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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 City Royals team that has won seven of the last eight matchups.
Monday's makeup from last Thursday's rainout with Detroit had huge playoff implications, as the Tigers could have pulled within one game of the White Sox (80-66) with a win. Chicago was down 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth, but Alex Rios' hard slide to break up a double play caused Omar Infante to throw wildly, allowing the tying and go-ahead runs to score in a 5-4 victory.
The win moved the White Sox three ahead of the Tigers with 16 games remaining.
"There is still a lot of time left for both teams. ... We just got to ...
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During his days in Toronto, Alex Rios heard critics claim that he didn't care enough and that he didn't play hard all the time. Blue Jays fans might want to watch the replay of the Chicago White Sox's 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday, as Rios continued to show that his laid-back attitude had been interpreted incorrectly. The outfielder had what could prove...
The 2013 MLB schedule was released last week. On Thursday, my colleague Alex Remington addressed several issues raised by the schedule, most notably how season-long interleague play may affect how American League teams use their designated hitter. Alex also touched on the unbalanced schedule issue; that is, that teams within each division will play each other 19 times, thus resulting...
The Chicago White Sox's bats are ready for the big one-game makeup with the Detroit Tigers on Monday, as the offense battered Minnesota pitching all weekend long, wrapping up with a 9-2 laugher Sunday that capped a three-game sweep of the Twins. That included another homer for Adam Dunn -- his 39th of the season -- as well as Dayan Viciedo homering for his 21st time and driving...
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...
Gavin Floyd pitched seven crisp innings, Alex Rios hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive win.
Alejandro De Aza and Gordon Beckham also went deep for AL Central-leading Chicago, which maintained a three-game advantage over Detroit and improved to 6-10 against the Royals. Chicago...
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In light of this afternoon's press conference with Yunel Escobar's three game suspension was announced (and Escobar claiming that his hairdresser and interior decorator were both gay), Ozzie Guillen was asked to weigh in by Shi Davidi, columnist for SportsNet in Canada. Guillen's comments were typical of him at this point.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gavin Floyd pitched seven crisp innings, Alex Rios hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive win.
Alejandro De Aza and Gordon Beckham also went deep for AL Central-leading Chicago, which maintained a three-game advantage over Detroit and improved to 6-10 against...
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.
The Chicago White Sox (80-66) topped the Detroit Tigers (77-69) with a final score of 5-4 in a pivotal makeup game, forcing the Tigers back three games in the American League Central Division. A missed double play in the fifth inning would be the difference maker, allowing the White Sox to capitalize and score the tie-breaking run.
Detroit’s Doug Fister (9-9) pitched four innings...
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...
The Detroit Tigers still have 16 games left on their regular-season schedule, but the writing may be on the wall now. Continue reading →