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Tribune staff reporterThe White Sox received welcome relief Sunday from Bob Howry, Keith Foulke and Damaso Marte. While the relievers combined for five perfect innings in a 4-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals, the rest of the Sox played with an attitude that delighted...
Tribune staff reporterThrowing a no-hitter and vaulting your team into sole possession of first place during the final week of the season is a fantasy so surreal that even Kerry Wood knew the odds were stacked against him. Maybe that's why Wood was so cool, calm and collected...
Tags: Kerry Wood, Houston Astros, Aramis Ramirez, Sports, Chicago Cubs
Tribune staff reporterIt didn't take Mark Buehrle long to rectify his pitching problems. The 23-year-old left-hander snapped Oakland's 10-game winning streak over the White Sox on Friday night with a performance typical of his outings last season. He allowed one run on six...
Tribune staff reporterAfter being outscored 32-5 in Oakland last weekend, the White Sox came into this weekend's rematch on mission. "We put a challenge to the club right after we left Oakland," manager Jerry Manuel said. "We really wanted to see how they'd respond." So far,...
Tags: Todd Ritchie, Baseball, Jose Valentin, Tim Hudson, Mark Buehrle
Tribune staff reporterCarlos Zambrano's days of anonymity may soon be a thing of the past. While the 22-year-old right-hander has been able to succeed in the shadows of his All-Star teammates, Kerry Wood and Mark Prior, he's stepping to the forefront now that the Cubs are...
Tribune staff reporterRay Durham wasn't supposed to play Sunday. But when White Sox manager Jerry Manuel called on the second baseman to pinch-hit with the bases loaded and the game tied in the bottom of the seventh inning, Durham responded with a two-run single for the go-...
Tribune staff reporterThe lethal White Sox offense went into Operation Shutdown on Thursday afternoon at the Ballpark in Arlington, tuning out and turning off in the Texas heat. After Magglio Ordonez's two-out single in the third, rookie Joaquin Benoit combined with three...
Tribune staff reporterOAKLAND-- When the White Sox left spring training one month ago, the pitching staff appeared to be in shambles. The Sox were dead last in the majors with an 8.19 earned-run average, also ranking at the bottom in home runs allowed at 50. "I definitely...
Tribune staff reporterOAKLAND-- Frank Thomas stared into his locker with a glazed look in his eyes. Jim Parque beat himself up after his first outing in a year, while rookie Jon Rauch said he was "focusing on the negatives" after his best outing. After a 6-4 loss to...
Tribune staff reporterGood pitching usually beats good hitting, including good new hitting. With new additions Kenny Lofton and Aramis Ramirez a combined 0-for-8 Wednesday night, the Cubs fell behind early against All-Star left-hander Randy Wolf and managed just four hits...
Tribune staff reporterThe season flashed before the Cubs' eyes Sunday when Sammy Sosa was hit in the head during an 8-2 loss to Pittsburgh. Pirates right-hander Salomon Torres broke Sosa's batting helmet with a wayward fastball in the fourth inning after Sosa had hit a two-...
Tribune staff reporterWhite Sox manager Jerry Manuel continues to wait for more of his big boppers to heat up with the weather. Until a warm breeze sticks around for more than a day, however, manufacturing runs will be as significant for the White Sox as watching prodigious...
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