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Gamethread: White Sox at Red Sox

Can Reynaldo deliver a series win in Boston?

Texas Rangers v Chicago White Sox
Ace in Training: By any measure, López has been the best-performing full-season White Sox starter.
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Brett Ballantini started at South Side Sox in 2018 after 20 years of writing on basketball, baseball and hockey, including time on the Blackhawks and White Sox beats. Follow him on Twitter @BrettBallantini and email your site feedback to

Adam Engel sits out again, rehabbing that cranky hammie. Manager Ricky Renteria declares him fit to start on the morrow, hosting Cleveland.

Yoán Moncada leads off, batting ... lefty!

The Daniel Palka Experience mans cleanup and shuffles off to right field. Palka’s combination of hard-hitting in the batter’s box (per Exit Velocity) and glove butchery in the outfield (per misses of Expected Outs) is unique in baseball today.

Reynaldo López starts for the White Sox, and, excepting the fabulous (but so far short) audition of Dylan Covey, López sports the highest average game score on staff, 55.

Fast fact: Did you know that the vaunted Boston Red Sox daily Twitter lineup is sponsored by a parking app?