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White Sox ace Sale to start Thursday at Cubs

White Sox ace Chris Sale told MLB.com on Monday he got upset with the team when he felt it placed more emphasis on a promotion than winning.

Sale will start Thursday against the crosstown Cubs in his first appearance since the ace left-hander was punished by the team for destroying collared throwback uniforms it was scheduled to wear.

"I'm going to show up on Thursday and do what I've always done. That's get ready to play baseball and put everything I got into winning that game," Sale told the website . "I know my teammates are, too. So that's all that matters to me. It's unfortunate it got to this point."

Speaking before Monday night's 5-4 victory...