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Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura doesn't want his players putting extra significance on their makeup game with the second-place Detroit Tigers.
That seems unavoidable, however, seeing as it's the last meeting between the contenders.
Before parting ways for the season, the White Sox try to push their lead over the Tigers to three games, while Detroit looks to pull within one of first place on Monday at U.S. Cellular Field.
The finale of a four-game series was rained out last Thursday, so after the White Sox (79-66) traveled to Minnesota to sweep the Twins and Detroit (77-68) went to Cleveland to take two of three, the rivals have returned to Chicago.
"It's going to be a game with a lot of emotion,'' said Jake Peavy, who pitched six strong innings in Sunday's 9-2 win. "We got our hands full, but at the same time we think we can get it done.''
The White Sox would be in a better position to win the division if they were able to beat ...
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Alex Avila was hurt in a big collision with teammate Prince Fielder Sunday afternoon. The Detroit Tigers' All-Star catcher was attempting to catch a pop-up, as was Fielder, and the two collided. Avila had to leave the game, but Fielder remained in.
Jason Beck of MLB.com says Avila did not show any concussion-like symptoms but will be listed as day-to-day. Fielder...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Omar Infante's throwing error on a potential double play helped Chicago scored two runs in the fifth inning Monday and the White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 in a pivotal makeup game.
Chicago increased its lead in the AL Central to three games.
Nate Jones (8-0) pitched 2 2-3 innings of one-hit relief and the White Sox won their fourth straight.
Francisco Liriano took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Paul Konerko homered and drove in three runs Saturday, and the Chicago White Sox stayed on top of the AL Central with a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Liriano (6-11) was tremendous against his former team, allowing only a two-out homer in the seventh to Trevor Plouffe. He walked two, hit a batter and struck out nine...
Jake Peavy baffled Minnesota again, Dayan Viciedo and Adam Dunn homered, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Twins 9-2 on Sunday.
The White Sox scored six runs in the sixth inning to support Peavy (11-11) and stay ahead of Detroit in the AL Central.
The Tigers were playing Cleveland on Sunday and travel to Chicago for a makeup game on Monday. It will be the final time the two teams...
Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila had to leave Sunday's game at Cleveland because of a sprained jaw he suffered when he collided with Prince Fielder while chasing a popup. Avila was listed as day-to-day, and manager Jim Leyland said Avila did not show any symptoms of a concussion. "There's no breaks or anything, no concussion or anything, it didn't appear to...
After colliding with first baseman Prince Fielder Sunday, Tigers catcher Alex Avila was held out of the lineup Monday against Chicago after suffering a sprained jaw on the play. The sprained jaw seemed to be the extent of the injury after Avila passed a concussion test however manager Jim Leyland told Chris Iott of MLive.com after Monday’s game that Avila experienced headaches...
Have the Detroit Tigers literally thrown their playoff chances away? For the second consecutive day, Detroit's inability to complete a seeming routine double play played a key role in a loss. Two "not quite" midgame turns Sunday contributed to Detroit eventually losing 7-6 to the Indians in Cleveland. On Monday, an excellent takeout slide at second by the Chicago...
The Chicago White Sox took command of the AL Central by winning a makeup game over their closest challenger in their final meeting of the season.
They know the race is far from over, however, especially with a series looming against a team that regularly gives them trouble.
The White Sox hope to carry some momentum from an emotional win to Tuesday night's opener against a Kansas...
Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 Saturday despite losing a run on an appeal play.
Carlos Santana ruined Sanchez's no-hit bid with a two-out triple in the seventh, but Cleveland was officially eliminated from the playoffs after falling to 16-45 since the All-Star break. Starter Justin Masterson (11-14...
Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 5-3 win over Cleveland on Saturday Continue reading →
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 Saturday despite losing a run on an appeal play.
Carlos Santana ruined Sanchez's no-hit bid with a two-out triple in the seventh, but Cleveland was officially eliminated from the playoffs after falling to 16-45 since the All-Star break. Starter Justin...
The Detroit Tigers needed a sweep in the worst way to keep pace in the Central Division. The Cleveland Indians didn’t have anything to lose, and showed it Sunday afternoon. Riding a free wheeling two run ninth inning, the Indians … Continue reading →
If the Detroit Tigers end up missing the playoffs and a CSI unit is sent to the scene of a criminal waste of great talent, the investigators are likely going to determine the cause of death to be coughing up leads in the last two one-run losses.
Detroit was up by three runs Monday before losing, 5-4, to the White Sox and dropping three games behind Chicago in the American League...
1. Miguel Cabrera – The most consistent hitter in baseball right now also happens to qualify at third base. He won't steal a base, but that also reduces his injury risk. Since 2004, he has never played fewer than 157 games and has averaged 34 homers and 116 RBI. Cabrera's career batting average is .318.
2. Ryan Braun – Whether or not he was ever on steroids, it...
My Twitter followers know how much I dislike the Detroit Tigers. My poor brother has been a sports radio guy in Detroit since 1996. He is known as a big time Tribe homer by listeners of his station. Its a stigma he has carried since he arrived on the scene there. He makes no apologies for it and never hides from it. See, my brother truly only loves one team – The Indians. So imagine...