Sox Drawer: Fantasy Camp Photo Gallery

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Sox Drawer: Fantasy Camp Photo Gallery

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010
6:39 PM

We just finished Day 3 of White Sox Fantasy Camp, and Im proud to say that after three straight heartbreaking losses, my team finally won a game.

Playing in the big stadium at Camelback Ranch where the Sox and Dodgers play their actual spring training games, we came back from a six-run deficit to win 10-8. Or was it 10-9? I frankly have no idea. But I do know that we won. Thank goodness. We were becoming the laughingstock of the league.

CSN photographer Mike Cappozzo made a diving catch in left field for the final out. Cappozzo is in the running for Fantasy Camp MVP. He also homered today off Robin Ventura, who delivered Mike a hefty meatball to smack around 340 feet.

Mike has been lugging around a 40 pound camera, shooting stories with me which will air next week.

He was last seen with seven ice bags attached to his body.

As for my day at platenothing special. Just a couple of singles. Although Harold Baines purposely threw a pitch at my head in the 4th inning. Nothing like having one of your boyhood idols try to knock you out of the game. He was just having fun. I think.

So far, the team coached by Jim Fregosi, Jeff Cox, and Moose Skowron is proving to be world beaters. Theyre a perfect 4-and-0, outscoring their opponents 1,488 to 6. Actually, its not that bad. But it has me wondering who picked the teams.

Commissioner Bill Melton, do you have any idea?????

Ive put together a little photo diary of the week so far. Despite our 1-and-3 record, its been an incredible experience. Enjoy!

Preview: White Sox aim to extend winning streak vs. Tigers today on CSN

Preview: White Sox aim to extend winning streak vs. Tigers today on CSN

The White Sox take on the Detroit Tigers today, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.

Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 11:30 a.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Today’s starting pitching matchup: Derek Holland (2-2, 1.99 ERA) vs. Michael Fulmer (2-1, 2.88 ERA)

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Late runs push White Sox past Tigers as winning streak hits five

Late runs push White Sox past Tigers as winning streak hits five

DETROIT — Geovany Soto broke open a tie game with a two-run single in the eighth inning, helping the White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Friday night at Comerica Park.

Anthony Swarzak pitched two scoreless innings for the White Sox, who won their fifth straight.

Tigers reliever Alex Wilson allowed two hits and two unearned runs in the eighth. Detroit third baseman Nick Castellanos committed two errors in the inning, and three in the game, leading to Soto's go-ahead hit.

Former Tigers pitcher Mike Pelfrey started for the White Sox and went 4 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs on six hits. He walked four and struck out two.

Detroit got to Pelfrey early, jumping out to a 2-0 first-inning lead on Justin Upton's bases loaded, two-run single. The Tigers loaded the bases again that inning, but Jim Adduci grounded into a double play to end the threat.

The White Sox answered in the top of the second, getting back-to-back home runs from Todd Frazier and Avisail Garcia off Detroit starter Matt Boyd to tie the score at 2.

The White Sox took a 3-2 advantage in the third on Garcia's RBI single, and the Tigers tied it on Victor Martinez's RBI single in the fifth.

Melky Cabrera began the top of the eighth with a single, and Frazier reached base on Castellanos' first error of the inning. Garcia followed with a hard hit ball to third, which Castellanos could not handle, loading the bases.

After Wilson induced a double play, with the runner being forced out at home, Yolmer Sanchez received an intention walk to reload the bases. Soto then delivered the big hit.

Tim Anderson added a two-run homer in the ninth to extend the lead to 7-3.

Boyd pitched seven innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits. He stuck out five and walked two.