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HomeDepth ChartTransactionsMasthead MastheadMeet the Players!Links White Sox Web LinksSouth Side Sox standardsCommunity GuidelinesOdds Shop StubHub 鉁昗hite Sox Game RecapsOK, that kicked some serious assNew,11commentsLuis Robert does it again, hitting a three-run shot with the White Sox down to their last strikeCSTShareTweetShareShareOK, that kicked some serious assClutch HR go: For the second straight early spring, Luis Robert has clouted a dramatic, late blast.Allan Henry-USA TODAY SportsDepression is dotted all over this site, a dreary, 100-loss 2018 team that’s gotten a smidge (?) better this offseason, losing out on the top beef in a wide-open free agent season.The heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy mood of the past few ... er ... years? got just a little bit lighter late on Friday, as Luis Robert clouted a slider out to left for an eventual game-winning, three-run blast that led the Chicago White Sox to their second victory of the spring.A prescient Daryl Van Schouwen caught the blast during the broadcastless game at Surprise! vs. the Texas Rangers. Note Tim Dillard’s classic mound collapse, as he realizes that doubling or tripling up on Robert with sliders did not work:Another angle, from athletic’s Levi Weaver:And Daryl — yeah, BB’s onetime running mate had as crushing a social media victory as you can get, today — even got Robert talking postgame:A quote Van Schouwen tweeted out later, from Robert, addressed his home run heroics even more directly.“Yes, of course it feels great,’’ Robert said. “When you hit a homer to help the team win, it is good. I did it last year with the grand slam against the Reds. It was a special feeling. I enjoy it.”We enjoy it too Tyler Glasnow Jersey , Pantera. Man, we really needed that, in fact.So, yeah, the White Sox won an otherwise meaningless March 1 game in stirring fashion, 8-5. Doubling up on the good news was a pretty sharp effort from Iv谩n Nova, who threw the longest spring outing of any starter so far, at 2 2鈦? innings, six ground ball outs, one earned, one hit.Besides Nova’s start and Robert’s heroics, there were some other highlights for the White Sox:Leury Garc铆a doubled and tripled as part of a 2-for-3, one RBI day.Robert had an RBI triple in his first at-bat of the game, in the seventh inning.Bernardo Flores was aces in holding the Rangers down late, earning the win with 2 1鈦? hitless innings from the sixth to eighth, with two Ks.Zach Thompson got his first spring save, pitching the ninth and getting one K while giving up just one hit.Zack Collins was a bit of a mixed bag at catcher, committing an error and striking out subbing for Welington Castillo (who doubled a run in the game), but finished the day on a good note, singling in an insurance run in the ninth to set the final score at 8-5. Luis Gonz谩lez had a rough day, with two Ks in three at-bats, but got picked up a bit by his sub, Steele Walker. Walker hit a ground-rule double in the ninth, scoring on Robert’s home run.On the pitching side between Nova and Flores/Thompson, it was a mixed bag. Nate Jones had an adventuresome fourth Adam Frazier Jersey , with two singles, two Ks (including ex-teammate Matt Davidson), a botched pickoff attempt, then another, final, K. And Jos茅 Ruiz was roughed up, getting knocked out of the sixth inning after three hits, three runs (one earned), a walk, and a K.Tomorrow, the White Sox try to make it two in a row, hosting onetime future White Sox free agent prize Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies. Carlos Rod贸n and SSS writer Joe Resis will make their spring debuts.More information on today’s game. TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Stroman doesn’t like the idea of his season being cut short. Lingering blister issues might leave the Blue Jays right-hander no choice.Stroman got roughed up early in his return from the disabled list, and manager John Gibbons said after a 7-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays that Toronto might have to shut Stroman down early.Making his first start since Aug. 17, Stroman (4-9) allowed four runs and six hits in 1 2/3 innings. It was Stroman’s shortest start since Aug. 15, 2014, his rookie season, when he got only two outs against the Chicago White Sox.Stroman left a start Aug. 7 against Boston because of a blister on his middle finger, then was forced out early against the Rays on Aug. 12 and at New York five days later. He is winless in five starts.“There’s no doubt it’s still bothering him,” Gibbons said, adding the Blue Jays aren’t likely to push Stroman until the end of September if his finger doesn’t improve.“That’s probably what’s going to happen,” Gibbons said. “We’ll have to see, I don’t know yet.”Stroman declined to specifically address the blister, blaming his poor outing on a lack of feel for the ball. The competitive Stroman also made it clear he’s not interested in missing the final month of a frustrating season.“I don’t like sitting,” Stroman said. “I only get to go out there one every five days to begin with. Being out there every fifth day is a priority. I hate being on the DL. I hate watching. I hate not being out there. It frustrates me, it kills me inside. I’m going to do everything in my power to be out there.”Rays outfielder Mallex Smith said he hadn’t forgotten about Stroman holding Tampa Bay to one run over five innings on Aug. 12 http://www.piratesfanproshop.com/authentic-josh-bell-jersey , and enjoyed turning the tables on the Toronto righty.“Definitely,” Smith said. “You come in with that mindset, ‘I’m going to get him back,’ and we did.”Kevin Kiermaier returned after missing Sunday’s game because of a sore back and had three hits and an RBI, coming within a home run of the cycle. Joey Wendle had three hits, Matt Duffy had two hits and two RBIs, and Tommy Pham reached base three times for the Rays, who are 11 games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2013 season.“We have a lot of guys clicking on all cylinders at the plate right now,” Kiermaier said.Tampa Bay won its third straight and fourth of six following an eight-game winning streak that ended Aug. 28.Ji-Man Choi homered for Tampa Bay off Taylor Guerrieri in the seventh, a second-deck drive to right. The drive was Choi’s sixth, three of which have come against Toronto.Ryan Stanek opened for the Rays and left after a perfect first inning. Yonny Chirinos (3-5) followed with seven innings of relief, allowing one run and four hits. Jaime Schultz pitched the ninth.Rays catcher Nick Ciuffo was selected from Triple-A Durham and made his major league debut, batting ninth. To make room on the 40-man roster, Tampa Bay put catcher Adam Moore on the restricted list, citing ‘improper documentation’ with his passport. He could still join the Rays in Toronto before the three-game series concludes.ROTTEN AGAINST THE RAYSToronto is 2-8 against Tampa Bay this season. The Blue Jays are batting .175 (53 for 303) in those games, their lowest average against any opponent.NO REUNIONThe Blue Jays won’t be seeing former 3B Josh Donaldson when the Indians come to Toronto for a four-game series that begins Thursday. Cleveland put Donaldson (left calf) on the 10-day DL Monday. Donaldson was traded to the Indians on Friday for a player to be named later.TRAINER’S ROOMRays: Smith was activated off the 10-day DL after missing eight games because of a viral infection that led to a brief hospital stay. … RHP Jake Faria will likely be activated Tuesday.Blue Jays: RHP Mark Leiter Jr., who was claimed off waivers from Philadelphia on Saturday, reported to the Blue Jays on Monday and pitched the ninth. Leiter became Toronto’s 35th pitcher of the season, a franchise record. Toronto used 34 pitchers in 2012. … INF Yangervis Solarte (strained right oblique) took batting practice Monday for the first time since his injury. Solarte has been out since Aug. 11.UP NEXTStanek will open for the Rays again Tuesday, while the Blue Jays will counter with rookie LHP Ryan Borucki. Over his past three starts, Borucki has a 10.03 ERA.