Found September 24, 2012 on
Alejandro De Aza
Chicago White Sox
Adam Dunn homered twice, including a clutch three-run shot in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Monday night to maintain their one-game lead in the AL Central.
Dunn drove an 0-2 pitch from Vinnie Pestano (3-3) over the wall in right-center with runners on the corners and two out in the eighth, putting Chicago ahead 5-3. Kevin Youkilis kept the inning alive with an infield single before Dunn connected for his 41st homer of the season.
Dunn also went deep in the sixth as Chicago snapped a five-game losing streak and stayed in front of second-place Detroit, which beat Kansas City 6-2. The top two teams in the division each have nine games left.
Brett Myers (3-3) pitched the eighth for the win. The Indians got a run in the ninth when Shin-Soo Choo hit a two-out RBI double off Donnie Veal, who then retired Jason Kipnis on a grounder to convert his first save opportunity of the season.
Cleveland starter Zach McAllister struck out seven in s...
BEST OF MAXIM
ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM
The Wall Street Journal did a recent study of which MLB announcers root the hardest on-air for the home team and the identity of the man in the #1 spot should come as no surprise.
Adam Dunn has tried to be the calming voice for the White Sox over the last week, as the team entered play Monday night against the Cleveland Indians having lost five consecutive games. In Chicago's 5-4 win Monday, he had the calming bat. Thanks to Dunn, the Sox kept their one-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central, as the slugger hit two home runs...
For the first time in almost a month, the White Sox share first place in the American League Central with the Detroit Tigers. Now with the most optimism a White Sox fan with ulcers from the stresses of watching his team can muster, believes: The Chicago White Sox will win the AL Central.
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The Chicago White Sox gave Detroit an opening to tie for the AL Central lead when Gordon Beckham hit into a game-ending forceout with the potential tying run on second base Tuesday in a 4-3 loss to the last-place Cleveland Indians.
Down 4-0, the White Sox closed when A.J. Pierzynski and Dayan Viciedo hit consecutive fifth-inning home runs off Corey Kluber (2-4) and then pulled within...
White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy has been pushed back a day and will start Thursday's series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Chicago manager Robin Ventura will start left-hander Hector Santiago in Wednesday's series finale against the Cleveland Indians. Santiago is 3-1 with a 3.45 ERA in two starts and 38 relief appearances this season.
Ventura will give lefty Chris Sale...
Ozzie Guillen had already put himself at-risk to be fired after his comments about Fidel Castro, and his team’s disappointing season has done little to help his job status. Now we’re learning that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is unhappy with Guillen and leaning towards firing the manager.
The Palm Beach Post’s Joe Capozzi reports that Loria is upset with Guillen for calling...
Left-hander Francisco Liriano deserved better in the Chicago White Sox's 4-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday afternoon. A fourth-inning feed from second baseman Gordon Beckham to shortstop Alexei Ramirez should have been better, which could have led to an inning-ending double play. Instead, it led to a three-run inning for Liriano and a loss for the Sox, their sixth...
Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is brushing off criticism from reliever Heath Bell.
Speaking on Tuesday about the team's latest ordeal, Guillen said Bell is entitled to his opinion. But the manager added that he has received about 30 supportive messages from current players and those he managed with the Chicago White Sox from 2004-2011.
Guillen indicated that Bell has not fully...
One more series, one more win as the Indians continue their path to mediocrity. As they continue to lose two out of every three games, the goals for the rest of the season are dwindling.
End of Season Goals:
Masterson to .500: with a loss in his last game, Masterson is now not able to get back to .500 this year. He will still lead the team in wins by season end, but a teams ace...
Player of the Game
Zach McAllister was back to form as he threw 6 innings, striking out 7 in a no decision. McAllister allowed just four hits, although one was a home run to Adam Dunn. He left with the lead after allowing just two runs, good for a POG score of 2.81.
Carlos Santana has been playing great since the halfway point in the season (he's just about the...
Player of the Game
Carlos Santana hit 2 home runs and a single today, scored 3 runs, and knocked 5 in, giving him today's Player of the Game with a score of 11.16. David Huff also had a great game with a score of 4.28, Asdrubal Cabrera had a score of 5.52, and Jason Kipnis, 4.65. Every Indian that played today ended with a positive score, with the exception of Tony Sipp...
Player of the Game
With a score of 4.95, Russ Canzler has won his second straight Player of the Game award. Canzler hit another home run, then later doubled, singled and scored again. He also flashed a little leather while playing first base, before being removed from the game for Casey Kotchman.
Because Lou Marson was not in the game to ground into a double play...
81-72, .5 games back.
There was a brief moment of exuberance last night, when the Tigers were arguably tied for first, and Miguel Cabrera was arguably in the Triple Crown lead. Then stephen spoke and all hell broke loose. Minutes later a Josh Hamilton 6th inning HR and an Adam Dunn 8th inning 3 run blast wiped the smiles away, and the Tigers and Cabrera were knocked back down a...