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Sox blast Twins to complete sweep


Sox blast Twins to complete sweep

While abbreviated, a return home appears to have done the White Sox offense some good.

During the team's 10-game road trip that concluded Sunday, the White Sox offense plated 31 runs and went 3-7, scoring only nine runs in the final five games of the trip, all losses. The White Sox beat Minnesota 8-2 Wednesday, completing a three-game sweep of the Twins in which the offense scored 26 runs.

The Sox plated a pair of runs in the second, third, fourth and fifth innings, with Dayan Viciedo's two-run single in the second kicking off the scoring barrage. Kevin Youkilis -- who left Wednesday's game in the fourth inning with a sprained ankle -- had an RBI single and Paul Konerko hit a sacrifice fly in the third. The fourth and fifth innings saw Viciedo and Alex Rios each crank their 16th home runs of the season, both two-run shots.

Jake Peavy battled through six innings, throwing 121 pitches but only allowing two runs to score on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Only one of the runs Peavy gave up was earned.

Twins starter Nick Blackburn, who entered the day with a 4.18 ERA in 112 innings against the White Sox, gave up all eight runs as his 2012 ERA ballooned to 7.99. Every player in the Sox starting lineup had a hit, and seven of the Sox 12 hits went for extra bases.

The Sox drew 32,261 to the game and totaled 104,764 fans in the series, their highest three-game series attendance since June 20-22, 2011 against the Cubs.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Ask Us Anything Part 2


White Sox Talk Podcast: Ask Us Anything Part 2

In Part 2 of "Ask Us Anything" we answer the following questions: Who will be the biggest free agent the White Sox sign this off-season? What are the chances they trade Avi Garcia before the deadline? What's your assessment so far of Luis Robert?  Who's on your all-time busted prospect list? Is Omar Vizquel the next White Sox manager? Would the 1994 White Sox have won the World Series if there wasn't a strike?  What's the long term plan at third base? These questions and many more on this edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast.

If you missed Part 1 of 'Ask Us Anything', you can listen to the full episode here 

Listen to the full Part 2 of 'Ask Us Anything' at this link or in the embedded player below: 


White Sox catching prospect mentioned in some elite company

White Sox catching prospect mentioned in some elite company

White Sox catching prospect Zack Collins is being talked about in some elite company after a recent accomplishment.

Collins participated in the Southern League Home Run Derby in Double-A earlier this evening for the Birmingham Barons, and he secured his first career home run derby win.

Now, this is cool, thanks to NBC Sports Chicago’s stats guru Chris Kamka: Dating way back to 1895, Babe Ruth was born on Feb. 6, 1895. Collins was born on the same day as Ruth, but 100 years later.

It’s still way too early to make any sort of comparisons, but it’s a fun way to connect the two.

Collins so far this season is hitting .267 with 9 HR, 33 RBI’s and 59 BB in 62 games. Those walks lead the Southern League. The next highest is 39.

Collins is hitting much better than he did when he was with Single-A Winston-Salem last season. Collins hit a mere .233 in 101 games.

Think about this too. Rick Hahn mentioned several White Sox prospects will get promotions in the coming days. Could this mean Collins will get his opportunity? We’ll just have to wait and see.