2015 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record76–86 (.469)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Jerry Reinsdorf
General manager(s)Rick Hahn
Manager(s)Robin Ventura
Local televisionCSN Chicago
CSN+
WGN-TV
WPWR-TV[1]
(Ken Harrelson, Steve Stone, Chuck Swirsky)
Local radioWSCR
Chicago White Sox Radio Network
(Ed Farmer, Darrin Jackson)
WRTO-AM (Spanish)
(Hector Molina, Billy Russo)
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The 2015 Chicago White Sox season was the club's 116th season in Chicago and 115th in the American League.

Offseason

The 2014 Chicago White Sox ended with a 73-89 record, a 10-game improvement over 2013.[2] General Manager Rick Hahn gave the season a "fail" grade, citing the lack of a championship.[3] The White Sox front office set up an "aggressive" offseason plan, focusing on improving a bullpen that blew 21 saves and had the 3rd-worst earned run average in baseball.[4] Despite losing 188 games the previous two seasons, Robin Ventura is set to remain as manager for the 2015 season.[5]

Roster changes

The White Sox offseason started at the end of October when Moises Sierra was claimed by the Kansas City Royals off waivers.[6] Shortly following this, the Sox declined Felipe Paulino's option for 2015, after going 0-2 in just four starts.[7] Reliever Matt Lindstrom also elected free agency at the end of the month after an ankle injury kept him off the mound for most of 2014.[8]

On November 3, the White Sox claimed outfielder J. B. Shuck off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.[9] Two weeks later, the team began its quest to improve the bullpen by signing free agent reliever Zach Duke to a three year/$15 million contract.[10] The rest of November included mostly minor league moves, until the White Sox signed free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche to a two year/$25 million contract on November 25.[11] The corresponding roster move was to designate pitcher Scott Carroll for assignment, who would later become a free agent.[12]

The 2014 Winter Meetings ran from December 7–11 in San Diego.[13] The White Sox' first move of the Winter Meetings was to claim catcher Rob Brantly of waivers from Miami.[14] Late that night, there were rumors that the White Sox were close to singing David Robertson from the New York Yankees as well as trading for Jeff Samardzija from the Oakland Athletics.[15] On December 9, the club officially announced a four-year, $46 million contract with Robertson and acquired pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa from Oakland for infielders Marcus Semien and Rangel Ravelo, catcher Josh Phegley and pitcher Chris Bassitt.[16] They finished off the Winter Meetings by trading pitcher Andre Rienzo to Miami for pitcher Dan Jennings.[17]

On December 16, the White Sox announced the signing of outfielder Melky Cabrera to a three-year, $42 million contract.[18] The White Sox cited the increase in ticket sales following the Robertson and Samardzija signings as motivation for signing Cabrera.[19] On January 5, 2015, the club signed infielder Emilio Bonifacio to a one-year, $4 million contract. The last major move of the off-season was a surprise, as the White Sox signed infielder Gordon Beckham, whom they had traded to the Los Angeles Angels just a few months prior, to a one-year, $2 million contract and designated outfielder Dayán Viciedo for assignment.[20]

Events and news

Closer David Robertson.
Closer David Robertson.

On October 30, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced the 10 candidates for election via the Golden Era Committee. Among the candidates were White Sox legends Minnie Miñoso and Billy Pierce; Dick Allen, who won the 1972 American League Most Valuable Player award; and Jim Kaat, who played two and a half seasons with the White Sox.[21] On December 8, the Hall of Fame announced that none of the candidates earned the required 12 voters, with Allen earning 11 votes, Kaat earning 10, Minoso earning 8, and Pierce receiving less than 3.[22] White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf was "disappointed" in the results, particularly the rejection of 90-year-old Minoso, saying "I don't know what player out of the era of the 1950s and early '60s would be more deserving than Minnie."[23]

On December 7, the media reported that the White Sox had denied the Toronto Blue Jays permission to interview Executive Vice President Ken Williams for their opening at club President.[24] Reinsdorf was reportedly upset that the Blue Jays asked for permission during the Winter Meetings. When he talked to Williams about it, Williams said that Toronto had already contacted him, which is considered tampering under Major League Baseball rules.[25] The White Sox opted not to pursue recourse.

On February 19, the club released their 2015 broadcast schedule, with 106 games on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, 35 games on WGN-TV, and 20 games on WPWR-TV.[26] This is a change from previous seasons, where a small amount of WGN produced games were broadcast on WCIU-TV instead of WPWR. It had previously been announced that games on WGN-TV would no longer be simulcast nationally on WGN America, ending Major League Baseball's superstation era.[27] Spanish radio broadcasts switched from WEBG (formerly WNUA) back to 1200 WRTO-AM.

On March 1, White Sox legend Minnie Miñoso died early in the morning due to a heart-related issue.[28] Hundreds of Sox fans attended the funeral of "Mr. White Sox" on March 7.[29]

Regular season

Season standings

American League Central

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Kansas City Royals 95 67 0.586 51–30 44–37
Minnesota Twins 83 79 0.512 12 46–35 37–44
Cleveland Indians 81 80 0.503 13½ 39–41 42–39
Chicago White Sox 76 86 0.469 19 40–41 36–45
Detroit Tigers 74 87 0.460 20½ 38–43 36–44


American League Wild Card

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Kansas City Royals 95 67 0.586
Toronto Blue Jays 93 69 0.574
Texas Rangers 88 74 0.543


Wild Card teams
(Top two qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 87 75 0.537 +1
Houston Astros 86 76 0.531
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 85 77 0.525 1
Minnesota Twins 83 79 0.512 3
Cleveland Indians 81 80 0.503
Baltimore Orioles 81 81 0.500 5
Tampa Bay Rays 80 82 0.494 6
Boston Red Sox 78 84 0.481 8
Chicago White Sox 76 86 0.469 10
Seattle Mariners 76 86 0.469 10
Detroit Tigers 74 87 0.460 11½
Oakland Athletics 68 94 0.420 18


Record against opponents


Source: AL Standings Head-to-Head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 11–8 3–3 5–1 4–3 3–4 3–4 2–4 0–7 10–9 6–1 3–3 10–9 1–6 8–11 12–8
Boston 8–11 3–4 2–4 4–2 2–4 4–3 2–5 2–5 8–11 5–1 4–3 9–10 2–5 10–9 13–7
Chicago 3–3 4–3 10–9 9–10 5–1 7–12 4–3 6–13 2–5 5–2 4–3 1–5 3–3 4–3 9–11
Cleveland 1–5 4–2 9–10 7–11 5–2 9–10 4–2 7–12 5–2 3–4 4–3 5–2 3–3 3–4 12–8
Detroit 3–4 2–4 10–9 11–7 3–4 9–10 1–6 11–8 2–5 2–4 4–3 3–3 2–5 2–4 9–11
Houston 4–3 4–2 1–5 2–5 4–3 4–2 10–9 3–3 4–3 10–9 12–7 2–5 6–13 4–3 16–4
Kansas City 4–3 3–4 12–7 10–9 10–9 2–4 6–1 12–7 2–4 5–1 4–2 6–1 3–4 3–4 13–7
Los Angeles 4–2 5–2 3–4 2–4 6–1 9–10 1–6 5–2 2–4 11–8 12–7 3–3 12–7 2–5 8–12
Minnesota 7–0 5–2 13–6 12–7 8–11 3–3 7–12 2–5 1–5 4–3 4–3 4–2 3–3 2–5 8–12
New York 9–10 11–8 5–2 2–5 5–2 3–4 4–2 4–2 5–1 3–4 5–1 12–7 2–5 6–13 11–9
Oakland 1–6 1–5 2–5 4–3 4–2 9–10 1–5 8–11 3–4 4–3 6–13 3–4 10–9 1–5 11–9
Seattle 3–3 3–4 3–4 3–4 3–4 7–12 2–4 7–12 3–4 1–5 13–6 4–3 12–7 4–2 8–12
Tampa Bay 9–10 10–9 5–1 2–5 3–3 5–2 1–6 3–3 2–4 7–12 4–3 3–4 2–5 10–9 14–6
Texas 6–1 5–2 3–3 3–3 5–2 13–6 4–3 7–12 3–3 5–2 9–10 7–12 5–2 2–4 11–9
Toronto 11–8 9–10 3–4 4–3 4–2 3–4 4–3 5–2 5–2 13–6 5–1 2–4 9–10 4–2 12–8


Detailed records

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April (8–11) – home (6–3) – road (2–8) – 64 R.S. 89 R.A.
# Date Opponent Time Score Win Loss Save Record Attendance Streak/
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1 April 6 @ Royals 3:10 pm 1–10 Ventura (1–0) Samardzija (0–1) 0–1 40,085 L1
2 April 8 @ Royals 7:10 pm 5–7 Davis (1–0) Putnam (0–1) Holland (1) 0–2 23,385 L2
3 April 9 @ Royals 1:10 pm 1–4 Vólquez (1–0) Danks (0–1) Holland (2) 0–3 20,236 L3
4 April 10 Twins 3:10 pm 0–6 Milone (1−0) Noesí (0−1) Duensing (1) 0–4 38,533 L4
5 April 11 Twins 1:10 pm 5–4 Duke (1−0) Boyer (0−1) Robertson (1) 1–4 22,317 W1
6 April 12 Twins 1:10 pm 6–2 Sale (1−0) Hughes (0−2) 2–4 23,057 W2
7 April 14 @ Indians 6:10 pm 4–1 Quintana (1–0) Carrasco (1–1) Robertson (2) 3–4 10,642 W3
8 April 15 @ Indians 11:10 pm 2–4 Bauer (2–0) Danks (0–2) Allen (2) 3–5 11,042 L1
9 April 17 @ Tigers 12:08 pm 1–2 Soria (1–0) Duke (1−1) 3–6 33,084 L2
10 April 18 @ Tigers 12:08 pm 12–3 Sale (2−0) Sánchez (1–2) 4–6 39,877 W1
11 April 19 @ Tigers 12:08 pm 1–9 Greene (3–0) Quintana (1–1) 4–7 30,357 L1
12 April 20 Indians 7:10 pm 4–3 Robertson (1–0) Allen (0–2) 5–7 13,055 W1
13 April 21 Indians 7:10 pm 2–6 Carrasco (2–1) Noesí (0–2) 5–8 14,032 L1
14 April 22 Indians 1:10 pm 6–0 Samardzija (1–1) Kluber (0–2) 6–8 14,429 W1
15 April 23 Royals 7:10 pm 2–3 (13) Morales (2–0) Petricka (0–1) Davis (4) 6–9 14,218 L1
(16) April 24 Royals 7:10 pm 2–2 (8) Suspended (rain) (Resumed: April 26) 20,350 (L1)
-- April 25 Royals 7:10 pm Postponed (rain) (Rescheduled for July 17)
16 April 26 Royals 1:10 pm 3–2* Robertson (2–0) Herrera (0–1) 7–9 23,317 W1
17 April 26 Royals 7:10 pm 5–3 Danks (1–2) Vólquez (2–2) Robertson (3) 8–9 W2
-- April 27 @ Orioles 6:05 pm Postponed (safety concerns due to 2015 Baltimore riots) (Rescheduled for May 28)
-- April 28 @ Orioles 6:05 pm Postponed (safety concerns due to 2015 Baltimore riots) (Rescheduled for May 28)
18 April 29 @ Orioles 1:05 pm 2–8 Jiménez (2–1) Samardzija (1–2) 8–10 0[30] L1
19 April 30 @ Twins 7:10 pm 2–12 May (2–1) Sale (2–1) 8–11 20,736 L2
May (15–15) – home (6–7) – road (9–8) – 115 R.S. 132 R.A.
# Date Opponent Time Score Win Loss Save Record Attendance Streak/
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20 May 1 @ Twins 7:10 pm 0–1 Gibson (2-2) Quintana (1-2) Perkins (7) 8–12 22,794 L3
21 May 2 @ Twins 1:10 pm 3–5 Nolasco (1-1) Noesí (0-3) Perkins (8) 8–13 30,551 L4
22 May 3 @ Twins 1:10 pm 3–13 Pressly (1-0) Danks (1-3) 8–14 22,423 L5
23 May 5 Tigers 7:10 pm 5–2 Samardzija (2–2) Greene (3–2) Robertson (4) 9–14 16,351 W1
24 May 6 Tigers 7:10 pm 7–6 Putnam (1–1) Chamberlain (0–1) Robertson (5) 10–14 18,268 W2
25 May 7 Tigers 1:10 pm 1–4 Lobstein (3–2) Quintana (1–3) Soria (11) 10–15 20,081 L1
May 8 Reds 7:10 pm Postponed (rain) (Rescheduled for May 9)
26 May 9 Reds 3:10 pm 4–10 Cueto (3–3) Carroll (0–1) 10–16 N/A L2
27 May 9 Reds Game 2 8–2 Rodon (1–0) Marquis (3–2) 11–16 27,980 W1
28 May 10 Reds 1:10 pm 4–3 Robertson (3–0) Chapman (1-1) 12–16 20,123 W2
29 May 11 @Brewers 6:20 pm 7–10 Broxton (1–0) Duke (1–2) Rodríguez (7) 12–17 29,886 L1
30 May 12 @Brewers 7:10 pm 4–2 Sale (3–1) Blazek (3–1) Robertson (6) 13–17 26,935 W1
31 May 13 @Brewers 7:10 pm 4–2 Quintana (2–3) Nelson (1–4) Robertson (7) 14–17 29,679 W2
32 May 15 @ Athletics 9:07 pm 7–6 Carroll (1–1) Abad (0–2) Duke (1) 15–17 21,464 W3
33 May 16 @ Athletics 6:07 pm 4–3 Danks (2-3) Rodriguez (0-1) Robertson (8) 16–17 28,445 W4
34 May 17 @ Athletics 3:07 pm 7–3 Samardzija (3-2) Kazmir (2–2) 17–17 33,195 W5
35 May 18 Indians 7:10 pm 2–1 (10) Duke (2-2) McAllister (0-2) 18–17 17,712 W6
36 May 19 Indians 7:10 pm 1–3 Bauer (3-1) Quintana (2-4) Allen (7) 18–18 15,681 L1
37 May 20 Indians 7:10 pm 3–4 Marcum (1-0) Jennings (0-1) Allen (8) 18–19 15,146 L2
38 May 21 Indians 7:10 pm 2–5 Salazar (5-1) Danks (2-4) 18–20 18,321 L3
39 May 22 Twins 7:10 pm 3–2 Samardzija (4-2) Thompson (0-1) Robertson (9) 19–20 21,067 W1
40 May 23 Twins 3:10 pm 3–4 May (3-3) Sale (3-2) Perkins (16) 19–21 38,714 L1
41 May 24 Twins 1:10 pm 1–8 Gibson (4-3) Quintana (2-5) 19–22 30,180 L2
42 May 25 @ Blue Jays 6:07 pm 0–6 Hutchison (4–1) Noesí (0–4) 19–23 15,168 L3
43 May 26 @ Blue Jays 6:07 pm 9–10 Delabar (1–0) Robertson (3–1) 19–24 17,276 L4
44 May 27 @ Blue Jays 6:07 pm 5–3 (10) Robertson (4–1) Osuna (1–1) 20–24 15,463 W1
45 May 28 @ Orioles 4:05 pm 3–2 Sale (4–2) Wilson (1–1) Petricka (1) 21–24 18,441 W2
46 May 28 @ Orioles 2nd Game 3–6 Wright (2–0) Beck (0–1) Britton (13) 21–25 18,441 L1
47 May 29 @ Astros 7:10 pm 6–3 Jennings (1–1) Fields (2–1) Robertson (10) 22–25 25,957 W1
48 May 30 @ Astros 3:10 pm 0–3 Keuchel (7–1) Quintana (2–6) 22–26 29,720 L1
49 May 31 @ Astros 1:10 pm 6–0 Danks (3–4) Hernández (2–4) 23–26 27,423 W1
June (10–16) – home (6–5) – road (4–11) – 84 R.S. 123 R.A.
# Date Opponent Time Score Win Loss Save Record Attendance Streak/
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50 June 2 @ Rangers 7:05 pm 2–15 Lewis (5–0) Samardzija (4-3) 23–27 27,558 L1
51 June 3 @ Rangers 7:05 pm 9–2 Sale (5–2) Martinez (4–2) 24–27 32,598 W1
52 June 4 @ Rangers 7:05 pm 1–2 (11) Scheppers (2–0) Jennings (1–2) 24–28 27,616 L1
53 June 5 Tigers 7:10 pm 4–3 (11) Petricka (1–1) Wilson (1–2) 25–28 24,761 W1
54 June 6 Tigers 6:15 pm 1–7 Price (5–2) Danks (3–5) 25–29 28,368 L1
55 June 7 Tigers 1:10 pm 4–6 Simón (6–3) Samardzija (4–4) Soria (16) 25–30 29,059 L2
56 June 8 Astros 7:10 pm 3–1 Sale (6–2) McCullers (2-1) Robertson (11) 26–30 17,352 W1
57 June 9 Astros 7:10 pm 4–2 Rodon (2–0) Keuchel (7–2) Robertson (12) 27–30 18,439 W2
58 June 10 Astros 7:10 pm 4–1 Quintana (3–6) Sipp (2–3) Robertson (13) 28–30 17,455 W3
59 June 12 @ Rays 6:10 pm 5–7 Andriese (1–1) Danks (3–6) McGee (2) 28–31 13,448 L1
60 June 13 @ Rays 3:10 pm 4–5 Boxberger (4–3) Putnam (1–2) McGee (3) 28–32 20,248 L2
61 June 14 @ Rays 12:10 pm 1–2 Riefenhauser (1–0) Sale (6–3) Jepsen (5) 28–33 17,962 L3
62 June 15 @ Pirates 6:05 pm 0–11 Liriano (4–5) Rodon (2–1) 28–34 24,536 L4
63 June 16 @ Pirates 6:05 pm 0–3 Morton (5–0) Quintana (3–7) Melancon (21) 28–35 28,413 L5
64 June 17 Pirates 7:10 pm 2–3 Locke (4–3) Danks (3–7) Melancon (22) 28–36 19,194 L6
65 June 18 Pirates 7:10 pm 2–3 Cole (11–2) Petricka (1–2) Melancon (23) 28–37 21,296 L7
66 June 19 Rangers 7:10 pm 1–2 Lewis (7–3) Robertson (4–2) Tolleson (10) 28–38 22,864 L8
67 June 20 Rangers 1:10 pm 3–2 Rodon (3–1) Martinez (5–3) Robertson (14) 29–38 25,738 W1
68 June 21 Rangers 1:10 pm 3–2 (11) Petricka (2–2) Claudio (1–1) 30–38 33,668 W2
69 June 22 @ Twins 7:10 pm 2–13 Milone (4–1) Danks (3–8) 30–39 24,094 L1
70 June 23 @ Twins 7:10 pm 6–2 Samardzija (5–4) Pelfrey (5–4) Petricka (2) 31–39 27,349 W1
71 June 24 @ Twins 12:10 pm 1–6 Hughes (6–6) Sale (6–4) 31–40 28,854 L1
72 June 25 @ Tigers 12:08 pm 8–7 (10) Duke (3-2) Chamberlain (0–2) Robertson (15) 32–40 40,355 W1
73 June 26 @ Tigers 6:08 pm 4–5 Rondon (1–0) Duke (3-3) Soria (17) 32–41 38,455 L1
June 27 @ Tigers 3:08 pm Postponed (rain) (Rescheduled for September 21)
74 June 28 @ Tigers 12:08 pm 4–5 Soria (3–0) Putnam (1-3) 32–42 39,455 L2
75 June 30 @ Cardinals 7:10 pm 2–1 (11) Webb (1-0) Socolovich (2–1) Robertson (16) 33–42 45,626 W1
July (16–10) – home (6–8) – road (10–2) – 113 R.S. 92 R.A.
# Date Opponent Time Score Win Loss Save Record Attendance Streak/
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76 July 1 @ Cardinals 7:15 pm 7–1 Quintana (4–7) Lackey (6-5) 34–42 41,696 W2
77 July 3 Orioles 7:10 pm 1–0 Danks (4–8) Jiménez (7–4) Robertson (17) 35–42 27,384 W3
78 July 4 Orioles 1:10 pm 3–2 Putnam (2–3) Norris (2–8) Robertson (18) 36–42 22,559 W4
79 July 5 Orioles 1:10 pm 1–9 González (7–5) Rodon (3–2) 36–43 22,519 L1
80 July 6 Blue Jays 7:10 pm 4–2 Sale (7–4) Buehrle (9–5) 37–43 24,593 W1
81 July 7 Blue Jays 7:10 pm 1–2 Doubront (1–0) Quintana (4–8) Osuna (4) 37–44 17,028 L1
82 July 8 Blue Jays 7:10 pm 7–6 (11) Putnam (3–3) Osuna (1-3) 38–44 17,032 W1
83 July 9 Blue Jays 1:10 pm 2–0 Samardzija (6–4) Dickey (3–10) 39–4 23,298 W2
84 July 10 @ Cubs 3:05 pm 1–0 Petricka (3–2) Rondón (3–2) Robertson (19) 40–44 41,580 W3
85 July 11 @ Cubs 3:05 pm 5–1 Sale (8–4) Lester (4–8) 41–44 41,596 W4
86 July 12 @ Cubs 1:20 pm 1–3 Arrieta (10–5) Quintana (4–9) 41–45 41,688 L1
ASG July 14 All-Star Game
@ Cincinnati, OH
7:05 pm AL, 6–3 Price (AL, DET) Kershaw (NL, LAD) 43,656 ASG
ASG The White Sox were represented in the All-Star game by Chris Sale.
87 July 17 Royals 1:10 pm 2–4 Young (8–5) Samardzija (6–5) Holland (20) 41–46 25,807 L2
88 July 17 Royals 7:10 pm 2–0 Danks (5–8) Vólquez (8–5) Robertson (20) 42–46 25,701 W1
89 July 18 Royals 1:10 pm 6–7 (13) Finnegan (3–0) Jennings (1–3) Madson (1) 42–47 33,559 L1
90 July 19 Royals 1:10 pm 1–4 Duffy (4–4) Sale (8–5) Blanton (1) 42–48 32,175 L2
91 July 21 Cardinals 7:10 pm 5–8 Wacha (11–3) Rodon (3–3) Rosenthal (28) 42–49 29,728 L3
92 July 22 Cardinals 7:10 pm 1–2 Socolovich (4–1) Duke (3–4) Rosenthal (29) 42–50 30,046 L4
93 July 23 @ Indians 6:10 pm 8–1 Samardzija (7–5) Bauer (8–7) 43–50 16,317 W1
94 July 24 @ Indians 6:10 pm 6–0 Quintana (5–9) Kluber (5–11) 44–50 26,553 W2
95 July 25 @ Indians 6:10 pm 10–3 Sale (9–5) Carrasco (10–8) 45–50 24,763 W3
96 July 26 @ Indians 12:10 pm 2–1 Rodon (4–3) Salazar (8–6) Robertson (21) 46–50 17,751 W4
97 July 27 @ Red Sox 6:10 pm 10–8 Albers (1–0) Ross (0–1) Robertson (22) 47–50 37,401 W5
98 July 28 @ Red Sox 6:10 pm 9–4 Samardzija (8–5) Miley (8–9) 48–50 38,063 W6
99 July 29 @ Red Sox 6:10 pm 9–2 Quintana (6–9) Porcello (5-11) 49–50 37,104 W7
100 July 30 @ Red Sox 6:10 pm 2–8 Wright (4–4) Sale (9–6) 49–51 36,215 L1
101 July 31 Yankees 7:10 pm 6–13 Eovaldi (11-2) Rodon (4–4) 49–52 30,359 L2
August (12–16) – home (9–9) – road (3–7) – 121 R.S. 120 R.A.
# Date Opponent Time Score Win Loss Save Record Attendance Streak/
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102 August 1 Yankees 6:10 pm 8–2 Danks (6–8) Mitchell (0–1) 50–52 34,379 W1
103 August 2 Yankees 1:10 pm 3–12 Nova (4–3) Samardzija (8–6) 50–53 38,840 L1
104 August 3 Rays 7:10 pm 4–5 McGee (1–1) Robertson (4–3) Boxberger (27) 50–54 16,496 L2
105 August 4 Rays 7:10 pm 3–11 Archer (10–8) Sale (9–7) 50–55 18,499 L3
106 August 5 Rays 1:10 pm 6–5 (10) Robertson (5–3) Boxberger (4–7) 51–55 20,028 W1
107 August 7 @ Royals 7:10 pm 2–3 Volquez (4–7) Danks (6–9) Holland (24) 51–56 36,211 L1
108 August 8 @ Royals 6:10 pm 6–7 Guthrie (8–7) Samardzija (8–7) Holland (25) 51–57 39,302 L2
109 August 9 @ Royals 1:10 pm 4–5 Herrera (3–2) Petricka (3–3) Madson (2) 51–58 35,785 L3
110 August 10 Angels 7:10 pm 8–2 Sale (10–7) Shoemaker (5–8) 52–58 20,036 W1
111 August 11 Angels 7:10 pm 3–0 Rodon (5–4) Santiago (7–6) Robertson (23) 53–58 17,137 W2
112 August 12 Angels 7:10 pm 3–2 (13) Albers (2–0) Ramos (2–1) 54–58 17,171 W3
113 August 14 Cubs 3:10 pm 5–6 Richard (3–0) Samardzija (8–8) Rondón (20) 54–59 36,386 L1
114 August 15 Cubs 6:10 pm 3–6 Arrieta (14–6) Quintana (6–10) Rondón (21) 54–60 39,579 L2
115 August 16 Cubs 1:10 pm 3–1 Sale (11–7) Haren (8–8) Robertson (24) 55–60 39,475 W1
116 August 17 @ Angels 9:05 pm 1–2 Salas (3–1) Rodon (5–5) Street (28) 55–61 36,431 L1
117 August 18 @ Angels 9:05 pm 3–5 Richards (12–9) Danks (6–10) Street (29) 55–62 37,114 L2
118 August 19 @ Angels 9:05 pm 0–1 Weaver (5–9) Samardzija (8–9) Smith (2) 55–63 35,036 L3
119 August 20 @ Angels 9:05 pm 8–2 Quintana (7–10) Tropeano (1–2) 56–63 37,142 W1
120 August 21 @ Mariners 9:10 pm 11–4 Sale (12–7) Hernández (14–8) 57–63 35,770 W2
121 August 22 @ Mariners 8:10 pm 6–3 (10) Jones (1–0) Farquhar (0–4) Robertson (25) 58–63 32,085 W3
122 August 23 @ Mariners 3:10 pm 6–8 Walker (9–7) Danks (6–11) Wilhelmsen (3) 58–64 30,537 L1
123 August 24 Red Sox 7:10 pm 4–5 Kelly (7–6) Samardzija (8–10) Machi (2) 58–65 18,051 L2
124 August 25 Red Sox 7:10 pm 5–4 Petricka (4–3) Miley (10–10) Robertson (26) 59–65 14,393 W1
125 August 26 Red Sox 7:10 pm 0–3 Porcello (6–11) Jones (1–1) Tazawa (3) 59–66 17,812 L1
126 August 27 Mariners 7:10 pm 4–2 Rodon (6–5) Elías (4–7) Robertson (27) 60–66 15,076 W1
127 August 28 Mariners 7:10 pm 0–2 Walker (10–7) Danks (6–12) Wilhelmsen (5) 60–67 27,870 L1
128 August 29 Mariners 6:10 pm 6–7 Iwakuma (6–3) Samardzija (8–11) Wilhelmsen (6) 60–68 26,011 L2
129 August 30 Mariners 1:10 pm 6–5 (11) Robertson (6–3) Rollins (0–1) 61–68 28,031 W1
September (13–16) – home (5–7) – road (8–9) – 119 R.S. 134 R.A.
# Date Opponent Time Score Win Loss Save Record Attendance Streak/
Box
130 September 1 @ Twins 7:10 pm 6–8 Jepsen (3–6) Duke (3–5) Perkins (32) 61–69 25,803 L1
131 September 2 @ Twins 7:10 pm 0–3 Milone (7–4) Rodon (6–6) Jepsen (10) 61–70 22,162 L2
132 September 3 @ Twins 12:10 pm 6–4 Samardzija (9–11) Fien (4–6) Robertson (28) 62–70 25,339 W1
133 September 4 @ Royals 7:10 pm 12–1 Danks (7–12) Medlen (3–1) 63–70 36,953 W2
134 September 5 @ Royals 6:10 pm 6–1 Quintana (8–10) Duffy (7–7) 64–70 37,827 W3
135 September 6 @ Royals 1:10 pm 7–5 Johnson (1–0) Cueto (9–11) Robertson (29) 65–70 38,902 W4
136 September 7 Indians 1:10 pm 2–3 Bauer (11–11) Sale (12–8) Allen (29) 65–71 14,757 L1
137 September 8 Indians 7:10 pm 7–4 Rodon (7–6) Carrasco (12–10) 66–71 11,990 W1
138 September 9 Indians 7:10 pm 4–6 Tomlin (5–1) Samardzija (9–12) Allen (30) 66–72 11,667 L1
139 September 11 Twins 7:10 pm 2–6 Santana (5–4) Jones (1–2) 66–73 15,641 L2
140 September 12 Twins 6:10 pm 8–2 Quintana (9–10) Milone (8–5) 67–73 26,065 W1
141 September 13 Twins 1:10 pm 0–7 Gibson (10–10) Sale (12–9) 67–74 23,159 L1
142 September 14 Athletics 7:10 pm 8–7 (14) Jennings (2–3) León (0–2) 68–74 12,221 W1
143 September 15 Athletics 7:10 pm 6–17 Brooks (2–3) Samardzija (9–13) 68–75 12,446 L1
144 September 16 Athletics 1:05 pm 9–4 Johnson (2–0) Martin (2–5) 69–75 13,005 W1
145 September 17 Athletics 9:05 pm 2–4 Doolittle (1–0) Robertson (6–4) 69–76 12,406 L1
146 September 18 @ Indians 6:10 pm 1–12 Anderson (5–3) Sale (12–10) 69–77 16,149 L2
147 September 19 @ Indians 6:10 pm 4–3 Rodon (8–6) Carrasco (13–11) Robertson (30) 70–77 16,390 W1
148 September 20 @ Indians 12:10 pm 3–6 Tomlin (6–2) Danks (7–13) Allen (31) 70–78 13,282 L1
149 September 21 @ Tigers 12:08 pm 2–0 Samardzija (10–13) Ryan (2–4) 71–78 34,175
150 September 21 @ Tigers 6:08 pm 3–2 Johnson (3–0) Wolf (0–4) Robertson (31) 72–78 28,499 W2
151 September 22 @ Tigers 6:08 pm 1–2 (10) Hardy (5–3) Duke (3–6) 72–79 27,829 L1
152 September 23 @ Tigers 12:08 pm 4–7 Verlander (4–8) Montas (0–1) Feliz (8) 72–80 31,889 L2
153 September 24 @ Yankees 6:05 pm 2–3 Pineda (12–8) Sale (12–11) Miller (35) 72–81 35,132 L3
154 September 25 @ Yankees 6:05 pm 5–2 Rodon (9–6) Sabathia (5–10) Robertson (32) 73–81 37,316 W1
155 September 26 @ Yankees 3:05 pm 1–2 Warren (7–7) Danks (7–14) Miller (36) 73–82 39,134 L1
156 September 27 @ Yankees 12:05 pm 1–6 Severino (5–3) Johnson (3–1) 73–83 38,690 L2
157 September 29 Royals 7:10 pm 4–2 Samardzija (11–13) Cueto (10–13) Robertson (33) 74–83 13,024 W1
158 September 30 Royals 7:10 pm 3–5 Morales (4–2) Robertson (6–5) Davis (15) 74–84 12,818 L1
October (2–2) – home (2–2) – road (0–0) – 10 R.S. 16 R.A.
# Date Opponent Time Score Win Loss Save Record Attendance Streak/
Box
159 October 1 Royals 7:10 pm 4–6 Medlen (6–2) Danks (7–15) Madson (3) 74–85 12,825 L2
160 October 2 Tigers 7:10 pm 2–1 Sale (13–11) Simón (13–12) Robertson (34) 75–85 18,030 W1
161 October 3 Tigers 6:10 pm 4–3 Jones (2–2) Feliz (3–4) 76–85 17,772 W2
162 October 4 Tigers 2:10 pm 0–6 Norris (3–2) Montas (0–2) 76–86 19,800 L1

Personnel

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters[31]
Name Pos.
Adam Eaton CF
Melky Cabrera LF
Jose Abreu 1B
Adam LaRoche DH
Avisaíl García RF
Alexei Ramírez SS
Conor Gillaspie 3B
Tyler Flowers C
Micah Johnson 2B
Jeff Samardzija SP

Roster

2015 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Statistics

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
José Abreu, 1B,DH 154 613 88 178 34 3 30 101 39 140 .290 0
Gordon Beckham, 3B,2B,SS 100 211 24 44 8 0 6 20 19 43 .209 0
Emilio Bonifacio, 2B,OF 47 78 5 13 2 0 0 4 2 27 .167 1
Rob Brantly, C 14 33 3 4 1 0 1 6 2 8 .121 0
Melky Cabrera, LF 158 629 70 172 36 2 12 77 40 88 .273 3
Adam Eaton, CF 153 610 98 175 28 9 14 56 58 131 .287 18
Tyler Flowers, C 112 331 21 79 12 0 9 39 21 104 .239 0
Avisaíl García, RF 148 553 66 142 17 2 13 59 36 141 .257 7
Leury García, OF,2B 18 14 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 7 .214 1
Conor Gillaspie, 3B 58 173 10 41 11 1 3 15 9 34 .237 0
Micah Johnson, 2B 36 100 10 23 4 0 0 4 9 30 .230 3
Adam LaRoche, DH,1B 127 429 41 89 21 0 12 44 49 133 .207 0
Mike Olt, 3B,1B 24 79 6 16 0 0 3 4 7 29 .203 0
José Quintana, P 32 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 0
Alexei Ramírez, SS 154 583 54 145 33 0 10 62 31 68 .249 17
Carlos Rodon, P 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Tyler Saladino, 3B,SS 68 236 33 53 6 4 4 20 12 51 .225 8
Chris Sale, P 31 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .111 0
Jeff Samardzija, P 32 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 0
Carlos Sánchez, 2B 120 389 40 87 23 1 5 31 19 81 .224 2
J. B. Shuck, OF 79 143 15 38 8 2 0 15 16 16 .266 7
Geovany Soto, C 78 187 20 41 8 0 9 21 21 63 .219 0
Trayce Thompson, OF 44 122 17 36 8 3 5 16 13 26 .295 1

Pitching

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB K
Matt Albers 2 0 1.21 30 0 0 37.1 31 6 5 3 9 28
Chris Beck 0 1 6.00 1 1 0 6.0 10 5 4 0 4 3
Scott Carroll 1 1 3.44 18 0 0 36.2 40 19 14 2 13 27
John Danks 7 15 4.71 30 30 0 177.2 195 104 93 24 56 124
Kyle Drabek 0 0 5.06 3 0 0 5.1 9 3 3 1 2 3
Zach Duke 3 6 3.41 71 0 1 60.2 47 26 23 9 32 66
Leury García 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Javy Guerra 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 1.2 2 0 0 0 1 0
Junior Guerra 0 0 6.75 3 0 0 4.0 7 3 3 1 1 3
Dan Jennings 2 3 3.99 53 0 0 56.1 55 28 25 3 24 46
Erik Johnson 3 1 3.34 6 6 0 35.0 32 14 13 8 17 30
Nate Jones 2 2 3.32 19 0 0 19.0 12 7 7 5 6 27
Adam LaRoche 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Frankie Montas 0 2 4.80 7 2 0 15.0 14 8 8 1 9 20
Héctor Noesí 0 4 6.89 10 5 0 32.2 41 26 25 7 17 22
Jake Petricka 4 3 3.63 62 0 2 52.0 56 21 21 2 18 33
Zach Putnam 3 3 4.07 49 0 0 48.2 42 24 22 7 24 64
José Quintana 9 10 3.36 32 32 0 206.1 218 81 77 16 44 177
Alexei Ramírez 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
David Robertson 6 5 3.41 60 0 34 63.1 46 27 24 7 13 86
Carlos Rodon 9 6 3.75 26 23 0 139.1 130 63 58 11 71 139
Chris Sale 13 11 3.41 31 31 0 208.2 185 88 77 23 42 274
Jeff Samardzija 10 13 4.96 32 32 0 214.0 228 122 118 29 49 163
Daniel Webb 1 0 6.30 27 0 0 30.0 41 26 21 3 22 22

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charlotte Knights International League Joel Skinner
AA Birmingham Barons Southern League Julio Vinas
A-Advanced Winston-Salem Dash Carolina League Tim Esmay
A Kannapolis Intimidators South Atlantic League Tommy Thompson
Rookie Great Falls Voyagers Pioneer League Cole Armstrong
Rookie AZL White Sox Arizona League Mike Gellinger
Rookie DSL White Sox Dominican Summer League Julio Valdez

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: AZL White Sox[32]

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