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White Sox left-hander Derek Holland (25th round, 2006 Draft, Wallace State Community College) looks to break out of his recent slump as he takes on Baltimore Orioles right-hander Alec Asher (fourth round, 2010 Draft, Polk Community College) in the second game of a four-game set Jim Kelly Throwback Jersey at Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday night.

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Holland has allowed 14 earned runs over his last two starts, as his ERA has
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Of the 14 home runs Holland has allowed, 13 have come on pitches in the upper two-thirds Custom Bills Jersey of the strike zone or above it, tied for second-most in the Majors according to Statcast. That includes all six Holland has given up over his past two outings.

Asher returned to the Orioles rotation on May 28 and allowed six runs in two innings of work. He’s centered himself since, bouncing back with a solid outing against Boston before allowing five runs in four innings of work in has last start. He pitched well against Chicago earlier this season, scattering five hits over 3 1/3 Men’s 1960 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Thurman Thomas Mitchell and Ness Throwback Royal Blue Jersey scoreless innings out of the bullpen on May 7.

Three things to know about the game

• White Sox center fielder Jim Kelly Jersey Leury Garcia was held out of the lineup for Monday’s series opener against the Orioles and will have an X-ray taken on his left hand. Garcia injured his hand sliding into second base during Sunday’s loss at Cleveland Personalized Buffalo Bills Jersey.

• Tuesday could mark the first significant game action for new White Sox acquisition Alen Hanson, who was claimed off waivers from the Pirates on June 9. Going into Monday’s game, Hanson has pinch-run since being acquired, but has not had a plate appearance or made a start.

• The Orioles have been sputtering on offense lately. Entering play Monday, they had only scored more than three runs three times in 10 June games – including each of their last four games, all of which were losses. They will have a boost in their lineup, however, as third baseman Manny Machado started Monday in his return from a left wrist injury.

Fabian Ardaya is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

White Sox Nate Personalized Buffalo Bills Jersey Jones in his own words

Father’s Day is Sunday, and it always gives me a chance to reflect on all my father did in helping me reach the big leagues.

My dad, Bill Customized Buffalo Bills Jersey Jones, was a construction laborer for 32 years. Even though we lived in Kentucky, he worked in Ohio, meaning he had to drive more than an hour to work. It made for a long, hard day.
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When Jim Kelly Throwback Jersey we came home, my two brothers, my sister and I always were going, “Hey Dad, let’s go out and play.” I know there must have been days when he was dead tired, but he would be out there for us, hitting
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My father was a pretty well-known local softball player, but he and my mother never pushed us in regards to sports. They never said, “Hey, you’ve got to go out there and practice.” I’m grateful for that. That enabled me to develop my own relationship with baseball, develop that love of the game.

When I made the White Sox in 2012, the first person I called was my father. He was beyond excited. You never really know if the goal of reaching the big leagues is attainable. When I did, you realize all those days of him playing catch with me, spending the time with me, paid off. Even if I hadn’t made the big leagues, the memories of those days still would have been just as special.

Father’s Day now has another meaning ever since the birth of our children; Lilly is 4 and Archer is 2. Baseball is a big part of our lives, and we want them to be a part of it. My wife, Lacy, and I take them on two or three road trips a year. But we don’t call them road trips. We say, “Hey, let’s see what we Custom Bills Jersey can explore today.” I remember taking them to the zoo in Detroit. It was neat Jim Kelly Jersey to see their eyes when they were looking at the animals.

Archer got a glove for his birthday. He loves it so much he won’t play catch unless you’re wearing a glove, too. It’s cool to see something you love, playing baseball, get transferred to your children.

The kids, though, aren’t old enough to understand if I have a good night or a bad
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It’s a good reality check. My boy doesn’t sit still to watch cartoons, but he’ll watch me pitch on TV. My wife has taken video of him watching. That’s pretty awesome.

Once we leave the stadium, we’re not baseball players anymore. We’re just regular people who want to go home and spend time with the family. The toughest thing is the road trips. To be gone for 10 days isn’t easy. You do Facetime and stuff like that, but it’s not the same. When you come home, they come running at you, arms wide open, and give you a big hug. For a dad, it doesn’t get better than that.

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

White Sox select Gavin Sheets at No. 49 Blue Jays Custom Jersey Cheap

CHICAGO — A lot of power, a lot of walks, few strikeouts.

That Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey strategy was expressed by White Sox director of amateur scouting Nick Hostetler following Day 1 of the 2017 MLB Draft on Monday night as the mantra for targeted position players. It was fulfilled by Hostetler and his crew through picks of right-handed hitting third baseman Jake Burger at No. 11 and then left-handed-hitting Wake Forest first baseman Gavin Sheets at No. 49 overall in the second round.

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“We needed power, especially left-handed power,” said Hostetler, before preparing for Day 2 of the Draft. “When you look at the pieces [general manager] Rick [Hahn] brought in through trade and what we did last year in the Draft, the middle-of-the-order bats were important for us. We got a third baseman and first baseman and right- and left-handed power with our first two picks.

“It went exactly as planned,” added a smiling Hostetler.

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The Draft concludes on Wednesday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on Aaron Rodgers Pro Bowl Jersey MLB.com at 12 p.m. ET.

Sheets, 21, is the son of former Major Leaguer Larry Sheets. He was a target of the White Sox as soon as they selected Burger out of Missouri State. And despite a few worrisome moments in the Draft room, Sheets got to the White Sox at No. 49.

As a junior at Wake Forest this season, Sheets batted .317 with 20 homers Custom Blue Jays Jersey and 81 RBIs. He had a .429 on-base percentage and a .634 slugging percentage with 44 walks and 33 strikeouts over 227 at-bats. The Demon Deacons were eliminated by Florida in the Super Regionals Monday night, with Sheets finishing 1-for-4.

“Going into the day, it was extremely exciting knowing I had the opportunity to go to Omaha and also to get drafted and start my journey to professional baseball,” said Sheets during a Tuesday conference call. “It was bittersweet how it all worked out, losing to Florida. But getting drafted by the White Sox is a dream come true, and I’m excited to start that journey.

“I hadn’t had too much contact with the Aaron Rodgers Jersey White Sox leading up to the Draft, but the night before and the day of, [the] contact started to get a little bit stronger. Obviously it ended up working out, and I couldn’t be more excited.”

Hostetler and his crew returned to the ballpark Tuesday by 9 a.m. CT for rounds 3-10. Position player-wise, the White Sox will be looking up the middle of the diamond and for some power arms who can start. After a strong 2016 Draft in Hostetler’s first year at the helm, they had a solid Day 1 with the addition of college bats Monday.

“We got two we were really excited about,” Hostetler said. “Both of them [had] more walks than strikeouts. Both of them [hit 20 or more] home runs. Both of them [have] advanced hitting approaches. We were very excited.”

“It’s pretty ironic the Aaron Rodgers Women’s Jersey Orioles were playing the White Sox the day I got drafted by Chicago,” said Sheets, whose father hit 84 homers over six seasons with the Orioles. “I know a lot about the [White Sox] organization. I’ve watched guys like [Paul] Konerko and [Jim] Thome go through there. It’s got a winning tradition.”

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com 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.

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CHICAGO — Aaron Rodgers Jersey first at-bat as a member of the White Sox organization resulted in a one-out grounder to the pitcher, stranding a runner at third base for the South Siders’ Dominican Summer League squad on Monday.

His second at-bat in the third inning featured a little more impact, as he hit a long home run to left field.

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“I’m really happy about the way the game Custom Blue Jays Jersey went for me,” said the White Sox No. 3 prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, through interpreter Billy Russo. “I hit my first home run as a professional.

“I was very happy running around the bases. It was a very special moment for me. I got the baseball and I’m going to save it in a special place.”

Robert, 19, came to the White Sox last month after agreeing to a $26 million signing bonus as the top international free agent available. The deal was announced on May 27 and he has been working at the White Sox Dominican Academy for the past week before Aaron Rodgers Women’s Jersey on Monday.

“I’ve been working on my throws to the bases, to the cutoff men and on my offense, specifically trying to hit the ball to the opposite field,” Robert said. “Today’s game was a great experience. I went seven months without playing in a Toronto Blue Jays Jersey Red game and was really anxious.

“But I felt really good. I liked the atmosphere with the team. I enjoyed being around my teammates. I’ve worked on getting to know them since my first day here.”

Jones hoping to get back on the mound

Nate Jones did not travel with the White Sox on their nine-game road trip ending Sunday, as the symptoms of his right elbow neuritis crept back up again after throwing five bullpen sessions during rehab work.

“We wanted to get ahead of it. I got shut down again,” Jones said. “Right now, waiting for the doctor to run his Aaron Rodgers Pro Bowl Jersey tests again, test me out and see if we can start getting after it.

“Once I started throwing off the mound, stuff like that, it started creeping back. We decided it was better to get me back and not get halfway back and have to deal with it the whole season. We got out in front of it and got shut down for a little bit and hoping that helps and that works.”

Jones had another MRI that showed up clean with the ligament being strong. He has a 2.30 ERA over 11 games in 2017 but has been on the disabled list retroactive to May 1 and has not pitched since April 28.

Also, center fielder Leury Garcia was having his left hand X-rayed Monday night. He was wearing a wrap on the injured area after jamming his hand sliding into first base on the first play Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey of Sunday’s loss.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com 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.

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Hall of Famer George Brett and 17 other former All-Stars will be among 54 baseball dignitaries Customized Buffalo Bills Jersey representing the 30 Major League clubs at MLB Network’s Studio 42 when the three-day MLB Draft gets underway on June 12.

There’s a bestselling author (Rick Ankiel) and the author of a perfect game (Dallas Braden). There’s the pitcher who ended the Curse of the Bambino (Keith Foulke). There are two former Rookie of the Year Award winners in Ron Kittle and Gary Matthews, a National League Cy Young Award winner in Randy Jones, an NL batting champion in Michael Cuddyer, and a manager of World Series and World Baseball Classic champions (Jim Leyland).

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Major League Baseball announced the annual list of club representatives on Thursday, and as usual, it is a star-studded gathering from the past that will man the phones and help welcome the future on the first night of selections. Commissioner Rob Manfred will announce the first-round selections, and then the club reps will do the honors the remainder of the evening.

In addition to Brett, former All-Stars on the Draft floor will include Felipe Alou, Bob Boone, Ron Cey, Cuddyer, Foulke, Thurman Thomas Jersey Garr, Jeffrey Hammonds, Joel Hanrahan, Corey Hart, Orlando Hudson, Randy Jones, Ruppert Jones, Kittle, Matthews, Lloyd Moseby, Mike Sweeney and Nick Swisher. There will be a lot of story-telling and a lot of phone calls to team war rooms.

Tommy Lasorda, the 89-year-old Hall of Famer who has been a club-rep fixture at this event each year for the Dodgers, will not be able to attend following surgery last Thursday to replace a pacemaker. But in his place at the Jim Kelly Throwback Jersey table will be Cey, one of his on-field fixtures at third base in the ’70s and ’80s.

The MLB Draft has a rich tradition of family legacies being selected, and famous MLB families will be well-represented on the floor. Boone, the catcher on the Phillies’ 1980 World Series champions and a former manager for Kansas City and Cincinnati, is the son of All-Star Ray Boone and the father of former All-Stars Aaron and Bret Boone. Alou is the eldest of the three Alou brothers from the Dominican Republic who each spent at least 15 years in the Majors, and the father of six-time All-Star Moises Alou. Jose Molina, representing the Angels, is one of the Molina brothers from Puerto Rico, including Yadier and Bengie, who became catching fixtures and regulars in the postseason.

MLB Network and MLB.com will have live coverage of Day 1 of the Draft at 7 p.m. ET on June 12. MLB Network will broadcast the first 36 picks (Round 1 and Competitive Balance Round A), while MLB.com will stream all 75 picks. MLB.com will also provide live pick-by-pick coverage of Rounds 3-10 on Day 2, starting at 1 p.m. ET. Then, rounds 11-40 can be heard live on MLB.com on June 14, beginning at noon ET.

Prior to the start of the Draft, MLB Network and MLB.com will air a Draft preview show, starting at 6 p.m. ET. Of course, the previewing already is well underway. Go to MLB.com/draft to see the Top 100 Prospects list, projected top picks from MLBPipeline.com analysts Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, the complete order of selection and more. And follow Custom Bills Jersey on Twitter to see what Draft hopefuls, clubs and experts are saying.

Amateur players who will attend the Draft will be announced at a later date.

The full list of Draft reps:

Angels: Molina, Brian Tripp
A’s: Braden
Astros: Enos Cabell, Mike Wickham
Blue Jays: Moseby, Mike Tidick
Braves: Jeff Francoeur, Garr
Brewers: Hart, Gord Ash
Cardinals: Ankiel
Cubs: Sean Marshall, Zach Zielinski
D-backs: Hudson, Rick Matsko
Dodgers: Cey, Lon Joyce
Giants: Alou, John DiCarlo
Indians: Mike Jackson
Mariners: Jones, Rob Mummau
Marlins: Juan Jim Kelly Jersey Pierre, Bill Beck
Mets: Todd Zeile, Claude Pelletier
Nationals: Boone, Johnny DiPuglia
Orioles: Jeffrey Hammonds, Tripp Norton
Padres: Jones
Phillies: Del Unser, Matthews
Pirates: Joel Hanrahan
Rangers: David Murphy
Rays: Fernando Perez, Lou Wieben
Reds: Austin Kearns, Larry Barton Jr.
Red Sox: Foulke, John Pyle
Rockies: Clint Barmes, Jesse Stender
Royals: Brett, Sweeney
Tigers: Jim Leyland, Murray Cook
Twins: Cuddyer, John Wilson
White Sox: Kittle, Kevin Coe
Yankees: Swisher, Denis Boucher

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CHICAGO — Drew Pomeranz threw seven innings of one-run ball and benefited from a four-run sixth inning as the Red Sox knocked off the White Sox, 4-1, and claimed a series victory at Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday night.

It was the second consecutive strong start for Pomeranz, who has allowed just three runs over his last two starts Thurman Thomas Throwback Jersey while striking out 19 batters in 13 innings.

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“It was kind of a continuation of the last one, to be honest,” said Pomeranz. “I felt pretty good with four pitches out there. I worked all week on just repeating what I did the start before, and tried to bring it into this start. I actually felt better this time than the last one, which is nice. I felt pretty comfortable out there even in some of those tight spots.”

White Sox right-hander Mike Pelfrey missed an opportunity to pick up his third consecutive win for the first time since 2010 despite tossing five scoreless innings while allowing two hits on a tidy 83 pitches. Pelfrey has allowed two runs over 16 innings over the course of those outings, and he was held to 86 or fewer pitches each time. Pelfrey received an early lead in the second as Tim Anderson doubled home Avisail Garcia, but that was all Chicago would get off Pomeranz.

The White Sox bullpen, which entered the day ranking second-best in the American League with a 2.96 ERA, gave up the lead. It marked the first time all season Chicago had lost a game in which it had led after five innings — making them the last team in the Majors to do so this season.

Normally reliable Swarzak stumbles in sixth

White Sox manager Rick Renteria said the plan all along was for Pelfrey to Customized Buffalo Bills Jersey five innings before turning the ball over to the bullpen. Pelfrey has struggled going through the order multiple times this season, with batters slashing .556/.571/1.278 their third time through the order against him. Opponents are also hitting .450/.500/1.100 this season once Pelfrey passes 76 pitches.

“When I was a lot younger, I definitely didn’t like coming out of the game and always had something to say,” Pelfrey said on being taken out. “Maybe that’s a little selfish. I know that in Anaheim he left me in there, and it ended up costing us. I just go out there and give you whatever I have until you say enough’s enough and move on.”

Playing his first game since coming off the disabled list, Pablo Sandoval had three hits for the Red Sox, including a bloop RBI single to left that snapped a 1-1 tie in the sixth. It was the eighth win in the last 10 games for Boston heading into a four-game series in Baltimore.

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Pomeranz overcame the early deficit to earn his second consecutive win, scattering seven hits and Jim Kelly Jersey walking none while striking out eight on 108 pitches. He received a boost in the sixth, as four runs came across against White Sox reliever Anthony Swarzak, who had allowed three runs in 23 1/3 innings entering Wednesday.

“Inside tonight we capitalized on a couple miscues,” said Red Sox manager John Farrell. “An overthrow, a wild pitch, we’re running the bases aggressive. And not with reckless abandon, but with some aggressiveness that’s chipped in to adding 90 feet or put us in position to tack on an additional run. So we’re being opportunistic.”

The series win over Chicago marked the third straight for Boston, and capped off a 16-12 month of May.

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Game of inches: Swarzak replaced Pelfrey in the sixth inning up 1-0 and loaded the bases with one out on a pair of singles and an intentional walk of Jackie Bradley Jr. Swarzak appeared to roll a double-play ball against Josh Rutledge to get out of it, but Anderson’s throw was barely late and the tying run scored. Boston would score thrice more in the inning on Sandoval’s bloop single — which Statcast™ said had an exit velocity of 67.7 mph — and a two-run double from Christian Vazquez.

“I feel like I made some quality pitches, but at the same time, I didn’t put guys away when I had the opportunity to,” Swarzak said. “It’s extremely unfortunate, because I really believe that if I throw Personalized Buffalo Bills Jersey up a zero right there, we’re going to go on to win that game, 1-0. That wasn’t the case. Some balls fell in and I couldn’t put the ball past somebody when I really needed to. The result was four runs.”

Keep it rolling: The White Sox threatened to rally back in the sixth against Pomeranz as Todd Frazier and Avisail Garcia led the inning off with singles to bring the tying run to the plate. Pitching coach Carl Willis came out to talk to Custom Bills Jersey, who subsequently got out of the inning with a popout, a strikeout and a savvy forceout throw at third base to keep the lead at three.

“That was big,” said Pomeranz. “I felt pretty good out there, so I had that extra gear to throw it in to get out of those jams.”

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Right-handed hitters are now 0-for-45 against Craig Kimbrel this season. Boston’s red-hot closer struck out the side in the ninth to earn his 15th save in 16 opportunities.

“Yeah, nothing is ever given or automatic, but he’s pretty darn close right now,” said Farrell. “It’s efficient. It’s two wipeout pitches. It’s fun to see.”

WHAT’S NEXT
Red Sox: Red-hot lefty Eduardo Rodriguez opens a four-game series in Baltimore on Thursday night. Rodriguez has reeled Thurman Thomas Jersey off seven consecutive quality starts. A former Orioles prospect, Rodriguez has thrived in his career at Camden Yards, going 3-1 with a 1.34 ERA in six starts. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.

White Sox: Chicago will have a day off Thursday then travel to Detroit to face the Tigers on Friday at 6:10 p.m. CT in a three-game set as the two teams continue a stretch of seven games against each other in a two-week span. The White Sox will send team ERA Jim Kelly Throwback Jersey leader Derek Holland (4-4, 2.37 ERA) to the mound to face a team he held to a run on six hits Saturday.

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Fabian Ardaya is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago.

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White Sox select Jim Kelly Jersey Jake Burger in Draft

CHICAGO — When White Sox director of amateur scouting Nick Hostetler and
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“Before we started the interview, he stopped and said, ‘I’m a huge White Sox fan.’ Paul Konerko, Jim Thome, those were his heroes,” said Hostetler after taking Burger with the 11th pick of the first round in the 2017 MLB Draft on Monday night.

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“It was kind Customized Buffalo Bills Jersey of cool. He blew us away. The makeup was off the charts. He’s a great kid. High energy. Lots of fun.”

“It’s unbelievable. I grew up watching Jim Kelly Jersey Paul Konerko and tried to emulate his game,” said Burger on a conference call, adding he didn’t get much grief from Cardinals fans as long as he wasn’t rooting for the Cubs. “There are no words to describe how pumped I am and excited I am for this opportunity. There are just no words.”

Burger, 21, was ranked 16th on the Draft prospect watch by MLBPipeline.com, and Hostetler expressed confidence they will soon be able to sign him. The slot value at No. 11 is $4,199,200.

The Draft continues on Tuesday with Rounds 3-10. The MLB.com preview show begins at 11:30 a.m. CT, with exclusive coverage beginning at 12 p.m. CT. The White Sox put together a list of five guys for No. 11 earlier in the week and they were pretty confident that two of the five were going to get to them.

Deemed an offense-first sort of player, Burger batted .328 with 13 doubles, 22 home runs, 65 RBIs, 69 runs scored, three stolen bases, 43 walks, a .443 on-base percentage and .648 slugging percentage in 63 games for No. 22 Missouri State this season. He finished second in NCAA Division I with 21 home runs in ’16.

Of equal importance were Burger’s 38 strikeouts and 43 walks over 247 at-bats this past season. Personalized Buffalo Bills JerseyThose statistics fit the offensive mold general manager Rick Hahn has set during this ongoing rebuild.

“Huge. It’s huge,” Hostetler said. “[Hahn] wanted high OBP guys and we are following through with that plan.”

“I always hit the ball hard but never had that loft or backspin that people preach about now,” said the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Burger, who was named First Team All-America by Baseball America and the Joe Carter Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year. He is a semifinalist for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award.

“It was the ability to kind of change my swing to a more home run/doubles type of hitter.”

“Jake was the guy we identified early in the process, back with Team USA, as being the guy we felt had the best right-handed power in the country,” Hostetler said. “Last year we feel like we added the best left-handed power in the country [Zack Collins], and this year we added the best right-handed power in the country.”

Hostetler points to Class A Kannapolis for Burger, although he might begin at Class A Advanced Rookie Great Falls. Burger joins Dan Haynes (1967), Ted Nicholson (1969), Robin Ventura (1988) and Josh Fields (2004) as third basemen selected in the first round by the White Sox since 1965.

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CHICAGO — Avisail Garcia gave himself a 26th birthday by driving in three runs
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Garcia, who has blossomed this season to post a .333 batting average that currently ranks third among American League hitters, went 2-for-5 with a double.

“I’m focused, and working hard every day,” Garcia said. “Every at-bat, I’m trying to do my best to help my team to win. I have my swing right now and I’ve had it for a little bit, but I’m going to keep working on it. It’s a long season. I’m just trying to swing at strikes and not trying to do too much, because when I do too much nothing happens.”

The Orioles haven’t won a road game since a 13-11 win at Detroit on May 16, with Monday marking the 10th consecutive loss away from home for the club.

The White Sox chased Orioles starter Wade Miley (No. 43 overall, 2008 Draft, Southeastern Louisiana University) after 53 pitches and 2 1/3 innings, scoring six runs — including a four-run third inning — and forcing a Baltimore starter to go fewer than three innings for the third consecutive game.

Chicago broke through in style, as catcher Kevan Smith (seventh round, 2011 Draft, University of Pittsburgh) launched his first big league homer to give his team a 2-0 lead in the second. Jose Abreu, Garcia and Matt Davidson (No. 35 overall, 2009 Draft, Yucaipa HS) helped to add on in the next inning, as the three combined to bring across four more runs to knock Miley out of the game.

‘I just sucked,” Miley said. “It’s as simple as that. I feel like everything I threw up there, they put a barrel on. That’s all there Customized Buffalo Bills Jersey is to it. That game’s on me. We’ve got to be better as a starting staff. We’ve got to be better individually. That’s not acceptable.”

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Despite plenty of run support, White Sox starter Mike Pelfrey (No. 9 overall, 2005 Draft, Wichita State University) managed to go just 3 2/3 innings while allowing a pair of runs. The Orioles inched closer in the eighth, scoring four runs in the eighth off Gregory Infante on a RBI single and a three-run Trey Mancini homer, but wouldn’t get closer than three runs as the game ended on Jonathan Schoop getting thrown out trying to stretch a RBI single to a double.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Never forget your first: Smith got Chicago on the board in the second inning, taking Miley’s first-pitch fastball the other way and driving it a Statcast-projected 427 feet to right-center field for his first Major League home run. It was the first “barrel” of the game, according to Statcast™, and one of three that Chicago had in the game’s first five innings. Chicago hit six balls off Miley with a measured exit velocity greater than 100 mph, and eight in the game’s first five innings as it jumped to a 9-2 lead.

“That was pretty exciting because it was his first,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. “It looked like the fan threw it into Adam Jones and he got it into Thurman Thomas Jersey our bullpen. If I could thank him personally I would for him to help Smitty get that ball. That’s a pretty classy act.” “It was kind of a surreal moment,” Smith said.

“You come up through high school and in the Minors trying to figure stuff out
Men’s Nike Buffalo Bills Customized Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey and you watch the guys like [Adam] Jones, [Mark] Trumbo. Chris Davis steps up to the plate and congratulates me. It’s one of those moments where you have to step back and say, ‘Wow.’ It’s one of those days I’m going to remember Jim Kelly Jersey for the rest of my life.'”

Shutting the door: Even when staked to a 6-2 lead, Pelfrey wasn’t able to get through the order a third time. He left with a pair of runners on and two Custom Bills Jersey outs in the fourth inning and Baltimore slugger Manny Machado (No. 3 overall, 2010 Draft, Brito Miami Private School) due up. White Sox reliever Jake Petricka (second Jim Kelly Throwback Jersey round, 2010 Draft, Indiana State University) got his fellow 2010 draftee to strike out and end the rally.

“As the innings progressed you could see him getting a feel,” said Renteria of Petricka’s second outing since coming off the disabled list. “He was settling in and I think he was happy with what he did. He felt like he was himself.”

QUOTABLE
“I was kind of joking, I got a new shipment of bats in today, a different model. It was the first swing of the game I took with it and I was like all right, let’s order about three dozen of those. But it just comes when you least expect it.” — Smith, on his first career homer

“We’re not doing our jobs right now. It’s embarrassing on all of us. It’s definitely embarrassing for the starting staff. Other than Dylan Bundy, he’s kind of holding us alive right now. We’ve got to pick him up, we’ve got to take some of the load off of him.” – Miley, on the starting pitching staff

ABREU LOVES THE ORIOLES
Abreu has played 23 career games against the Orioles and has 12 multi-hit efforts in those 23. He has 15 RBIs and 16 runs scored in those 23 games.

UNDER FURTHER REVIEW
Schoop cut into the White Sox lead with a two-out RBI single in the ninth, but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double on a throw from center fielder Willy Garcia. The Orioles challenged the call, but the call stood and the game was over.

WHAT’S NEXT
Orioles: Alec Asher (2-4, 4.35) makes his fourth start Tuesday since returning to the starting rotation on May 28. He’s posted a 9.49 ERA in his last three starts. He threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief against Chicago earlier this season. First pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET.

White Sox: Derek Holland (4-6, 3.99) makes his 13th start of the season and fifth at Guaranteed Rate Field. Holland is 1-4 with a 6.19 ERA over his last six starts, compared to a 2.02 ERA over his first six starts of the year.

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Fabian Ardaya is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

White Sox Ken Thurman Thomas Jersey Harrelson retiring after 2018

CHICAGO — For those who don’t completely grasp how much the White Sox truly mean to Ken “Hawk” Harrelson, take a look at the first few minutes of his Wednesday news conference to announce 2018 as his last season in the broadcast booth.

Harrelson, 75, had tears in his eyes and choked up more than a few times when discussing the decision to primarily work Sunday home games during his 34th year. The White Sox also announced a multiyear agreement with Jason Benetti, who joined the White Sox television broadcast team in 2016, to continue as the
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“Jason Benetti is going to be a hell of an announcer,” said Jim Kelly Throwback Jersey Harrelson while sitting in the White Sox dugout. “I’m very, very proud of him, what he is right now and what he’s going to be. He’s still young in baseball as far as the Major Leagues and feeling his way a little bit. He’s just going to get better and better and better. You’re going to enjoy him a long, long time.”

“I used to go around elementary school doing a Hawk impersonation,” said
Men’s 1960 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Thurman Thomas Mitchell and Ness Throwback Royal Blue Jersey Benetti, who spoke following Harrelson. “He’s such a wonderful entertainer and person who loves the game so much, and to not feel that as a kid would mean I had a heart of stone. He is such an entertainer and lover of the game. To grow up watching Hawk made me realize you can have fun on the air and enjoy the game for what it is and beyond.”

A reduction to working only road games for the past two seasons had been a welcome and necessary change for Harrelson. But the five-time Emmy Award winner and three-time Ford C. Frick Award nominee will work 20 games in 2018 and then become a White Sox ambassador through ’19, marking the beginning of his eighth decade in baseball.

The goal for Harrelson is to spend more time with his grandchildren Thurman Thomas Jersey — Nico, Alexander and Hank.

“Hawk has left a lasting imprint on the game of baseball across what will be an amazing career in the Personalized Buffalo Bills Jersey game,” said White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf in the team’s news release. “His passion for the White Sox — and for the game of baseball — is apparent in every telecast he does.”

“This has been the greatest ride of my life, and it’s been a lot of fun with these fans,” Harrelson said. “I’ll never forget anything that has to do with this, nothing. I’ll remember it forever.”

Benetti, who grew up a White Sox fan and attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School in the South suburbs of Chicago, plans to continue his duties as a national play-by-play announcer for ESPN in 2018, calling games for basketball, baseball, football and lacrosse. He becomes the exclusive White Sox play-by-play
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But that ’18 season isn’t viewed as a farewell tour for the man who authored catchphrases such as “He gone,” and “You can put it on the board, yes!” as well as nicknames such as “One Dog” and “The Big Hurt.” Harrelson never can say goodbye to the White Sox.

“There’s not a better organization in baseball than the Chicago White Sox,” Harrelson said. “It’s just that simple. You can tie us but you can’t beat us.”

Drew Pomeranz Jim Kelly Throwback Jersey leads Red Sox past White Sox

CHICAGO — Drew Pomeranz threw seven innings of one-run ball and benefited from a four-run sixth inning as the Red Sox knocked off the White Sox, 4-1, and claimed a series victory at Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday night.

It was the second consecutive strong start for Pomeranz, who has allowed just three runs over his last two starts while striking out 19 batters in 13 innings.

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“It was kind of a continuation of the last one, to be honest,” said Pomeranz. “I felt pretty good with four pitches out there. I worked all week on just repeating what I did the start before, and tried to bring it into this start. I actually felt better this time than the last one, which is nice. I felt pretty comfortable out there even in some of those tight spots.”

White Sox right-hander Mike Pelfrey missed an opportunity to pick up his third consecutive win for the first time since 2010 despite tossing five scoreless innings while allowing two hits on a tidy 83 pitches. Pelfrey has allowed two runs over 16 innings over the course of those outings, and he was held to 86 or fewer pitches each time. Pelfrey received an early lead in the second as Tim Anderson doubled home Avisail Garcia, but that was all Chicago would get off Pomeranz.

The White Sox bullpen, which entered the day ranking second-best in the American League with a 2.96 ERA, gave up the lead. It marked the first time all season Chicago had lost a game in which it had led after five innings — making them the last team in the Majors to do so this season.

Normally reliable Swarzak stumbles in sixth

White Sox manager Rick Renteria said the plan all along was for Pelfrey to go Customized Buffalo Bills Jersey five innings before turning the ball over to the bullpen. Pelfrey has struggled going through the order multiple times this season, with batters slashing .556/.571/1.278 their third time through the order against him. Opponents are also hitting .450/.500/1.100 this season once Pelfrey passes 76 pitches.

“When I was a lot younger, I definitely didn’t like coming out of the game and always had something to say,” Pelfrey said on being taken out. “Maybe that’s a little selfish. I know that in Anaheim he left me in there, and it ended up costing us. I just go out there and give you whatever I have until you say enough’s enough and move on.”

Playing his first game since coming off the disabled list, Pablo Sandoval had three hits for the Red Sox, including a bloop RBI single to left that snapped a 1-1 tie in the sixth. It was the eighth win in the last 10 games for Boston heading into a four-game series in Baltimore.

Sandoval returns with 3 opposite-field hits

Pomeranz overcame the early deficit to earn his second consecutive win, scattering seven hits and walking none while striking out eight on 108 pitches. He received a boost in the sixth, as four runs came across against White Sox reliever Anthony Swarzak, who had allowed three runs in 23 1/3 innings entering Wednesday.

“Inside tonight we capitalized on a couple miscues,” said Red Sox manager John Farrell. “An overthrow, a wild pitch, we’re running the bases aggressive. And not with reckless abandon, but with some aggressiveness that’s chipped in to adding 90 feet or put us in position to tack on an additional run. So we’re being opportunistic.”

The series win over Chicago marked the third straight for Boston, and capped off a 16-12 month of May.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Game of inches: Swarzak replaced Pelfrey in the sixth inning up 1-0 and loaded the bases with one out on a pair of singles and an intentional walk of Jackie Bradley Jr. Swarzak appeared to roll a double-play ball against Josh Rutledge to get out of it, but Anderson’s throw was barely late and the tying run scored. Boston would score thrice more in the inning on Sandoval’s bloop single — which Statcast™ said had an exit velocity of 67.7 mph — and a two-run double from Christian Vazquez.

“I feel like I made some quality pitches, but at the same time, I didn’t put guys away when I had the opportunity to,” Swarzak said. “It’s extremely unfortunate, because I really believe that if I throw Personalized Buffalo Bills Jersey up a zero right there, we’re going to go on to win that game, 1-0. That wasn’t the case. Some balls fell in and I couldn’t put the ball past somebody when I really needed to. The result was four runs.”

Keep it rolling: The White Sox threatened to rally back in the sixth against Pomeranz as Todd Frazier and Avisail Garcia led the inning off with singles to bring the tying run to the plate. Pitching coach Carl Willis came out to talk to PCustom Bills Jerseyomeranz, who subsequently got out of the inning with a popout, a strikeout and a savvy forceout throw at third base to keep the lead at three.

“That was big,” said Pomeranz. “I felt pretty good out there, so I had that extra gear to throw it in to get out of those jams.”

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“Yeah, nothing is ever given or automatic, but he’s pretty darn close right now,” said Farrell. “It’s efficient. It’s two wipeout pitches. It’s fun to see.”

WHAT’S NEXT
Red Sox: Red-hot lefty Eduardo Rodriguez opens a four-game series in Baltimore on Thursday night. Rodriguez has reeled off seven consecutive quality starts. A former Orioles prospect, Rodriguez has thrived in his career at Camden Yards, going 3-1 with a 1.34 ERA in six starts. First pitch is scheduled for 7:0Thurman Thomas Jersey5 p.m. ET.

White Sox: Chicago will have a day off Thursday then travel to Detroit to face the Tigers on Friday at 6:10 p.m. CT in a three-game set as the two teams continue a stretch of seven games against each other in a two-week span. The White Sox will send team ERAJim Kelly Throwback Jersey leader Derek Holland (4-4, 2.37 ERA) to the mound to face a team he held to a run on six hits Saturday.

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Fabian Ardaya is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago.

Ian Browne has covered the Red Sox for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne and Facebook.

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