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White Sox: Five Takeaways from Series With Marlins

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Aug 12, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Chicago White Sox right fielder Adam Eaton (1) hits a single during the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 12, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Chicago White Sox right fielder Adam Eaton (1) hits a single during the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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Aug 14, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier (left) greets White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera (right) after Cabrera scored a run during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 14, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier (left) greets White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera (right) after Cabrera scored a run during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /

White Sox win their first series in over a month, but couldn’t complete sweep of Marlins on Sunday. The team get a solid pitching performance from one of their young starters, but two veterans didn’t have good starts against the Marlins.

The White were able to secure their first series victory since early July with an 8-7 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday. Although the White Sox lost their previous series to the Royals earlier this week, the team came to Miami and won this series. However, the White Sox failed in their attempt to sweep the Marlins as they lost 5-4 on Sunday.

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With the White Sox still mathematically in contention, this loss puts them further behind in the Wild Card race. The loss moves the White Sox 8.5 games behind the Red Sox for the second wild card spot in the American League. The White Sox did get solid contributions from players throughout their series with the Marlins.

The Marlins attacked the White Sox starting pitchers on Saturday and Sunday, but they couldn’t come through on Friday. The White Sox didn’t have trouble scoring runs against the Marlins as they scored no less than four runs in each game. With the White Sox heading to Cleveland to start the final series of this road trip, let’s take a look at the five biggest takeaways from this series.

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