Posted September 30, 2012 on
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Alejandro De Aza
Chicago White Sox
Despite facing a virtually insurmountable deficit in the AL Central race, the Chicago White Sox remain determined.
The White Sox will try to keep their faint hopes alive with a win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night and by getting some help from another division rival.
Chicago (83-76) is three games behind Detroit in the division with three left after suffering another defeat Sunday, 6-2 to Tampa Bay. The Tigers, meanwhile, won 2-1 in Minnesota and can clinch the division with a win over Kansas City on Monday or a White Sox loss in Cleveland.
"Obviously we're up against it now, but we'll continue to play," Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko said. "That's what we do and what we've done all year. It doesn't look good obviously. ... You never know what can happen. The main thing is to get us in order and go win a ball game tomorrow."
The White Sox are 2-10 in their last 12 and dropped two of three at home to Cleveland last week. Hecto...
BEST OF MAXIM
The declining attendance at US Cellular Field has reached a new low. For the first time since 2004 the Chicago White Sox had less then two million fans pass though the turnstiles. With an average home attendance of 24,666 the White Sox ranked 24th in all of baseball.
The White Sox had 16 crowds of 30,000-plus fans and 14 with less than 20,000.
“We’re happy they came out,” White...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Rookie Hector Santiago allowed just one hit in seven shutout innings as the Chicago White Sox kept their slim playoff hopes alive -- for the moment -- with an 11-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Santiago (4-1), who began the season as Chicago's closer, struck out a season-high 10. The Indians' only hit off the left-hander was Shin-Soo Choo...
The White Sox have completely collapsed, a huge part of which was the Indians last series win over Chicago. Unless both Cleveland and Detroit get swept this week, the Sox are officially out of the playoffs in 2012.
The Indians seem to have a newfound motivation with the introduction of Sandy Alomar, Jr. as manager. This team, which has struggled all season scoring runs, has...
Their clubhouse strewn with boxes, their season on the brink of ending after a 10th loss in 12 games, the Chicago White Sox headed out Sunday on their final road trip.
They had hoped the three games in Cleveland would be a time for celebration instead of reflecting on what went so wrong.
Now they need a lot of help and a three-game winning streak.
Rookie Hector Santiago allowed just one hit in seven shutout innings as the Chicago White Sox kept their slim playoff hopes alive - for the moment - with an 11-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Santiago (4-1), who began the season as Chicago's closer, struck out a season-high 10. The Indians' only hit off the left-hander was Shin-Soo Choo's two-out single...
Robin Ventura made it clear Sunday: The first-year manager plans on being around for the remaining two years on his contract with the Chicago White Sox.
He raised a few eyebrows Saturday when asked if he could ever see himself managing as long as a Walter Alston or Tommy Lasorda. Ventura said he couldn't and was just hoping to get through this season.
He clarified his answer...
Francisco Lindor is the Cleveland Indians’ shortstop of the future and the top prospect in the system. At the age of 18, he also likely several years away from the big leagues. Drafted eighth overall in 2011, the switch-hitting native of Puerto Rico spent the season with low-A Lake County where he hit .257/.352/.355. An outstanding defensive infielder, he is rated by Baseball America...
Offense! There was plenty of it today as the Indians took out some frustration on perhaps their favorite pitcher to tee off on in the AL, Luke Hochevar. Ten different Indians collected a hit as the Tribe bounced the Royals 15-3. Asdrubal Cabrera, Lou Marson, and Jack Hannahan each had three hits, and Cabrera drove in four with his grand slam in the 5th inning. Zach McAllister went...
The Indians made a valiant comeback late after trailing 6-1, but they came up short when Tony Abreu singled home Mike Moustakas in the top of the 14th as the Indians dropped the second game of the series 7-6. The Indians had a couple of painful innings where they should have been able to push across the winning run, including in the 12th when Casey Kotchman grounded into a double...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Asdrubal Cabrera capped a 10-run fifth inning with a grand slam and the Cleveland Indians routed the Kansas City Royals 15-3 Sunday.
Zach McAllister (6-8) pitched five-hit ball over 6 2-3 innings, allowing three runs as Cleveland improved to 2-1 with interim manager Sandy Alomar Jr.
Royals starter Luke Hochevar (8-16) was tagged for nine runs over 4 2-3 innings...
David Blaine, David Copperfield, Harry Houdini, Manny Acta… one of these men is not a magician.
Sandy Alomar Jr. won his first game as the manager of the Cleveland Indians last night. It couldn’t have gone much better, really. He got a quality start from I-71 veteran in southpaw David Huff, the piecework lineup combined for 16 hits, and the bullpen closed it out with Chris Perez...
Player of the Game
Asdrubal Cabrera won his 10 Player of the Game with 2 singles, a home run, 4 RBI, and 3 runs scored. His performance to day gave him a score of 9.27.
The Indians got on the board first in the 2nd inning when Jach Hannahan and Casey Kotchman both hit singles, followed by an RBI single by slumping Lou Marson.
The 5th inning saw more runs for the...
Tony Abreu's two-out single in the 14th inning gave Kansas City a 7-6 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night, snapping the Royals' six-game losing streak.
Scott Maine (2-3) walked Mike Moustakas on four pitches to start the inning. Jeff Francoeur and Brayan Pena struck out, but Maine's wild pitch moved Moustakas into scoring position. Abreu blooped a single...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Tony Abreu's two-out single in the 14th inning gave Kansas City a 7-6 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night, snapping the Royals' six-game losing streak.
Scott Maine (2-3) walked Mike Moustakas on four pitches to start the inning. Jeff Francoeur and Brayan Pena struck out, but Maine's wild pitch moved Moustakas into scoring position. Abreu...