Avisail Garcia’s historic evening leads White Sox rout of Mariners

All your extra bases belong to Avisail Garcia.

The Chicago White Sox slugger continued his breakout season at the plate Saturday night by leading his team’s 16-1 drubbing of the Seattle Mariners with a spectacular line at the plate. Garcia contributed four extra-base hits – including two home runs – and six RBIs, while scoring three of the South Siders’ runs.

Garcia is just the third White Sox player in the franchise's 116-year history to record four extra-base hits and six RBIs in the same game. He joins his former manager, Robin Ventura, and Pat Seerey, who did it on the day he hit four home runs – one of only 16 such contests in MLB history.

Date Player Opponent XBH RBI R HR
7/18/1948 (G1) Pat Seerey Athletics 4 7 4 4
7/19/1991 Robin Ventura Brewers 4 6 3 2
5/21/2017 Avisail Garcia Mariners 4 6 3 2

Garcia is also the first White Sox player to record four extra-base hits in a game since Jermaine Dye did it in 2007, according to CSN Chicago's Christopher Kamka. It's also the seventh time this season that Garcia has recorded three or more hits in a game, a mark that tops all of baseball.

Both of Garcia’s homers came off Mariners starter Yovani Gallardo, who gave up 10 of the White Sox 16 runs (nine of them were earned). Every White Sox hitter finished the night with at least one hit, while eight of the nine had two-hit games.

The 25-year-old Garcia, who had an OPS of just .695 over his first five big-league seasons, is now hitting a league-best .357/.400/.610 with 17 extra-base hits in 2017.

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Report: White Sox close to deal worth over $25M with Cuban phenom Robert

The race to sign one of the market’s hottest young prodigies may be nearly over, as the Chicago White Sox are reportedly finalizing a deal with Cuban outfield prospect Luis Robert worth more than $ 25 million, a source told MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez.

Robert attracted plenty of interest in recent weeks, and the White Sox reportedly emerged as last-minute favorites for his signature alongside the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.

Due to a limited spending bonus on international free agents, the Cardinals may have been priced out of the race. Robert's reported deal with Chicago would have surpassed the $ 50-million mark with St. Louis due to penalty taxes, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Though only 19 years old, Robert has been considered the second-best international talent, right behind Japanese pitcher-slugger hybrid Shohei Otani. One American League scout even referred to Robert as the "best player on the planet" in February.

Robert slashed .401/.526/.687 in 53 games in 2016 with Ciego de Avila in the Cuban National Series. He also slashed .286/.319/.397 in a shorter appearance (16 games) in the CanAm league in 2016.

Saturday was the first day Robert was eligible to sign with a major-league side after he was officially declared a free agent by MLB one month ago.

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LaVar Ball Tells White Sports Reporter To “Stay In Her Lane” & Twitter Reacts

LaVar Ball is about to feel the wrath of white America, this after he shut down Fox Sports reporter Kristine Leahy during a tense exchange on Colin Cowherd’s The Herd show. Ball told Leahy to “stay in her lane” after she inquired about how many of the highly-priced Big Baller shoes have sold which some are saying was a show of disrespect but there are layers to this.

Ball was engaged in a conversation with Cowherd, answering a question that the host initially asked about the number of shoes sold. After giving a vague answer, it appears Leahy chimed in and seemed to sneer when she quipped “how many?”

That seemed to set Ball off, who snarled back “stay in your lane” while holding his outstretched palm in a bid to silence and ignore her inquiry. Cowherd attempted to defend Leahy’s question, saying she’s just being a reporter probing for questions. Ball told Cowherd the number of shoes sold was about “400 or 500 pairs” but not before telling Leahy to “leave him alone.”

It was clear that Ball was irritated at a comment Leahy made saying she wouldn’t rock the Big Baller brand, but her reasoning was that the gear didn’t seem aimed towards women.

Truth be told, both of them took a dip in the petty pool during the exchange but the moment that has Twitter squawking is this big Black man shutting down the white reporter. And she did take some shots at the elder Ball and his parenting style in a previous show so there’s hints of bad blood here.

We’ve collected some of the reaction to LaVar Ball’s shutdown of Kristine Leahy below and on the following pages. Peep the carnage.

And if want to hear the interview in full, peep the audio link below.

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Ex-WWE Star Cameron Says She’s Not Racist For Only Dating “White Boys”

Ex-WWE diva Cameron a.k.a. Ariane Andrew told TMZ Sports she’s being unjustly labeled a racist because she admitted that she didn’t like dating Black men.

Earlier this week Cameron, who herself is Black, told a TMZ cameraman, “I actually don’t date Black guys,” before adding “I just have a thing for white boys.”

Feeling the heat on social media, Andrew tried to clear things up by stating that she has dated Black men in the past but ultimately it became a “preference thing” and wouldn’t rule out one day marrying a Black man. But for now, she’s into white dudes.

On the bright side, she does support Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson’s possible run for President Of The United States. But for now, she’s making Donald Trump’s people’s proud.

Check out her explanation below.

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