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White Sox World Series champion Jon Garland on Chris Sale's 8-0 start: It's not surprising

White Sox World Series champion Jon Garland on Chris Sale's 8-0 start: It's not surprising

The last time a White Sox pitcher started the season 8-0, the White Sox won the World Series.

Well, here's a good sign for White Sox fans: another pitcher on th South Siders has started a season 8-0.

Chris Sale improved his record to 8-0 in a complete game victory over the New York Yankees on Friday, becoming the first White Sox pitcher to accomplish the feat since Jon Garland won his first eight starts of the season in 2005.

CSN's Chuck Garfien received a text from the former White Sox World Series champion following Friday's game.

Garland's best statistical season came in 2005 when he compiled an 18-10 record and a 3.50 ERA in 32 starts. It also marked his only All-Star appearance.

Sale, on the other hand, appears to be a lock to notch his fifth-straight All-Star appearance as he leads the majors in wins (8) and is third in the AL in ERA (1.70).

Below are some remarkable numbers on Sale's start to the 2016 season via CSN Chicago stats guru Chris Kamka and Garfien:

The White Sox continue their series against the New York Yankees today, and you can catch all the action on CSN. Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 11:30 a.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

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.