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Gamethread: White Sox at Pirates

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Time to salvage a split and head back to Chicago for some home cooking!

Chicago White Sox v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Ricky Renteria confirmed today that while Dallas Keuchel was responding to treatment and should be fine going forward, he’s being skipped in the rotation and will next step to the rubber in Chicago against the Minnesota Twins next week. That means both Saturday and Sunday’s White Sox starts have starters TBA. Technically, with tomorrow’s day off, Dylan Cease could come back on Sunday. Neither Carlos Rodón nor Reynaldo López seem like they’re walking through that door any time soon. We’ll see!

Tonight’s matchups:

José Abreu is shooting for a career-high 22-game hitting streak. And the White Sox are shooting to stay in first place.

It’s Roberto Clemente Day, and the White Sox are lucky to be playing in Pittsburgh for it. It’s past time for MLB to recognize Clemente and retire his No. 21 throughout baseball — a move that manager Ricky Renteria seemed to support in his pregame session today:

I believe it would lead to Minnie Miñoso getting some overdue credit for his role as a Black and Latin American pioneer, as well.

#Retire21