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White Sox look to quickly turn page after rough loss

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White Sox look to quickly turn page after rough loss

TORONTO -- The White Sox are hopeful a quick turnaround on Wednesday helps them forget about Tuesday night’s difficult loss.

Jeff Samardzija and the White Sox look to avoid a series sweep to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon a little more than 14 hours after Josh Donaldson sent them home 10-9 losers on a walkoff homer.

The White Sox, who head to Baltimore to play a doubleheader on Thursday, have lost seven of eight. They face the Blue Jays at 11:37 a.m. CST on Comcast SportsNet.

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“There’s no question games like last night hurt and they’re disappointing,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. “I mean, this is a day game, you’re right back at it. You have to come back.”

Even after the White Sox lost, Ventura pointed to the positives, noting his team’s three rallies to take the lead. The effort was the first signs of life in more than a week from an offense that had struggled the previous eight games. Ventura expects performances like Tuesday’s, where closer David Robertson allowed three runs in the ninth, to be an outlier.

“The way we played last night, that’s how you want to play baseball,” Ventura said. “We hit, we battled back, we did a lot of good things. In the end they ended up winning and did better than we did. But a lot of positives came out of it, like offensively the guys fighting back and the kind of at-bats we had. You look at that more than anything else because you put that behind you.”

Jose Abreu has already begun mentoring Luis Robert

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Jose Abreu has already begun mentoring Luis Robert

As the White Sox have added young Cuban stars in the making in Yoan Moncada and Luis Robert, Jose Abreu's long-term role on the team has shifted.

The 31-year-old first baseman has been looked at as something of a mentor for the two young Cubans. He seems to be delivering on that so far.

Abreu picked up Moncada from the airport when he first was called up to the White Sox last July. Now he's helping Robert in the batting cage.

The Cuban trio is expected to play a big part of the White Sox future in the coming years. 

Robert has already stated his goal of making it to the majors this year to join Abreu and Moncada, but that may be an overly ambitious goal. Either way, plenty of eyes will be on him throughout 2018 as he marches towards the White Sox roster and his Cuban teammates.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Meet the real Tim Anderson

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Meet the real Tim Anderson

On the latest White Sox Talk Podcast, Tim Anderson opens up about his struggles in 2017 and why he wants White Sox fans "to know the real me."

Anderson dives into his personal tragedy from last season when his best friend was murdered in Alabama. 

He talks with Chuck Garfien about the dark days that happened, how counseling helped him, his new leadership role in 2018, if he'll draw more walks this season, "bringing swag to the South Side" with Yoan Moncada and much more.

Listen to the full White Sox Talk Podcast right here: