OAKLAND -- The White Sox are taking a proactive approach to Philip Humber's first start since his perfect game boosting home attendance Thursday.
In recognition of Humber's perfect masterpiece in Seattle, the White Sox are offering fans the opportunity to purchase specially priced tickets for the team's first game back against the Boston Red Sox at 7:10 p.m. CT. Humber will start that night with a streak of 29 straight batters retired.
Fans can purchase tickets for $9 (number of perfect innings) or $27 (number of batters retired) for the game on Thursday. All Upper Reserved tickets will be priced at $9 and all Lower Box, Lower Reserved and Bleacher tickets will be set at $27, based on availability.
"Hopefully we get some more fans coming out," said Humber, who wasn't aware of the dynamic ticket pricing based on his perfection for Thursday. "We've been playing good baseball and the last homestand, I know it was cold out.
"But it seemed like there wasn't as many people there after the first couple of games. Hopefully we get the fans out there and get them behind us. It makes you feel good when you come home after a road trip to have your fans out there cheering for you."
The White Sox also will provide a commemorative perfect game poster, featuring photos of Humber during the game and after the final out, and an image of the official team scorecard to fans at U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday. Specially priced tickets for Thursday's game are available now at whitesox.com, the U.S. Cellular Field ticket office and at all Ticketmaster locations.