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White Sox Eaton on Cabrera's hot streak: Don't touch that guy, he will burn you

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White Sox Eaton on Cabrera's hot streak: Don't touch that guy, he will burn you

BOSTON -- He’s been good for nearly two months but Melky Cabrera is on another level right now.

The White Sox left field has a .475/.476/.875 slash line with eight doubles, a triple, two home runs and 13 RBIs in the past nine games. Cabrera, who is 19-for-40 in the stretch, is the first White Sox hitter since Magglio Ordonez in 2003 to have seven consecutive multi-hit games. He is the only player in franchise history to have seven straight multi-hit games and drive in a run in each.

While Jose Abreu gets the attention, Cabrera recently has been the driving force behind an offense that has outscored its opponents 54-19 during a seven-game winning streak.

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“Don’t touch that guy, he will burn you,” White Sox leadoff man Adam Eaton said. “He’s extremely hot right now. We talk about approach and coming to the ballpark ready to play every day, he’s done that. His tenacity in how he goes about his business, it pays off. He’s a true professional at the plate and goes up with a great approach and all of a sudden it starts going his way. Shows how good of a hitter he is.”

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Off to a slow start, Cabrera has been on fire since June 8 and continued it with three more hits in six at-bats and an RBI on Wednesday. He entered Wednesday’s victory with a .354/.392/.573 and 24 extra-base hits in his last 181 plate appearances. Cabrera credited manager Robin Ventura’s steady approach for allowing the White Sox to rebound from an awful start.

But Ventura insists that all credit goes to Cabrera, who is in the first season of a three-year, $42-million deal.

“He’s hitting everything hard,” Ventura said. “Anything in the zone he’s taking pretty good hacks at and he’s always in the middle of everything we’re doing and hitting stuff hard.”

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.