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Sox open '12 in Texas; Cards, Dodgers highlighted

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Sox open '12 in Texas; Cards, Dodgers highlighted

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011
Posted: 11:50 a.m.

By BrettBallantini
CSNChicago.com White SoxInsiderFollow@CSNChi_Beatnik
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CHICAGO Visits to the storied St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers and the return of the two-game Los Angeles Angels set are highlights of the 2012 Chicago White Sox schedule, released on Wednesday.

Chicago opens on the road for just the third time in eight seasons, starting play in Arlington, Texas, at the Rangers April 6-8. After a series in Cleveland, they will open at home vs. the presumptive AL Central champion Detroit Tigers at home on Friday, April 13.

Before April expires, the White Sox take their first West Coast trip, heading out to Seattle and Oakland April 20-25.

Interleague play again centers on six games vs. the Chicago Cubs, beginning with a series at Wrigley Field May 18-20 and chased by the rematch at U.S. Cellular Field June 18-20. Other interleague series include visits to the Cardinals (June 12-14) and Dodgers (June 15-17) and welcoming the Houston Astros (June 8-10) and Milwaukee Brewers (June 22-24).

Other highlights include eight games vs. the Boston Red Sox (April 26-29 in Chicago and July 16-19 at Fenway Park) and seven against the New York Yankees (June 28-July 1 in the Bronx and August 20-22 in Chicago). The season ends at the Cleveland Indians October 1-3.

The White Sox have two 10-game homestands in 2011, August 20-30 and September 3-13. They also have two 10-game road trips, July 13-22 (beginning right after the All-Star Game in Kansas City) and

The longest homestand of 2012 is 10 games, which occurs twice during the season (August 20-30 and September 3-13). The longest trip is 10 days (twice), a 10-game trip taking place from July 13-22, following the All-Star Game in Kansas City, and a nine-game, 10-day trip from September 14-23.

The White Sox are at home, hosting the Rangers, on July 4 (a three-game series July 3-5). They are also at home on September 11, hosting Detroit. The last 13 games of the season are against teams that should finish with winning records: the Angels, Indians and Tampa Bay Rays.

Brett Ballantini is CSNChicago.com's White Sox Insider. Follow him @CSNChi_Beatnik on Twitter for up-to-the-minute Sox information.

MLB The Show sim: White Sox return home, lose to 1-9 Seattle Mariners

MLB The Show sim: White Sox return home, lose to 1-9 Seattle Mariners

NBC Sports Chicago is simulating the 2020 White Sox season via MLB The Show during the postponement of play. The White Sox, stocked with young talent and veteran offseason acquisitions, were expected to take a big step forward in their rebuild this season. Follow along as we play out the first few months of the season.

Coming off of a sweep of the Red Sox at Fenway Park, the White Sox returned to Guaranteed Rate Field to take on the cellar dwelling Seattle Mariners, who started their season with a 1-9 record.

The first inning seemed to look all too familiar for Dylan Cease as he started the game with two hits given up, putting runners at second and third. Cease dug his feet in and battled to strike out the next three batters to get out of the jam. The young righty reached 99 mph on the gun in his daytime start, but was pulled by Rick Renteria with only 85 pitches through 4 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts and one earned run.

With the game tied at 1, Renteria went to the pen with Kelvin Herrera, but he struggled once again in relief giving up two runs in the fifth.

The White Sox lone run came in the bottom of the second when Eloy Jimenez hit a solo homer to left field, his fourth of the season. That extended his hitting streak to nine games. Later in the frame, Nomar Mazara hit a towering shot to center field only to be robbed by Seattle’s Dom T-Williams at the wall to end the inning and ultimately the Sox scoring.

The White Sox did threaten in the ninth with two outs. Edwin Encarnacion forced a walk followed by a Yasmani Grandal single, which extended his hit streak to seven games. With two aboard, it was Jimenez with the chance to create some magic, but he popped out to right field to end the contest and the White Sox win streak.

Result: Mariners def. White Sox 3-1

Record: 6-4, second in AL Central (0.5 GB of Indians)

W: Marco Gonzales (1-1)

L: Dylan Cease (0-1)

SV: Yoshihisa Hurano (1)

White Sox lineup

  1. Tim Anderson: 2-4 (.372 BA)
  2. Yoan Moncada: 0-4 (.326 BA)
  3. Jose Abreu: 1-4 (.267 BA)
  4. Edwin Encarnacion: 1-3, BB (.235 BA)
  5. Yasmani Grandal: 1-4 (.333 BA)
  6. Eloy Jimenez: 1-4, HR, RBI (.270 BA)
  7. Luis Robert: 0-3 (.182 BA)
  8. Nomar Mazara: 0-3 (.194 BA)
  9. Leury Garcia: 0-3 (.214 BA)

Scoring summary

Top second:

  • Dee Gordon doubled to right field. Kyle Seager scored. 1-0 SEA.

Bottom second:

  • Eloy Jimenez homered to left. 1-1.

Top fifth:

  • Kyle Seager singled to center. Mitch Haniger scored. 2-1 SEA.  
  • Dom T-Williams fielder’s choice. Carlos Gonzalez scored. 3-1 SEA.

Notable performance: Alex Colome has excelled in his new role of middle reliever after Aaron Bummer grabbed the closer job. Colome hasn’t given up a run in 5 1/3 innings pitched and opposing left-handed batters are hitless against Colome this season.

Next game: Tuesday, April 7, Gm. 11: Mariners at White Sox (Taijuan Walker, 0-1, 8.38 ERA vs. Lucas Giolito, 1-0, 2.31 ERA)

The White Sox most recent trade with every MLB team

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The White Sox most recent trade with every MLB team

Baseball teams make an awful lot of trades, and the White Sox are no exception.

The biggest deals of the last few years are easy to remember: the Chris Sale trade with the Red Sox, the Adam Eaton trade with the Nationals, the Jose Quintana trade with the Cubs.

But quick, what was the White Sox most recent trade with the Braves? Or the Angels? Or the Mets?

For a trivia-packed walk down memory lane, check out this list of the White Sox most recent trade with every other one of the 29 major league clubs. Some even predate Rick Hahn's time as general manager.

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