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Chicago White Sox: Dylan Cease doesn’t let one bad inning shake him

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 23: Starting pitcher Dylan Cease #84 of the Chicago White Sox delivers the ball in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 23, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Teams are wearing special color schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players' Weekend. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 23: Starting pitcher Dylan Cease #84 of the Chicago White Sox delivers the ball in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 23, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Teams are wearing special color schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players' Weekend. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox got another really good start out of Dylan Cease, and the offense picked him up after he found his game.

The Chicago White Sox defeated the Texas Rangers for the second night in a row when Dylan Cease and company played them on Friday night. It started off very rough, as Cease gave up a three-run home run to Willie Calhoun in the first inning. It appeared to be a game that the Rangers might tag Cease and make it difficult on the White Sox, but that wasn’t the case.

Cease came out in the second inning and forgot all about what happened in the inning prior. He shut down the Rangers as he only gave up those three runs in six innings on four hits. He had a marvelous nine strikeouts to only one walk. It was a really nice start for Cease and one that he can build on. Cease is a major part of the future of this rotation so every good start is a sign of what can be in the not so distant future.

The White Sox offense started to pick Cease up in the second inning slowly but surely. They got two in the second inning and then both tied it and took the lead in the fourth inning. Then Yoan Moncada put an exclamation on the game when he hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to put the Sox up 8-3 which would hold as the final score. It was a great breakout of offense once again by the White Sox and now the pitching and hitting are starting to come together.

This was the third win in a row for the White Sox who are now 6-4 in their last ten game. They are in no position to be thinking about a playoff berth but they are in a great position to be playing well to get ready for 2020. Anybody who is a fringe roster player right now will likely be replaced by a long term piece by this time next year and there should be many more wins on the horizon. They got a glimpse of it yet again as Cease and Moncada lifted the White Sox to victory.

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They are right back at it on Saturday night when Ivan Nova takes the hill for the White Sox and faces Kolby Allard for the Rangers. The White Sox have a chance to win the series in this one and this should be a game that they can win. Obviously, Nova has been on and off this year but the White Sox should be able to score some runs. It is a 6:10 local start. Look for the White Sox to come out swinging to try and win this series.

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