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CHICAGO — Kade McClure was selected Tuesday by the White Sox in the sixth round of the 2017 MLB Draft. But the right-hander still runs second to the most famous Chicago draft pick coming from Mentor, Ohio, this year.

That honor goes to Mitch Trubisky, the standout quarterback out of North Carolina who was taken second overall by the Bears in the NFL draft. McClure and Trubisky happen Custom Broncos Jersey to be good friends and former teammates.

“We grew up playing youth football together,” McClure said of Trubisky during a phone interview Tuesday. “He’s one of my best friends. We were FaceTiming last
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“He said it would be cool if I was drafted by the Cubs or Sox and I said, ‘Yeah that would be awesome.’ It panned out that way today.”

McClure stood as one of two White Sox picks in Day 2 of the Draft coming from Louisville. Right-hander Lincoln Henzman went in the fourth round, so these friends and former roommates with the Cardinals will be starting their professional baseball life together.

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

Before the Louisville duo can think about the White Sox, they first have the College World Series to consider. Play begins Saturday in Omaha, Neb., with McClure carrying an 8-3 record and 102 strikeouts over 97 innings and Henzman
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Henzman followed Zack Burdi, the 26th pick overall by the White Sox in the ’16 Draft, in that late-innings role for Louisville.

“I’m excited to play with him, maybe, one day,” said Henzman, who received a congratulatory text from Burdi. “It’s awesome. It’s always a dream as a little kid to get drafted.”

“Man, it’s crazy,” McClure said of getting drafted and taking part in the College World Series. “I’m just very thankful and appreciative of the White Sox for giving me this opportunity. I’m excited to see what Louisville can do out there in Omaha. I’m very excited to hopefully end up on top out there.”

Louisville was practicing when both players were drafted. Henzman’s family
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“I didn’t know what he was talking about,” said McClure, who has roomed with Henzman for three years on the road and stayed in the same host house during a summer competition in New Hampshire. “He told me about the White Custom Lions Jersey Sox drafting me.”Customized Detroit Lions Jersey

Before the pick was announced, McClure texted the news to Trubisky. The hope is McClure, Trubisky’s backup quarterback in high school, can join his friend someday as a pro athlete Custom Cowboys Jersey in Chicago.

“Good dude, and he gets things done on and off the field,” McClure said of Trubisky. “I don’t know why anyone would doubt that guy. There’s no doubt in my mind, friend or not, he’s going to get the job done as an NFL quarterback.”

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.

Avisail Garcia Customized Dallas Cowboys Jersey drops to 6th in AL OF balloting

CHICAGO — The hits and RBIs keep coming for White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia. And Custom Cowboys Jersey so do the All-Star votes.

In the third week of voting, with American League results released Tuesday, Garcia sits sixth among AL All-Star Customized Dallas Cowboys Jersey outfielders with 698,876 votes. He trails Aaron Judge (1,893,260), Mike Trout (1,582,782) and George Springer (804,826), as well as Michael Custom Lions Jersey Brantley (776,487) and Mookie Betts (714,185) in the outfield. Garcia stands as the lone White Sox position player among the Top 15 in the
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For his part, Garcia won’t yet allow himself to think about a first All-Star experience.

“No. Long season, man,” said Garcia after his two-hit, three-RBI performance during Monday’s 10-7 win over the Orioles raised his average to .333 and his RBI total to 45. “It’s a plus. Lots of games is a plus. You just gotta keep working, focus on what’s to come.”

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Garcia ranks second in the AL in batting average, trailing Judge, and fourth in RBIs. He also sits ninth with a .921 OPS, and Garcia has never gone more than three straight hitless games in starts this season. He has 24 multihit games and is batting .458 against left-handed pitchers.

“Focus and keep working at it every day and every at-bat trying to do my best and trying to help my team win,” said Garcia of his 2017 breakout. “I have more experience right now, I’ve been in the league for a little bit, and you just gotta keep working.”

Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites — on computers, tablets and smartphones — exclusively online using the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, June 29, at 10:59 p.m. CT. On smartphones and
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CHICAGO — Matt Davidson’s first career grand slam and Derek Holland’s quality start were more than enough for the White Sox to roll to a 6-1 win Tuesday and extend the Orioles’ road losing streak to 11 games and overall skid to six straight losses.

It knocked the Orioles (31-32 Custom Cowboys Jersey) below .500 for the first time all season.

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Holland navigated through traffic on the basepaths to put together a solid outing at Guaranteed Rate Field after allowing 14 runs over his two previous outings. He scattered eight hits to allow an earned run over six innings, marking the first quality start for Chicago in 13 games. According to STATS, that was the longest drought between quality Customized Denver Broncos Jersey starts in franchise history.Men’s Nike Customized Denver Broncos Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Shirt.

“We’ve been working on this, obviously a little bit of a struggle,” Holland said. “But the main thing is to bounce back.”

Orioles right-hander Alec Asher got off to a strong start until the fourth, when he allowed his first hit of the game to Melky Cabrera. Jose Abreu followed Cabrera’s hit with another single, and each would score on Avisail Garcia’s two-run double. Asher’s troubles arose again in the sixth, loading the bases on a single, hit batter and a walk before allowing Davidson’s grand slam.

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Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the decision to let Asher go out in the sixth was in part due to a taxed bullpen. Showalter had seen his starters go fewer than three innings in three consecutive games, and Tuesday marked just the second time in a week an Orioles starter had pitched into the sixth.

“We’re just a little short down there, always having to have a long piece down there for the next day,” Showalter said. “A lot of short starts, and that’s a byproduct of it. [Asher] pitched well here and there. He wasn’t the issue. The
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It was the first grand slam for the White Sox this season, traveling a Statcast-projected 435 feet with an exit velocity of 112.2 mph — the hardest-hit ball Davidson has had in the Statcast™ era.

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“That one felt pretty good,” said Davidson, who joked that he did an involuntary hop after connecting. “I knew it when I hit it. You don’t really feel anything when you hit balls like that.”

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Melk is the Man: Cabrera’s defense was significant in what was a close game early on, as his throw was good enough to nail Manny Machado trying to stretch an RBI single into a double in the first inning and earn his third outfield assist of the season. His most important play came in the sixth, as he robbed Orioles designated hitter Welington Castillo of a potential extra-base hit that would have scored Trey Mancini from second and tied the game at two apiece.

He’s new at this: The Orioles threatened Chicago’s slim 2-1 lead in the fifth, as Joey Rickard led off with a single, advanced to second on a Willy Garcia error and moved to third on an Adam Jones single. After Machado popped out, White Sox second baseman Alen Hanson — making his first start since being claimed off waivers June 9 — got Holland out of the inning by taking a grounder to second base himself and nailing Mark Trumbo for an inning-ending double play to keep the White Sox ahead.

“You’ve got to make the situations as small as possible and make the pitches when you need to,” Holland said. “My defense was what makes the bigger picture of that. Made a key pitch to Machado and kind of continue to go from there.”
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“It was just one of those times we weren’t able to produce,” Machado said. “I got mad because I missed a pitch. I was sitting on it, and then I missed it so I got frustrated. But every run counts. He got out of two innings that we should have had a couple runs. That’s just how things are going for us right now.”

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Tuesday marked the 12th time in franchise history the White Sox struck out no more than once, and the first time since May 9, 2015, that the team didn’t strike out after its second batter of the game. The franchise has won all but one of those 12 games.

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The White Sox celebrated with Rick Renteria following Tuesday’s victory, which marked the 101st of his managerial career. Renteria picked up 73 wins in 2014 during his one season with the Cubs and earned his 100th victory on Monday night.

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Orioles: Dylan Bundy (6-5, 3.05 ERA) heads to the mound Wednesday night (8:10 ET) in the third game of a four-game set. Bundy has gone at least six innings in all but one of his starts this season, including Friday, when he allowed three runs in six frames in an eventual Customized Dallas Cowboys Jersey loss to the Yankees.

White Sox: Miguel Gonzalez Customized Detroit Lions Jersey (4-7, 4.89) will look to regain his command after a four-walk outing in a loss to the Indians in his last start. He has lost seven of his last eight decisions and has an 8.44 June ERA. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CT.

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White Sox build Customized Denver Broncos Jersey for future on Day 2 of Draft

CHICAGO — A distinct plan stood behind the picks made by White Sox director of amateur scouting Nick Hostetler over the first two days of the 2017 MLB Draft.

“What we did is go down the whole home run total and said, ‘Let’s take them all.
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There certainly was no power shortage in either of the White Sox first two selections Monday or among their eight picks Tuesday. The organization followed the plan of looking for polished hitters who make good contact in regard to their outlook on offense.

The Draft concludes on Wednesday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 11 a.m. CT.

Here’s a look at the White Sox Day 2 picks.

Third round: Luis Gonzalez, CF, University of New Mexico

The two-way player from New Mexico was rated at the 106th best prospect in MLB.com’s pre-Draft rankings. He hit .361 with 14 stolen bases as a junior, and
Women’s Nike Detroit Lions Personalized Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Shirt struck out only 71 times against 124 walks over 598 at-bats in his New Mexico career. Gonzalez is 35-of-36 in stolen-base attempts for the Lobos.

Gonzalez, 21, is from Hermosillo, Mexico, and played at Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson, Ariz. As a pitcher, Gonzalez posted an 11-6 record and 6.12 ERA over 36 games, 22 starts. According to his bio on golobos.com, Gonzalez’s favorite athlete is Mike Trout. The slot value at No. 87 overall is $636,500.

“Luis is a five-tool-type center fielder. He’s going to stay in center field. He can really play out there. He can run,” Hostetler said. “Our analytics, they have their own metrics and ways to shape different things ballpark-weighted, so I wouldn’t read too much into altitude and playing in that conference.

“But he can really swing the bat. It’s an advanced approach. Again like the other two guys yesterday, he’s more walks than strikeouts. That was one of our themes
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Fourth round, Lincoln Henzman, RHP, Louisville
The White Sox listed the 21-year-old right-hander as a starting pitcher, although he has worked almost exclusively out of the bullpen as the closer for Louisville. Henzman has recorded 16 saves in 25 games this season for Louisville, and he is headed to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

Henzman, who had Tommy John Surgery in high school in 2013, struck out 36 and walked nine over 35 2/3 innings this season. He’s a Louisville roommate and good friends with Kade McClure, the team’s sixth-round selection.

“They know I can come out of the bullpen if they need me to, and they watched me this past summer in the Cape [Cod League] through seven or eight starts and I guess they liked what they saw,” Henzman said. “So I will give them what they want.”

Fifth round, Tyler Johnson, RHP, South Carolina
Johnson worked a mere seven games and 7 2/3 innings as a freshman for South Carolina, but the right-hander has served as the team’s closer over the past two seasons and amassed 19 saves with 99 strikeouts over 78 1/3 innings.

Much like Henzman, the White Sox announced Johnson as a starting pitcher. MLB.com’s scouting report on Johnson, which had him listed as the No. 97 prospect pre-Draft, mentioned Johnson is well-equipped to handle the late innings with a 92-97 mph fastball reaching 99 mph. He commands it well with 23 walks issued over the past two seasons. He also features a slider peaking at 85 mph with nice bite.

“Johnson has big, big stuff,” Hostetler said. “His stuff is better than Lincoln’s. Lincoln has a little bit more feel and pitchability, but Tyler has the mechanics that can start. He just needs to be stretched out. He had a long little layoff from an injury and came back guns ablazing. He has looked great since.”

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“My goal is to attack with the fastball and try to get ahead in counts,” said McClure, a former high school teammate and good friend of Mitch Trubisky, the quarterback selected No. 2 overall by the Bears in the 2017 NFL draft. “A lot of people look at me at 6-foot-7 and don’t think I’m athletic as smaller guys.

“Being a basketball player and football player in high school, I feel I’m pretty athletic for my size. I like to control the running game and field my own position and do a lot of stuff that most people my size don’t do as well. I’m still very much so growing into my body.” More >>

Seventh round, Evan Skoug, C, TCU
One of the true surprises of the Draft, the No. 48 prospect out of Libertyville, Ill., and College World Series-bound TCU slipped to 207. The left-handed-hitting catcher had 20 home runs and 67 RBIs for the Horned Frogs in ’17, although he did strike out 87 times in 242 at-bats.

“Those strikeouts didn’t help this year, but if you look back at the history, they weren’t there,” Hostetler said. “We’re taking it as a little bit of an anomaly. We don’t think this is the norm with him.

“Guys have questioned his catch and throw. We do as well. We’re not telling you, ‘I’m 100 percent he stays behind the plate.’ But after talking with him and as aggressive as he was in the conversation with his belief in his ability, I’m not going to tell him he’s not going to.

“He’s a very driven kid. He’s using this as a little bit of a slap in the face. He’s excited to come back home. There’s going to be a little chip on his shoulder.”

Eighth round, Sam Abbott, 1B, Curtis High School
With Abbott still in school, his parents had to get him out of class and take him to the athletic director’s office so he could hear his name announced. Abbott is a power-packed project, who flew in from Washington to work out for the White Sox and impressed none other than Jim Thome with some of his blasts.

“Jim Customized Denver Broncos Jersey told me ‘Who is this kid?’ I even had to pull out the roster to look and realized it was Sam Abbott,” Hostetler said. “It’s going to be a long process for Sam.

“He’s going to be a two-year Rookie ball guy. He’s new to baseball, he wasn’t on the circuit. … This is one of those high risk, high rewards, where if this hits, it’s a story good enough for a movie.”

Abbott was deemed by Hostetler as one of the most unique stories ever drafted by the White Sox.

“He’s a U.S. Junior National water polo player. He has a scholarship to Long Beach State,” Hostetler said. “His mom was an Olympian, his dad was in the military. He was born in Kuwait City. The kid’s backstory is some kind of tremendous and when you see the kid physically, it is some physical specimen. His shoulders are really big and broad.”

Ninth round, Craig Dedelow, OF, Indiana University
The left-handed-hitting outfielder knocked out 19 home runs for Indiana this past season. He’s a senior sign who will stay in center field.

“Another big power kid,” Hostetler said. “We had interest in him last year. The numbers money-wise didn’t fit. We are excited to get him.”

10th round, JB Olson, RHP, University of Oklahoma
Olson finished 5-1 with eight saves and a 1.99 ERA over 31 games this past season. He had a 2.03 ERA over 21 games in ’16. Hostetler said both the team’s TrackMan data/analytics Custom Broncos Jersey and scouts loved Olson.

“It’s always nice when those two match up with each other,” Hostetler said.

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Chris Tillman will try to figure out his first-inning woes when he starts for the Orioles in the finale against the White Sox on Thursday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Tillman (1-4, 8.01 ERA) has allowed Customized Detroit Lions Jersey at least two runs in the first innings of his past four outings, including six of nine runs he allowed in 1 1/3 innings against the Yankees on June 10.

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Tillman has allowed 13 runs on 16 hits in the first inning of his seven starts this season for a 16.71 ERA in that frame, including seven walks, four home runs and two doubles.

“It’s not like he goes out there and says, ‘OK, que sera, sera,’ this is my inning I’m not very good at,'” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “We try a lot of different things, without saying what the obvious answer could be, that you may not be carrying good stuff early on. But that’s the case for a lot of pitchers. He’s
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On the first pitch of at-bats, Tillman has thrown a pitch that Statcast has tracked in the strike zone just 37.9 percent of the time. That’s the lowest rate for any starter with at least 150 batters faced, and after falling behind 1-0, Tillman has allowed a .426/.524/.750 line.

Left-hander David Holmberg (1-0, 2.74) will look to build upon a win in his last start against the Indians on June 10 in Cleveland. Holmberg, who will make his fourth start of the season Custom Cowboys Jersey, allowed Custom Lions Jersey only two runs on three hits in five innings against Customized Dallas Cowboys Jersey the Indians.

He will return to the bullpen following this outing to make room for the return of right-hander James Shields, who will rejoin White Sox starters in the next turn
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Holmberg is 4-6 with a 6.41 ERA in 15 Customized Denver Broncos Jersey career Major League starts, but has held opponents to a .178 batting average as a starter this season.

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• 1B/DH David Washington made his Major League debut as the Orioles’ designated hitter Wednesday, and could become part of a rotation of players to play first base while Chris Davis is sidelined by a Grade 1 right oblique strain. Davis was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, retroactive to June 13, and doesn’t have a set timetable to return yet.

• Holmberg has made eight relief appearances this season. As a starter, he’s holding opponents to a .178 batting average.

• Showalter said Orioles outfielder Seth Smith is fighting an undisclosed injury that is limiting his playing time. Showalter hopes Hyun Soo Kim, who led off
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“He’s not 100 percent,” Showalter said of Smith. “We have stuff like that every night. It’s just whether somebody asks the question. I’m not going to broadcast it. He’s not the only one. We’re short.”

Brian Hedger is a contributor to MLB.com based in Chicago. He covered the Orioles on Wednesday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

White Sox draft Larry King’s son in Customized Detroit Lions Jersey 39th round

CHICAGO — White Sox, hello.

That might have been the reaction from Chance King when the team made the right-handed hurler its 39th-round selection in the 2017 MLB Draft on Wednesday evening. King’s father just happens to be legendary broadcaster
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“This will be one of the thrills of my life,” said Larry King during a phone interview Wednesday. “It’s got to be a thrill to him.”

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King’s selection out of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., was not the lone White
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Riley Crean, the son of one-time Indiana University basketball coach Tom Crean and nephew of University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh and Baltimore Ravens head football coach John Harbaugh, was chosen in the 35th round. The 6-for-3, 190-pound hurler out of Bloomington (Ind.) High School North is committed to be a Hoosier and looks to be honoring that collegiate commitment.

But Crean’s fastball, which sits 86-to-90 mph, and good 78-mph breaking ball certainly Customized Denver Broncos Jersey interested the White Sox.

“There’s a lot of projection on Riley,” White Sox director of amateur scouting Nick Hostetler said. “Tom has become a close friend of mine, and we’ve talked in detail about it. Riley is going to go to school, but he was also on our Area Code team.

“The breaking ball shows us, because how hard he throws it, there’s projection with the fastball. It was an exciting time. I had a chance to call him, and they sent me a video they had taken. It pulls at my heartstrings to watch a kid get drafted, the excitement of the family and the parents and everybody.”

Angelo Smith, a left-handed hurler taken in the 40th round out of Richards High School located in a south suburb of Chicago, played for the White Sox Amateur
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“It’s always good to get a local kid and give them the notoriety of having a solid successful high school career,” Hostetler said. “We like to do those things for local kids at certain parts of the Draft.”

King’s youngest son, Cannon, a senior who plays for Beverly Hills High School, could draw some Draft interest in Customized Detroit Lions Jersey 2018. Chance still was weighing his college options, which could include junior college before eventually Custom Cowboys Jersey transferring to USC.

Dennis Gilbert, the special assistant to White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and colleague and friend of Larry King, saw the younger King play baseball and recommended him to White Sox scouts. That recommendation helped produce Chance’s Draft honor.

“He was still unsure of his college commitment today when I talked to Chance, but he was excited to be drafted,” Hostetler said. “He’s a tall, skinny projectable right-handed pitcher.”

“I don’t know what he will do with this,” the elder King said. “He will talk to them. I’m not going to tell him what to do. It’s his life. College is important. He has a lot of ability. He loves the game. He’s a gamer. He’s a great kid. It was a great thrill to have this happen. I’m very proud of him.”

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.

Orioles’ Welington Castillo hits grand slam

CHICAGO Customized Cleveland Browns Jersey — Welington Castillo smacked his first career grand slam and recorded a career-best five RBIs as the Orioles snapped their six-game losing six, and an 0-11 mark on the road, with a 10-6 win over the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday night.

“You kind of think you’re having ‘Groundhog Day’ there for a little while, but guys just refused to give in,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “It’s been a tough stretch for us. We didn’t pitch particularly well, but we were fortunate there were a lot of balls hit hard they we were able to make plays on.”

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White Sox right-hander Miguel Gonzalez sat through a 90-minute rain delay before surrendering a season-high eight runs — his most since June 25, 2016, at Toronto — with seven of those runs coming in the fourth and fifth innings. He loaded the bases in each of those frames, allowing three to score in the fourth on a fielder’s choice and a two-run single to Hyun Soo Kim before serving up the slam to Castillo in the fifth.

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“I felt like my four-seam was cutting,” Gonzalez said. “The ball wasn’t doing what I wanted to. I felt like my [arm] slot was a little lower than usual. It’s something I have to fix, and then we’ll be OK.”

Castillo’s slam, which Statcast™ projected traveled 439 feet, was the Orioles’ second grand slam this season. It was also responsible for four of the seven two-out runs the team had Wednesday.

“Honestly, I like that situation,” Castillo said. “I’m the kind of guy who likes to come into that situation, because I’m not afraid to fail. This game is about making adjustments. I was just patient in that situation and he left me a fastball up, out over [the plate] and I was able to put a good swing on it.”

O’s starter Dylan Bundy lacked his typical poise and command. He allowed more than three runs for the second time this season, allowing five runs (four earned) all in the first two innings. Chicago got to him early on a two-run single, and a Matt Davidson homer. But Bundy retired nine of the last 11 batters he faced.

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“Throwing and pitching are two different things there,” Bundy said. “I didn’t execute in the first two innings, and then started pitching later in the game.”

Alen Hanson slugged his first Major League home run for the White Sox in the ninth inning. It was the first pinch-hit homer of the season for Chicago.

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Second chances: The Orioles looked ready to limit the damage of an early White Sox lead in the second, catching Yolmer Sanchez too far off the bag when rounding third base for what should have been the second out. Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop’s throw was high, allowing Sanchez to score and another runner to eventually score on Jose Abreu’s sac fly. Schoop got the last laugh, drawing a two-out walk — his 15th in 249 plate appearances — to load the bases just before Castillo’s grand slam.

“I’m one pitch away, and it’s been like that the whole year, but I’m sure it’s going to change at some point,” Gonzalez said of the Schoop at-bat Customized Carolina Panthers Jersey. “I’m going to put my head down and keep working hard, and good things are going to happen.

Schoop was pleased with his restraint during the key plate appearance.

“If you [make] a mistake, you’ve got to come up and forget about it,” he said. “I was trying to have good at-bats, and trying to [make sure] the ball is a strike. If you know me, you know I’m aggressive, and if you throw it out of the zone, I might get myself out. I had a better game plan today.”

Davidson dingers again: Davidson led off the second inning with a bang, taking Bundy to the opposite field for a leadoff homer — his third blast in as many days. Davidson’s homer had an exit velocity of 106.3 mph and traveled a projected 415 feet, according to Statcast™. This is the first time he’s hit homers in three consecutive games. The blast moved Davidson to 5-for-11 for the series with seven RBIs. He leads the White Sox with 13 home runs this season.

“He’s hitting well but it comes and goes,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. “I think for the most part his approach and his routine has been pretty consistent. The outcome hasn’t been what he’s wanted prior to this little spurt and all that he’s kind of picking up again. But I think again if he gets pitches he can handle he’s able to do some damage with them.”

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“Was that his first career home run? Wow. Goodness. Thank you for telling me that. I didn’t know that. Custom Browns Jersey In the big leagues? Yeah. He went in there, he looked very calm at the plate. Took a couple pitches — or one pitch — and then got a pitch to hit and obviously hit it out of the ballpark. All the Men’s Nike Carolina Panthers Custom Elite Team Color Black Super Bowl 50 Bound Jersey guys were excited for him, yes.” — Renteria, on Hanson’s first career homer

“I’m going to get a couple swings off. That’s my expectation right now. I’m in the lineup … DH, first base, wherever. I’m in the lineup and that’s a big thing for me.” — Orioles rookie David Washington, who went 0-for-4 and struck out three times in his Major League debut

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White Sox right Custom Panthers Jersey fielder Avisail Garcia continues to impress in a breakout 2017, and did so again Wednesday night in collecting three hits against the Orioles. It marked the American League-leading 10th time this season Garcia has collected three hits in a game, moving his season batting average to .339 — second-best in the AL.

ROSTER MOVE
The White Sox announced they will option reliever Juan Minaya to Triple-A
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WHAT’S NEXT
Orioles: Right-hander Chris Tillman (1-4, 8.01) will start for Baltimore in the series finale Thursday at Guaranteed Rate Field at 2:10 p.m. ET. Tillman hopes to end a habit of allowing runs in the first inning. He’s allowed at least two runs in the first innings of his past seven outings and has a 16.71 ERA in the first frames of his seven starts this season.

White Sox: David Holmberg (1-0, 2.74) takes the bump for the final game of a four-game set Thursday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. CT in what might be his last start before returning to the bullpen with James Shields’ return. He’s allowed six runs in 12 2/3 innings as a starter this year.

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Brian Hedger is a contributor to MLB.com based in Chicago. He covered the Orioles on Wednesday.

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

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CHICAGO — James Shields, on the disabled list since April 21, will return to the White Sox starting rotation on Sunday in Customized Cleveland Browns Jersey Toronto.

The veteran right-hander is expected to be activated from his first stint on the disabled list Sunday. It will be his first start since sustaining a strained right lat on April 16. Shields, who threw 90 pitches in his final rehab start with Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday, said he Customized Carolina Panthers Jersey will have no innings or pitch limit on Sunday.

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“I got up to 90 pitches down there in my last start, progressed pretty well,” Men’s Nike Carolina Panthers Custom Elite Team Color Black Super Bowl 50 Bound Jersey Shields said. “I feel pretty good. I’m ready to go. I felt good for the most part, and I’m ready to rock.”

Shields got off to a solid start this season, posting a 1.62 ERA in three starts after a 6-19 record in 2016. Shields said he had a good feel for his stuff during his three rehab outings, and his arm strength is good to go for a full-fledged return.

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Shields’ first career DL stint saw him return to a place he hadn’t been in 12 years — riding the buses of Minor League life.

“I was a road warrior for the Charlotte Knights there for a little bit,” he said. “I got one bus ride in. It brought back a few memories. I think it’s been 11 or 12 years since I’ve been Customized Cincinnati Bengals Jersey in the Minor Leagues, so it was pretty interesting.”

With Shields’ return, the White Sox are expected to move left-hander David
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Worth noting

• White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia should be good to go despite being hit by a pitch on his left elbow during the sixth inning of Tuesday’s over the Orioles, and was listed in the starting lineup Wednesday. White Sox manager Rick Renteria said Garcia will undergo his usual routine and will be ready to play,
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• Renteria received a delayed celebration for his 100th career win as a manager Tuesday, shortly after his 101st career win when the White Sox topped the Orioles. The team gave Renteria a brief beer shower, which Renteria said caught him by surprise.

“Yeah, it did, I appreciated it,” Renteria said. “I wasn’t thinking about it. Honestly, I wasn’t aware of it. I was taken aback a little bit. I was pleasantly surprised by their interest in it. So they gave me their bath. It was interesting. It was fun.”

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.

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ST. PETERSBURG — The White Sox have six pitchers on the disabled Custom Panthers Jersey list, but the South Siders’ list of walking wounded could begin to get a little shorter as soon as next week.

Starter James Shields will make his next rehab start with the Charlotte Knights on Thursday. The veteran righty, who was placed Custom Bengals Jersey on the 10-day DL on April 21, has missed his last eight starts because of a strained right Men’s Nike Carolina Panthers Custom Elite Team Color Black Super Bowl 50 Bound Jersey lat.

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In his first rehab start on Sunday, Shields (1-0, 1.62) allowed one earned run in four innings, striking out three. Barring any setbacks, he could return to the White Sox rotation as soon as next week’s series against Baltimore, although White Sox manager Rick Renteria Custom Browns Jersey said that there is no set timetable for his return.

The team also announced that left-hander Carlos Rodon (bicep bursitis) will make his Customized Cleveland Browns Jersey second rehab start, also with team’s Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte, on Sunday. Rodon, who has been on the 10-day DL since April 2, allowed five earned runs on four hits in 3 1/3 innings for the White Sox Class A Advanced affiliate, Winston-Salem, on Tuesday.

“[Rodon] came out healthy which is what we are most encouraged about and we’ll continue to see those guys progress,” Renteria said.

Shields and Rodon join rehabbing reliever Jake Petricka (right lat strain) in Charlotte. Petricka, who was placed on the 10-day DL on April 5, has made two appearances, allowing three earned runs in three innings.

Relievers Nate Jones and Zach Putnam, both on the 10-day DL because of elbow injuries, did not make the trip to Florida but have been working with team trainers in Chicago. A date for their return to the mound has not been set.
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CHICAGO — The 2017 MLB Draft for the White Sox, which concluded Wednesday, was not onCustom Panthers Jerseye based on selecting for a specific position need.

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Those players represent a change under general manager Rick Hahn, with a move away from the pure athletes to the more polished baseball players.

“I don’t know if it’s fair to say change in philosophy,” Hahn said. “We want to have guys who we project will have an impact in Chicago and fit a certain profile both offensively as well as ideally defensively and how we want the game played.

“We are looking for athletic players like everybody in the game. But certainly those who come with a level of acumen and have a track record of success and are able to bring certain elements to the game we’ve been lacking for the last several years around here.”

In total, the White Sox selected 22 pitchers (14 right-handers, eight left-handers), two catchers, nine infielders and seven outfielders. They picked 34 collegiate players and six from the high school level.

Through the first 30 rounds, eighth-rounder Sam Abbott stood as the only high school pick. He was an All-State water polo player and a projectable baseball
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“There was a time in the third round where we were targeting a high school guy and got picked,” Hostetler said. “We got picked three different times on high school players.”

First-round pick Jake Burger, a third baseman from Missouri State, figures to be part of the first big wave of White Sox prospects coming in the next year or year and a half. He’s also an example of the power emphasis, along with the low-strikeout, high-walk philosophy targeted the last two years.

“You will see what’s more important to us is understanding of the strike zone and doing damage on pitches within the zone,” Hahn said. “Trying the best to lay off pitches out of the zone.

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“Not every pick is going to be exactly on the screws for all regards. You try to find enough guys that have a balanced skillset and a level of performance and a level of enthusiasm from scouts in that room that they project that player continuing to be or becoming a player that we feel can have success in Chicago.”

Customized Cleveland Browns Jersey Hostetler joked about any scouting director not happy with their Draft probably should be fired the next day. But he seemed genuinely pleased with his second class at the helm.

“We’ve added high-impact, power middle-of-the-order bats that really control the strike zone,” said Hostetler, who pointed to 11th-round pick Will Kincanon and 14th-round pick Alex Destino as possible standouts from Wednesday. “That was our key. We started adding some guys who can run today and we had some big power arms.”

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