CHICAGO (CBS) — The excitement is building as the Chicago White Sox prep for their American League division series against the Houston Astros.

The Sox held a “Change the Game rally” at Guaranteed Rate Field. The team is asking fans to wear black to home games all October to show their postseason support.

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The AL central champs and Astros will play two afternoon games in Houston Thursday and Friday. The sox host game three Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

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It’s up to you to help White Sox mascot Southpaw get into the Hall of Fame. You can vote every day until October 9. The first round narrows it down to eight mascots.

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Staley Da Bear is also on the ballot. Vote early and vote often at the Mascot Hall of Fame and click here to learn more.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff