Carlos Rodón Fifth in Cy Young Voting

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November 17—White Sox left-handed starter Carlos Rodón has placed fifth in the balloting for the 2021 American League Cy Young Award.

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America elected Robbie Ray of the Toronto Blue Jays as the American League winner, and Corbin Burnes of the Milwaukee Brewers as the National League winner.

Week of August 23-29, 2021

Four-Game Series at Toronto Blue Jays

Series split 2-2

Monday, August 23, 2021 at 6:07 pm CDT
Rogers Centre
Lance Lynn, RHP vs.
Blue Jays / Alek Manoah, RHP

L, 2-1, 72-54 (.571), L3 | LP: Craig Kimbrel (2-4, 1.57) | Game 126

➤ Eloy Jiménez–DH goes 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to 12 consecutive games.

➤ Yoán Moncada goes 2-for-4. He has knocked a base hit in 10 consecutive games.

➤ Tim Anderson is not in today’s lineup.

DEFENSE: Big man matchup on the mound—Lance Lynn (6’5”, 270#) vs. Alek Manoah (6’6”, 260#). Lance Lynn pitches beautifully against an outstanding lineup—1 R/ER on 4 H, 0 BB, 4 SO on 7.0 IP. In the 8th, Craig Kimbrel lets Breyvic Valera score from 3B on a wild pitch. Pinch running for Reese McGuire, who had singled, Valera had advanced to 2B on an previous wild pitch. OFFENSE: Andrew Vaughn 1B scores Yoán Moncada (singled, advanced to 3B on Brian Goodwin 1B), in the 6th. Alek Manoah strikes out 5, through 6. The Blue Jays bullpen strikes out 5 more. The White Sox knock 5 H, draw 3 BB, and strand 8. Watch game highlights on

August 24—Leuri Garcia activated from IL

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 6:07 pm CDT
Rogers Centre
Dylan Cease, RHP vs.
Blue Jays / José Berríos, RHP

W, 5-2, 73-54 (.575), W1 | WP: Dylan Cease (10-6, 3.92) | S: Liam Hendriks (29) | Game 127

➤ Eloy Jiménez goes 2-for-5, extending his hitting streak to 13 consecutive games.

➤ Yoán Moncada goes 3-for-5, extending his hitting streak to 11 consecutive games.

➤ Tim Anderson is not in today’s lineup.

DEFENSE: Dylan Cease dominates—on the road, against one of the AL’s best lineups. Cease goes 1-2-3 in the 1st. Three Ks in the 2nd. He goes 1-2-3 again in the 3rd. Two Ks, 1B, and a GO, in the 4th. A PO, ground-rule 2B, 1B, K, and another PO, in the 5th. A BB, GO-DP, and a FO in the 6th. Three FOs and a solo HR in the 7th. Cease’s line: 1 R/ER on 4 H, 1 BB, 7 SO. In the 8th, Michael Kopech strikes out the lead-off batter, then gives up two 1Bs. Liam Hendriks then walks the fourth batter to load the bases, but escapes on a 6-4-3 double play. In the 9th, Hendriks gives up a run on three 1Bs (1 SO). OFFENSE: José Abreu 3-run homer (26), in the 1st, brings in Luis Robert (singled) and Yoán Moncada (singled). Danny Mendick 2B scores Brian Goodwin (singled, advanced to 3B on Jake Lamb–DH 1B)—also in the 1st. José Abreu GO scores Luis Robert (doubled, advanced to 3B on Yoán Moncada 1B), in the 4th. The White Sox score 5 runs on 18 hits (fewest runs scored by a White Sox lineup on 18 hits since 1960). Seven Sox knock 2+ hits. Three Sox runners are thrown out on the base paths. Watch game highlights on

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 6:07 pm CDT
Rogers Centre
Lucas Giolito, RHP vs.
Blue Jays / Robbie Ray, LHP

L, 3-1, 73-55 (.570), L1 | LP: Aaron Bummer (2-5, 4.36) | Game 128

➤ Eloy Jiménez–DH goes 0-for-4, to end his hitting streak at 13 (as of 8/24).

➤ Yoán Moncada goes 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to 12 consecutive games.

➤ Tim Anderson returns after four days of rest, going 0-for-4, to end his hitting streak at 10 (as of 8/20).

DEFENSE: On the one-year anniversary of his 1-BB, 13-SO no-hitter (19th in White Sox history) against the Pirates, Lucas Giolito holds his own in a tense pitching duel, giving up just 1 R/ER on 5 H, 1 BB, 6 SO on 6.0 IP. Ryan Tepera goes K, K, BB, PO, in the 7th. In the 8th, Aaron Bummer strikes out the first two, then allows 3 consecutive base hits, giving up the go-ahead run. José Ruiz steps in, and the next batter reaches on an E6 to load the bases. Ruiz issues a run-scoring BB, giving the Jays a 2-run lead—that’s 5 consecutive reaches for the Jays, with 2 outs. The 8th batter grounds out to end the inning. OFFENSE: Blue Jays starter Robbie Ray (second lowest ERA in the AL, behind Lance Lynn) strikes out 14 White Sox, allowing the Sox only R on 5 H, through 7. Reliever Tim Mayza strikes out 2 more in the 8th, for a total of 16 SO on the night. The Sox knock 1 more H in the 9th (total 6). Yoán Moncada RBI 1B scores Leury Garcia (singled, stole 2B & 3B), in the 3rd. Watch game highlights on

August 26—Carlos Rodón activated from IL

Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 2:07 pm CDT
Rogers Centre
Carlos Rodón, LHP vs.
Blue Jays / Hyun Jin Ryu, LHP

W, 10-7, 74-55 (.574), W1 | WP: Carlos Rodón (10-5, 2.43) | S: Craig Kimbrel (24 – 23 CHC, 1 CWS) | Game 129

DEFENSE: Coming off the IL, Carlos Rodón gives up 2 R/ER on 5 H (1 BB, 3 SO) on 5.0 IP. While Rodón’s velocity was diminished, his stuff was mostly good and not as rusty as it might have been after sitting out two rotations. Michael Kopeck’s slider isn’t sliding. He gives up 5 R/ER on 4 H (1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 SO), in the 6th, making it 9-7 Sox. Brian Goodwin contributes to the damage with a bad throw to home (E9). But the Sox bullpen breaks the Jays momentum—six up, six down for Ryan Tepera (2 SO) and the high-kicking, hard-throwing Garrett Crochet (1 SO), in the 7th and 8th. MLB active save leader (372 – 9th in MLB history) Craig Kimbrel goes K, LO, 1B, GO, for his first save with the White Sox. César Hernández makes a couple of great plays in the field. OFFENSE: As Tim Anderson goes (3-for-5 today), so go the Sox. César Hernández solo HR (21), in the 2nd. Luis Robert 2-run HR (4), scores Tim Anderson (singled), and José Abreu–DH solo HR (27), in the 3rd. Leury Garcia 2-run 2B, scores Andrew Vaughn (walked, advanced to 2B on César Hernández 1B) and Hernández (advanced to 2B on Brian Goodwin FO); and Tim Anderson 1B scores Garcia—all in the 4th. Seby Zavala RBI 2B scores Leury Garcia (singled), and Tim Anderson RBI 1B scores Zavala, in the 6th. Eloy Jiménez solo HR, in the 9th. Yoán Moncada is not in the lineup today. Watch game highlights on

Evan Marshall to Rehab

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August 26—right-handed reliever Evan Marshall has been assigned to rehab at Charlotte Knights (AAA)

Three-Game Series vs. Chicago Cubs

White Sox win series 2-1 | White Sox win 2021 Crosstown Classic 5-1

August 27—Yasmani Grandal activated from IL

Friday, August 27, 2021 at 7:10 pm CDT
Guaranteed Rate Field
Dallas Keuchel, LHP vs.
Cubs / Keegan Thompson, RHP

W, 17-13, 75-55 (.577), W2 | WP: Reynaldo López (3-1, 1.59) | Game 130

➤ Yoán Moncada goes 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to 13 consecutive games.

It’s a wild one! Third-highest scoring game (30 runs) in the MLB this the season. DEFENSE: Both teams’ bullpens start warming up in the 1st inning. Dallas Keuchel gives up 6 R (5 ER) on 6 H in the 1st. He leaves the game after giving up another H to the lead-off batter (Frank Schwindel), in the 2nd. Reynaldo López Ks the next 2, to end the inning (Schwindel is caught stealing 2B). López then retires the next 12 (7 SO on the day). Mike Wright, Jr. gives up a HR and retires 3 (1 SO) in the 7th, followed by a lead-off BB and a 1B, in the 8th. Garrett Crochet takes over and gives up an RBI 2B. Still no outs. Crochet retires the next 2 (1 SO), then gives up a 2-RBI 2B, before a GO gets him out of the 8th. Craig Kimbrel throws a rough close against his former teammates—PO, K, HR, BB, 2-run HR, SO. OFFENSE: The Sox score 17 runs on 15 hits. Coming off the IL, Yasmani Grandal knocks in 8 RBIs—welcome back! José Abreu RBI 1B scores Tim Anderson (doubled), in the 1st (6-1 Cubs). In the 3rd, the Cubs burn through 2 pitchers, 13 batters, and 52 pitches, giving up in 8 runs: José Abreu RBI 2B scores Luis Robert (lead-off double). Yoán Moncada RBI 1B scores José Abreu. Yasmani Grandal 3-run HR (15) brings in Eloy Jiménez (reached on E6) and Moncada. Luis Robert reaches and Andrew Vaughn (HBP) scores on the second E6 of the inning. Eloy Jiménez 2-RBI 1B scores Tim Anderson (singled, advanced to 3B on E6) and Luis Robert. In the 5th, Luis Robert RBI 1B scores Tim Anderson (doubled). Yoán Moncada GO scores Luis Robert (advanced to 2B on José Abreu 1B, advanced to 3B on Eloy Jiménez BB). Yasmani Grandal 2-run 2B scores Abreu and Jiménez (both advanced on Moncada GO). In the 7th, Andrew Vaughn RBI 1B scores Yoán Moncada (walked, advanced to 2B on Yasmani Grandal 1B). In the 8th, Yasmani Grandal slams a second 3-run HR (16), bringing in José Abreu (FC) and Eloy Jiménez (walked). Watch game highlights on

2021 Season Crosstown Classic Win Sealed at 4-0 on 8-27-2021 Win
Chicago White Sox 2021 Crosstown Classic win sealed on today’s win (Season series 4-0)

Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 6:10 pm CDT
Guaranteed Rate Field
Lance Lynn, RHP vs.
Cubs / Alec Mills, RHP

L, 7-0, 75-56 (.573), L1 | LP: Lance Lynn (10-4, 2.59) | Game 131

➤ Yoán Moncada goes 2-for-4, extending his hitting streak to 14 consecutive games.

DEFENSE: Lance Lynn has an uncharacteristically bad outing, giving up all 7 R/ER on 7 H (2 BB, 7 SO)—including a grand slam to Rafael Ortega and 2 solo HRs to Patrick Wisdom on his 30th birthday. José Ruiz (1 H, 1 BB, 3 SO) and Mike Wright, Jr. (1 H, 0 BB, 0 SO) pitch two scoreless innings each. OFFENSE: Cubs starter Alec Mills (8⅓ IP) and closer Codi Heuer (⅔ IP) shut out the Sox (4 H, 2 BB, 3 SO). Watch game highlights on

Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 1:10 pm CDT
Guaranteed Rate Field
Dylan Cease, RHP vs.
Cubs / Kyle Hendricks, RHP

W, 13-1, 76-56 (.578), W1 | WP: Dylan Cease (11-6, 3.82) | Game 132

DEFENSE: Dylan Cease strikes out 11 (7 Ks), giving up just one R/ER in a beautiful 6.0 inning start. Ryan Tepera (0 SO), Michael Kopech (2 SO), and Liam Hendriks (2 SO) pitch a scoreless inning each. OFFENSE: Luis Robert solo HR (5) in the 1st. Brian Goodwin 2-run HR (8) scores Andrew Vaughn (singled), in the 2nd. The White Sox blow it open in the 5th: José Abreu ground-rule 2B brings in Brian Goodwin (walked, advanced to 2B on Leury Garcia GO, advanced to 3B on Luis Robert HBP) and César Hernández (walked), Eloy Jiménez 3-run HR (8) scores Luis Robert (HBP) and José Abreu (ground-rule 2B)—all off Kyle Hendricks; Yasmani Grandal 2-run HR (17) scores Jake Lamb (singled), off Adam Morgan. It’s 10-1 Sox. Luis Robert 2-run HR scores Leury Garcia (HBP), in the 6th. Brian Goodwin GO scores Jake Lamb (walked, advanced to 2B on Yasmani Grandal single, advanced to 3B on Andrew Vaughn walk). Yoán Moncada is not in the lineup. Watch game highlights on

Week of August 9-15, 2021

August 9—Luis Robert activated from rehab
August 9—In/Outfielder Gavin Sheets optioned to Charlotte Knights (AAA)
August 9—Outfielder Luis González released (Claimed by Giants on 8/11)

Three-Game Series at Minnesota Twins

Twins win series 2-1

Monday, August 9, 2021 at 7:10 pm CDT
Target Field
Lucas Giolito, RHP vs.
Twins / Beau Burrows, RHP

W, 11-1, 67-46 (.593), W4 | WP: Lucas Giolito (9-8, 3.81) | Game 113

DEFENSE: Lucas Giolito dominates across 8.0 IP, in another 2-hit gem (1 R/ER, 0 BB, 8 SO). Garrett Crochet retires 3 and walks 1 (2 SO), in the 9th. OFFENSE: The White Sox open the series with a shock-and-awe 1st inning: for the second night in a row, Tim Anderson leads off the top of the 1st with a solo HR (12), Eloy Jiménez–DH fires off a 2-run HR (4), bringing in César Hernández (walked), and Luis Robert reaches on an E3, scoring Brian Goodwin (doubled). In the 2nd, Eloy Jiménez–DH outdoes himself with a 3-run HR (5), bringing in Tim Anderson (singled) and César Hernández (walked again). Luis Robert RBI 2B brings in Yoán Moncada (singled), in the 5th. Brian Goodwin sac fly, brings in José Abreu (singled), in the 7th. Tim Anderson RBI 1B, brings in Leury García (walked), in the 8th. And finally, Yoán Moncada slams a solo HR (10), in the 9th. Watch game highlights at

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 7:10 pm CDT
Target Field
Dallas Keuchel, LHP vs.
Twins / Griffin Jax, RHP

L, 4-3, 67-47 (.588), L1 | LP: Dallas Keuchel (7-6, 4.51) | Game 114

DEFENSE: Dallas Keuchel started off shaky, giving up 2 R on 1 H and 3 BB in the 1st, then was fairly solid in the 2nd through the 6th, before giving up a costly 2-run HR with 2 outs in the 6th (4 H, 4 R/ER, 4 BB, 1 HBP, 1 SO on 6.0 IP). Ryan Tepera retired 3 out of 4 (2 SO) in the 7th. Aaron Bummer allowed 1 H, issued 1 BB and struck out 3 in the 8th. OFFENSE: After a productive 3rd inning, in which Adam Engel 2-run HR (7) brings in César Hernández (singled), and José Abreu smacks a solo HR (22), the bats go silent. Watch game highlights at

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 12:10 pm CDT
Target Field
Reynaldo López, RHP vs.
Twins / Bailey Ober, RHP

L, 1-0, 67-48 (.583), L2 | LP: José Ruiz (1-2, 3.57) | Game 115

DEFENSE: Notified just today that he would be starting, in place of the originally scheduled Lance Lynn, Reynaldo López goes 1-2-3 in the 1st, allows a lead-off 2B and retires the next three in the 2nd, then issues 2 BB, picking off one of them, in the 3rd (1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 SO on 3.0 IP). Reliever Garrett Crochet goes 1-2-3 (2 SO), in the 4th, then gives up a 1B and issues a BB with two outs, in the 5th. Both runners advance on a pickoff E1, but Crochet works himself out of the jam with a swinging strikeout to end the inning—4 SO on 2.0 IP. In the 6th, José Ruiz gives up the only run—a solo HR—to Jorge Polanco (1 BB, 2 SO). Matt Foster goes 1-2-3 (1 SO) in the 7th. Craig Kimbrel allows a 3B by Jorge Polanco on two outs, but retires the fourth batter, to end the 8th (1 SO). OFFENSE: Twins starter Bailey Ober allows 6 hits (1 BB, 1 SO) on 5⅓ IP, and the Twins bullpen allow none, collectively striking out four more White Sox to complete the shutout. Watch game highlights at

Yasmani Grandal to Rehab

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August 11—Catcher Yasmani Grandal has been assigned to rehab at Birmingham Barons (AA).

Carlos Rodón to Injured List

Carlos Rodón Wears 1917 Throwback Uniform
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August 11—Carlos Rodón, who was to start in tomorrow’s Field of Dreams game vs. the Yankees, has been placed on the 10-Day injured list, with left shoulder fatigue.

Three-Game Series vs. New York Yankees

Yankees win series 2-1

2021 Field of Dreams Logo
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Field of Dreams - Dyersville, Iowa
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7-8, 5.45, 126

Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 6:15 pm CDT
Field of Dreams – Dyersville, Iowa
Lance Lynn, LHP vs.
Yankees / Andrew Heaney, LHP

W, 9-8, 68-48 (.586), W1 | WP: Liam Hendriks (7-2, 3.08) | Game 116

➤ MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred commits to returning to the Field of Dreams next season.

➤ The game is managed by bench coach Miguel Cairo, as Tony La Russa misses the game to attend the funeral of his sister’s husband.

DEFENSE: In what was a magical night for baseball and for the nation (5.9 million viewers), Lance Lynn throws a nice start against a tough Yankees lineup—4 H, 4 R/ER, 2 BB, 7 SO on 5.0+ IP. Lynn gives up a solo HR to Brett Gardner and walks Joey Gallo before he is relieved by Michael Kopech, in the 6th. Kopech retires the next three. In the 7th, with one out and a man on (bunted single), he walks DJ LeMahieu, after an unfavorable call that would have meant a SO. Too visibly enraged to continue, Kopech is relieved by Aaron Bummer, who gets the last two outs, giving up a BB in the process. In the 8th, Craig Kimbrel goes GO, BB, then 2 SO. Finally, in the 9th, Liam Hendriks delivers his sixth blown save of the season. Tyler Wade singles on Hendriks’ first pitch. He strikes out the next two. Then Aaron Judge slams a 2-run HR—his second of the night—making it 7-6 White Sox. He walks Joey Gallo, before giving up another 2-run HR to Giancarlo Stanton. Yankees lead 8-7. Hendriks strikes out Luke Voit for the last out. Courtesy of Tim Anderson, it will be the fourth blown save of the season that results in a win for Hendriks. OFFENSE: José Abreu solo HR (23), in 1st, earns him the distinction of hitting the first HR in Iowa in MLB history, and puts him in third place on the White Sox career homers list, with 222 career HRs, behind Frank Thomas (438) and Paul Konerko (432). Tim Anderson RBI double and Eloy Jiménez 3-run homer (6), in 3rd. Seby Zavala 2-run homer (4), in the 4th. White Sox bats go quiet until the bottom of the 9th, when Tim Anderson saves the day with a glorious 2-run walk-off HR—the eighth home run scored in the picture-perfect game. The series resumes on Saturday in Chicago. Watch game highlights at

TA’s walk-off smash

Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 6:10 pm CDT
Guaranteed Rate Field
Dylan Cease, RHP vs.
Yankees / Jameson Taillon, RHP

L, 7-5, 68-49 (.581), L1 | LP: Liam Hendriks (7-3, 3.42) | Game 117

DEFENSE: Dylan Cease pitches a solid 5-inning no decision (4 H, 3 R/ER, 0 BB, 6 SO), before Tony La Russa burns through six relievers to finish out the game (10 innings)—Garrett Crochet (1 BB, 4 SO on 1⅔ IP) and Ryan Tepera (1 BB, 1 SO on ⅓ IP) give up no runs in the 6th and 7th. Craig Kimbrel gives up a solo HR (0 BB, 1 SO), in the 8th. Matt Foster preserves the 4-4 tie (1 BB, 1 SO), in the 9th. In the 10th, Liam Hendriks gives up a 1B to Aaron Judge, who scores the automatic runner, followed by a 2-run HR to Joey Gallo, making it 7-4 Yankees with no outs. Hendriks retires the third batter, before José Ruiz steps in to deliver the last two outs, in order. OFFENSE: Eloy Jiménez RBI ground out scores Tim Anderson (singled, advanced to 3B on José Abreu double), in the 1st. Luis Robert solo HR (2), in the 2nd. Eloy Jiménez sac fly scores César Hernández (singled, advanced to 3B on José Abreu double), in the 3rd. José Abreu solo HR (24), in the 9th. Luis Robert RBI 1B scores the automatic runner, and three are stranded, in the 10th. Watch game highlights at

Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 1:10 pm CDT
Guaranteed Rate Field
Lucas Giolito, RHP vs.
Yankees / Nestor Cortes, LHP

L, 5-3, 68-50 (.576), L2 | LP: Lucas Giolito (9-9, 3.83) | Game 118

DEFENSE: Lucas Giolito labors against the Yankees lineup. He faces 22 batters in 4.0 IP, allowing 6 H, and giving up 3 R (2 ER), with 3 BB and 8 SO. He is relieved by Ryan Tepera, in the 5th. Tepera walks Giancarlo Stanton, who steals 2B on a wild pitch. He strikes out Kyle Higashioka, who reaches on a passed ball by Seby Zavala. But Tepera makes it through the inning without giving up a run (2 SO). José Ruiz issues 2 BB and retires 4 (2 SO) on 1⅓ IP. Aaron Bummer issues 2 BB (1 intentional–Aaron Judge) and retires 5 (3 SO) on 1⅔ IP. In the 9th, Matt Foster gives up a 2B, a 2-run HR, and a 1B, then retires the next three. César Hernández makes 3 errors—2 throwing and 1 fielding. OFFENSE: Yankees left-handed starter, Nestor Cortes, Jr., pitches 6.0 strong innings against the White Sox (7 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 7 SO). Andrew Vaughn solo HR (14) in the 6th. In the 9th, Zach Collins RBI 2B scores Yoán Moncada–DH (walked), and Tim Anderson RBI 1B scores Luis Robert (singled), before César Hernández hits into a game-ending double play. Tony La Russa is ejected in the 8th, following a rather subdued confrontation with the HP umpire regarding a third strike called on Eloy Jiménez. Watch game highlights at

Leury García Injured

August 15—Veteran super-utility man and struggling hitter Leury García has been placed on the 7-day injured list, retroactive to August 13, due to a concussion sustained when he banged his head into the wall jumping for Giancarlo Stanton’s go-ahead HR in the 9th inning of the Field of Dreams Game, on August 12.

Week of July 12-18, 2021

All-Star Week 2021

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Monday, July 12

2020 All-Star Workout Day
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The All-Stars take batting practice, leading into the Home Run Derby:

4:15 pm – NL Batting Practice
5:15 pm – AL Batting Practice
6:10 pm – Extra BP for Home Run Derby participants

Coors Field – 4:00 pm CDT

2021 Home Run Derby
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The Home Run Derby is a single-elimination, bracket tournament with three rounds total. In each bracket, the higher seed hits second.

Coors Field – 7:00 pm CDT

The matchups (with season-to-date home runs, through July 6) are:

#1 Shohei Ohtani (31) vs. #8 Juan Soto (10)
#2 Joey Gallo (21) vs. #7 Trevor Story (11)
#3 Matt Olson (20) vs. #6 Trey Mancini (15)
#4 Salvador Pérez (20) vs. #5 Pete Alonso (15)

Round 1

  • Trey Mancini (24 HR) edges out Matt Olson (23 HR).
  • Trevor Story (20 HR) edges out Joey Gallo (19 HR). Story slams one 518′, beating the previous Home Run Derby record of 513′ (Aaron Judge).
  • Defending Champ Pete Alonso (35 HR) beats Salvador Perez (28 HR).
  • After tying the match at 22, then tying the tie-breaker at 28, Juan Soto wins in the “swing off” with 31 total HRs to Shohei Ohtani’s 28. Soto launches a 520′ bomb, breaking the distance record that Story had just set. Ohtani hits all of the highest-velocity drives of the night at 117 MPH.


  • Mancini (13) beats Story (10).
  • Alonso (16) beats Soto (15).


Both sluggers go into their bonus time with 17, but Alonso slams 6 more to Mancini’s 5 to win his second consecutive Home Run Derby.

Highlights from

Tuesday, July 13

2021 All-Star Red Carpet Show
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Players arrive at Coors Field in style.

Coors Field – 1:00 pm CDT

2021 All-Star Game
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The 91st Annual Midsummer Classic

Coors Field – 6:30 pm CDT

All-Star Game Rosters

The American League wins 5-2, its eighth consecutive win and fifteenth win across the past eighteen All-Star Games. Japanese-born Angels starter Shohei Ohtani—who qualified for the ASG as both pitcher and hitter—books the win. Australian-born White Sox closer Liam Hendricks makes the save. Canadian-born/Dominican-raised Vladimir “Vladito” Guerrero, Jr. earns MVP, delivering a 468′ solo home run in the 3rd and a run-scoring groundout in the 5th. Vladito and his father, Vladamir Guerrero, Sr. (2006), are the third father-son duo to hit home runs in All-Star Games, along with Bobby (1973) and Barry (1998) Bonds, and Ken Griffey, Sr. (1980) and Jr. (1992). Watch game highlights from

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Representing the Chicago White Sox in the 2021 All-Star Game will be shortstop-slugger Tim Anderson, starting pitchers Lance Lynn and Carlos Rodón, and reliever Liam Hendriks.

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Eloy Jiménez Rehab Progress

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July 13—Outfielder Eloy Jiménez to continue rehab at Charlotte Knights (AAA), moving up from Winston-Salem Dash (A+)

July 15—Aaron Bummer activated from IL

Three-Game Series vs. Houston Astros

White Sox win series 2-1

July 16, 1:10 pm—At six hours before the start of Game 1, the White Sox have not yet announced probable pitchers for any games in the series. Update, 2:30 pm—Probable pitchers for the series have been posted.

Friday, July 16, 2021 at 7:10 pm CDT
Guaranteed Rate Field
Dylan Cease, RHP vs.
Astros / Lance McCullers, Jr., RHP

L, 7-1, 54-36 (.600), L1 | Dylan Cease (7-5, 4.15) | Game 90

Tim Anderson extends his hitting streak to 13 consecutive games.

Dylan Cease pitches well, striking out 10 across 5 ⅔ innings (6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 HBP), but Lance McCullers, Jr. pitches even better, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 10 in 7.0 IP (1 ER, 2 BB, 1 HBP). In his first appearance since being activated from the IL (yesterday), Aaron Bummer whips his first pitch at the head of Michael Brantley (missed), then lets Brantley single, then allows Brantley to steal 2B and 3B on two wild pitches, then manages to hit Abraham Toro in just ⅔ of an inning. Tough day at the office! Wearing the all-black City Connect uniforms, the White Sox start strong. Dylan Cease pitches a 1-2-3 first inning, striking out both #2 Michael Brantley and #3 Yuli Gurriel, then retires #3, #4, and #5 in the Astros lineup on swinging strikes in the 2nd. Lead-off batter Tim Anderson triples on the first pitch in the bottom of the 1st, and Yoán Moncada (#2 in the lineup) bats him in on the first pitch with a double. But the offense was all downhill from there. The White Sox score just 1 R on 3 H. Watch game highlights from

Jake Lamb to Rehab

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July 16—Outfielder Jake Lamb has been assigned to rehab at Charlotte Knights (AAA).

Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 6:15 pm CDT
Guaranteed Rate Field
Lucas Giolito, RHP vs.
Astros / Jake Odorizzi, RHP

W, 10-1, 55-36 (.604), W1 | Lucas Giolito (8-6, 3.90) | Game 91

Tim Anderson extends his hitting streak to 14 consecutive games.

LUCAS F’ING GIOLITO!!! Giolito commands and controls all night, retiring 27 of 30 Astros for a complete game (3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 8 SO). After throwing a scoreless, one-hit 7 ⅔ innings, he gives up the Astros’ only run to Abraham Toro (HR) in the 8th. World class!!! Tim Anderson goes 3 for 5 with a solo HR (7) in the 3rd, an RBI 1B in the 4th, and a 2B in the 6th. Zack Collins scores a solo HR (4) in the 3rd. Newbie Jake Burger–DH (called up 7/2) steps up with an RBI 2B in the 4th and a solo HR (career first) in the 7th. Newbie Gavin Sheets (called up 6/29) contributes a 2-run HR (4) in the 5th. Hitting a 3-run HR (16) in the 6th, José Abreu ties Carlton Fisk for fourth place in career home runs (214), in the franchise record book. Watch game highlights from

Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 1:10 pm CDT
Guaranteed Rate Field
Carlos Rodón, LHP vs.
Astros / Framber Valdez, LHP

W, 4-0, 56-36 (.609), W2 | Carlos Rodón (8-3, 2.14) | Game 92

Tim Anderson extends his hitting streak to 15 consecutive games.

Another championship-level gem from Carlos Rodón—0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 10 SO, on 7.0 IP. Michael Kopech (1 SO) and Liam Hendriks (2 SO) pitch a 1-2-3 inning each to shut out the Astros. Danny Mendick RBI 1B in the 2nd. Yoán Moncada–DH solo HR (6) in the 4th. Tim Anderson solo HR (8) in the 5th makes him the first player in White Sox history to record a hit and a run scored in 11 consecutive games. Adam Engel RBI 1B in the 7th. Watch game highlights from

Week of April 12-18, 2021

Four-Game Series vs. Cleveland Indians

Split series 2-2

Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:10 pm CDT
Guaranteed Rate Field
Carlos Rodón, LHP vs.
Indians / Triston McKenzie, RHP

W, 4-3, 5-5 (.500), W1 | WP: Codi Heuer (1-0) | Game 10

Dallas Keuchel starts due to Carlos Rodón upset stomach. After a solid 5-inning performance in which he retired 12 in a row after giving up a 2-run HR, Dallas Keuchel loads the bases with the first three batters in the 6th, before being relieved by Evan Marshall. Codi Heuer 4 SO in 2 ⅓ IP to win. Adam Eaton 3-run HR. Tied at 3 in the bottom of the 9th, White Sox score on what should have been a routine double play (E3 – Yu Chang). Watch game highlights from

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7:10 pm CDT
Guaranteed Rate Field
Lucas Giolito, RHP vs.
Indians / Shane Bieber, RHP

L, 2-0, 5-6 (.455), L1 | LP: Garrett Crochet (0-2) | Game 11

Epic pitching duel. Shane Bieber pitches a beautiful 9 innings for the Tribe with 11 SO, 1 BB, and 3 hits. Lucas Giolito went 7.0+ innings for the White Sox with 8 SO, 2 BB, and 3 hits. Scoreless at the end of Regulation. In the top of the 10th, Roberto Pérez bats in the first run of the game with a ground ball single perfectly placed between 5 and 6. Watch game highlights from

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:10 pm CDT
Guaranteed Rate Field
Carlos Rodón, LHP vs.
Indians / Zach Plesac, RHP

W, 8-0, 6-6 (.500), W1 | WP: Carlos Rodón (2-0) | Game 12

Carlos Rodón serves up the 20th no-hitter in White Sox history, missing a perfecto by just two outs. Carlos Rodón’s drive toward a perfect game ended with a toe ball that hit Roberto Pérez. Yermín Mercedes 3-run homer. Watch game highlights from

Dylan Cease to Injured List

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April 14—Dylan Cease placed on 10-day injured list with symptoms of COVID-19.

Thursday, April, 15 2021 at 1:10 pm CDT
Guaranteed Rate Field – Jackie Robinson Day
Lance Lynn, RHP vs.
Indians / Aaron Civale, RHP

L, 4-2, 6-7 (.462), L1 | LP: Lance Lynn (1-1) | Game 13

Despite his solid performance over 6.0 IP (10 SO, 0 BB, 2 H) giving up just 2 runs, Lance Lynn endures a tough loss. José Abreu makes dual fielding and throwing errors on a single play in the 8th allowing the Indians’ third run to score. In the 1st, Adam Eaton beats the play to 2B, then Indians second baseman Andrés Giménez dislodges him from the bag with his leg. Eaton is called out, clearing both benches and bullpens without incident. Watch game highlights from

April 15—Tim Anderson activated from IL

Four-Game Series at Boston Red Sox

Split series 2-2

Friday, April 16, 2021 at 6:10 pm CDT
Fenway Park
Dylan Cease, RHP vs.
Red Sox / Nick Pivetta, RHP

2021-04-16 Winter-Like Conditions at Fenway Park
MLB Advanced Media, LP Fenway Park – Apr 16, 2021

Postponed due to winter-like conditions. Rescheduled for Sunday at 4:10 pm CDT as the second game of a split doubleheader.

April 16—Dylan Cease activated from IL

Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 3:05 pm CDT
Fenway Park
Dylan Cease, RHP vs.
Red Sox / Nick Pivetta, RHP

L, 7-4, 6-8 (.429), L2 | LP: Codi Heuer (1-1) | Game 14

No decision for Dylan Cease with 6 SO, 3 BB, 6 hits, and 2 runs on 4 ⅔ IP. White Sox took an early 2-0 lead in the 1st but did not score again until the 7th when a Yoán Moncada sac fly tied the game at 3. But Boston broke it open in the 8th scoring 4 runs. Watch game highlights from

Red Sox City Connect Series Alternates
Billie Weiss, Boston Red Sox, Nike Red Sox City Connect Series Alternates

The Red Sox debuted their City Connect series alternates—bright yellow and sky blue jerseys with white pants—in honor of Patriots’ Day weekend and the Boston Marathon.

Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 12:10 pm CDT
Fenway Park – 7-inning game
Dallas Keuchel, LHP vs.
Red Sox / Tanner Houck, RHP

W, 3-2, 7-8 (.467), W1 | WP: Dallas Keuchel (1-0) | S: Liam Hendricks (2) | Game 15

Dallas Keuchel allows just 1 R on 6 H in the first 5 innings, then gives up a HR to the first batter (Enrique Hernández) in the 6th, before being relived by Aaron Bummer (1 SO, 0 BB, 6 H, 2 R). Tim Anderson scores his ninth career leadoff HR off Tanner Houck’s first pitch of the game—a 97-MPH four-seamer. Yasmani Grandal double in the 4th brings in Abreu. Yoán Mancada single in the 5th brings in Jake Lamb. Watch game highlights from

Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 4:10 pm CDT
Fenway Park – Makeup of April 16 (7-innings)
Michael Kopech, RHP vs.
Red Sox / Martín Pérez, LHP

W, 5-1, 8-8 (.500), W2 | WP: Matt Foster (1-1) | Game 16

Nice start for Michael Kopech with 4 SO, 1 BB, 1 H and 1 R on 3.0+ IP. Evan Marshall retires 3 of 4 in the 6th on his 31st birthday. Liam Hendricks shuts down 3 on 8 pitches to close. Yermín Mercedes leads off with a HR in the 4th, followed by runs scored on a Danny Mendick single and a Nick Madrigal double. Sox load the bases with no outs in the 6th, on a Leury García single, an Andrew Vaughn double, and a Zack Collins walk. A Nick Madrigal sac fly brings in García. First Good Sox doubleheader sweep versus Bad Sox since 2010. Watch game highlights from

Lance Lynn to Injured List

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April 18—Lance Lynn placed on 10-day injured list with a strained right trapezius, retroactive to Saturday, April 17.