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<ul><li><p>GAME NOTES</p><p>CHICAGO WHITE SOXChicago White Sox Media Relations Department 333 W. 35th Street Chicago, IL 60616 Phone: 312-674-5300</p><p>Senior Director: Bob Beghtol Assistant Director: Ray Garcia Coordinators: Joe Roti and Megan Golden Interns: Jon Farren and Melody Neer 2015 Chicago White Sox whitesox.com orgullosox.com whitesoxpressbox.com @whitesox </p><p>WHITE SOX AT A GLANCE The Chicago White Sox have won four of their last fi ve games, nine of their last 12 and 13 of 20 as they open the second half of the season today with a split doubleheader vs. the American League Central leading Kansas City Royals. The Sox trail the Royals by 11.0 games in the AL Central. Following this four-game series and an off day Monday, the Sox conclude the homestand with two games vs. St. Louis. The White Sox concluded the fi rst half by winning two of three games vs. the Cubs at Wrigley Field they went 5-2 on their last homestand vs. Baltimore (2-1) and Toronto (3-1).</p><p>TODAYS STORYLINESThe White Sox are 9-3 (.750) since 6/30, the second-best record in baseball behind Pittsburgh (11-2, .846).Chicago pitching has allowed four runs on 23 hits over its last 41.0 IP (0.88 ERA) since the sixth inning on 7/8 vs. Toronto.Sox starters own a 2.13 ERA (20 ER/84.1 IP), .207 average (54-273) and 89 strikeouts over the last 12 games (10 QS) the 2.13 ERA since 6/30 is the lowest in the American League and third lowest in MLB behind the Cubs (1.49) and Mets (1.80).Chicago is 7-2 over its last nine home games.Jeff Samardzija is 2-0 with a 2.40 ERA (12 ER/45.0 IP) and 0.98 WHIP in his last six starts (7.0-plus IP in each outing) he has held the opposition hitless through 5.0 IP in his last two.John Danks is 8-1 with a 2.73 ERA (35 ER/115.1 IP) lifetime (18 GS/14 QS) vs. K.C. the last Sox to win nine of his fi rst 10 decisions vs. an opponent was Jack McDowell vs. Seattle.</p><p>ROSTER MOVEPrior to Game 1 of todays split doubleheader, the White Sox recalled RHP Frankie Montas from Class AA Birmingham he will be active for both games vs. Kansas City.Montas is 2-1 with a 2.47 ERA (20 ER/73.0 IP), one shutout, 62 strikeouts and a .205 average (53-258) in 15 starts (seven QS) with Birmingham this season he was named to the Southern League All-Star team and Futures Game World Team roster.He has no MLB experience and will wear number 60.</p><p>SUNDAYS RECAPJake Arrieta threw a complete game and limited the White Sox to just two hits in the Cubs 3-1 win.The Sox were limited to just one hit through the fi rst fi ve innings and did not have a baserunner advance past fi rst base until the sixth (Carlos Sanchez double).Jose Quintana suffered his ninth loss despite allowing three runs on eight hits with zero walks and nine strikeouts over 7.1 IP the outing was his ninth straight quality start.Adam Eaton drove in the White Sox only run with a bunt attempt in the sixth, scoring Sanchez Tyler Saladino (single) recorded the Sox only other hit the Sox were 0-1 with RISP.</p><p>CELEBRATING THE 2005 CHAMPS The White Sox will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the 2005 World Series championship team over the next four days. Below is a breakdown of the notable activities and events:Friday night: Postgame fi reworks and Journey tribute band concertSaturday: Pregame Parade of Champions on the fi eldSunday: A Season to Remember event at the Chicago TheatreMonday: Field of Greens Celebrity Golf Tournament</p><p> Attendees include Paul Konerko, Joe Crede, Jermaine Dye, Jon Garland, Scott Podsenik, Aaron Rowand and Ozzie Guillen. The Sox went 99-63 in 2005 (11-1 during the postseason).</p><p>RUN RESTRICTIONThe White Sox are trying to limit the opposition to three runs or less for the fi fth consecutive game, which would mark their second-longest streak of the season (six straight, 6/16-21).Sox pitching has allowed just four runs over its last 41.0 IP, including a 30-inning scoreless streak from 7/8-11.The White Sox scoreless streak was their longest since a 31-inning stretch from 8/31-9/3/86.</p><p>MOUND MASTERSWhite Sox pitchers own a 1.03 ERA (4 ER/35.0 IP) and .181 opponents average over the last four games, and a 1.95 mark (24 ER/111.0 IP) and .196 average in the last 12 since 6/30.The Sox 1.95 ERA since 6/30 is the second-lowest in base-ball behind the New York Mets (1.92).Over the last 12 games, Sox pitchers have made 10 quality starts, allowed just seven home runs and recorded 117 strike-outs the club is 9-3 during that span and has limited the op-position to two runs or less nine times.</p><p>WHITE SOX VS. KANSAS CITY Kansas City leads the season series, 4-2 the White Sox have won two straight games after losing the fi rst four.The Sox are hitting .198 (40-202) with two homers, a 4.75 ERA (29 ER/55.0 IP) and have been outscored, 29-17, in 2015. The White Sox are 4-11 over the last 15 games and 8-17 since 2014, including a 4-9 mark at U.S. Cellular Field the Royals have won four straight season matchups against the White Sox for the fi rst time ever, going 50-28 in that span.Adam Eaton has hit safely in 11 of his 13 career games vs. Kansas City in Chicago (.367, 18-49; 1 2B, 3 3B, .976 OPS).The Sox lead the all-time series, 365-341 they are 203-156 at home (111-86 at U.S. Cellular Field) and 162-185 on the road (151-163 at Kauffman Stadium).</p><p>DOUBLEHEADER DATA The White Sox today will play their third of four doublehead-ers this season the Sox went 1-1 on 5/9 vs. Cincinnati, 1-1 on 5/28 at Baltimore and will play a split DH on 9/21 at Detroit. The last time Chicago played four doubleheaders in a sea-son was 2009 (also four: 4/28, 6/8, 7/24 and 9/30). Today marks the fi rst doubleheader between the White Sox and Royals since 8/21/10, and fi rst in Chicago since 6/5/83. Below is doubleheader sweep information for Chicago:Last time SOX swept a DH: 9/13/14 vs. MinnesotaLast time SOX were swept in a DH: 7/1/14 vs. Los Angeles-ALLast time SOX swept a DH vs. K.C.: 4/22/72 at Comiskey ParkLast time SOX were swept in a DH vs. K.C.: 8/6/76 at Kauffman</p><p>JOSE LOVES STREAKINGJose Abreu owns a 13-game hitting streak, batting .321 (17-53) with three doubles, one triple, two homers and six RBI the streak is the longest active in the major leagues.Abreus fi ve 10-plus game streaks since 2014 are tied with Jose Altuve for the second-most in MLB (Michael Brantley, 6).He is the fi rst White Sox since at least 1914 to own fi ve 10-game hitting streaks over his fi rst two MLB seasons the last Sox with fi ve 10-game streaks over a two-season span was Paul Konerko from 2010-11 (also fi ve) source: STATS LLC.</p><p>SALE-ING ABOVE THE PACK Chris Sale, who did not pitch, represented the White Sox at Tuesdays All-Star Game at the Great American Ball Park.The reigning American League Pitcher of the Month for June, Sale ranks among the American League leaders in 2015 in strikeouts (1st, 157), strikeouts per 9.0 IP (1st, 11.84), WHIP (1st, 0.95), average (3rd, .206), ERA (7th, 2.72) and IP (8th, 119.1). He struck out 10-plus batters in eight consecutive starts, tying Hall-of-Famer Pedro Martinez (8/19-9/27/99 with Boston) for the longest streak in baseball history.Sale is the fi rst pitcher since 1900 to record 10-plus strikeouts in seven consecutive road starts in a single season (Elias).</p><p>HIGH DRAMANine of the White Sox last 15 games (6-3), and 16 of the last 27 (8-8), have been decided by one run.Forty-nine of the Sox 86 games this season (56.9 percent) have been decided by two runs or less the Sox are 19-15 in one-run games and 8-7 in games decided by two runs.The White Sox 19 one-run wins are tied with the Chicago Cubs for the most in the majors this season behind Pittsburgh (20).</p><p>FRUSTRATING FIRSTThe White Sox have been outscored, 67-27, in the fi rst inning in 2015 the 67 runs allowed are the third-most in MLB (Phila-delphia, 70; Toronto, 69), and the 27 runs scored are the least.RHP Jeff Samardzija leads MLB with 19 fi rst-inning runs.</p><p>QUALITY IS JOB ONE The White Sox have made 1,112 quality starts since the start of the 2003 season, the second-highest total in the major leagues behind the New York Mets (1,120). Chicago is tied for fi rst in the AL with 53 QS in 2015, includ-ing 11 of its last 14 games Chris Sale (T2nd, 14) and Jose Quintana (T2nd, 14) rank among the AL leaders in QS.The Sox are 36-17 in 2015 when receiving a quality start.</p><p>LONGING FOR THE LONG BALLChicago has not hime a home run over its last three games, hit just two in its last nine and 15 in the last 25.The Sox are 18-25 when going homerless, 23-20 when hitting at least one home run and 10-4 in multihomer games.The White Sox rank 15th in the American League and 28th in the major leagues with 60 home runs in 2015.</p><p>WHITE SOX BREAKDOWNSox After 87/88 in 2014 ..................41-46/41-47Streak ...................................................... Lost 1Last Trip ........................................................2-1Last Homestand ...........................................5-2Last 10 Games .............................................7-3Series Record ........................................14-14-2Series First Game.....................................14-15First/Second Half ................................41-45/0-0Home/Road ....................................23-17/18-28Opp. At-Above/Below .500 .............28-31/13-14vs. AL East/Central/West ............6-9/15-25/11-4Interleague....................................................8-7Comeback Ws/Ls After Leading .............. 22/16Extra Innings.................................................8-2One-Run/Two-Run Games .................19-15/8-7Ahead After 6/7/8 ........................23-3/27-2/32-2Behind After 6/7/8 .......................6-34/5-37/2-39Tied After 6/7/8 ...............................12-8/9-6/7-4Sox/Opp. Score First ......................25-12/16-33Sox/Opp. Score 4+ .............................29-9/5-32Sox/Opp. Score 3 or Less ..............12-36/35-13April/May/June ........................8-11/15-15/10-16July/August/Sept...............................8-3/0-0/0-0Average Time of Game ............................... 2:55</p><p>UPCOMING PROBABLESVS. KANSAS CITY ROYALS</p><p>Friday (Game 1): 1:10 p.m. CT, CSNRHP Chris Young (7-5, 3.00) vs.RHP Jeff Samardzija (6-4, 4.02)</p><p>Friday (Game 2): 7:10 p.m. CT, WGNRHP Edinson Volquez (8-4, 3.31) vs.</p><p>LHP John Danks (4-8, 5.30)Saturday: 1:10 p.m. CT, CSN</p><p>RHP Jeremy Guthrie (7-5, 5.36) vs.LHP Jose Quintana (4-9, 3.69)</p><p>Sunday: 1:10 p.m. CT, CSNLHP Danny Duffy (3-4, 4.65) vs.</p><p>TBA</p><p>All games carried live on WSCR 670 AM and WRTO 1200 AM Univision Radio</p><p>WHITE SOX VS. KANSAS CITY (2-4)Date Opp. Result WP LP4/6 R L, 1-10 Ventura Samardzija4/8 R L, 5-7 Davis Putnam4/9 R L, 1-4 Volquez Danks4/23 H L, 2-3 (13) Morales Petricka4/24 H W, 3-2 Robertson Herrera4/25 H Ppd rain; makeup as split DH on 7/174/26 H W, 5-3 Danks Volquez7/17 H 1:10 p.m. CT H 7:10 p.m. CT7/18 H 1:10 p.m. CT7/19 H 1:10 p.m. CT8/7 R 7:10 p.m. CT8/8 R 6:10 p.m. CT8/9 R 1:10 p.m. CT9/4 R 7:10 p.m. CT9/5 R 6:10 p.m. CT9/6 R 1:10 p.m. CT9/29 H 7:10 p.m. CT9/30 H 7:10 p.m. CT10/1 H 7:10 p.m. CT</p><p>WHITE SOX ON LAST TRIP (2-1)vs. CUBS ......................................................2-1Average/OBP/SLG ..................... .178/.202/.244Home Runs...................................................... 0Runs Scored/Allowed ...................................7-4ERA .................................... 1.38 (4 ER/26.0 IP)Quality Starts ................................................... 3</p><p>BEST MLB RECORDS SINCE 6/20Team W-L Pct.Washington Nationals 13-6 .684Pittsburgh Pirates 14-7 .667Chicago White Sox 13-7 .650Los Angeles Angels 13-7 .650</p><p>MLB ERA LEADERS SINCE 6/30Club ERANew York Mets............................................ 1.92Chicago White Sox ................................... 1.95Chicago Cubs ............................................. 2.12Miami Marlins ............................................. 2.25</p><p>2005 REWIND GAME 87Result: .......................... White Sox 1, Indians 0Record/Place:......................... 58-29, 1st/+10.0Highlights: White Sox pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout vs. Cleveland in the fi rst game of the second half ... Jose Contreras allowed just three hits over 7.0 IP ... Frank Thomas drove in the Sox only run with a RBI double in the fi rst. </p><p>HONORING MR. WHITE SOXThe White Sox are wearing No. 9 patches on their uniforms throughout the season to honor Minnie Minoso, who passed away on 3/1 at the age of 90 on 8/14 vs. Cubs, the entire Sox team will wear throwback uniforms with the No. 9 to honor the memory and career of Minoso.</p><p>World Champions: 1906, 1917, 2005 AL Champions: 1901, 1906, 1917, 1919, 1959, 2005 AL West Champions: 1983, 1993 AL Central Champions: 2000, 2005, 2008</p><p>KANSAS CITY ROYALS (52-34) at CHICAGO WHITE SOX (41-45)GM 1: RHP Chris Young (7-5, 3.00) vs. RHP Jeff Samardzija (6-4, 4.02)GM 2: RHP Edinson Volquez (8-4, 3.31) vs. LHP John Danks (4-8, 5.30)</p><p>Game #87-88/Home #41-42 Friday, July 17, 2015</p></li><li><p>SAMARDZIJA AT A GLANCEThe 30-year-old right-hander is making his 19th start of the season, 13th during the day, ninth at home and second vs. Kansas City.Is 1-0 with a 0.54 ERA (1 ER/16.2 IP) and 14 strikeouts over his last two outings owns a 1.14 ERA (3 ER/23.2 IP), 0.85 WHIP and .210 opp. average (17-81) in his last three starts at U.S. Cellular Field.Is unbeaten over his last six starts, going 2-0 with a 2.40 ERA (12 ER/45.0 IP), 0.98 WHIP and 39 strikeouts five of the starts have been quality is receiving a 3.60 RSA (18 runs scored).Has gone 4-1 with a 2.59 ERA (17 ER/59.0 IP) and 51 strikeouts over eight outings at U.S. Cellular Field this season (six quality starts).Leads the majors with 19 runs allowed in the first inning his 85.1 IP and 12 starts during the day lead the majors this season.</p><p>LAST STARTThrew his sixth career complete game and second shutout on 7/9 vs. Toronto allowed just four hits with one walk and five strikeouts.The complete game marked Samardzijas first since 8/30 at the Angels and first shutout since 5/27/13 vs. the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.Held the Blue Jays hitless through the first five innings before Ryan Goins singled in the sixth all four hits allowed were singles.Threw 108 pitches (70 strikes) the Sox won, 2-0.</p><p>SUMMER OF THE SHARKIs unbeaten over his last six starts since 6/13, going 2-0 with a 2.40 ERA (12 ER/45.0 IP), 39 strikeouts and 0.98 WHIP has allowed just one run on seven hits over his last two outings (16.2 IP).By contrast, owned a 5.74 mark (34 ER/53.1 IP) and .304 average in his previous eight from 4/29-6/7. Samardzijas numbers over his last six starts since 6/13 and his previous eight from 4/29-6/7:Last 14 Outings (Starts) W-L ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO AVG QS WHIP6/13-current (six) 2-0 2.40 45.0 36 12 12 1 8 39 .225 5 0.984/29-6/7 (eight) 3-3 5.74 53.1 66 38 34 9 10 46 .304 4 1.43 </p><p>DAY TRIPPERIs 3-3 with a 3.59 ERA (34 ER/85.1 IP), 62 strikeouts and seven home runs allowed over 12 day starts this season has gone 17-30 with a 4.47 mark (216 ER/435.0 IP) in 119 career day games (58 starts)....</p></li></ul>