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<ul><li><p>2018 GAME NOTES AND INFORMATION</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 Manager: Billy Russo Coordinators: Joe Roti and Hannah Sundwall 2018 Chicago White Sox whitesox.com loswhitesox.com whitesoxpressbox.com chisoxpressbox.com @whitesox </p><p>WHITE SOX AT A GLANCE The Chicago White Sox have won four of the last six games but lost eight of 12, 12 of 18 and 21 of 31 as they continue this seven-game today with the series fi nale at Seattle.RHP Reynaldo Lpez is scheduled to start for the White Sox tonight, who own the third-worst record in MLB ahead of Kansas City (29-68, .299) and Baltimore (28-71, .283).The Sox fi nished the fi rst half of the season by going 3-2 on their homestand vs. St. Louis (1-1) and Kansas City (2-1) their 62 losses before the break were the most in club history. Following tomorrow's series fi nale at Safeco Field, Chicago will continue the trip with four games at the Los Angeles Angels.The Sox went 2-8 on their last trip to Texas (1-2), Cincinnati (1-2) and Houston (0-4) from 6/29-7/8.</p><p>TODAY'S STORYLINESThe White Sox are looking to win consecutive games on the road for the fi rst time since 6/5-6 at Minnesota, and win their fi rst road series since 6/8-10 at Boston.The Sox have lost six of the last seven games, 12 of 15 and 19 of 26 on the road (scored three or less 15 times in the 25 games).Chicago is 2-6 over the last eight games vs. Seattle despite owning a 30-27 edge in runs scored the club has won four of fi ve and is 7-5 in the last 12 contests at Safeco Field.White Sox starters own a 2.26 ERA (14 ER/55.2 IP) and .201 opponents average over the last eight games since 7/8.Avisal Garca has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games, going 21-60 (.350) with three doubles, two triples, nine home runs, 15 RBI and a .1282 OPS he owns four multiRBI eff orts.</p><p>LAST NIGHT'S RECAPDylan Covey limited Seattle to just two hits, and Avisal Garca hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning to lead Chicago to a 5-0 win, its fi fth shutout victory of the season.Covey held the Mariners hitless through the fi rst fi ve innings before surrendering a single to Dee Gordon in the sixth.He walked two and struck out fi ve in a career-high 8.1 score-less IP for his fi rst win since 6/13 vs. Cleveland.Garca homered in his fi rst game after returning from the disabled list Leury Garca (RBI single) and Tim Anderson (sacrifi ce fl y) drove in the White Sox other two runs.Yolmer Snchez and Omar Nrvaez recorded the Sox two multihit eff orts Nrvaez reached base three times.</p><p>OH SO CLOSEDylan Covey allowed just two hits in 8.1 scoreless IP last night, the longest scoreless outing by a White Sox starter this season.The last Sox starter to work at least 8.1 scoreless IP in an outing was Miguel Gonzalez (also 8.1) on 9/28/16 vs. Tampa Bay.Covey also fell two outs shy of recording Chicago's fi rst com-plete game since 9/16/16 at Kansas City (Chris Sale).</p><p>STARTING POINTChicago starters are 4-4 with a 2.26 ERA (14 ER/55.2 IP) and .201 opponents average (40-199) over the last eight games the 2.26 ERA is the lowest in MLB since 7/8.Six of the outings have been quality, and starters have allowed two earned runs or less six times (worked 7.0-plus IP fi ve times).</p><p>HE'S ON FIRE AVI-OUSLYAvisal Garca has hit safely in 15 of his last 16 games since 6/23, batting .333/.347/.826 with three doubles, two triples, nine home runs, 16 RBI, a 1.173 OPS and fi ve multihit eff orts.Garca ranks among the MLB leaders since 6/23 in slugging percentage (2nd), OPS (3rd) and home runs (T2nd).He has hit all ninehome runs over his last 14 contests, and homered in back-to-back games three times during that span.His14-game hitting streak from 4/22-7/4 was the longest of his career, tied for the sixth-longest in MLB in 2018 and the longest by a Sox in a season since Tim Anderson from 9/9-24/17 (15).</p><p>HIP HIP, ELOY!Class AAA Charlotte OF Eloy Jimnez last night went 3-4 with a double vs. Indianapolis after hitting two home runs on Friday.Jimnez has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, going 17-41 (.415) with fi ve doubles, three homers and seven RBI.He is hitting .342 (25-73) with fi ve doubles, fi ve homers, 10 RBI and a 1.009 OPS in 19 games with Charlotte this season.</p><p>HOT STARTINF Nick Madrigal has hit safely in each of his fi rst four games with Class A Kannapolis, going 9-17 (.529) with two doubles, three RBI, six runs scored and three multihit eff orts.Madrigal was selected by the White Sox in the fi rst round (fourth overall) in this year's draft out of Oregon State.</p><p>WHITE SOX 2018 BREAKDOWNSox After 97 | 98 in 2017 ..............39-58 | 39-59Streak ......................................................Won 1Current Trip...................................................1-1Last Homestand ...........................................3-2Last 10 Games .............................................4-6Series Record ..........................................7-19-5Series First Game.......................................9-23First | Second Half ............................33-62 | 1-1Home | Road ................................19-29 | 15-34Day | Night ....................................13-34 | 21-29Opp. At-Above | Below .500 .........14-34 | 20-29vs. RHS | LHS ................................27-48 | 7-15vs. AL East/Central/West ............6-7/15-26/8-18Interleague..................................................5-12Comeback W's | L's After Leading .......... 18 | 26Extra Innings.................................................2-3One-Run | Two-Run Games .............7-19 | 4-10Ahead After 6 | 7 | 8 ................26-7 | 26-7 | 31-4Behind After 6 | 7 | 8 ...............5-47 | 5-50 | 1-59Tied After 6 | 7 | 8 .........................3-9 | 3-6 | 2-0Sox | Opp. Score First ..................17-22 | 17-41Sox | Opp. Score 4+ .....................29-20 | 10-52Sox | Opp. Score 3 or Less ............ 5-43 | 24-11March/April | May | June .......8-18 | 8-19 | 12-17July | August | September .............6-9 | 0-0 | 0-0Average Time of Game ............................... 3:06</p><p>UPCOMING PROBABLESAT SEATTLE MARINERS</p><p>Sunday: 3:10 p.m. CT | WGN-TVRHP Reynaldo Lpez (4-7, 3.91) vs.</p><p>LHP Marco Gonzles (10-5, 3.41)</p><p>AT LOS ANGELES ANGELSMonday: 9:00 p.m. CT | NBCSCH+</p><p>RHP Lucas Giolito (6-8, 6.18) vs.RHP Jaime Barria (5-6, 3.55)</p><p>Tuesday: 9:00 p.m. CT | NBCSCHLHP Carlos Rodn (2-3, 3.56) vs.</p><p>RHP Felix Pea (1-0, 3.42)Wednesday: 9:00 p.m. CT | NBCSCH</p><p>RHP James Shields (4-11, 4.26) vs.LHP Tyler Skaggs (7-6, 2.68)</p><p>Thursday: 3:07 p.m. CT | WGN-TVRHP Dylan Covey (pitching tonight) vs.RHP Nick Tropeano (pitching tonight)</p><p>*All games on WGN Radio AM-720</p><p>WHITE SOX VS. SEATTLE (2-3)Date H/R Result WP LP4/23 H W, 10-4 Fulmer Leake4/24 H L, 0-1 Gonzlez Volstad4/25 H L, 3-4 Hernndez Shields7/20 R L, 1-3 LeBlanc Shields7/21 R W, 5-0 Covey Hernndez7/22 R 3:10 p.m. CT WGN-TV</p><p>WHITE SOX ON CURRENT TRIP (1-1)at SEA | LAA .........................................1-1 | 0-0Runs Scored | Allowed ............................... 6 | 3AVG | OBP | SLG | HR ...... .190 | .257 | .302 | 0ERA .................................... 1.06 (2 ER/17.0 IP)Quality Starts ................................................... 2</p><p>LOWEST STARTER ERAIN MLB SINCE 7/8</p><p>Club ERAChicago White Sox ................................... 2.26Houston Astros ........................................... 2.61Pittsburgh Pirates ....................................... 2.67Los Angeles Dodgers ................................. 2.69Boston Red Sox.......................................... 2.91</p><p>LOWEST AL RSA IN 2018Pitcher, Club RSA1. Andrew Heaney, LAA .............................. 2.732. Andrew Cashner, BAL ............................ 2.773. Jake Odorizzi, MIN ................................. 2.884. Cole Hamels, TEX .................................. 2.905. Michael Fulmer, DET .............................. 3.146. Ian Kennedy, K.C. ................................... 3.147. James Shields, SOX ............................. 3.25</p><p>WHITE SOX CAREER HR LEADERSPlayer HR8. Bill Melton ................................................ 1549. Carlos Lee ............................................... 15210. Ron Kittle ............................................... 14011. Jos Abreu ........................................... 137</p><p>MOST QUALITY STARTS SINCE 2003Club QSChicago White Sox ................................. 1,357New York Mets.......................................... 1,353St. Louis Cardinals ................................... 1,342Los Angeles Dodgers ............................... 1,321San Francisco Giants ............................... 1,317Chicago Cubs ........................................... 1,315Oakland Athletics ...................................... 1,312</p><p>TRIPLES LEADERS SINCE 2017Club 3B1. Arizona Diamondbacks .............................. 722. Chicago White Sox .................................. 653. Pittsburgh Pirates ...................................... 644. Colorado Rockies ...................................... 63</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>WHITE SOX VS. SEATTLE MARINERS Seattle leads the season series, 3-2, and is looking for its third consecutive season-series victory the Sox own a 19-12 edge in runs scored this season. The White Sox are hitting .249/.285/.414 with fi ve home runs and own a 2.25 ERA (11 ER/44.0 IP) with three quality starts. Chicago has lost six of the last eight games since 7/14/17 after winning fi ve of the previous six contests the club has won four of fi ve games and seven of the last 12 at Safeco Field. The White Sox went 3-4 in 2017 (3-1 in Seattle), but are 6-3-1 in the last 10 season series vs. Seattle. The Sox lead the all-time series, 239-204, going 135-90 at home (83-53 at Guaranteed Rate Field) and 104-114 in Seattle (35-43 at Safeco Field).</p><p>WILD WILD WESTThe White Sox are 8-18 vs. the American League West in 2018, going 5-8 at home and 2-10 on the road they have been outscored, 91-51, in the 12 road games.The Sox have lost fi ve of the last six games, seven of the last nine and 12 of the last 19 they have not won consecutive games vs. the AL West since 5/19-20 vs. Texas.Chicago has lost 10 of the last 12 games and 16 of 21 on the road against the division the club has scored four runs or less 14 times and allowed seven-plus 11 times in the last 20.The Sox are 186-172 vs. the West since 2008 (78-99 on road).</p><p>BARRELING BACKSTOPSOmar Narvez and Kevan Smith are hitting a combined .366 (59-161) with nine doubles, three home runs, 23 RBI and 19 multihit eff orts in 46 games since 6/1 (hit safely in 39 contests).Narvez (1st, .421) and Smith (2nd, .318) lead all MLB catchers in average since 6/1 (minimum 80 plate appearances).Narvez owns 12 multihit eff orts and has hit safely in 19 games since 6/1 Smith has hit safely in 20 of his 22 games in 2018 since being recalled from Class AAA Charlotte on 6/5.</p><p>DYNAMIC DUOXavier Cedeo (16 G) and Joakim Soria (20 G) have combined to allow just four earned runs with 41 strikeouts and a .154 (17-110) opp. average in 36 relief outings (30.2 IP) since 5/30.Soria has made 19 scoreless appearances, and Cedeo has not allowed a run in 14 outings, during that span.</p><p>POWER AND SPEEDTim Anderson (13 HR/21 SB) is one of only three players in MLB this season with 13-plus home runs and 20-plus stolen bases (also Jos Ramirez and Starling Marte).His 21 steals are a career high, and his 13 homers are four shy of his career-high 17 last season.Anderson is on pace for 22 home runs and 35 stolen bases in 2018 the 22 homers would mark the seventh-highest total by a White Sox shortstop, and the 35 steals would be the most since Ozzie Guilln in 1989 (also 36).</p><p>STOP! THIEF!The White Sox rank fourth in MLB with 71 steals in 2018 they are on pace for 119 stolen bases, which would be their most since 2010 (160) they have not led MLB since 1966 (153).Tim Anderson ranks second in the American League and seventh in MLB with 21 stolen bases in 2018.</p><p>TRIPLE THE FUN The Sox are tied for second in MLB with 28 triples, trailing Arizona (32) Chicago led the American League in 2018 (37). Yolmer Snchez is tied with Ketel Marte for the MLB lead with nine triples in 2018 after ranking sixth last season with eight.</p><p>QUALITY AND QUANTITY James Shields has made 13 quality starts in 2018, tied for the eighth-most in the American League and the most on the White Sox the Sox are tied for seventh in the AL with 42 QS in 2018. The White Sox have made 1,357 QS since the start of 2003, four more than the Mets (1,353) for the most in MLB the next closest AL team is Oakland at 1,312 quality starts.</p><p>ON DECK: AT LOS ANGELES ANGELSThe White Sox continue this trip with four games at the Angels Reynaldo Lpez (4-7, 3.91) starts tomorrow night's opener.The Sox went 3-4 vs. Los Angeles-AL last season, going 3-1 at Guaranteed Rate Field and 0-3 at Angel Stadium they were outscored, 43-35, in the seven games.Chicago has won three of the last four games but are 3-8 in the last 11 the club has lost six straight and 14 of the last 15 at Angel Stadium since 5/18/13 (only win on 8/20/15).</p><p>CHICAGO WHITE SOX (34-63) AT SEATTLE MARINERS (59-40)</p><p>RHP Reynaldo Lpez (4-7, 3.91) vs. LHP Marco Gonzles (10-5, 3.41)Game #98 | Road #50 Sunday, July 22 3:10 p.m. CT Safeco Field</p><p>WGN-TV WGN Radio 720-AM MLB.TV MLB At-Bat App</p></li><li><p>LPEZ AT A GLANCEl The24-year-oldright-handerisscheduledtomakehis20thstartoftheseason,12thontheroadandfirstcareer against the Seattle Mariners.l Is 2-5 with a 4.60 ERA (30 ER/58.2 IP) in 11 road starts this season has tossed less than 5.0 IP in three of his last six road starts. l Went3-0witha4.62ERA(13ER/25.1IP)overhisfinalfourstartsof2017madehisWhiteSoxdebuton8/11/17vs.KansasCity,receivinganodecisonafterallowingtworunswithsixstrikeoutsover6.0IP.l WasnamedtheWhiteSoxMinorLeaguePitcheroftheMonthforJuly2017afterpostinga2.10ERA(7ER/30.0IP)with38strikeoutsanda.183(20-109)opponentsaverageoverfivestarts.l Was acquired from Washington with RHPs Dane Dunning and Lucas Giolito in exchange for OF Adam Eatonon12/7/16originallywassignedbytheNationalsasanon-draftedfreeagenton6/21/12.</p><p>LAST STARTl Sufferedhissecondconsecutivelosson7/14vs.KansasCityallowedfiverunsonninehitsandzerowalksover7.2IPmarkedhislongeststartwithoutissuingawalkinhiscareerreceivedzerorunsofsupportforthesecondconsecutivegame(seventhtimethisseason).l Allowedtwo-runhomerunstoJorgeBonifaciointhefirstinningandSalvadorPerezintheeighth.l DepartedwiththeWhiteSoxtrailing,5-0,afterthrowing108pitches(79strikes)theSoxwentontolose, 5-0.</p><p>ON THE ROAD AGAINl Is making his 21st career start on the road has gone 6-8 with a 4.99 ERA (56 ER/101.1 IP), 84 strikeouts anda.275(108-393)opponentsaverageinhiscareer.l Ownsa2-5recordwitha4.60ERA(30ER/58.2IP),47strikeoutsanda.274(62-226)opponentsaverag...</p></li></ul>