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  • Ventura knows tough choices White Sox face

    Robin Ventura doesn't need any history lessons. Ventura was playing on the South Side 17 years ago, rushing back from what was originally thought to be a season-ending spring training injury — a broken leg and torn tendons in his ankle —...
  • Thomas' Hall induction will be 'special'

     Thomas' Hall induction will be 'special'
    Robin Ventura is looking forward to the upcoming Hall of Fame ceremony that will include the induction of Frank Thomas, his former White Sox teammate. "You are appreciative," Ventura said. "You see his career and the numbers that go with it. But the...
  • Five that surprise: Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas

    Five that surprise: Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas
    Here are five little known things about 2014 Hall of Famers Greg Maddux of the Cubs and Braves and Frank Thomas of the White Sox. Maddux • Began playing Little League baseball in Spain, where he lived (Madrid) from ages 4 to 10 because his father...
  • Greg Maddux didn't always have the look of a Hall of Famer

     Greg Maddux didn't always have the look of a Hall of Famer
    At 20, Cubs rookie Greg Maddux had a slight frame and boyish look that hid the fierce competitor inside him. According to a Tribune report on his first day in the majors in 1986, Maddux was even smaller than his listed size of 6 feet and 150 pounds, and...
  • Thomas had confidence from the start with Sox

     Thomas had confidence from the start with Sox
    The 1990 White Sox were challenging the World Series champion A's in the final year of old Comiskey Park, and their Double-A first baseman was waiting to join the fun. "I'm a laid-back guy," Birmingham's Frank Thomas told the Tribune. "I spend most of...
  • Giants' Cain back on disabled list

    PHILADELPHIA It wasn't until late in Matt Cain's ninth big league season that he finally became acquainted with the disabled list. Now the longtime San Francisco Giants workhorse can't seem to avoid it. Cain on Monday was put on the disabled list with...
  • Giants' call-ups come through in 7-4 win over Phillies

    PHILADELPHIA On a strange night at Citizens Bank Park, the Giants were saved by two players they called up from the minors earlier in the day. Right-hander George Kontos got Ryan Vogelsong out of a jam early and first baseman Adam Duvall hit a go-ahead...
  • Brewers capitalize on Reds miscues en route to 5-2 victory

    MILWAUKEE Wily Peralta turned in a strong seven-inning outing, and the Milwaukee Brewers took advantage of three big Cincinnati Reds miscues in beating their National League Central Division rivals, 5-2, on Monday night at Miller Park. Peralta allowed...
  • Gordon makes difference for Dodgers in a flash

    Reduced to a role that required as much time stretching as it did time on the field during last fall's playoffs, Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Dee Gordon remembers waiting for those rare pinch-running appearances and watching from the dugout, unable to...
  • Three outs from win, Orioles lose to Athletics on Josh Donaldson's walk-off homer, 5-4

    Three outs from win, Orioles lose to Athletics on Josh Donaldson's walk-off homer, 5-4
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Orioles closer Zach Britton hadn’t allowed a run over his previous 10 outings heading into the ninth inning of Friday night’s series opener against the Oakland Athletics, converting six straight save opportunities along...
  • Angels trade for Padres closer Street

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Angels acquired closer Huston Street on Friday night as part of a six-player deal that netted the the Padres three of Anaheim's top prospects. In the trade, the Padres received Triple-A second baseman Taylor Lindsey, Double-A...