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Tim Anderson records milestone as Jose Abreu inches closer to one with White Sox

Tim Anderson records milestone as Jose Abreu inches closer to one with White Sox

Here are some notables from the White Sox 10-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night at Comerica Park.

1. White Sox offense erupts again

With Saturday's win, the White Sox have won six of their last eight games. In those eight contests, they have outscored their opponents 69-26. 

2. Reynaldo Lopez battles cold and Tigers

Lopez didn't have his best stuff on Saturday. In fact, he struggled quite a bit — even though his numbers don't exactly show that.

In the second inning, he allowed a double, a walk, a triple and a sac fly to quickly cut the White Sox lead in half, 6-3, at that point. The 23-year-old right-hander finished with only one strikeout but managed to hold the Tigers to four runs in seven innings on seven hits and two walks. It was also his longest outing of the season.

After the game, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reported that Lopez was dealing with a cold and that Yolmer Sanchez guided him through his rough second inning.

"It was a constant battle for me because I wasn’t feeling good, and under the circumstances, it was a very good outing," Lopez said.

3. Tim Anderson records a milestone

Anderson had his first career four-hit game against the Tigers, going 4-for-5 with three singles, a double and two stolen bases. The White Sox shortstop has been on fire as of late.

In September, Anderson is batting .428 with four doubles, two homers and eight RBIs to go along with 13 runs and seven stolen bases. He also has nine multi-hit games in his last 12 outings and extended his hitting streak to eight games, as pointed out by Kane.

4. Jose Abreu approaching 100 RBIs

The White Sox first baseman tacked on two more RBIs in Saturday's win, bringing his season total to 97. Should he record three more, it would be his fourth straight season with at least 100-plus RBIs — and 25 home runs. Barring any injury in the final few weeks, it's pretty much a lock. Not only that, but Abreu needs 10 more RBIs to tie his season-high of 107, set in his rookie year in 2014.

OTHER NOTES

— The White Sox have won the season series against the Tigers (10-8) for the first time since 2008.

— Yoan Moncada went 2-for-6 and recorded two hits, two RBIs and a run in Saturday's win. He also extended his on-base streak to seven games, according to CSN stats guru Chris Kamka.

White Sox Talk Podcast: 'Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia'

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White Sox Talk Podcast: 'Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia'

With the Cubs back in the NLCS, White Sox fans have had to deal with another post-season of Cubs this and Cubs that. How does one escape it? Diehard White Sox fan John Kass of the Chicago Tribune comes on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his recent column entitled "Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia." Kass talks about how he's dealing with the Cubs success and how White Sox fans can find this safe space. He tells the story about taking the White Sox World Series trophy into a Chicago Tribune board meeting in 2005 to rub it in the faces of the Trib's executives who were all Cubs fans.  

Kass talks about how he watches the Cubs in the playoffs, the Chicago media coverage of their playoff run and how Cubs fans will react if they don't repeat as champions. Garfien and Kass also discuss the White Sox rebuild, the Cubs losing in 2003 and why Kass will be calling Cubs Pre and Post host David Kaplan in the middle of the night if and when the Cubs are eliminated.  

White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

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White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb died at the age of 28 in an ATV accident on Saturday night, according to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis.

Davis called it a “tragic accident, and we should rally around the family.”

Webb, a Paducah, Ky. native, was with the White Sox from 2013-16 and went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA.

The White Sox released this statement:

Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization, and we are all shocked and stunned by the news of last night's terrible accident. He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him. All thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends as they deal with today's tragic news.