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Chris Sale had his worst start of spring training, giving up five runs and seven hits in five-plus innings, but a Chicago White Sox split squad roughed up Jarrod Parker and the Oakland Athletics in an 11-5 win Saturday.
A day after amassing 15 hits, the White Sox banged out 17 more in the romp.
A's cleanup hitter Josh Donaldson hit his first homer of spring training that counted - he had two taken away in a rained out game against Seattle on March 8.
Outfielder Jordan Danks, a long shot to make the White Sox as a bench player, had a single, double and two RBIs a day after hitting a home run and driving in five runs.
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The Chicago White Sox announced on Saturday that SP Chris Sale will be the team’s pitcher for Opening Day. Sale pitched on Saturday but was roughed up for five earned runs on seven hits in just over five innings. Sale posted a 17-8 record last season with a 3.08 ERA. The lanky left hander recently signed a contract extension with the White Sox worth $32.5 million with Chicago holding...
Robin Ventura has chosen Chris Sale to take the mound when the Chicago White Sox start the regular season. Sale was a 17 game winner during the 2012 season.
Signed to a extension worth $32.5 million the soon to be 24-year-old left hander will be counted on to reproduce his 3.05 ERA and 192 strike outs from last season.
After being named the White Sox opening day starter Sale allowed...
The Chicago White Sox have not ruled out including John
Danks on its Opening Day roster, but pitching coach Don Cooper told reporters,
including Daryl Van Schouwen of The Chicago Sun-Times, that the team is also prepared
to place the left-hander on the disabled list to start the season if he requires
“John is aware if he’s ready he’s going to be with...
This Spring, one of the main storylines has been the overall well-being of John Danks. The Sox training staff, Don Cooper, and Danks himself insist that he hasn’t felt anything more than just the “usual soreness” for a pitcher, which is an encouraging sign for Sox fans.
However, Danks hasn’t had much success in game action. While a pitcher’s numbers don’t usually...
A beaming Alex Rios rounded the bases and reached home to a line of jubilant, jumping teammates eager to celebrate.
The surprising Puerto Ricans first eliminated the star-studded United States, then took care of two-time World Baseball Classic champion Japan two days later with a 3-1 victory in Sunday night's semifinal.
Now, Puerto Rico needs one more win to be WBC champion...
Adam Rosales hit two-run homers in the seventh and eighth innings, and the Oakland Athletics beat a Chicago Cubs' split squad 12-6 Sunday.
Rosales homered off Jason Berken in the seventh for an 8-6 lead, then homered against Steve Perakilis to drive in the final two runs.
Chris Young hit a three-run homer in the first off Scott Baker, making his first start since elbow ligament...
Josh Reddick hit a three-run homer off Jered Weaver in the first inning, Luke Montz and Yoenis Cespedes each had two-run drives in the second off the Angels' ace and an Oakland Athletics split squad blew a big lead before rallying for a 13-13 tie with Los Angeles on Saturday.
Weaver gave up eight runs and six hits, walked two and did not strike out a batter in two innings.
SIGNED/RESIGNED: Bartolo Colon (P), Hiroyuki Nakajima (SS), Hideki Okajima (P)
TRADED FOR: Chris Young (CF), Andy Parrino (2B), Andrew Werner (P), John Jaso (C), Jed Lowrie (SS), Fernando Rodriguez (P)
Brandon Inge (3B), Stephen Drew (SS), Jonny Gomes (OF/DH), Jeremy Accardo (P), Brandon...
Checking the calendar this morning I can see its 9 games in 9 days as we head towards closing things out at Camelback Ranch and heading to home in Chicago. Its been interesting keeping an eye on how things are going. Another three losses since I last caught up with you. I know there are still cobwebs to blow out and all and sure the last little things that are going to creep...