Rays hit 4 HRs, Custom Jets Jersey beat White Sox

ST. PETERSBURG — Colby Rasmus’ solo home run in the eighth inning provided Alex Colome with a little wiggle room as the closer held on for Tampa Bay’s 7-5 series-clinching win over Chicago at Tropicana Field on Thursday.

Colome struck out two in the ninth to collect his 17th save of the year, and fourth Men’s Nike Custom Made New York Jets Elite Green Team Color NFL Jersey Sale longer than one inning.

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“The guy’s amazing and he shouldn’t be flying under anybody’s radar for the performances that he’s put in over the last year and a half now,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said.

Derek Norris capitalized on a pair of Derek Holland offspeed pitches left over the middle of the plate, sending both into the left-field bleachers. It was the first multi-homer game from a Rays catcher since Curt Casali achieved the feat on consecutive days in 2015.

Norris’ two-homer game CWS@TB: Norris clubs two homers against the White SoxDerek Norris belts a solo shot into Custom Jets Jersey the left-field seats in the 3rd, then sends a two-run shot over the left-center-field wall in the 4th

Peter Bourjos turned on an 0-2 pitch following Norris’ second round-tripper and barreled a ball 435 feet onto the tarp in left field. Activated from an elbow injury earlier in the day, Bourjos scored multiple runs for the first time this season Customized San Diego Chargers Jersey.

“If you make a mistake, these Custom Saints Jersey guys are going to capitalize on it,” Holland said. “Obviously, these are big league hitters. Hats off to those
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The damage done by Norris and Bourjos from the bottom two spots of the order came on a night in which the Rays’ first-through-fourth hitters batted a collective 2-for-14.

Down 6-0 in the sixth, the White Sox rallied as Avisail Garcia’s first-pitch cut turned into a three-run homer. Todd Frazier went deep in the eighth, a two-run round-tripper that brought Chicago to within one run, but Rasmus took the wind from the White Sox sails in the bottom of the same frame with his home run.

With 12 hits in the game, the White Sox equaled their combined total from the first two games of the series.

Rays starter Jake Odorizzi bounced back from a short outing in Seattle, lasting 6 2/3 innings against the White Sox, striking out eight and allowing three earned
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Glove save by Robertson: In the eighth inning, the Rays pulled the infield in, in an effort to keep the tying run at third base. Yolmer Sanchez laced a sharp grounder with visions of evening the score, but slick glove work by second baseman Daniel Robertson kept the ball in the infield and the runner at third. Colome entered the game and left the runner stranded before Rasmus added to the Rays’ lead with a solo shot in the bottom half of the inning.

Garcia’s shot cuts the lead in half: Garcia got the White Sox back within striking distance by barrelling a ball 446 feet, his third-longest of 10 homers this season, according to Statcast™. The ball left the bat at 105.6 mph and cut the score to 6-3.

• Custom Chargers Jersey Rays’ Kiermaier exits game with hip injury

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“The fact of the matter is, no matter what the starting pitchers are doing, we still keep grinding and trying to make it a game. We keep grinding, keep going and I think whatever the opposition does we have to counter it. It’s hard to do that in
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— White Sox manager Rick Renteria on fighting back

WHAT’S NEXT
White Sox: Chicago will conclude its three-city, nine-game road trip when it travels to Cleveland for a three-game set starting Friday Customized New Orleans Saints Jersey at 6:10 p.m. CT. The White Sox will send Miguel Gonzalez (4-5, 4.83 ERA) to the hill to start the series. The veteran righty is 4-1 with a 4.12 ERA in seven career starts against the Tribe.

Rays: The Rays begin a four-game series at home with Oakland on Friday at 7:10 p.m. ET. Alex Cobb (4-5, 4.52) takes the mound looking to rectify his last start against Seattle, in which he gave up a career-high nine runs.

 

White Sox struggling with errors, Customized New Orleans Saints Jersey miscues

ST. PETERSBURG — At the beginning of Chicago’s series in Tampa Bay, White Sox manager Rick Renteria stressed the desire for his team to play “clean baseball” against the Rays.

The White Sox arrived in Florida riding a five-game losing streak. Two games in, and there are still a few stains.

“We’ve been talking about it since the beginning,” Renteria said. “I don’t care how good of a club you are in terms of talent or not, you have to play clean baseball. Part of that is hitting the cutoff guy. Part of that is not running into
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The White Sox have committed multiple errors, including a pair during
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The White Sox stranded nine of 16 runners during the first two games of the series, and are just 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position. Hitters had also struck out 23 times entering Thursday’s contest. Chicago was caught stealing on three of its four attempts, and Leury Customized San Diego Chargers Jersey Garcia — who leads the team with six steals — was responsible for two of those.

Chicago has been caught on 17 of its 37 attempted steals this season. The team’s 54 percent success rate is the lowest in Customized New York Jets Jersey the American League. Chicago also had one runner Custom Saints Jersey picked off
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“We’re always looking for 75 percent [success rate] or better,” Renteria said. “Efficiency Custom Jets Jersey in stolen bases is important. You don’t want to New Men’s Nike Customized San Diego Chargers Elite Navy Blue Team Color Football Jersey just give away outs.”

Renteria said his players understand the need to have sound fundamentals, and have been doing a good job of “policing each other” on the field, but added some players may try to do too much.

“Every aspect of the game has to be done with a purpose, and everybody has to know their skill set and what they have to improve upon in order to execute certain things,” Renteria said.

Kopech an Customized New Orleans Saints Jersey All-Star
Righty Michael Kopech was selected to start for the North Division in the Southern League All-Star Game on June 20 in Pensacola, Fla. Kopech, the organization’s No. 2 prospect and No. 11 in baseball according to MLBPipeline, has gone 4-3 with a 2.93 ERA this season for Double-A Birmingham. He leads the Southern League with 80 strikeouts in 58 1/3 innings pitched.

J. Scott Butherus is a contributor to MLB.com based in St. Petersburg. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees’ Gleyber Torres, Customized New York Jets Jersey Clint Frazier go deep

The next wave of Bronx Bombers flexed their muscle for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday, as top Yankees prospects Gleyber Torres and Clint Frazier combined for three home runs and six RBIs while both going 2-for-5 in a 10-1 win over Lehigh Valley.

Frazier, the Yankees’ No. 2 prospect (No. 18 overall) went deep twice to record his fourth career multi-homer game and first since Aug. 18, 2015. The 22-year-old outfielder connected on a three-run homer Custom Jets Jersey in a seven-run first inning for the RailRiders and then added a solo shot in the eighth.

 

The pair of homers gives Frazier 11 in 55 games this season, and he’s now batting .262/.350/.510 after his third straight multi-hit game.

 

Torres, meanwhile, blasted a two-run homer in the top of the ninth to put a bow on the RailRiders’ victory. The Yankees’ No. 1 prospect (No. 2 overall) has hit both of his Triple-A home runs in his last five games, during which he’s gone 8-for-19 with eight RBIs.

Overall, the 20-year-old shortstop has hit .273/.379/.472 with seven home runs in
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The rest of the best performances from top prospects Friday

No. 1 overall prospect Yoan Moncada (White Sox No. 1) connected on his first home run since May 7 for Triple-A Charlotte, a fifth-inning solo shot that broke a scoreless tie. The 22-year-old second baseman reached base four times in the
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No. 10 overall prospect Brendan Rodgers (Rockies’ No. 1) extended his hitting streak to 17 games for Class A Advanced Lancaster with the second five-hit game of his career. The 20-year-old shortstop hit his 10th home run and finished 5-for-6 in the JetHawks’ victory, giving him 70 hits in 40 games this season. What’s more, Rodgers is leading the California League in average (.402), on-base percentage (.421) and slugging (.701).

No. 48 overall prospect Yohander Mendez (Rangers’ No. 2) lowered his ERA to 3.36 behind six innings of one-run ball for Double-A Frisco. The left-hander allowed five hits while walking two and striking out a season-high nine batters, throwing 59 of his 89 pitches for strikes.

Giants No. 3 prospect Bryan Reynolds went 2-for-4 with a solo homer to extend his hitting streak to 17 games for Class A Advanced San Jose. The 2016 second-rounder has improved his overall average to .308 from .259 Customized San Diego Chargers Jersey during the streak, and he’s now hit three homers in 52 games.

• White Sox No. 12 prospect Spencer Adams fired a three-hitter for Double-A Birmingham en Customized New Orleans Saints Jersey route to his second career shutout. The 2014 second-rounder needed just 96 pitches (70 strikes) to New Men’s Nike Customized San Diego Chargers Elite Navy Blue Team Color Football Jersey accomplish the feat, as he struck out eight, walked one and generated 10 ground-ball outs. He’s posted a 3.46 ERA with 58 strikeouts and eight walks in 75 1/3 innings (12 starts).

 

• Yankees No. 12 prospect Domingo Acevedo surrendered one earned run on four hits over a season-high eight innings in a no-decision for Double-A Trenton. The big right-hander issued one walk and struck out five before departing with 96 pitches (64 strikes). He’s pitched to a 1.62 ERA and a 0.81 WHIP with 31 strikeouts and three walks in 33 1/3 innings (five starts) since moving up to Double-A.

• One level down, Yankees No. 20 prospect Zack Littell faced one over the minimum as he tossed six one-hit frames with six strikeouts and one walk en route to his seventh straight victory for Class A Advanced Tampa. He’s 8-1 this season in 12 appearances (10 starts) with a 1.76 ERA that ranks first among active Florida State League hurlers.

• White Sox No. 16 prospect Jameson Fisher enjoyed a perfect night at the plate, going 5-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs in Class A Kannapolis’ loss against Delmarva. The 2016 fourth-rounder lifted his average from .280 to .299 with the career-high five hits, while the home run gives him three in 50 games.

Orioles No. 17 prospect Cedric Mullins connected on his second home run in four games for Double-A Bowie since returning from the disabled list. The 2015 13th-rounder was hitting .367/.406/.683 through 14 games before a hamstring injury cost him roughly six weeks.

 

• Nationals No. 27 prospect Daniel Johnson hit a solo shot for Class A Hagers Custom Chargers Jersey town to extend his South Atlantic League-leading total to 13 home runs. The Customized New York Jets Jersey 2016 fifth-rounder finished the game 2-for-3 with one walk and two runs scored, giving him a .303/.372/.574 batting line in 52 games this season.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

White Sox Todd Frazier Customized San Diego Chargers Jersey heating up at plate

ST. PETERSBURG — Thanks to a 3-for-4 effort against the Rays Customized New Orleans Saints Jersey on Thursday, White Sox slugger Todd Frazier pushed his Customized New York Jets Jersey batting average to above .200 for the first time since May 20. His two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning helped Custom Chargers Jersey bring the White Sox to within one run before falling, 7-5, in the series finale.

“We fought our way back. We even had a chance to tie it and win it,” Frazier
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Frazier turned on a 99.3-mph fastball from Rays reliever Ryne Stanek and sent it down the left-field line where it hit halfway up the foul pole. According to Statcast™, the barreled ball traveled 392 feet and had an exit velocity of 104.1 mph.

It was Frazier’s 10th home run of the Customized San Diego Chargers Jersey season, and third in the Custom Jets Jersey last four games. He also singled in the fifth and sixth innings off of Rays starter Jake Odorizzi.

“I think Todd is starting to feel it a little bit,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. “It’s been coming along for probably a week or so. He’s been working very hard with his routines, and has been doing a few things to get him more comfortable at the plate. We’re happy to see that it’s starting to pay some dividends.”

One of Frazier’s extracurricular activities of late has been standing in the batter’s New Men’s Nike Customized San Diego Chargers Elite Alternate Powder Blue Football Jersey box during the pitchers’ bullpen sessions in order to see more pitches at game speed.

Frazier is batting .444 (8-for-18) over the past seven games, helping his batting average to jump 27 points to .206. His five extra-base hits during that stretch pushed his slugging percentage from .359 to .429.

“Yesterday was a little blip, but I got a walk, so you got to take the positives,” said Frazier, of his only hitless day of the series. “I’ve been working on a lot of things, and I feel really good at the plate.”

J. Scott Butherus is a contributor to MLB.com based in St. Petersburg. This story
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Kluber Encarnacion lead Men’s Nike Custom Made New York Jets Elite Green Team Color NFL Jersey Sale Indians over White Sox

CLEVELAND — In his second start since being activated from the disabled list, Indians ace Corey Kluber came through Customized New York Jets Jersey with another solid outing on Friday night. Backed by Edwin Encarnacion’s go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth, Kluber’s six strong innings led the Indians to a 7-3 victory over the White Sox at Progressive Field.

In his six innings of work, Kluber (5-2) allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out eight en route to his second straight win. Relievers
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“I thought he was good,” Indians manager Terry Francona said of Kluber. “There was some traffic, but it seemed like when runners got on, he went to his breaking ball, his curveball really effectively. He made pitches when he had to. When he’s in there, we’re down or it’s close the whole way, so there wasn’t any wiggle room for him.”

If Tribe doesn’t get hot, Lindor to shave head

Despite its recent struggles, the Indians’ offense provided enough support for Kluber. Encarnacion — who had a season-high three hits — hit his 11th homer of the season after Michael Brantley’s RBI single in the first and Bradley Zimmer’s bases-loaded walk in the fourth. The Indians scored three more runs in the eighth on Custom Saints Jersey back-to-back RBI hits from Lonnie Chisenhall and Yan Gomes.

“It’s really good,” Encarnacion said of the win. “We played the style of baseball
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Tito: Deep ’16 run not reason for so-so start

The White Sox scored all three of their runs off Kluber. Melky Cabrera and Todd Frazier each connected for an RBI single in the third, and Jose Abreu drove in the third run on a sacrifice fly in the fifth. Abreu later exited the game with a leg bruise after a hit-by-pitch in the seventh.

Miguel Gonzalez was handed his seventh loss of the season after allowing four runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander walked four and struck out two on 96 pitches.

“Felt good. It’s frustrating. One pitch away from getting out of that fifth inning,” Gonzalez said. “If I minimize the walks, it’s a different ballgame. Just gotta keep working. Can’t look back anymore. It’s a tough one to swallow, guys are battling
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Kopech, Giolito thriving in farm system

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Zimmer says no: Following a leadoff single and stolen base by Adam Engel in the top of the third, Cabrera tied the game, 1-1, with an RBI single. With Cabrera on second, Avisail Garcia drove a single to center. It appeared that Cabrera would score easily, but Zimmer came up with a strong, two-hop throw — which was nearly cut off by first baseman Carlos Santana — to Gomes to nab Cabrera at the plate, temporarily bringing a halt to Chicago’s rally. The play was the first career outfield assist for Zimmer.

“It’s just another thing, just another moment you save there,” Zimmer said. “I got to it quick and I tried to get rid of it as quick as I could. I threw it pretty low but luckily I had enough to get it there. But yeah, it was big. It was big.”

Edwin goes yard: After the White Sox took the lead in the top of the fifth on Abreu’s sacrifice fly, the Indians hit right back in the bottom half of the inning. Following a two-out walk to Santana, Gonzalez hung a slider to Encarnacion, and the Indians designated hitter connected for a go-ahead, two-run homer into the trees beyond the center-field wall. Encarnacion’s home run traveled a projected 430 feet and had an exit velocity of 108 mph, per Statcast™.

“That was nice for him and us,” Francona said on Encarnacion’s home run. “To see him come up in that situation and, like you said, do what we got him here to do, it’s nice. I was happy for him.”

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“I think that maybe we can use tonight as a starting point to continue to play that way. I think we’ve probably all come to the conclusion [that] we haven’t played the way we wanted to. It’s not like we’ve taken ourselves out of anything. It’s not the worst thing in the world to get a reminder now and again that you go out and play the right way and good things happen.” — Kluber

“There was … four two-out walks? That can’t happen. That’s not me. I got to change that. That’s about it.” — Gonzalez

Petricka rejoins Sox ‘pen after lengthy rehab

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With Friday’s win, the Indians have won their last 52 games when Kluber gets at least four runs of support.

UNDER REVIEW
With two outs in the ninth, Cabrera tapped a grounder to the left of Allen on the mound. The reliever fielded the ball and flipped it to Santana to first for the final out of the game. The White Sox challenged the play, but after a 49-second review, the call was confirmed, officially ending the game.

ABREU EXITS THE GAME
With the tying run on second in the top of the seventh and Abreu at the plate, Miller let a slider get away from him. The pitch moved inside and hit Abreu on the left kneecap, causing the first baseman to Customized San Diego Chargers Jersey fall to the ground in pain. Abreu was helped off the field by White Sox trainers and was replaced by pinch-runner Yolmer Sanchez. It was later announced that Abreu was diagnosed with a bruised left leg and will be re-evaluated Saturday.

After claiming Hanson, Sox option Engel
Abreu leaves after HBP on knee CWS@CLE: Abreu takes a pitch off his left knee, exitsJose Abreu gets hit by a pitch on his left knee and exits the game as he limps off the field with the trainers’ help

WHAT’S NEXT
White Sox: LHP David Holmberg (0-0, 2.50) makes his third start of the season and his 11th overall appearance for the White Sox in Game 2 of this series at 6:15 p.m. CT Saturday at Progressive Field. Holmberg is limiting opponents to a .185 batting average (5-for-27) this season as a starter.

Indians: RHP Josh Tomlin (3-7, 5.54 ERA) will take the mound Saturday at 7:15 p.m. ET at Progressive Field. Tomlin is coming off his seventh loss, where he went 7 1/3 innings and allowed three runs on seven hits against the Royals on June 2.

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White Sox Jake Customized San Diego Chargers Jersey Petricka rejoins bullpen

CLEVELAND — Jake Petricka returned from his rehab assignment and rejoined the White Sox bullpen Friday, after going through what he said felt like 1 1/2 years of injury rehab.

The right-hander missed all but nine games in 2016 due to right hip surgery and had just one scoreless appearance this season before being sidelined by a right lat strain. He worked the eighth inning during a 7-3 loss to the Indians at Progressive Field, allowing four straight hits to start the frame and three runs overall.

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“That’s the biggest thing, back to a Customized New York Jets Jersey normal routine,” Petricka said prior to the game. “[Rehabbing Customized San Diego Chargers Jersey] is not what we are paid to do so I want to get back out there and play.

“It was a lot of me pushing, and them saying, ‘Don’t be dumb.’ I think we did it right and we are good to go.”

Petricka made three relief appearances for Triple-A Charlotte on a rehab assignment from June 2-7, allowing two earned runs over four innings pitched.
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“Very challenging on the mental side and obviously the physical side,” said Petricka of his last two seasons. “The hip one was a ticking time bomb from my days playing hockey. The lat, that was one they kind of say it was like a hamstring.

“You run to first 400 times and the 401st you get a little pull. It made it tough, but we made it through so just another learning experience. I feel as good as ever, as
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Shields stays on the rehab path

White Sox manager Rick Renteria Customized New Orleans Saints Jersey indicated James Shields’ next start would be with Charlotte as part of his Custom Chargers Jersey injury rehab assignment. Shields has struck out eight and has not issued a walk over nine innings pitched in two starts for the Knights as he works his way back from a right lat strain.

“Right now we have him scheduled to make one more rehab start before he
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Renteria makes his point

Television cameras caught a demonstrative and fiery Renteria instructing his team in the dugout during the fifth inning of Thursday’s loss to the Rays. The team was down, 6-0, at the time but lost, 7-5. Renteria didn’t expound much on what his speech entailed when asked Friday.

“Told them to keep playing the game. Pretty much it. Just play the game,” Renteria said. “Just give them some encouragement. Keep going.

“It really wasn’t anything big,” said a smiling Renteria. “Wasn’t a big deal. Just giving them some encouragement. Keep playing.”

Renteria is not a big team meeting person, unless there’s a purpose behind the conversation.

“It’s like a dog that’s always barking. At some point you just start to ignore it,” Renteria said. “You have to have a good feel, a sense of time for when it is you’re supposed to speak to people. I don’t think that’s necessarily limited to the game of baseball.

“Anybody in any walk of life, in anything they do Custom Jets Jersey, at some point in time you have to have a conversation with the group or individual. You have to have a feel and a sense of time when you’re going to do it.”

White Sox get Custom Saints Jersey out with aggressive baserunning

CLEVELAND — “Be aggressive” has been a mantra followed by the White Customized Philadelphia Eagles Jersey Sox since Rick Renteria took over the managerial reigns.

Sometimes, though, that aggressiveness takes them into unchartered or
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“It was super aggressive but not necessarily good. Maybe a little reckless,”
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Those outs on the basepaths were, in order:

• Todd Frazier caught stealing third in the first.

• Melky Cabrera thrown out at home to end the second on Jose Abreu’s double.

• Avisail Garcia trying to go from first to third on a Frazier infield single, with Jose Ramirez doing a good Custom Vikings Jersey job of getting back to the base to tag him out in the third.

• Abreu trying to stretch a single into a double leading off the fifth but getting nailed when he couldn’t get back to the bag after initially avoiding Jason Kipnis’
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• Leury Garcia popping up a suicide squeeze bunt in the eighth, with Yolmer Sanchez eventually being doubled off of third.

“As far as us trying to score at the plate a couple times, we’re going to try to score runs. That happens,” Renteria said. “They have to make a perfect throw, they make a perfect throw, they get the out. It’s fine.

“Fraz trying to turn into Phantasma. He was a little ghost over there. I don’t think he thought they were going to see him going to third. I’m sure that he’d thought about that again a little bit. That might’ve been the only one where realistically it wasn’t really an aggressive play, more Customized Minnesota Vikings Jersey him just trying to take third in a situation of which it probably wasn’t the best.”

The White Sox don’t plan to change their overall approach as much as being a little more prudent with their aggressiveness Customized Baltimore Ravens Jersey.

“Since Day 1, we have been a team that runs out everything and tries to take the aggressive approach on offense,” said David Robertson, who earned a two-inning save. “Guys got thrown out that very easily could have not been thrown out and we could have had more runs on the board.

“Today didn’t work out for us but might next time. The Indians are a good team. They play defense really well. They are hitting their cutoffs and making their throws. Their relays were great. They got a lot of outs. That’s stealing outs when we were making mistakes.”

Jose Abreu returns to Customized New York Jets Jersey lineup after HBP

CLEVELAND — There wasn’t much convincing needed on Jose Abreu’s part for manager Rick Renteria to return the first baseman to the White Sox starting lineup on Saturday night.

“He said, ‘I’m playing,'” Renteria said with a wry smile.

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Abreu exited Friday’s loss to the Indians after being hit in the left knee by an Andrew Miller slider. Renteria and head athletic trainer Herm Schneider had to
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With the White Sox sitting at 1-6 on their current nine-game road trip, Abreu wasn’t about to let a little pain knock him out. He made his presence felt in Saturday’s 5-3 victory with three hits and one RBI as the White Sox ended a three-game skid.

“It’s a little sore in the area, but I have to play,” Abreu said through interpreter Billy Russo. “We’re going through a tough moment as a team. I have to show up for the guys and for my team.

“When the ball hit me, I thought it was on the knee. I just thought that would be bad. But  Customized New York Jets Jersey once we got to the training room and the doctors looked at me, it was right below the knee; it was good. It was sore, but it was good. It was nothing structural or something to be concerned about.”

A Major night in the Minors

Friday night proved to be a good one for key components in the White Sox rebuild.

Yoan Moncada, the No. 1 overall prospect per MLBPipeline.com, homered and
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Spencer Adams turned in a three-hitter in Customized New Orleans Saints Jersey a 1-0 victory for Double-A Birmingham, throwing 70 of his 96 pitches for strikes and fanning eight.

Catcher Zack Collins launched his ninth homer and Luis Basabe knocked out two hits for Class A Advanced Customized San Diego Chargers Jersey Winston Salem, while Jameson Fisher, the organization’s fourth-round pick in the 2016 Draft, homered in his 5-for-5 showing for Class A Kannapolis. Micker Adolfo also went deep in the Kannapolis Custom Saints Jersey loss.

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White Sox pitchers Customized New York Jets Jersey thriving in Minor Leagues

The White Sox opened their nine-game road trip 1-5 — they were swept by the Tigers and Custom Chargers Jersey dropped two of three to the Rays — but they should have help on the way with James Shields and Carlos Rodon showing progress in their respective rehab assignments.

Even more help could be on the way from a young, talented farm system. Here’s
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Michael Kopech, Double-A Birmingham
Right-hander Kopech, the White Sox No. 2 prospect according to MLBPipeline. Custom Saints Jersey com, added another accolade to his name as he was named the North Division starter in the Southern League All-Star game in Pensacola, Fla., on June 20.Customized San Diego Chargers Jersey Kopech is coming off a rough outing in which he gave up five runs in five innings, but he still leads all Chicago Minor Leaguers with 80 strikeouts in 58 1/3 innings.

Lucas Giolito, Triple-A Charlotte
Giolito is coming off one of his best starts of the season, striking out a season-high 11 and holding Durham to a run on five hits on Monday night. He’s held opponents to three or fewer earned runs in each of his past five starts, lowering his ERA from 6.55 to 4.95 over that span. Giolito is the club’s No. 4 prospect.

Dane Dunning, Class A Advanced Winston-Salem
Dunning put together one of his best outings since moving up to Winston-Salem, striking out 11 batters despite allowing four runs (all unearned) and taking the loss. He did not issue a walk for the first time as a member of the Dash and for the first time since April 13 with Kannapolis. Dunning is the club’s No. 11 prospect.

Alec Hansen, Class A Kannapolis
Hansen continues to mow down hitters at an impressive rate. He struck out seven in six innings of one-run ball in his last outing, giving him 39 strikeouts over his past four appearances. Hansen is the club’s No. 10 prospect.

Worth noting

• Yoan Moncada, the top prospect in baseball, continues to be mired in a slump since his return from a thumb injury. He went 3-for-4 on Tuesday for Triple-A Charlotte against Customized New York Jets Jersey Durham, but even with that big day, he is just 5-for-38 (.132) over his past 10 games.

• Charlotte pitcher Zack Burdi has run into trouble recently, giving up a pair of runs in each of his past two outings. He’s given Custom Jets Jersey up nine runs over his past four outings (3 2/3 innings), spelling trouble for the team’s No. 8
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• Charlotte made a roster move before Friday’s action, electing to release left-handed reliever Giovanni Soto. He had a 5.33 ERA in 16 appearances this season.

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.