Rogers Centre, Toronto

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

Evan Marshall RHP 43
MLB Advanced Media, LP

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

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