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Jim Margalus

Sox Century: Sept. 21, 2017

The White Sox win their first American League pennant in 11 years

The White Sox entered today needing a win and a Red Sox loss to clinch the American League pennant.

As luck would have it, they were starting a three-game series with those Red Sox at Fenway Park. A White Sox win would automatically equal a Boston loss, and it would punch their ticket for the World Series for the first time since 1906.

The Red Sox would not go quietly, even if their fans had already resigned themselves to...

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Fulmer exits in 1st with blister on index finger

White Sox starter Carson Fulmer lasted only three batters before being taken out of Thursday's game against the Astros due to a blister on his right index finger.

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The Catbird Speaks 9.21.17 – Every White Sox Prospect, As Told By James Fegan

Old friend James Fegan of The Athletic joins Collin and Nick to discuss the White Sox as the season winds to a close. Among the topics: -If Lucas Giolito’s September success is sustainable. -Carson Fulmer’s impressive few starts after a disasterous season. -Yoan Moncada is who we thought we was. -James’ latest iteration of the White Sox Top 30 prospects. -Why James loves the Twins and Royals so much. You can subscribe to this podcast on Twitter by searching for “The Catbird...

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Inbox: What will White Sox '18 rotation look like?

White Sox beat reporter answers questions about the 2018 rotation, up-and-coming Minor League players and more in this week's Inbox.

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Joshua Nelson

Race to the Bottom

It’s a battle between San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia and Detroit on who will get pick #1 in the 2018 Draft. Will all this losing be worth it?

Before Thursday's slate of games, here are the MLB reverse standings (GA = Games Ahead):

1) San Francisco Giants: --

2) Chicago White Sox: 1.0 GA

3) Philadelphia Phillies: 1.5 GA

4) Detroit Tigers: 2.5 GA

It's not as fun as the races in the AL East, the NL Wild Card #2, or the AL Wild Card #2 but it's astonishing the shuffling that's taken...

South Side Sox

Jim Margalus

Following up: Nicky Delmonico’s wrist issues lingering

Plus: Chris Sale hits a milestone and Yoan Moncada keeps hitting

On Tuesday, I was watching Nicky Delmonico swing and miss with greater frequency and wondered whether his wrist was still an issue, given his sudden inability to lift the ball to the pull side.

Given what Rick Renteria told Daryl Van Schouwen, it appears to be the leading factor:

Nicky Delmonico, who was batting .171/.293/.343 in September after getting off to a scorching start, hitting safely in 28 of his first 33 games, is...

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BP South Side: Lucas Giolito`s First Half Dozen by Ryan Schultz

The White Sox are going to give Giolito every chance to succeed as a starter, and so far he`s done exactly that.

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Jim Margalus

Sox Century: Sept. 20, 2017

The White Sox won the coin flip for the World Series before they’d won the American League

While the White Sox had not yet clinched, Chicago continued to prepare to host the World Series — or “World’s Series,” as the newspapers called it back in the day.

The New York Giants had already clinched, so baseball didn’t wait for the White Sox to make it official before determining which team would host which games. Giants President Harry Hempstead was allowed to call the coin toss for...

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Jim Margalus

Astros 4, White Sox 3: Houston capitalizes on mistakes

Walks create deficit, and seventh-inning error leads to key insurance run

Hawk Harrelson likes to say that teams beat themselves more often than they lose outright.

Tonight’s game was the kind of game he probably has in mind. The Astros beat the White Sox 4-3, and all four runs stemmed from White Sox mistakes. The first three originated as walks, and the fourth via a fly ball that Adam Engel should have caught on the center field warning track, but instead turned into a one-out triple that...

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Fulmer faces test against AL West champs

Looking to take another step toward home-field advantage in the postseason, the AL West-champion Astros turn to ace Dallas Keuchel in Thursday night's series finale at Minute Maid Park against the White Sox, who counter with rookie Carson Fulmer.

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Jim Margalus

Gamethread: White Sox at Astros

Detroit already lost

TV: CSN

Lineups:

White Sox lineup tonight at Astros. pic.twitter.com/F1ENpn7DNg

— Colleen Kane (@ChiTribKane) September 20, 2017

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White Sox Provided Interest All Season Despite Poor Record

As the 2017 Chicago White Sox season draws to a close, the team has provided many reasons to watch even though they have been well out of playoff contention since July. With just 13 games left this season, there are many individual and team aspects that make the last few games very intriguing to watch. First baseman Jose Abreu and outfielder Avasil Garcia are chasing individual records, one of which is highly historic and the other being a season award. Abreu is just two runs batted in...

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Lucas Giolito has been good

Lucas Giolito has now made six starts with the White Sox. He’s seen good results, posting a 2.58 ERA in 38.1 innings pitched with a somewhat disappointing 19.0% strikeout rate. This has come after his precipitous decline in prospect rankings where he went from potential ace to someone that could end being merely good in the bullpen. The White Sox, of course, do not care what the prospect rankings in the public sphere say. They’re going to give Giolito every chance to succeed as a...

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Jim Margalus

Nicky Delmonico falling as fast as he rose

The wrist injury is the simpler of the explanations

The secret to a surprisingly watchable first season of Extreme Makeover: White Sox Edition? A steady stream of fine introductions from new characters.

Maybe Avisail Garcia and Leury Garcia weren’t entirely new, but they occupied new roles like “potential batting champ” and “possible everyday center fielder.” When Leury got hurt, Adam Engel took over and provided superior center field defense with a bat that wasn’t empty, at...

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Jim Margalus

Sox Century: Sept. 19, 1917

The White Sox lose to Philadelphia and still gain a half-game on Boston

The White Sox dropped a pitchers’ duel with the Philadelphia Athletics on this day, but here’s a measure of the good fortune Pants Rowland’s crew experienced on a daily basis:

On the rare day the White Sox lost a game, the Red Sox lost two.

Boston dropped both games of a doubleheader against the Tigers, and at Fenway Park to boot. So while Philadelphia’s Jing Johnson outdueled Eddie Cicotte, the Pale Hose still...

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Giolito holds his own against Astros

Though he didn't come away with a win, Lucas Giolito went up against against the Astros' front-line lineup on Tuesday with a Major League-best .282 team average and .824 OPS and held the bats in check.

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Shields knows not to take Astros lightly

The Astros clinched the American League West on Sunday, but White Sox right-hander James Shields knows Houston will have plenty of motivation when the two teams match up on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. Brad Peacock gets the start for the home team.

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Jim Margalus

Astros 3, White Sox 1: A few bright spots amid lots of strikeouts

Houston bullpen quashes chances of getting an effective Lucas Giolito off the hook

The White Sox are getting good at checking boxes for positive developments during losses.

For instance, the White Sox struck out 14 times in total, including eight of their last nine outs against the back end of the Houston bullpen after spending the early part of the game hitting fly balls off the end of the bat.

On the other hand, this game still had things going for it, including:

No. 1: Lucas Giolito...

South Side Sox

Jim Margalus

Gamethread: White Sox vs. Astros

No more days off until the offseason

TV: WGN (and free on MLB.tv)

Lineups:

White Sox lineup tonight at Astros. pic.twitter.com/ty1nKXwrUf

— Colleen Kane (@ChiTribKane) September 19, 2017

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LIVE Color Feed: White Sox vs. Astros

Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.

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