White Sox still winless on Saturdays

CHICAGO -- Kansas City's 9-1 victory in Game 2 of the three-game set dropped the White Sox to 0-11 this season during games played on Saturday. That streak includes Ronald Belisario losing a three-run lead in the ninth to the Yankees on May 24 and Chris Sale losing a five-run lead in the eighth at Anaheim on June 7.

And there really is no reason for this Saturday failure, aside from one of those quirky baseball statistics.

"We all stay kind of in our routines," White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton said. "I think we all like hitting during the day. I couldn't really tell you. I think it's a weird stat. Hopefully we can change that next Saturday."

"No rhyme or reason," Sale said. "It's not like we come in and say, 'Today is Saturday. We are giving up.'"

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