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White Sox ace Chris Sale named to AL All-Star team

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White Sox ace Chris Sale named to AL All-Star team

For the fourth consecutive season, White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale has been selected to the American League All-Star team, the MLB announced Monday.

The 26-year-old ace owns a 6-4 record with a 2.87 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 141 strikeouts in 103 1/3 innings pitched this season. He also won AL Pitcher of the Month for his sensational June in which he went 2-2 with a 1.83 ERA with 75 strikeouts and only eight walks in 44 1/3 innings.

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Among his remarkable accomplishments so far this season, Sale has registered at least 10 strikeouts in eight straight starts, tying an MLB record, and has a chance to break it Monday against former White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays.

Sale joins left-hander Billy Pierce (1955-59) as the only pitchers in White Sox history to be named to at least four straight AL All-Star teams.

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The All-Star Game will be held on July 14 at Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds.

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.