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White Sox manager Robin Ventura must be pleased with having a winning week.
The Chicago White Sox started off the week very well, sweeping a three game series against the New York Yankees amidst Alex Rodriguez’s controversial return to Major League play. However, the Sox ended up losing three out of four to the Minnesota Twins over three days. Still, the White Sox ended up having their first winning week since May 20-26.
Alex Rodriguez received a rousing boo from the South Side faithful in his return from injury back to the Yankee lineup. He singled in his first at bat but the White Sox jumped all over Yankee starter Andy Pettitte, tagging him for seven runs. Sox starter Jose Quintana dominated the Yankee lineup and earned the win Monday night.
Chris Sale pitched the second game of the Yankee series and earned his seventh win of the season in a 3-2 squeaker. Although Sale won the outing, the Sox continue to find it difficult to score the tough-luck starter many runs forcing Sale to continue to pitch nearly flawless in order to garner a victory.
The Minnesota Twins series saw the White Sox revert back to their old ways of managing to lose games rather than winning. The White Sox were swept in the series opening double-header on Friday. Twins first baseman Justin Morneau’s two home runs helped power the Twins to the victory in the afternoon game. The Twins ended up taking the evening series behind outstanding pitching. The bullpen for the Twins pitched 3 and 1/3 innings, stymieing Sox bats and allowing only one hit and no walks over that time.
The Sox bullpen proved to be the difference on Saturday holding down the Twins to the four runs surrendered by Sox starter Andre Rienzo. The bullpen surrendered only one walk and one hit over 3 and 2/3 innings.
On Sunday, the White Sox lost to the Minnesota Twins on a pair of fifth inning home runs. The Sox ended up losing 5-2, with Adam Dunn and Conor Gillaspie going deep for the South Siders with two solo shots.
The upcoming week features more AL Central division games against the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field and another four game set in Minnesota against the Twins.
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White Sox pitcher Chris Sale said he enjoyed his extra rest time in the dugout Monday night watching his teammates produce for him in rare fashion.
The White Sox gave Sale a season-high six runs of support and the left-hander responded by shutting out the Tigers after the second inning in a 6-2 complete-game victory over the American League Central leaders at U.S. Cellular Field...
Watching the White Sox struggle this season has been hard enough on the fans. Imagine how taxing it has been for veteran slugger Paul Konerko who may be winding up his brilliant career this year.
"It's the toughest I've ever seen. I've never experienced anything like this" Konerko said as the Sox fell to 28 games below .500 on Sunday.
"You want to try...
Chris Sale scattered nine hits in his third complete game of the season, and the Chicago White Sox overcame Miguel Cabrera's fourth homer in fourth games to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 on Monday night.
Josh Phegley, Gordon Beckham and Alexei Ramirez singled in runs in a three-run fifth inning as Chicago handed AL Central-leading Detroit its third loss in four games.
White Sox captain Paul Konerko has not indulged those who speculate about whether he will retire this year after 15 seasons in Chicago and teammate Gordon Beckham wouldn't play what-if either Monday when asked whether he could fill a leadership void should Konerko leave.
"He's got a lot more left in the tank so I wouldn't rule him out of playing next year"...
Chicago White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo was scratched from Saturday's game against the New York Yankees with a sore left thumb. It was the second time in the last three games that Viciedo has been out of the White Sox lineup.
As reported by Scott Merkin of MLB.com, Viciedo hurt his thumb diving for Robinson Cano's
first-inning single Monday and left in the bottom...
The Chicago White Sox have conducted quite the fire sale this season, parting with veterans such as Jake Peavy, Alex Rios, Jesse Crain and Matt Thornton. They may not be done shipping out regulars, as there's talk that Chicago could look to trade shortstop Alexei Ramirez. Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports there is interest in Ramirez, adding that the New York Yankees...
Chicago (AP) -- Chris Sale scattered nine hits in his third complete game of the season, and the Chicago White Sox overcame Miguel Cabrera's fourth homer in fourth games to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 on Monday night.
Josh Phegley, Gordon Beckham and Alexei Ramirez singled in runs in a three-run fifth inning as Chicago handed AL Central-leading Detroit its third loss in four...
Texas sent infielder Leury Garcia to the Chicago White Sox Sunday to complete the trade for Alex Rios.
Garcia started the season with the Rangers but has spent most of the last two months with Triple A Round Rock. Garcia, 22, was hitting .264 with four home runs and 19 RBI for the Express. He played in 25 games with the Rangers, batting .192 with an RBI and eight runs scored.
The Chicagoland long-ball barrage of August 2013 is now over.
And the Twins return home this week having emerged on the better end of it.
Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer's fifth-frame home runs provided enough leeway in Minnesota's 5-2 victory Sunday that closed out a 3-1 series win against the White Sox. The twin shots were the team's 10th and 11th of the four-game stretch...
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn must really want to watch an interesting stretch run.
The White Sox aided another playoff contender Friday when they sent outfielder Alex Rios to the Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later. Chicago now has its fingerprints all over the American League pennant race — even if it isn’t going to be involved — and also has some sense...
Today would have been the 48th birthday for former White Sox and Indians infielder Carlos Martinez. If you follow the game now, you may be confused with one of the Cardinals top pitching prospects, also named Carlos Martinez. There was a pitcher for the Florida Marlins who pitched in 2006, 2007 and 2009 that has the same name. If you search on baseballreference.com, you’d see several...
The way the season has gone for the White Sox nobody would have been surprised had the ninth-inning drive by Oswaldo Arcia ended up in the left-field bleachers at U.S. Cellular Field.
But on this day at least the Sox’s fortune proved better than it has for most of 2013.
Instead of a game-tying home run by Arcia Alejandro De Azo made a nice running catch near the wall to preserve...
It’s the start of a three game series against the Detroit Tigers. Chris Sale is on the mound.
I am a happy girl as the game is on telly in Australia this morning.
Let’s go to the first inning
*1 – 0 (Tigers Lead)
Tigers -(line out to left)(struck out)(HOME RUN)(struck out)
Sox – De Aza(fly out to center), Beckham(ground out to second...
The first professional boxing event at a Chicago baseball stadium in more than 50 years will be televised live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra August 16 when the show visits U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox. Friday’s show, a special three-hour telecast (normally two hours), will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
Check out a preview of...
Miguel Cabrera never enjoyed much success against Chris Sale before finally going deep earlier this season.
These two will meet again after the reigning AL MVP enjoyed a weekend hitting two homers off another tough pitcher he had never gotten a hit against.
Cabrera looks to go four straight games with a homer for the second time this year when he matches up with Sale in Monday...