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  • Many theories on why Jose Abreu's swing connects so well

     Many theories on why Jose Abreu's swing connects so well
    On the night Jose Abreu clobbered his 24th and 25th home runs of the season, White Sox manager Robin Ventura marveled at how the ball comes off Abreu's bat. "When he hits it on the barrel, it just continues to go," Ventura said. "It's like helium...
  • White Sox's Chris Sale not focused on All-Star Game

     White Sox's Chris Sale not focused on All-Star Game
    Chris Sale continues to keep his focus on the next batter, not whether he will be selected to the American League All-Star team. "If it happens, awesome," Sale said Friday after improving to 8-1 with a 2.16 ERA with a complete-game victory over the...
  • Robin Ventura says trade-deadline talk can wear on players

     Robin Ventura says trade-deadline talk can wear on players
    As the trade deadline looms, White Sox manager Robin Ventura and Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon are reminded of the business side of baseball. "I don't know if you become accustomed to that stuff as a player. It's always there," Ventura said. "You see...
  • Robin Ventura: Mike Trout 'the guy' to build with

    Robin Ventura: Mike Trout 'the guy' to build with
    No offense to the players considered building blocks for a White Sox future, but if manager Robin Ventura had to build a franchise with a young all-around player, he would start with the guy sitting in the visitors' dugout this week. Angels center...
  • White Sox bullpen blows lead in ninth in 14-inning loss to Mariners

     White Sox bullpen blows lead in ninth in 14-inning loss to Mariners
    Finding a reliable closer must be at the top of the White Sox shopping list. Another blown save Saturday spoiled a masterful performance by starter Jose Quintana and left the Sox on the short end of a 3-2, 14-inning decision against the Mariners....
  • Jose Abreu won't make predictions about 2nd half

    White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu wasn't about to predict Monday whether he could keep up his torrid start to the season in the second half. The Sox tried to temper expectations for the Cuban rookie before the season, but he entered Monday tied for the...
  • White Sox win 7-4 as Tigers complete big trade

    DETROIT — As the White Sox loaded the bases in the seventh inning Thursday at Comerica Park, the Tigers had bigger things brewing off the field. The Tigers interrupted Gordon Beckham's at-bat during the Sox's run to pull center fielder Austin...
  • White Sox beat Twins 10-8 with 17-hit barrage

     White Sox beat Twins 10-8 with 17-hit barrage
    The White Sox still don't seem to know if they are coming or going with regard to challenging in the American League Central. Chances are they will be on the outside come crunch time in late September. Barring possible significant personnel moves...
  • Abreu's 21-game hitting streak ends in loss to Twins

    Abreu's 21-game hitting streak ends in loss to Twins
    There's no getting around him. Jose Abreu is the indomitable force in the middle of the White Sox lineup who enhances the opportunities for his teammates in the batting order. Opposing pitchers have tried enticing Abreu to offer at pitches off the...
  • Frank Thomas was larger than life in Chicago

     Frank Thomas was larger than life in Chicago
    Frank Thomas was a slugger, not a fighter. But Thomas did have one brief moment of rage, in the summer of 1996 in the visitors' dugout of old Yankee Stadium, where he shoved White Sox teammate Robin Ventura in the chest after Ventura tried to stop him...
  • Frank Thomas impressed Jerry Reinsdorf early

    Frank Thomas impressed Jerry Reinsdorf early
    When White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf first saw Frank Thomas play, he didn't know he would become the player Reinsdorf will watch be inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend. Before the Sox game against the Royals on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field,...