White Sox Game Notes For Thursday vs. Cleveland
* Cleveland has won its last 14 games against the White Sox, the longest active winning streak by any team against any opponent and the longest winning streak in the history of the series.
* Indians pitchers have struck out 84 batters through nine games, the second most by the franchise in the last 100 years (91 strikeouts in 1966).
* The White Sox had a feast-or-famine series against Colorado, with a seven-run loss and a six-run loss sandwiching a 12-run win. Chicago has allowed 13 runs in its four wins (3.25 rpg) and 39 runs in its five losses (7.8 rpg).
* Jason Kipnis has at least one hit in 18 of his 19 career games at U.S. Cellular Field. Kipnis is hitting .420 (29/69) with 20 RBI, 15 runs scored and 11 stolen bases in those 19 games. He is the only player with 10+ stolen bases and a career batting average over .400 at U.S. Cellular.
* Alexei Ramirez leads the American League with 14 hits this season. Ramirez is riding a MLB-long 13-game hit streak dating back to 2013.
* Danny Salazar has struck out nine and eight batters, respectively, in his first two career games against the White Sox. He is the first pitcher since Jim Kern in 1975 to notch 8+ strikeouts in his each of his first two games against Chicago. In his first meeting with the White Sox on September 13, 2013, Salazar became the first pitcher in the last 100 years with nine or more strikeouts and no runs allowed in less than four innings pitched.