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Myers excited to play for a winner in White Sox

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Myers excited to play for a winner in White Sox

DETROIT -- A long night of travel might have made Brett Myers a little weary, but the White Sox new pitcher said hes energized by his new team.
Myers joined the White Sox on Sunday less than 24 hours after he was acquired along with cash from the Houston Astros for a pair of minor-league pitchers.
The veteran, who will pitch in a setup role in the White Sox bullpen, said he had an idea the Astros wanted to trade him and is happy where he landed.
I didnt know what their plans were, if they could move me or not, Myers said. I was excited when I got the call. A little flustered at first because everything was going so fast, but thats normal with getting traded. It all worked out, I made it here and Im happy to be here.
Myers recorded saves in 19 of 21 opportunities for Houston. But he said he doesnt mind where he pitches with the White Sox, who entered Sunday with 16 more victories than the Astros.
On Saturday, White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Addison Reed will remain the teams closer despite blowing two saves on the teams 10-game road trip to start the second half.
Its huge to come to a winning team, thats what you play for, to win games, Myers said. Whenever they call my number, Ill be ready. It doesnt matter. Thats what Im here for.
White Sox general manager Kenny Williams hopes Myers, who has 40 career saves, will have a positive impact on his teams rookie closer. Reed said hes happy to have another veteran around to share insight.
I think it will be good for us, Reed said. Any time we can add a veteran arm and the guy has been around and been successful, it can do nothing but help us.

The White Sox turned Comerica Park into a Home Run Derby in Saturday's win

The White Sox turned Comerica Park into a Home Run Derby in Saturday's win

Chicks dug the White Sox on Saturday.

The South Siders hit four home runs in their 8-3 dismantling of the Tigers at Comerica Park. Tim Anderson stayed red-hot with a pair of long balls, Jose Abreu went deep in addition to his pair of doubles, and Daniel Palka made some interesting history with his long ball (see below).

We'll let our stat guru Chris Kamka take it from here.

Since their 10-29 start the White Sox are a respectable 6-4. Days at the plate like Saturday sure help.

Charlie Tilson plays in Detroit for first time since getting injured in his MLB debut

Charlie Tilson plays in Detroit for first time since getting injured in his MLB debut

For over two years, Charlie Tilson was starting to look like his own version of "Moonlight" Graham, the player made famous in the movie "Field of Dreams" because he played in one major league game and never got to bat.

The White Sox traded for Tilson just before the trade deadline passed in 2016. Two days later he made his big league debut with the White Sox in Detroit. He got a single in his first at-bat, but left the game with an injury and missed the rest of the season. Tilson also missed all of the 2017 season and his MLB future was starting to come into question.

Back healthy, Tilson started this season in Triple-A Charlotte and hit .248 in 39 games when he got called up to replace Leury Garcia, who was placed on the disabled list. On Thursday, Tilson returned to a big league field for the first time in more than 20 months. He went 0-for-3 in a loss to Baltimore.

Friday marked a return to the site of Tilson's big league debut and the injury that made it such a brief stint. Tilson has now played three big league games, over the course of nearly 21 months, and two of them have been in Detroit.

Tilson went 1-for-4, meaning both his hits are in Comerica Park. The White Sox lost 5-4 after giving up three runs in the bottom of the eighth.