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7/6/2014 8:29 P.M. ET

White Sox Ace Chris Sale Seeks Third Career All-Star Selection

Sale Selected For American League's Final Vote; Looks to Join Teammates and First Time All-Stars Jose Abreu and Alexei Ramirez

CHICAGO - For the 11th time since 2002, a Chicago White Sox player is in the running for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game Final Vote, as Chris Sale was one of five players selected for the American League ballot. The White Sox starting pitcher joins Dallas Keuchel from the Astros, Corey Kluber from the Indians, Rick Porcello from the Tigers and Garret Richards from the Angels. White Sox fans now have until 3 p.m. CT on Thursday, July 10 to vote for Sale at whitesox.com or mlb.com/vote.

Sale is attempting to become the first White Sox pitcher to make three consecutive All-Star teams since Jack McDowell in 1991-93. Sale was the winning pitcher at the 2013 Midsummer Classic at New York's Citi Field. He would rank among the AL leaders in every category with the required minimum IP.  Sale looks to join teammates rookie first baseman Jose Abreu (1st All-Star appearance) and shortstop Alexei Ramirez (1st All-Star appearance).

The White Sox are calling on all fans to get out the vote to #TargetSale to the All-Star Game in Minneapolis. Fans can vote to send the Sox lefty ace to the All-Star Game by texting A5 to 89269 in addition to voting online at whitesox.com or mlb.com/vote.

In 2005, White Sox fans voted Scott Podsednik to the All-Star Game through the Final Vote ballot, in 2006 A.J. Pierzynski was voted onto the A.L. team and Sox captain Paul Konerko garnered a spot on the A.L. roster in 2011 via the Final Vote.

Balloting is now open at whitesox.com and mlb.com/vote and continues until 3 p.m. CT on Thursday, July 5. The winners will be announced on mlb.com shortly thereafter.

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