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  • Orioles end 2013 season on a positive note with 7-6 win over Red Sox

    Orioles end 2013 season on a positive note with 7-6 win over Red Sox
    Hours before Camden Yards went dark for the final time this baseball season, the Orioles clubhouse emptied out quickly Sunday evening as lockers were cleaned out, moving boxes filled and good-bye hugs given. The Orioles’ 2013 season ended with a...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag
    While managers have different preferences about using "small ball," it strikes me that the White Sox rarely use sacrifice bunts in games where one run can make the difference. Is this a strategical decision or are they just bad bunters? -- Bob Dunn;...
  • 'R' is for realistic, Sox fans

    'R' is for realistic, Sox fans
    The magic of baseball is it brings out the kid in all of us. Given that, I'm channeling fond memories of "Sesame Street" in saying this perspective on the White Sox's 2013 season is brought to you by the letter "R." Rebuild The word that was once...
  • Angels walk away with 4-1 win over Yankees

    KEY MOMENT: Angels starter Jered Weaver escaped a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the eighth by striking out Brett Gardner with an 88-mph fastball and getting Derek Jeter to ground into a 4-6-3 double play to preserve a 1-1 tie. Weaver pumped his fist...
  • Ubaldo Jimenez struggles with control in Orioles' 4-2 loss to Yankees

    Ubaldo Jimenez struggles with control in Orioles' 4-2 loss to Yankees
    NEW YORK — This wasn’t the first impression right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez wanted to give his new team or his new fan base, but the Orioles’ top offseason acquisition has struggled through his first two starts with the club. Following the...
  • Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race

    Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race
    — As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette sat in his office at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on a sunny afternoon earlier this month, overlooking a well-manicured cloverleaf of fields, a bitter winter seemed like an eternity ago in more ways...
  • Position analysis: Bullpen could look different

    Position analysis: Bullpen could look different
    The White Sox were extremely pleased with the development of their pitching staff in 2012, particularly the rookie relievers who experienced the pressure of a division race. In fact, general manager Ken Williams resisted any temptation to trade any of...
  • Ozzie just wants cash, Kenny just wants silence, Sox fans should want smarter decisions

    The Ozzie Guillen-Kenny Williams relationship is irretrievably broken. Again. This is a recording. This is another recording. But there's a problem with this regularly scheduled noise that is local baseball's version of elementary school concerts that...
  • The bigger the game, the smaller the Sox

    The bigger the game, the smaller the Sox
    That’s three times in three years that the White Sox have faced the team they were battling for the AL Central in the second half and three times they got pantsed. In 2009, the Sox lost five of six to the Twins from Aug. 31 on. Last year, the Twins...
  • White Sox GM Williams: No trades expected

    White Sox GM Williams: No trades expected
    Despite a tweet suggesting Matt Thornton and John Danks might be traded, White Sox general manager said Saturday afternoon that "I expect this to be the team that takes the field Monday." The non-waiver trading deadline passes on Sunday afternoon....
  • Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag

    Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag
    Is there anything the Sox can do to improve enough to go to the playoffs? I am so disappointed in the pitching -- we get leads and can't keep them, the starters are mediocre at best -- and Alex Rios and Adam Dunn are terrible disappointments. I am just...