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Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 4, A’s 1

Providing power: José Abreu went deep to extend the White Sox’s lead to three in the third inning. | Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Behind a Lucas Giolito masterpiece, the White Sox won their first postseason game in 12 years

It was the first White Sox playoff game in 12 years, and the South Siders gave their fans a thrill that many of us have dearly missed. Let’s take a look at how the White Sox started out their postseason with a victory.

FanGraphs Favored most of the day:...

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Lucas Giolito has perfect game spoiled by Tommy La Stella in Game 1 win

The White Sox ended up taking the game 4-1.

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Lucas Giolito Shines as White Sox Beat A's 4-1 in Game 1 of Wild Card Series

As the Chicago White Sox closed the regular season with seven losses in their last eight games, it looked increasingly like they'd be fodder for early playoff elimination. Lucas Giolito had other plans...

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White Sox release veteran reliever Steve Cishek

The White Sox received a 5.40 ERA, 2.33 K/BB rate and 9.5 K/9 over 20 innings from Cishek.

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Gamethread: White Sox at A’s

Ace material: Two years removed from a nightmarish season, Lucas Giolito is the White Sox’s Game 1 starter and deservedly so. | Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Lucas Giolito will be the White Sox’s first postseason starting pitcher since Gavin Floyd

Well, here we are, White Sox fans. The postseason has arrived, and for the first time in 12 years, the South Siders (35-25) will participate. They will play a best-of-three series in Oakland against the Athletics (36-24).

Lucas Giolito will...

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White Sox reinstate utilityman Leury Garcia from IL

Garcia hasn’t played since Aug. 10 after a severed thumb ligament required surgery.

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White Sox announce Wild Card series roster

The biggest headline (and sign of relief for Chicago fans) of the roster announcement is the presence of Eloy Jimenez, who has been out of action since Sept. 24 due to a mid-foot sprain.

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White Sox Reinstate Leury Garcia From 45-Day IL, Designate Alex McRae

The White Sox have reinstated utilityman Leury Garcia from the 45-day injured list and included him on their postseason roster, the team announced.  Righty Alex McRae was designated for assignment to create roster space.

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Six Pack of Stats: Cubs 10, White Sox 8

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The Twins try to hand the division to the White Sox. The White Sox say: No thanks

You’ve gotta be kidding me. A perfect storm brewed for the White Sox on Sunday:

Cubs clinched Saturday and pulled starters. Cubs sub out José Quintana for a bullpen arm to start. Twins lose to the Cincinnati Reds to fall behind the White Sox in the division race, if ...

Well, “if” the White Sox win.

The White Sox didn’t win.

In...

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Gamethread: Cubs at White Sox

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A South Side win, and Twins loss, and we’re AL Central champs

The playoff scenario is complicated, still. Thankfully, MLB.com writer Do-Hyoung Park has flow-charted it for us:

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In short, the White Sox can still be the No. 2, 3, 4, or 7 seed. But in order to stay at home for the first round, the South Siders need to beat the Cubs today.

Here’s who is trying to do that:

Today's #WhiteSox starters at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 9, Cubs 5

M-V-Pito: This should be a no-brainer award winner. | Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

José Abreu is the first player since 2001 to end a season with at least the same amount of RBIs as games played

Exactly what the doctor ordered! The Chicago White Sox pounced on the first lefty they have seen in ages, en route to a series-tying victory against the Chicago Cubs!

FanGraphs The Starts

Both starters were rather disappointing; however, one is a rookie who has not pitched above...

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Gamethread: Cubs at White Sox

Spaghetti Dinner: Tim Anderson’s favorite meal comes with a longball. | Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Dinner is served: Sox look to feast on lefty Lester

Best thing about yesterday? It’s not today. Today, the Chicago White Sox look to even their weekend series against the Chicago Cubs.

Dane Dunning (2-0, 3.19 ERA) looks to continue his early success as a major league pitcher. Dunning did have his first rough start last time out, but his growing pains are natural, as he looks...

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MLB announces suspensions for White Sox's Cordero, Renteria

Major League Baseball has handed down a pair of suspensions arising out of last night’s game between Chicago’s crosstown rivals.

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White Sox reliever Jimmy Cordero suspended three games for hitting Wilson Contreras

Major League Baseball suspended right-hander Jimmy Cordero for three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally hitting Cubs catcher Wilson Contreras with a pitch.

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Six Pack of Stats: Cubs 10, White Sox 0

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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Nope.

FanGraphs The Starts

After the game, Dylan Cease said he was happy with his start, because he corrected the issues that found him walking seven batters and hitting one. Sure, but when you trade wildness for straight heat that gets clobbered over the fence by a team that came in with zero offensive prowess, that’s the wrong kind of correction. To wit, Cease had a 40 game score in Cincinnati, just 26....

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David Ross not happy with White Sox hitting Willson Contreras over bat flip

Contreras said he knew he was going to be hit and could see it coming.

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Gamethread: Cubs at White Sox

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No Eloy? No problem! Er ...

Well, the big news is right here, and it’s not good:

Ricky on Eloy, sort of dropping a bombshell straight off: "They checked him out, he got a bigger image, a mid-foot sprain. He'll be off his feet for a few days, see if they can calm it down. Will try to re-evaluate Monday."

— South Side Hit Pen (@southsidehitpen) September 25, 2020

So, OK, news cobbled together from today’s other threads:

Evan Marshall activated off of...

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White Sox's Eloy Jimenez likely to miss weekend series with sprained foot

Jimenez has had a great season for the Pale Hose.

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Mariners Claim Ian Hamilton

The Mariners have claimed right-hander Ian Hamilton off waivers from the White Sox, per an announcement from Seattle. The White Sox designated Hamilton for assignment Sept.

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Change the Game flags giveaway!

Not the best-timed announcement, perhaps, but 5,000 flags will be distributed on Monday in advance of the playoffs

For informational purposes only, for our SSS brethren who will undoubtedly make the trek (and you know who you are), no editorial commentary added.

WHITE SOX TO DISTRIBUTE TEAM FLAGS TO CELEBRATE POSTSEASON START
Fans Invited to Drive Through and Pick Up Free Team Flag in Lot B of Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday

WHAT
Ahead of the start of the Wild Card series, the White Sox will...

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