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Jose Abreu's triple keys winning rally for White Sox

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Jose Abreu's triple keys winning rally for White Sox

TORONTO -- Jose Abreu doesn’t offer blazing speed, but it’s clear he’s faster than he was in 2014 when sore ankles slowed him down.

For the second time in two days, Abreu’s ability to leg one out gave the White Sox offense a big boost as he started Wednesday’s game-winning rally in the 10th with a triple to right. Abreu scored the go-ahead run on Adam LaRoche’s RBI single as the White Sox avoided a sweep with a 5-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

“Him and a triple don't really go in the same equation,” manager Robin Ventura said. “Maybe they do now.

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“He's showing some extra stuff to his game. He's got an extra couple of tools in the toolbox that I didn't know about.”

With the White Sox reeling from Josh Donaldson’s second home run off David Robertson in 18 hours, Abreu drove a 1-2 slider from Roberto Osuna down the right-field line. The ball smacked the wall and bounced back toward the infield past outfielder Danny Valencia, which allowed Abreu to turn a double into a sliding triple. On Tuesday night, Abreu just beat out a potential double play to give the White Sox the lead in a game they later lost.

“That’s him not just giving up and hoping it’s a homer and then staying at second because it’s probably a different inning if that happens,” Gordon Beckham said. “It was clutch by him and we’ve got guys playing hard. We’re not playing great right now, but we’re doing a lot of things trying to do it the right way and we’ve just got to keep busting our butt.”

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?

Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

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White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.

On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.

But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.