5/23/2016 | Nobody's more impactful than combo of Sale-Quintana
Who you got as the best 1-2 combination of starting pitchers in baseball? There's no one answer, so go ahead and argue the point. You couldn't go wrong with the Cubs' Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester, the Giants' Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto or the Nationals' Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg. Ditto the White Sox's Chris Sale and Jose Quintana. Maybe even the Indians' Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco when they're at the top of their games.
5/23/2016 | Anderson, Tribe bats sink White Sox in nightcap
Cody Anderson turned in his best performance of the season, striking out nine over seven innings of one-run ball, as the Indians claimed a 5-1 victory over the White Sox on Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field in Game 2 of their doubleheader. The teams split, with the White Sox winning the opener, 7-6.
5/23/2016 | Sale eyes 10th win vs. undefeated Tomlin
Sale will go for his 10th win in 10 starts and look to pad his team's first-place lead Tuesday when the White Sox play the Indians at U.S. Cellular Field. The Indians will have an undefeated starter of their own on the mound in right-hander Josh Tomlin, who is 6-0 with a 3.56 ERA in seven starts.
5/23/2016 | Ventura pleased starters worked deep in DH
White Sox manager Robin Ventura's view of Monday's twin bill centered upon player usage as much as the 1-1 record. "We didn't really abuse anybody," Ventura said. "These doubleheaders can kind of get away from you and both sides probably had that. You get out of these things without having to use anybody in both games and extending anybody."
5/23/2016 | White Sox hang on, edge Tribe in opener
Brett Lawrie launched a full-count, fifth-inning fastball from Mike Clevinger deep into the left-field stands for a three-run homer to give the White Sox control in a 7-6 victory over the Indians on Monday during the opener of a doubleheader between the top two teams in the American League Central. Lawrie connected with Todd Frazier and Melky Cabrera on base and two outs, as the designated hitter reached base five times in the contest.
5/23/2016 | Hostetler prepared for first Draft in charge
Nick Hostetler has been on the road so long in preparation for the 2016 Draft that his wife, Nicole, sold their old house, bought a new one, closed on it and moved with their three kids.
5/23/2016 | Could Sale be Cy Young, MVP worthy?
Back in Spring Training, I had the assignment of making a fearless prediction in regard to the White Sox and the 2016 season, so I said that Chris Sale would win his first American League Cy Young Award.
5/23/2016 | Legends set to welcome stars of the future at 2016 MLB Draft
Major League Baseball announced the annual list of club reps for the 2016 MLB Draft on Monday, and as usual it is a star-studded gathering from the past that will man the phones and help welcome the future on the first night of selections.
5/22/2016 | Reyes among top prospect performers in debut
Alex Reyes did not disappoint in his highly anticipated season and Triple-A debut on Sunday, as the No. 11 overall prospect allowed just two hits (both singles) in four scoreless innings to pace Memphis in an 8-1 win over Fresno.
5/22/2016 | White Sox step up to avoid Royal letdown
After two straight losses to the Royals and eight losses in their last 10 games, this series finale became as important of a contest for the South Siders as a team could find in late May.
5/22/2016 | Melky delivers as Rodon shuns Royals
Melky Cabrera delivered a two-run single to center on an 0-2 pitch from Yordano Ventura with the bases loaded and two outs in the fifth, helping the White Sox to a 3-2 victory before 34,526 on Sunday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field.
5/22/2016 | White Sox, Indians meet in historic twin bill
The Indians and White Sox have a history that stretches back more than a century. On Monday, when Cleveland heads to Chicago to renew the division rivalry with a doubleheader, it will mark a milestone day for both longtime American League franchises. White Sox righty Mat Latos opposes Indians righty Mike Clevinger in Game 1.
5/22/2016 | Abreu gets day off to rest, recharge
White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu wasn't in the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Royals. It's a rare day off for one of the top offensive forces in baseball over the past two years.
5/21/2016 | White Sox enduring first real rough patch of season
There are a number of tests currently challenging the 2016 White Sox, and with the Royals' 2-1 victory Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field dropping the South Siders to 2-8 over their last 10, the early grades aren't exactly putting them on the honor roll.
5/21/2016 | Cain homer, Royals' relief corps deny White Sox
Lorenzo Cain homered and five Royals pitchers combined to limit the White Sox to seven hits during a 2-1 Kansas City victory on Saturday afternoon before 27,631 at U.S. Cellular Field.
5/21/2016 | Royals look to keep rewarding Ventura vs. White Sox
Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura goes for his third straight win Sunday when he starts the series finale against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The White Sox will throw left-hander Carlos Rodon, who hasn't won since April 13.
5/21/2016 | Purke relishes long-awaited big league debut
The ideal situation for Matt Purke would have been to make his eagerly anticipated Major League debut as part of a White Sox victory. But even in a 4-1 loss to the Royals on Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field, the 25-year-old southpaw was excited to get a chance.
5/21/2016 | Sox proud of ACE alum Ray, whom they could draft
Corey Ray, a junior outfielder for Louisville, figures to be selected in the Top 10 of the MLB Draft. Ray also will become the highest pick to ever come from the White Sox Amateur City Elite program, a dynamic concept to promote youth baseball in the inner city and give these kids playing a chance to further their on-field and off-field career.
5/20/2016 | Eaton ejected after called strike on final pitch
It's seemingly impossible to get ejected after a game has concluded, but White Sox leadoff man Adam Eaton managed to pull off that feat in a 4-1 loss to the Royals on Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
5/20/2016 | White Sox looking to bear down against KC
Through the first seven weeks of the season, the White Sox have been one of the best teams in baseball. But after dropping a 4-1 decision to the Royals on Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field and falling to 2-7 over their last nine games, it's clear this team has no intention of solely being known as this campaign's early-season wonder.
5/20/2016 | Royals rally with 3-run sixth to clip White Sox
Lorenzo Cain hit a go-ahead RBI double in a three-run sixth as the Royals rallied for a 4-1 victory over the White Sox on Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field in the first meeting this season between the division rivals. The victory improved Kansas City to 22-7 over its last 29 games played on the South Side of Chicago.
5/20/2016 | Duffy set for second start in clash with Gonzalez, White Sox
Royals left-hander Danny Duffy will square off against White Sox right-hander Miguel Gonzalez in the middle game on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field.
5/20/2016 | McDowell feels Sale is coming into his own
The last time Jack McDowell, who was the 1993 American League Cy Young Award winner, talked with Chris Sale, seemingly a future AL Cy Young Award winner, was in Spring Training about three years ago. But two of the White Sox greatest pitchers spoke about weight gain, not pitching nuances.
5/20/2016 | Raines likes chances for Hall of Fame election
Tim Raines enters his 10th and final year on the Baseball Writers' Association of America's Hall of Fame ballot, coming off receiving 69.8 percent of the vote last year. So one of the game's greatest leadoff hitters has a little confidence going into his last opportunity.
5/20/2016 | Da Best? Sale is 9-0; Arrieta vs. SF tonight
So far in 2016, it's Major League Baseball's kind of town, Chicago is. And when it comes to the No. 1 starting pitchers on the two current first-place teams that call this great Midwestern metropolis home, well, come up with as many superlatives as you like. None of them will be remotely full of wind, even in the Windy City. Quite simply, it's riveting theater every fifth day on the mound, North Side or South Side, and nobody wants to miss an inning.
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