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Gamethread: White Sox at Angels

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A resurgent Lucas Giolito takes the bump to try to help Chicago shake the West Coast Road Swing Blues

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Flippy-Floppy Garcías: Illness forced Avi out of the lineup, and Leury in, playing right field.
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The season itself was horrible, but let’s roll out one of the greatest highlights in White Sox history on the ninth anniversary of the deed:

I’m sure one exists, but given the gravity of the situation, coming in cold off the bench, and distance — sprinting distance — covered to make the catch, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a better defensive play. Only today I noticed that the White Sox had commemorated Dewayne Wise’s catch with a marking above the Billy Pierce portrait:

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Chicago White Sox Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Avisaíl García is sick, so he was scratched from tonight’s lineup. Leury García starts in his stead. Here’s what Ricky Renteria is rolling out (Lucas Giolito starts):

It’s been two weeks since it last happened, but a loss tonight puts the White Sox a season-worst 31 games below .500.

On the Angels side: