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White Sox MiLB Report: Alec Hansen Posts Quality Start for Birmingham

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KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 29: A ball sits in a glove in the dugout prior to the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals on Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium on March 29, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 29: A ball sits in a glove in the dugout prior to the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals on Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium on March 29, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
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White Sox fifth-ranked prospect posts a quality start for Double-A Birmingham in the team’s loss at home on Sunday night.

Chicago White Sox pitching prospect Alec Hansen posted a quality start for Double-A Birmingham in the team’s 1-0 loss at home on Sunday night. Pitching against the Mississippi Braves, Hansen had his best outing thus far this season.

Hansen pitched six strong innings against the Braves and allowed just one walk and one earned run. The 2016 second-round draft pick recorded five strikeouts but the only run of the game he allowed was the difference maker. Hansen gave up a solo home run to Tyler Neslony in the first inning but didn’t allow a run after that.

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For Hansen, his start on Sunday was a welcome sight as he had been struggling since returning from injury. Hansen got a late start on the season as he recovered from forearm soreness he suffered in early March. He didn’t make his season debut with the Barons until June 16.

Hansen was unable to pitch more than 4.2 innings up until this past Sunday. The right-hander struggled initially with his command as he issued 15 walks in three of his first four outings of the season for the Barons. In his previous start before Sunday, Hansen issued a season-high six walks and lasted just four innings for Birmingham.

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The Winston-Salem Dash won their fourth game of a five-game series against the Down East Wood Ducks on Sunday 6-2. Blake Rutherford, the Sox seventh-ranked prospect went 2-for-4 for the Dash. Luis Martinez pitched seven strong innings while allowing two earned runs and recording four strikeouts for Winston-Salem.

Click links below for box scores:

Gwinnett Stripers 5-Charlotte Knights 4

Mississippi Braves 1-Birmingham Barons 0

Winston-Salem Dash 6-Down East Wood Ducks 2

Lakewood BlueClaws 4-Kannapolis Intimidators 3

Missoula Osprey 7-Great Falls Voyagers 6

AZL White Sox 8-AZL Mariners 5

DSL Padres 5-DSL White Sox 3

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