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Chicago White Sox
At least for one night, the White Sox had all facets of their game working together.
Starter John Danks was solid, and the White Sox made no errors. That’s also combined with a stellar showing by the bullpen and a little bit of timely hitting by the offense. The White Sox managed to snap their five game skid and knock off one of the hottest teams in baseball.
Adam Dunn and Conor Gillaspie homered while Gordon Beckham had three hits, John Danks pitched into the eighth inning, and the White Sox snapped the Baltimore Orioles' four-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night.
Gillaspie's homer broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth, and Dunn's 22nd home run, a two-run shot in the seventh, gave Chicago a 5-1 lead. Addison Reed pitched a scoreless ninth for his 22nd save in 26 attempts.
Reed Comes Back Strong from Blown Save
White Sox closer Addison Reed answered Friday's abysmal appearance with a strong showing on Tuesday. Reed entered Friday's nightcap against the Indians with an 8-5 lead in the ninth, but quickly ran into trouble, blowing his fourth save in 25 chances.
Reed did not seemed phased by the outing on this opportunity, as he routinely pitched through the Orioles top half of the ninth. He surrendered one hit and struck out one while earning his 22nd save on the season.
Danks Back on Track
After a solid effort in a loss last week at home versus the Mets, the White Sox southpaw had another impressive showing against the O’s.
Earning his first win since beating Oakland on June 8th, Danks threw only 93 pitches through seven innings. He surrendered two runs while striking out four and walking just one. Danks has been anything but consistent since rejoining the team from the DL in mid-May, but now begins to show signs of promise as he's strung together a few good outings.
White Sox Set to Take On Former Cubs Ace
Scott Feldman was one of the few bright spots for the Chicago Cubs this season. He'll hope to be even better for the Baltimore Orioles. A day after being traded to the Orioles, Feldman takes the mound in Chicago against the White Sox on Wednesday night.
Feldman, who went 7-6 with a 3.46 ERA in 15 starts for the Cubs, was traded Tuesday along with catcher Steve Clevenger to Baltimore for pitchers Jake Arrieta, Pedro Strop and two international signing bonus slots.
Feldman will do battle with White Sox southpaw Hector Santiago (3-5). He’s coming off of a rough outing in his last start, in which he could not hold a 5-0 lead. Hector allowed five second-inning runs, seven hits and walked three while failing to get out of the third inning in Friday's 19-10 loss to Cleveland.
The White Sox have lost 23 of their past 32 games and are in last place in the American League Central. First pitch time for Wednesday night's game is at 7:10 CT
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Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios is being talked about as a potential trade target for some teams. While those teams are interested in Rios, he may not be interested in them.
According to a report from Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, Alex Rios has the Astros, Athletics, Diamondbacks, Rockies, Royals and Yankees on his no-trade list.
While no deal appears imminent...
The Chicago White Sox optioned outfielder Jordan Danks to Triple-A Charlotte following Thursday's 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
A corresponding roster move is expected before Friday night's game at Tampa Bay.
Danks hit .135 in 32 games over two stints with the team. He was in nine games early in the year and then 23 more after being recalled June 2. During his second...
Andrzej Fonfara brought a little something extra to the mound when he visited U.S. Cellular Field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch for his home town Chicago White Sox Tuesday night. The IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion also carried a swagger and a challenge to White Sox slugger Adam Dunn.
Before making the opening toss, Fonfara, known as "Chicago's Polish...
Chicago White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy took another step forward in his recovery from a rib fracture yesterday, logging a bullpen that pitching coach Don Cooper said went "very well," according to Joey Nowak of MLB.com.
"He did very well," Cooper said. "It was
better than I thought it was going to be. We reacquainted ourselves with
There’s bad news for the White Sox on this Wednesday afternoon, as top reliever Jesse Crain and first baseman and Captain Paul Konerko are headed to the 15-day disabled list. Left-hander David Purcey and third baseman Brent Morel have been promoted from AAA Charlotte.
Information, Outlook on Jesse and Paulie
Crain has been placed on the DL due to a shoulder strain...
Adam Dunn and Conor Gillaspie homered while John Danks pitched into the eighth inning to help the Chicago White Sox snap the Baltimore Orioles' four-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night.
Chicago ended a five-game losing streak of its own and avoided falling a season-high 16 games below .500.
John Danks (2-5) earned his first win since June 8 against Oakland...
The Chicago White Sox announced Tuesday that former designated hitter Jim Thome has joined the franchise as a special assistant to general manager Rick Hahn.
Thome spent parts of four seasons with the White Sox, hitting 134 home runs and driving in 369 runs. He will consult with Hahn and assistant general manager Buddy Bell while working with the White Sox and their minor league...
The loss of White Sox right-hander Jesse Crain to a shoulder strain was widely perceived as a blow to the bullpen market -- and it was.
Crain, though, was hardly the only quality reliever available. Bullpen arms are always in plentiful supply before the July 31 non-waiver deadline, and this season is no different.
For the sake of organization, I'll list them according to their...
Adam Dunn hit a one-out home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off Tommy Hunter to give the Chicago White Sox a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday.
Chicago starter Jose Quintana had a career-high 11 strikeouts and reliever Addison Reed (2-0) got the victory.
Dunn homered to left off Hunter (3-2) to end the game.
Quintana went a seventh straight game without...
Something you might not have heard from the past few days is that Micah Owings became a free agent. Owings opted out of his contract with the Washington Nationals, and the Nats granted him his release. Something you probably did hear from the last few days is that Casper Wells pitched in relief. Wells wasn’t the only recent-days position player on the mound, but Wells didn’t...
The Chicago White Sox's season has been filled with its share of disappointment, sparking discussions they may be looking to revamp the roster.
If Adam Dunn is a player being shopped, he's sure increasing his value.
He'll look to stay hot and help Chicago make it five straight road wins against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.
The White Sox (34-48) are in last place...
Even though it was an afternoon game, Adam Dunn gave White Sox fans some fireworks on the Fourth of July.
Dunn hit a walk-off home run with the score tied 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Sox a home series victory over a very good Baltimore Orioles squad. It’s the first time the Sox won a series at home since sweeping the Miami Marlins in late May.
Its game one with the Baltimore Orioles at The Cell today. John Danks has the mound duties today to open the series.
Grab a drink and see you for the first pitch.
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Orioles - (ground out to pitcher)(flied out to left)(ground out to short)
Sox – De Aza(pop out to third), Ramirez(double), Rios(struck out), Dunn(popped out to left),
Jim Thome is back with the Chicago White Sox, just this time he will not be gracing the lineup. Thome, 42, has joined the White Sox as special assistant to the general manager according to Mark Gonzales on Twitter.
Thome joins Sox as special assistant
— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) July 2, 2013
Thome played on the White Sox for four years, between 2006-2009. Although Thome has not...
Per Twitter, one of baseball's modern legends (and former Phillie) Jim Thome has been hired by Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn as a special assistant. Thome spent three and a half seasons with the White Sox after being traded there in 2006 for Aaron Rowand and Gio Gonzalez (not...