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  • Royals move into first place in AL Central

    Royals move into first place in AL Central
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On July 21, it seemed the Kansas City Royals were doomed to sit out the playoffs for the 29th consecutive year. They had lost four straight, were eight games behind the Detroit Tigers and two games below .500. How things have changed...
  • Angels fall to Mariners, 4-3, as division series foe remains unknown

    Angels fall to Mariners, 4-3, as division series foe remains unknown
    The Angels know when and where they'll be opening the American League division series, but with two games left in the regular season, they still have no idea who they'll be playing. The Seattle Mariners, behind home runs from Kendrys Morales, Michael...
  • Rash of errors at third base do not concern Showalter

    TORONTO -- Even though Orioles third basemen entered the final regular-season series having committed five errors over the past seven games, manager Buck Showalter isn't concerned about the position heading into the postseason. Defense has been one of...
  • Robin Ventura sounds off strong on 'weak' comment

    White Sox manager Robin Ventura isn't always quick to voice displeasure publicly, but he fired back Thursday at Tigers manager Brad Ausmus for calling the actions of Sox pitcher Chris Sale "weak." Ausmus made the comment Wednesday after Sale hit...
  • Paul Konerko video a fitting farewell to White Sox

     Paul Konerko video a fitting farewell to White Sox
    In a voice South Siders will miss, inside a place Paul Konerko won't, the retiring White Sox legend began his goodbye from the indoor batting cage at U.S. Cellular Field. "Dear Chicago …" The opening scene of the classy 3-minute, 15-second...
  • Readers' Q&A: Colleen Kane's White Sox mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Colleen Kane's White Sox mailbag
    The Tribune's White Sox reporter answers your questions. Should the bullpen be (the White Sox’s) primary focus in the offseason? -- @jhoman29 I think pitching overall should be the primary focus in the offseason, with the White Sox in need of...
  • Sox rookie Bassitt stays composed for first MLB victory

    Sox rookie Bassitt stays composed for first MLB victory
    DETROIT – Chris Bassitt’s assignment Monday night was not easy, even for a starting pitcher who had more than 17 major league innings under his belt. The White Sox rookie right-hander had to take on a Tigers team in the thick of the American...
  • Royals avoid sweep, cut into Tigers' division lead

    Royals avoid sweep, cut into Tigers' division lead
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Norichika Aoki's two-run triple in the fourth inning helped the Kansas City Royals pull a game closer to the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers with a 5-2 victory on Sunday. The Royals salvaged the finale of this key three-game series...
  • Orioles suffer 3-2 loss to Red Sox in final home game of regular season

    Orioles suffer 3-2 loss to Red Sox in final home game of regular season
    The Orioles’ regular-season home finale Sunday afternoon ended with a whimper, a 3-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox. But they’ll be back. For just the second time in Camden Yards’ 23-season history, the Orioles ended their home...
  • Looking more closely at Orioles' playoff scenarios heading into final week

    Looking more closely at Orioles' playoff scenarios heading into final week
    The Orioles' games in the next week, for the most part, appear to be meaningless. But there is still something to monitor. The Orioles have to win one of their next seven games -- or have the Detroit Tigers lose once -- to clinch the second seed in...
  • Avisail Garcia gets a different view in Detroit

    Avisail Garcia gets a different view in Detroit
    DETROIT — Two years ago, Avisail Garcia spent his fall helping the Tigers reach the World Series. Before his return to Comerica Park on Monday, Sox manager Robin Ventura said the 23-year-old right fielder might learn something being on the...