’s Nike Customized Atlanta Falcons Elite Away White NFL Football Uniform  and three walks.

“I made a couple of mistakes that they capitalized on,” said Covey, who now has a 25.20 ERA in three appearances aga Custom Atlanta Falcons Jersey inst Texas. “For the most part I was throwing good pitches. They were just taking the borderline ones and were all over everything that was in the zone. I don’t have an explanation. I felt good. The ball was coming out good. I just have [to put] that one behind me.”

Video: CWS@TEX: Covey picks off Andrus at second base

Covey worked around a pair of baserunners in the first by getting a pickoff for one of the outs. The second didn’t go as well as Rougned Odor led off the inning with a homer and Robinson Chirinos and Nomar Mazara each hit three-run homers. Covey allowed six hits in that inning. Joey Gallo also homered off Covey in the fourth on a night in which he allowed a career high in homers and a season high in runs.

“They put some good swings on him, obviously,” Chicago manager Rick Renteria said. “It’s a club that strikes and when they strike big, they can strike with multiple guys in their lineup, and they did just that. When you get hit around a little bit, you’re searching around for reasons. I think there were probably a lot of pitches left over the center of the plate.”

While the Rangers were rolling, the White Sox struggled against Texas right-hander Yovani Gallardo (2-0). The White Sox didn’t have a baserunner off Gallardo until Avisail Garcia tripled to right-center field with one out in the fourth. First baseman Jose Abreu followed with an RBI grounder to put the White Sox on the board.

Video: CWS@TEX: Abreu plates a run with a groundout

Chicago didn’t record another hit until the seventh and then used three hits in the eighth inning to score a pair of runs. Yoan Moncada made it 11-2 with an RBI grounder, and Garcia’s second hit of the night plated Adam Engel.

Garcia had two of the five Chicago hits.

Chicago’s bullpen did quiet the Rangers, as three relievers allowed just one earned run over the final 5 2/3 innings. That included an inning from outfielder Matt Davidson.

SOUND SMART
It made perfect sense that the first baserunner of the game for the White Sox came courtesy of a triple. Garcia’s one-out liner to right center in the fourth inning was his third triple of the season and the 23rd for the White Sox, which is the most in the American League.

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Davidson saved an inning for the White Sox bullpen by coming on to pitch the eighth inning, the first White Sox position player to pitch this season. The infielder fared well, using a fastball that topped out at 91 mph to retire all th Customized Falcons Jersey ree batters he faced. He also showed some nifty glove work by snaring a liner off the bat of Carlos Tocci for the second out of the inning. He finished the frame with a strikeout of Odor.

Video: CWS@TEX: Davidson K’s Odor to wrap up 1-2-3 inning

Davidson, who hadn’t pitched in a game since he was in high school in California in 2009, threw some on flat ground during the last homestand just in case the White Sox bullpen needed a breather.

“It sounds cheesy but it was a dream come true,” said Davidson. “I grew up as a pitcher. That’s all I did. I didn’t really start playing position full time until maybe my junior or senior year [of high school]. My favorite player was Randy Johnson growing up. It was really cool. It was a lot of fun being out there.”

HE SAID IT
“It’s only us and the Angels with [Shohei] Ohtani who have someone who can chuck and hit.” — Renteria on the scoreless eighth inning by Davidson.

UP NEXT
Abreu loves hitting against the Rangers, as he started the series Friday with seven homers and 23 RBIs in 28 career games against the Rangers. He’ll have a new challenge Saturday as he faces 45-year-old Texas starter Bartolo Colon for the first time. Colon has allowed 19 homers, the third most in the AL. Carlos Rodon toes the rubber for the White Sox at 8:05 p.m. CT.

Anthony Andro is a contributor to MLB.com.


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Here’s MLB Pipeline‘s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday.

Here’s MLB Pipeline‘s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday.

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A pair of Dodgers prospects had big games Sunday, as DJ Peters — Los Angeles’ No. 6 prospect according to MLB Pipeline — and Cristian Santana (No. 13) shined with multi-hit performances. Peters went 2-for-3 with a double and a two-run homer in Doubl Custom Cardinals Jersey e-A Tulsa’s 9-5 loss to Frisco. Meanwhile, Santana had a 3-for-5 game, with a double and four RBIs in Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga’s 10-2 victory over Inland Empire.

Peters is hitting .235/.325/.448 with 15 home runs in 75 games for Tulsa this season, while Santana is slashing .243/.272/.390 with 12 home runs in 77 games for Rancho Cucamonga.

Other notable performances from top prospects Sunday:

White Sox No. 4 prospect Dylan Cease (No. 42 prospect overall) tossed seven strong innings in Double-A Birmingham’s 4-3 loss to Jackson, giving up just one run on five hits while walking two and striking out seven. He lowered his season ERA to 3.13 in 15 starts between Class A Advanced Winston-Salem (13 starts) and Birmingham.

Video: Top Prospects: Dylan Cease, White Sox, RHP

Red Sox No. 5 prospect Sam Travis provided all the scoring in Triple-A Pawtucket’s 2-0 victory over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, launching a two-run homer as part of a 2-for-4 performance. He’s hitting .225/.286/.337 with five homers in 51 games for Pawtucket this season.

Travis blasts 2-run homer

Taylor Widener, the D-backs’ No. 4 prospect, turned in six strong frames in Double-A Jackson’s 4-3 win over Birmingham, surrendering one run on four hits, walking two and fanning seven. The performance lowered the right-hander’s ERA to 2.71 in 15 starts this season.

Nationals No. 5 prospect Luis Garcia went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Class A Hagerstown’s 11-4 victory over West Virginia. The 18-year-old third baseman is hitting .299/.339/.406 with three home runs and eight steals in 76 games this season.

• JoJo Romero, the Phillies’ No. 6 prospect, tossed six strong innings in Double-A Reading’ Women’s Nike Customized Atlanta Falcons Elite Away White NFL Football Uniform s 10-3 win over Hartford. The 21-year-old left-hander gave up one run on four hits, walking two and striking out eight to lower his season ERA to 4.27 in 16 starts.

Video: Top Prospects: JoJo Romero, LHP, Phillies

Marlins No. 18 prospect Brayan Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run (his first of the season), and four RBIs in Class A Short Season Batavia’s 8-4 win over West Virginia. The right fielder had been off to a slow start, hitting .129 (4-for-31) entering the contest.

Rays No. 26 prospect Resly Linares struck out 10 over six stellar innings for Class A Bowling Green in their 5-3 victory over Wes Customized Falcons Jersey t Michigan. The 20-year-old southpaw gave up two runs on four hits, walking two. In seven starts for Bowling Green this season, Linares has a 4.09 ERA.

• A pair of 2018 Draft selections turned in big performances as well on Sunday — Rockies first-round (Competitive Balance Round A) pick Grant Lavigne homered for the third straight game during a 4-for-5 day for Rookie-level Grand Junction. In eight professional games, the first baseman is hitting .424 in 32 at-bats.

“The biggest thing with [Lavigne] is how impressive he is for his age,” Grand Junction hitting coach Zach Osbourne said. “He’s got a great approach up there and he doesn’t really steer away from it at all. To watch that and see his success, it’s really impressive right now.”

Lavigne homers in third straight game

Meanwhile, another first baseman drafted last month — Chris Williams, selected by the Twins in the eighth round — went 3-for-5 with a pair of homers and five RBIs in Rookie-level Elizabethton’s 8-7 loss to Princeton. In 11 professional games, he’s hitting .286 (12-for-42) with four homers.

Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.

Carlos Rodon, bullpen can’t Arizona Cardinals Custom Jersey contain Rangers

ARLINGTON — For the better part of three innings, Chicago left-hander Carlos Rodon was mowing through the Rangers’ lineup.

But in the fourth inning he faltered, surrendering three two-out runs in the White Sox 13-4 loss to the Rangers Saturday night at Globe Life Park. He wasn’t the only Chicago pitcher to struggle.

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ARLINGTON — For the better part of three innings, Chicago left-hander Carlos Rodon was mow Custom Cardinals Jersey ing through the Rangers’ lineup.

But in the fourth inning he faltered, surrendering three two-out runs in the White Sox 13-4 loss to the Rangers Saturday night at Globe Life Park. He wasn’t the only Chicago pitcher to struggle.

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The White Sox bullpen combined to give up seven runs in 3 2/3 innings, effectively ending any chance the team had to get back in the game. Bruce Rondon was hit especially hard, giving up five runs, and recording only one out in what turned into a seven-run inning.

“You just don’t like seeing a game like that,” manager Rick Renteria said. “That wasn’t a pretty game at all.”

It was the third matchup in as many days that the bullpen has been called upon for an extended period. On Friday Renteria even turned to a position player — outfielder Matt Davidson — to get three outs to save the staff some work. 

“I wish we hadn’t had to bring in [Jace] Fry to get out of that,” Renteria said. “We wanted Brucey to finish that off. That didn’t work. It just wasn’t working today.”

Video: CWS@TEX: Garcia slugs a solo home run to left-center

Rodon retired the first seven batters he faced — three by strikeout. The only blemish in his first three innings came when Joey Gallo deposited a belt-high fastball into the bleachers in right-center field, cutting the White Sox early lead to 2-1.

The 25-year-old was within one strike of working a scoreless fourth inning, but lost his command. Rodon threw eight-straight balls to walk Rougned Odor and Jurickson Profar to load the bases.

Robinson Chirinos made him pay, lining Rodon’s second pitch of the at-bat down the right-field line and up against the wall. Nomar Mazara scored. Odor scored. Profar scored.

In the blink of an eye the White Sox found themselves facing a 4-2 deficit.

“I left a fastball out over the middle,” Rodon said. “We were trying to go in on him. I started off hot, but I just didn’t give my team a chance to win today.”

Video: CWS@TEX: Engel drives in Davidson with an RBI double

The White Sox jumped on Rangers starter Bartolo Colon in the first inning, with Yoan Moncada hitting the first pitch he saw back up the middle. Yolmer Sanchez followed that with a double that hugged the left-field line and put runners on second and third with no one out. But Chicago couldn’t capitalize, as Moncada was thrown out at the plate on a grounder to short.

“I think that we should have scored a run early, which we didn’t,” Renteria said. “[In the second] we ended up scoring two, instead of three or more.”

Missed opportunities cost the White Sox throughout the game. The team made two errors and left 10 runners in scoring position. In clutch situations, the White Sox bats were silent.

“It really costs you when you leave runners on base,” Renteria said. “We just didn’t end up executing as well as we want Women’s Nike Customized Atlanta Falcons Elite Away White NFL Football Uniform  to.”

After the game Renteria said he addressed his team about its play Saturday. He wants to see more out of them. He wants them to be sharper.

“All these young men are learning that big league baseball is not an easy thing,” Renteria said. “One of the lessons that you learn is you really have to grind. Every pitch is important, everything you do matters. That’s a lesson that they need to take to heart. Today’s game was a hard lesson for them.”

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The White Sox had two men on and one out in the top of the eighth inning, and were down by two runs. But Daniel Palka struck out swinging, and Moncada went down looking, ending the threat.

Video: CWS@TEX: Leclerc fans Moncada, strands a pair in 8th

SOUND SMART
Colon labored through five innings to earn win number 245, which ties him with Dennis Martinez for the most career wins by a Latin-American pitcher.

Colo Customized Falcons Jersey n worked hard to earn the win. He threw 42 pitches in the second inning, but worked his way in and out of trouble to hold the White Sox to three runs over five-plus innings.

HE SAID IT
“If you’re asking me if he gave the best effort that he possibly could, no he did not. He’s a pretty good runner. I think he took it for granted that a play would be developing at the plate.” — Renteria, on Moncada being thrown out at the plate in the first inning

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The last time Reynaldo Lopez took the mound against the Rangers he allowed just two hits and struck out eigh Custom Atlanta Falcons Jersey t in eight scoreless innings on May 20. He’ll need to replicate that success Sunday afternoon at 2:05 p.m. CT, as the White Sox face Rangers ace Cole Hamels in the series finale.

Jacob Prothro is a contributor to MLB.com based in Texas.


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