Found July 28, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Here was Royals right-hander Wade Davis perhaps when he needed it most producing his best effort of the season Saturday in outdueling Chicago lefty Chris Sale in a 1-0 victory at U.S. Cellular Field. Davis might have been pitching to hold his spot in the rotation after yielding 21 runs in 152/3 innings over his four previous starts. If so he responded magnificently. “If anything it was the exact opposite of urgency” he said. “It was really (a matter of) stepping back relaxing and taking it easy. Just step back and slow things down.” Whatever it was Davis needed every bit of it because Sale was in top form while pitching a complete game. But Sale 6-10 permitted one run and that was enough to continue his luckless season. Davis 5-9 got a big boost from center fielder Lorenzo Cain who for the second straight game put on a defensive show with several sprinting catches. Cain also drove in the game’s only run on an RBI double in the sixth before exiting in the eighth because of tight...

Royals' Davis came through when he had to, but let's not get too excited yet

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Five observations on the current state of the Royals. DAVIS SURVIVES First of all, I'm not going to rain on Wade Davis' parade. He pitched a fine game Saturday night at Chicago (7 13 innings, four hits, no runs) when both he and the Royals absolutely needed him to. The Royals were facing Chris Sale, arguably the best pitcher in the league right now,...

Chicago White Sox weekly roundup

Chris Sale now has ten losses on the season with a 2.69 ERA. Another week, another six losses for the Chicago White Sox.  The White Sox manged just one win against the Detroit Tigers in a four game set and then capped off the weekend by being swept by the Kansas City Royals. Luckily the Sox were able to scratch out a win against the Tigers in Jake Peavy’s possible last start with...

Ervin Santana for Kolten Wong is the only deal that makes sense

by John Viril— Trade rumors have swirled ever since reports hit the internet that the Kansas City Royals are willing to listen to offers for starter Ervin Santana. GM Dayton Moore, however, has also insisted that he is not giving up on this year. He said that any trade would have to help his club’s chances this year. This season’s Royals have two major holes: 2B and RF. While...

Royals 1, White Sox 0

Wade Davis pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox 1-0 Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory. Davis (5-9) allowed four hits - all singles - and walked three in his longest outing of the season. Louis Coleman came in after Alejandro De Aza's one-out single in the eighth and got Alexei Ramirez...

Josh Phegley explains his mullet 'do: 'Nothing better than looking like an idiot'

They're calling it "Phegley Phever" on the South Side of Chicago. Josh Phegley is off to a fast start since his Major League debut earlier this month (he's hit safely in nine of his 12 starts with three homers and 10 RBIs). But the real highlight might be his hairdo — a mullet. The game of baseball brings a lot of stress, especially at the highest level --...

Jarrod Dyson keys Royals sweep of Sad Sox

by John Viril— Reserve outfielder Jarrod Dyson proved his worth in Sunday’s 4-2 12th inning victory over the Chicago White Sox. Dyson punched out two hits in four at bats, stole two bases, scored the go-ahead run, and saved the game with a clutch outfield assist in the bottom of the 11th. Manager Ned Yost had to be glad he wrote Dyson’s name on the lineup card. The post Jarrod...

Jesse Crain Traded to Rays

A few days ago, we told you how hard and unlikely it would be for the White Sox to deal an injured reliever like Jesse Crain. Well, we were wrong, as Rick Hahn and the White Sox pulled the trigger on a trade that will send Jesse Crain to the Rays.  In return, the Sox will receive “future considerations,” which will be “Players to be Named Later” or cash depending...

Guys you want hurling dodgeballs

Fans always are looking for a way to spruce up the All-Star break, and this week Royals right-hander Ervin Santana presented a brilliant idea for getting pitchers involved in the festivities: Next year at #MLB #allstargame we should do #NL pitchers vs. #AL pitchers in #dodgeball same night as #HRDerby #CelebratePitching -- Ervin Santana (@ErvinSantana_54) July 25, 2013 I'm...

Dugout Notes with the Royals

***GAME ONE White Sox - 1     Royals - 5 Calling the game today is the crew from – Hawk and Mike from Chicago Uniform of the day is -(is a Pitchers Choice on the Uniform) Jose chose the Black Home Jersey‘s with white trim, Grey Pants Pitching Staff - Jose Quintana,Donnie Veal, Matt Lindstrom Playing Staff - De Aza, Ramirez, Rios, Dunn, Konerko, Gillaspie, Viciedo...

Jake Peavy watch: A’s now considered favorties for righty

Jake Peavy seems destined to be traded prior to Wednesday’s trade deadline. While Atlanta, St. Louis, Boston and others have all been mentioned as landing locations for the right hander the Oakland Athletics are now seen as the favorites to land him. Multiple sources have speculated that the Athletics are close to acquiring Peavy from the Chicago White Sox. While the A’s are...

Tampa Bay Rays Trade For Chicago White Sox Reliever Jesse Crain

The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired Chicago White Sox reliever Jesse Crain for cash considerations or a player to be named later. Brandon Gomes has been moved to the 60-day DL to accommodate the move. Reports began to circulate this morning about Crain being moved , with Tamp Bay being one of the suitors. White Sox GM Rick Hahn announced  the trade and issued the following statement...

Red Sox Are Still In Jake Peavy Sweepstakes

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Former Padre and Peavy Destroyer Admits Steroid And Amphetamine Use

In Earth-shattering news, former Padres “super”-utility man Robert Fick admitted using steroids and amphetamines during his career. Best known for breaking Jake Peavy‘s ribs and dumping tequila in Bruce Bochy‘s eyes within minutes of each other, Robert Fick has set the baseball world on fi…oh, nobody cares? Fair enough.

Rays deal for pitcher Crain

The Tampa Bay Rays acquired right-handed reliever Jesse Crain from the Chicago White Sox for future considerations in what one source described as a "very convoluted" deal.
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