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  • Chicago White Sox hoping to reverse trend visiting Minnesota Twins

    Chicago White Sox hoping to reverse trend visiting Minnesota Twins
    The White Sox didn't need a wake-up call to get ready for this weekend's series at American League Central rival Minnesota. The Sox players, young and old, are aware of the troubles they have faced at the Metrodome as they meet the Twins on the road...
  • White Sox beat Rays 4-3

    White Sox beat Rays 4-3
    Carlos Quentin rejoined a White Sox offense that didn't skip a beat Monday night. Leadoff batter Scott Podsednik reached base safely four times and scored twice, and Paul Konerko hit a three-run home run in the third inning to increase his RBI total to...
  • Chicago White Sox's Scott Podsednik drives in game-winner in 9th for 5-4 victory

    Chicago White Sox's Scott Podsednik drives in game-winner in 9th for 5-4 victory
    The White Sox reached deep into their bag of resources Tuesday night to pull out a remarkable victory and move one game behind the American League Central-leading Detroit Tigers. Scott Podsednik's single to right-center field past a drawn-in outfield...
  • AL Central: It should be a wide-open race

    AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL CLEVELAND INDIANS (81-81, 3rd) MANAGER: Eric Wedge (7th season) PAYROLL: $80 million X-FACTOR: Matt LaPorta, the key piece in last summer's CC Sabathia deal, could be up early in the year to claim left field. BEST CASE: Carl...
  • Thornton becomes the Welcome Matt thanks to 'Pierror' and Guillen

    Blame everybody. Just spread it around like fertilizer after the White Sox choked another home win Monday night. Blame the manager. Ozzie Guillen removed Mark Buehrle from his best start of the season: eight innings of two-hit ball on 99 pitches in a 1-0...
  • Solving Ozzie's closer problem (I'm a pleaser, not a teaser)

    Solving Ozzie's closer problem (I'm a pleaser, not a teaser)
    Chris Sale? Next. Jesse Crain? Not so fast. Matt Thornton? Kill me now. “I don’t have any closer,’’ White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said after his latest three stoogies nyuk-nyuk-nyukked a three-run lead over Oakland into an...
  • Guillen says Sox have A.L.'s best bullpen

    Guillen says Sox have A.L.'s best bullpen
    White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said Friday that he was "tired of the soap opera" surrounding the daily travails of his bullpen and that "whoever is there in the ninth inning" will be the closer. Guillen also tried to build the confidence of his...
  • The Sox are done, so Williams had better get started

    It doesn’t do any good to fire Ozzie Guillen. It doesn’t do any good because he’s not to blame. The White Sox players are. Blame them. Trade them. This Sox season is o-vuh. Sox management shoved “All In,’’...
  • For starters, Peavy can't think about relieving

    For starters, Peavy can't think about relieving
    Thanks for the offer, Jake. Now shut up and make a rehab start in the minors. Jake Peavy told White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper he would pitch out of the bullpen. Heck, Peavy told anybody and everybody he would pitch out of the bullpen. Understand,...
  • The more saves for Santos, the more what-ifs for the Sox

    The more saves for Santos, the more what-ifs for the Sox
    Sergio Santos came on to get a four-out save against the Cubs on Tuesday night, and you couldn’t help but play what-if. The save was Santos’ 13th in 15 tries. He faced the 4-5-6-7 hitters and struck out three of them. And you couldn’t...
  • Sox could use some relief after wild loss

    Sox could use some relief after wild loss
    In the end, Sunday's scheduled starter Philip Humber was warming up, ready to pitch the 15th inning if needed. Yes, it was that kind of night for the Chicago White Sox. Humber wasn’t needed because four unearned runs, caused by a throwing error by...