Posted July 21, 2013 on
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Alejandro De Aza
Chicago White Sox
Left fielder Casper Wells robbed Reed Johnson of a home run in the eighth inning to help the Chicago White Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Sunday.
With the White Sox leading 3-1, Wells leaped up against the left-field wall to make a spectacular catch and rob Johnson of the game-tying homer. It was one of several great defensive plays by the White Sox.
Alex Rios added two hits and an RBI for Chicago and Jose Quintana (5-2) scattered nine hits in 5 2-3 innings for the win.
White Sox relievers Ramon Troncoso and Donnie Veal each retired the two batters they faced and Nate Jones pitched a scoreless eighth. Closer Addison Reed pitched scoreless ninth for his 25th save in 29 chances.
Braves starter Mike Minor (9-5) pitched his first career complete game in the loss as the Braves dropped two out of three to the White Sox. Minor allowed three runs, two earned on five hits. He struck out eight and walked two.
The Braves had bases loaded and no outs in the second inning, but failed to...
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Atlanta Braves first Freddie Freeman missed the All-Star game due to a jammed thumb and didn’t start Friday night to give the injury more time to heal. But with the Braves up 5-4, he went into the game to replace Joey Terdoslavich as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning. So the last thing Freeman probably needed was a collision at first base, right? Not only did Freeman...
Jason Heyward returned to the Braves lineup on Monday after missing six games with a hamstring injury and he made sure he came back with a bang.
With two outs and two men on base in the bottom of the ninth of a 2-1 game, Heyward had to chase down a line drive off the bat of Mets pinch hitter Justin Turner. If the ball landed, the Mets certainly would have tied, if not won, the game...
Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham tried to play through his wrist injury this weekend, but he was ultimately replaced by Jeff Keppinger during yesterday's weekend finale. Beckham and the White Sox don't see any reason why he should be rushed back, as he told reporters -- including Scott Merkin of MLB.com -- that he expects to be sidelined "at least a...
Atlanta Braves starter Paul Maholm has been forced out in the fourth inning of his start against the Chicago White Sox because of sprained left wrist.
Maholm's final pitch on Saturday was a foul ball hit by Alejandro De Aza down the left field line. After the pitch, Maholm asked for another baseball, but was awkwardly holding his pitching hand.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez...
Alex Rios hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and Jake Peavy pitched six solid innings in his return from the disabled list to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 10-6 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
Rios, who had been in a 2-for-20 slump, went 3-for-5 to help Chicago win for just the 10th time in 32 games.
Peavy (7-4), making his first start since June 4 because...
The Chicago White Sox will welcome back first basemen Paul Konerko from the 15-day disabled list on Monday when they host the Detroit Tigers.
Konerko is expected to rejoin the lineup tonight for the start of a three game series against Detroit. The 37-year-old Konerko had been out for nearly three weeks with a lower back strain.
While rehabbing Konerko played three games with Double...
Taking three cuts after the Braves' 10-6 loss to the White Sox in Chicago.
1. Mahlom's road woes continue, and this loss could be costly
After two innings, Paul Maholm had allowed just one base runner, a positive sign considering he was 4-6 with a 5.23 ERA in his last 12 starts away from Turner Field.
Then the third inning happened.
Josh Phegley doubled, Brent Morel walked...
Paul Konerko was reinstated from the 15-day disabled and will be on the Chicago White Sox's 25-man roster Monday night when they face Detroit and 13-game winner Max Scherzer.
Konerko, 37, was recovering from a lower back strain. He was 4-for-10 (.400) during a minor league rehabilitation assignment for Double-A Birmingham.
Konerko is batting .249 with nine doubles, seven home...
Atlanta Braves catcher Gerald Laird left Sunday’s game against the Chicago White Sox after taking a pitch off the hand.
Laird was hit on his left hand by a Carlos Quintana pitch in the fourth inning.
The Braves used Joey Terdoslavich to pinch run for Laird and was moved to left field. Evan Gattis who began the game in left field moved behind the plate.
Laird was 1-for-1 prior to...
The Braves really blew it in the Windy City. The Chicago White Sox (39-56) proved too much for the National League East division leaders over the weekend, despite a promising start to the series for Atlanta. Game one personified the White Sox season thus far. In the fifth inning in a tie game, Alex Rios [...]
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***GAME ONE with the Braves
White Sox - 4 Braves – 6
**This dugout notes is dedicated to the memory of CFD Captain Herbie Johnson, who lost his life fighting a fire on Chicago’s South Side last week.
Behind the mike calling the game today is – Hawk and Steve
The uniform of the day is - White Home Uniform with black...