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(AP) -- Despite a losing record, Jake Peavy has plenty to build on from last season.
Just not his performances against the Kansas City Royals.
The veteran right-hander looks to deliver another strong outing by a Chicago White Sox pitcher and reverse his fortune against the visiting Royals on Wednesday.
Peavy went 11-12 in 2012 but finished ninth in the AL with a 3.37 ERA, and maybe more importantly, he made 32 starts and pitched 219 innings. He had not made more than 18 starts in any of the previous five years because of injuries. Peavy last pitched more than 200 innings in 2007, when he won the Cy Young Award for San Diego.
His record could have been better if not for a four-start stretch in June when his teammates scored a combined two runs. He lost each game despite a 2.70 ERA.
"I do have some mileage, and we don't know what the future holds, but I'm going to do everything I can do to stay healthy," Peavy, who turns 32 next month, told the White Sox's o...
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CHICAGO (AP) Chris Sale outpitched James Shields, Tyler Flowers homered and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 1-0 in the season opener on Monday.
The White Sox believe they're in position to make a run at the AL Central title even though they made no splashy additions while the rest of the division loaded up. They're off to a good start after a late fade...
For those that watched Chris Sale dazzle on Opening Day, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. He was clearly riding the wave of his alma mater, Florida Gulf Coast, and their magical run in the NCAA basketball tournament.
That’s not the actual reason, but a possibility. The 24-year-old is coming off a 17-8 season, that featured a 3.05 ERA with 192 strikeouts.
As for 2013...
The biggest move of the winter took center stage on Opening Day for the Kansas City Royals. No longer a team that is rebuilding, David Glass and company took steps this off-season to become contenders.
The top prospect in the organization was packaged away in order to get the one thing the Royals felt they needed more than anything else: a pitcher that could truly be an ace. In...
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Alex Gordon nearly had the catch of the year after climbing the wall in an attempt to rob Dayan Viciedo of a home run Wednesday.
Viciedo was up with a runner on first, two outs, and his Chicago White Sox up 2-1 in the fourth when he belted a tailing fastball to left. Gordon was already playing deep and decided to climb the wall. He hopped on...
by John Viril—When I read that the Texas Rangers committed $131 million over the next 10 years to 24-year-old SS Elvis Andrus, I could not help compare this deal to the current contract the Royals have with their own Alcides Escobar.
Royals GM Dayton Moore got a screaming bargain.
The Royals control 26-year-old Escobar for the next five seasons (3 under contract with two club options...
Just like in 2005, the White Sox opened the season at home, against a division rival, under a 2nd-year manager (Ozzie Guillen, Robin Ventura) and walked away with a 1-0 victory.
Chris Sale tossed 7.2 scoreless innings while allowing 7 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 7 Royals.
After recording the American League's 4th best ERA (3.05) in his breakout 2012 season to...
This was something completely different, in a good way. Between 2000-2012, the Kansas City Royals used nine different Opening Day starters. Six times, that aforementioned starter worked fewer than six innings before getting the heave-ho. Five times, that aforementioned starter surrendered four runs or more.
Between 2000-2012, the Royals Opening Day "aces" averaged just...
It took a bit to find the game. After changing on-line streaming sites I finally found the boys. Not much to report through the 5th as its nothing all to this point. Bo Jackson threw out the first pitch. The first double play for the season can go in the record book in the 5th inning at The Cell. Chris Sale is looking relaxed and so far throwing 60 pitches total.Chris kept...
It’s only two games. It’s early in the season. It’s Chicago cold and damp compared to the hot, dry air of Arizona. Yes, there’s reasons to not worry about the Royals 0-2 start. But It’s the way they’ve lost those two games which cause concern, even this early in the season.
Opening Day in Chicago. James Shields pitched well, striking out six and giving up eight hits...
Opening Day observations about James Shields, Jon Lester, Mike Moustakas and others.
4:30 am in Australia and am waiting for the game to start. The line up is the same as opening day with the only change at pitching, crossing off Chris Sale and inserting Jake Peavy.
Yesterday I got the Texas Rangers, Houston Astros game and it was almost the perfect game for Texas. Not sure how that wound up falling apart in the end but I will get back to you on that...