Cease comes within 1 out of no-hitter, ChiSox rout Twins
CHICAGO — (AP) — Dylan Cease came within one out of his first career no-hitter, and the streaking Chicago White Sox pounded the Minnesota Twins 13-0 on Saturday night. Eloy Jiménez, Romy Gonzalez and Elvis Andrus homered as the White Sox rolled to their fourth straight win after losing 10 of 12. White Sox: Cairo said CF Luis Robert was expected to rejoin the team in time for Sunday’s game after traveling to Florida for the birth of his second child — a boy. UP NEXTThe series wraps up with White Sox RHP Lucas Giolito (10-8, 5.27 ERA) opposing Minnesota RHP Dylan Bundy (7-6, 4.53 ERA). Bundy has dominated the White Sox, with a career 6-0 record and 3.47 ERA in eight starts and nine appearances.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Bosox try to recover from Toronto's run rampage
The Blue Jays surpassed the franchise record for runs in a game when they scored their 25th in the fifth inning. The relay home wasn’t close to nabbing Tapia, who picked up speed when he realized Duran had lost the ball. The 25-year-old Duran, in his second major league season, came into the game in a 2-for-30 slump. A left-handed hitter, Smithwas batting .194 with no homers, 17 RBIs and a .560 OPS in 58 games. Robert exited Chicago’s win at division leader Minnesota on July 15 in the second inning because of lightheadedness.wftv.com
White Sox take advantage of error, score 2 in 8th of 4-2 win
Tigers White Sox Baseball Chicago White Sox Gavin Sheets celebrates his home run against the Detroit Tigers during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 10, 2022, in Chicago. Eloy Jiménez followed with an RBI single to make it 4-2. Yoan Moncada had an RBI single in the fifth. Hill started against the White Sox on Saturday, allowing six runs in the first two innings in an 8-0 loss. White Sox: Shortstop Tim Anderson, a starter for the AL in the All-Star Game, got the day off.wftv.com
White Sox take advantage of error, score 2 in 8th of 4-2 win
Left fielder Robbie Grossman dropped Luis Robert’s short fly with two outs in the eighth to end his record errorless streak at 440 games and set up two unearned Chicago runs that snapped a tie, lifting the White Sox to a 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers.
LEADING OFF: Astros vs Yanks, Musgrove returns to face Phils
New York (51-18) boasts the best record in the majors, and Houston (43-25) is second to the Yankees in the AL standings. Álvarez is tied for second with 21 after launching three in a two-game sweep of the New York Mets at home. WELCOME BACKJoe Musgrove (8-0, 1.59 ERA) comes off the COVID-19 injured list to start for the San Diego Padres against Bryce Harper and the visiting Phillies. Harper returned to the lineup Wednesday at Texas after missing three games with an infected blister on his left index finger. San Diego swept a three-game series from Arizona without All-Star slugger Manny Machado, who sprained his left ankle last weekend.wftv.com
Robert RBI hit in 9th, Chisox end Yanks' 5-game win string
Yankees White Sox Baseball Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert hits a winning one-run single against the New York Yankees during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, May 14, 2022. They rallied for the tying run in the ninth inning, but a baserunning mistake cost them a chance to score more. With one out in the Chicago ninth, Tim Anderson singled and Yoán Moncada walked against Chapman (0-1). Moncada homered and Dallas Keuchel threw five shutout innings for the White Sox, who have won eight of 11. The White Sox went ahead in the first inning when Anderson singled, advanced on a groundout and scored on Robert’s single.wftv.com
Astros try to sweep White Sox as ALDS shifts to Chicago
White Sox Rangers Baseball Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease winds up to throw to a Texas Rangers batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. The Houston Astros will try to sweep the White Sox when their AL Division Series shifts to Chicago for Game 3 on Sunday. “We have to keep playing the way that we’ve been playing all season,” White Sox outfielder Luis Robert said. This was not the way the White Sox drew it up after running away with the AL Central at 93-69. But he also played a big role as the White Sox ran away with the division.wftv.com
Grandal 8 RBIs in return from IL, White Sox beat Cubs 17-13
Cubs White Sox Baseball Chicago White Sox's Yasmani Grandal heads to first on a two-run double during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — (AP) — Yasmani Grandal homered twice and drove in eight runs in his return from the injured list, and the Chicago White Sox beat the sloppy Chicago Cubs 17-13 on Friday night. José Abreu added three hits and two RBIs as the White Sox improved to an AL-best 43-23 at home this year. The AL Central-leading White Sox improved to 4-0 against the crosstown Cubs, winning the season series for the first time since 2014. The fourth-place Cubs scored six times in the first against Dallas Keuchel, but they couldn't hold on against the powerful White Sox lineup.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: ChiSox seek 1st Windy City series win since '14
White Sox Blue Jays Baseball Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert hits a two-run home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. The AL Central-leading White Sox haven’t won a season series against the Cubs since going 3-1 in 2014 and haven’t swept the Windy City showdown since interleague play was introduced in 1997. Left-hander Dallas Keuchel (8-7, 4.71) is set to face Cubs righty Keegan Thompson (3-3, 2.42). Toting the best record in the majors, Brandon Crawford and the San Francisco Giants visit Atlanta for the opener of a three-game series between National League division leaders. DONE EARLYPhillies slugger Rhys Hoskins will miss the rest of the season with an abdominal tear that requires surgery.wftv.com
Giolito fires back at Donaldson, White Sox beat Twins 7-6
Lucas Giolito lobbed an expletive-laced response in Josh Donaldson’s direction after the slugger appeared to yell “Not sticky anymore,” after a first-inning homer, overshadowing Gavin Sheets’ successful debut for the White Sox in a 7-6 victory over the Twins.
LEADING OFF: Minor league opening day, Dodgers' May needs TJ
Minor league teams across the country are set to open their seasons Tuesday, May 4, 2021, returning baseball to communities denied the old national pastime during the coronavirus pandemic. Of course, the charms of minor league ball remain plentiful. “This is one time I am really going to be paying attention to minor league reports coming up. Karl Ravech will do play by play as Luke Skywalker, with commentary provided by Yoda (Tim Kurkjian) and Jawa (Eduardo Perez). Second in the AL Rookie of the Year voting and a Gold Glove winner last season, Robert is batting .316 with one homer and 11 RBIs.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Minor league opening day, Dodgers' May needs TJ
Minor league teams across the country are set to open their seasons Tuesday, May 4, 2021, returning baseball to communities denied the old national pastime during the coronavirus pandemic. Of course, the charms of minor league ball remain plentiful. “This is one time I am really going to be paying attention to minor league reports coming up. Second in the AL Rookie of the Year voting and a Gold Glove winner last season, Robert is batting .316 with one homer and 11 RBIs. Karl Ravech will do play by play as Luke Skywalker, with commentary provided by Yoda (Tim Kurkjian) and Jawa (Eduardo Perez).wftv.com
White Sox's Robert could miss rest of year with hip injury
Indians White Sox Baseball Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert hits a single on a ground ball to Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, May 2, 2021. A day later, the news was no less painful for the White Sox or their promising young center fielder. Either way, Hahn said Robert won’t resume baseball activities for three to four months at least. Second in the AL Rookie of the Year voting and a Gold Glove winner last season, Robert is batting .316 with one homer and 11 RBIs. The White Sox are second in the AL Central behind Kansas City at 15-12.wftv.com
Padres star Tatis has shoulder problem, to be re-evaluated
The Padres said Tatis had discomfort in his non-throwing left shoulder and would be re-evaluated on Wednesday. Corbin Burnes turned in 4 2/3 innings, striking out six while allowing two runs on three hits. Jon Lester allowed one run and three hits in 3 2/3 innings in his second start of the spring for Washington. He gave up five hits, hit two batters and struck out three. PADRES 5, REDS 4MacKenzie Gore worked 3 2/3 innings in his third start for San Diego, allowing two runs on three hits.
Yanks star Stanton off to strong start after smashing finish
Trevor Williams went five innings in his fourth start, allowing a run on three hits. Austin Gomber made his fourth start for Colorado, allowing two runs on three hits, striking out four in 4 1/3 innings. Dylan Cease made his second start, allowing three hits and three walks in 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Matthew Boyd made his fourth start, allowing one run on four hits and a walk in four innings, striking out five. Tyler Anderson went five innings in his fourth start for Pittsburgh, giving up one run on two hits.
LeMahieu HR ends inning, no more early exits for pitchers
Starter Zach Eflin pitched four shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out four without a walk. ROCKIES 2, MARINERS 1Kyle Freeland allowed three hits in four shutout innings in his second start for Colorado, striking out four. Seattle's Marco Gonzales threw four shutout innings in his second start, allowing two hits while striking out four. Martín Pérez made his second start, allowing two hits and a walk in four scoreless innings. ATHLETICS 5, REDS 2 (7)Oakland lefty Sean Manaea struck out four in three innings, allowing one run and three hits.
Boone takes leave for pacemaker; Lester to have surgery
I look forward to getting back to work in the next several days.”LESTER SURGERYWashington Nationals left-hander Jon Lester is leaving spring training camp to have surgery for the removal of his thyroid gland. He underwent chemotherapy treatments and returned to the Red Sox at spring training before the following season. Soto’s spring training start was delayed because he fouled a ball off his right foot in live batting practice Sunday. Martinez had two hits for a second straight game, driving in his first two runs of spring training. Jarred Kelenic, Seattle’s top prospect, hit a two-run homer and Taylor Trammell hit a solo homer.
Jose Abreu tests positive for virus; Miller says he had it
Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn adjusts his face covering as he watches players during baseball spring training Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Phoenix. When he walks in the door, it’s going to be a huge moment for the 2021 White Sox. The guys can’t wait to see him, and he can’t wait to see them.”AdAbreu helped the White Sox return to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. In the first batch of results disclosed by the league last Friday, 13 positive tests were found among 4,336 samples. It will be the first time since last spring training that they played in front of fans.
Adam Eaton and White Sox finalize $8 million, 1-year deal
CHICAGO – Outfielder Adam Eaton and the Chicago White Sox have reunited, finalizing a one-year contract on Thursday that guarantees $8 million. Eaton gets $7 million next season, and the White Sox have an $8.5 million option for 2022 with a $1 million buyout. Eaton helped the Nationals win the World Series in 2019. Eaton figures to play alongside Gold Glove center fielder Luis Robert, with slugger Eloy Jiménez in left and Adam Engel likely the fourth outfielder. He would earn $100,000 for World Series MVP, $75,000 for League Championship Series MVP, $25,000 for Gold Glove, $15,000 for Silver Slugger, $25.000 for All-Star election, $15,000 for All-Star selection and $50,000 for making The Sports News all-star team.
Arenado, Gordon each win 8th Gold Glove; Betts gets 5th
Arenado won his eighth consecutive Gold Glove on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)ST. LOUIS – Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado won his eighth consecutive Gold Glove and right fielder Mookie Betts snared his fifth in a row on Tuesday, his first with the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers after four with Boston. Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon also won his eighth Gold Glove — and fourth straight — in his final major league season. They were joined by seven first-time winners, including Indians second baseman César Hernández. Arenado and Robert earned $9,259, prorated portions of $25,000, and O’Neill earned $3,704, a prorated portion of $10,000.
Mookie Betts, Jacob deGrom in the mix for historic NL awards
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts could become the second player to win the MVP award in each league, and New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom is in the running for his third consecutive NL Cy Young Award. Betts, Freddie Freeman and Manny Machado are the top finishers for NL MVP in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. DeGrom, Trevor Bauer and Yu Darvish are the finalists in the NL Cy Young race. Betts, who won the 2018 AL MVP award with Boston, helped the Dodgers win the World Series last week for the first time since 1988. Frank Robinson is the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, accomplishing the feat in 1961 with Cincinnati and 1966 for Baltimore.
World Series Notebook: Urías, 4-0 in postseason, set for G4
The left-hander finished that series with three perfect innings, the last two protecting a 4-3 lead in Game 7 and sending LA to the World Series against Tampa Bay. Yarbrough threw 19 pitches out of the bullpen in Game 1 of the World Series. “I’m going to throw until they take the ball out of my hands,” Yarbrough said. That’s how you win a World Series,” said Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts, who was part of the Red Sox when they beat Los Angeles in the World Series two years ago. Turner's 75th career postseason hit was a double that set up Max Muncy's two-run single in the third.
AP source: Angels give White Sox OK to interview La Russa
CHICAGO – The Los Angeles Angels granted the Chicago White Sox permission to interview Hall of Famer Tony La Russa for their managing job, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. A three-time World Series-winning manager, the 76-year-old La Russa joined the Angels prior to this season as senior advisor of baseball operations. La Russa, who started his managing career with the White Sox during the 1979 season, hasn't managed since 2011, when he led St. Louis past Texas in the World Series. Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf has long regretted that move and remains close with La Russa. If La Russa gets the job, he will inherit a team that appears poised for long-term success.
Pinder delivers timely hit, A's advance in playoffs at last
Oakland stopped a nine-game losing streak in winner-take-all postseason games, a major league record that dated to the 1973 World Series. “I woke up this morning feeling like this was going to be a hard game and it was a hard game,” Melvin said. The low-budget A's had not captured a winner-take-all postseason game since beating Hall of Famer Willie Mays and the New York Mets. That prompted White Sox star Tim Anderson to say, “I guess they haven’t done their homework.”“It’s a tough one to swallow but we've got to keep going,” Anderson said. HURLING ITThe 17 pitchers, nine by Chicago, were the most in a nine-inning postseason game.
LEADING OFF: NL playoff race wide open, AL nearly locked in
The Marlins, Phillies, Cardinals, Reds, Brewers and Giants are the top teams still in contention -- and they’re packed tightly with slots available for one team from the NL East, another from the NL Central and then two wild cards. The Mets (26-31) and Rockies (25-31) are mathematically eligible but need to win out just to have a shot. AL-MOST OVEROnly one playoff spot remains open in the AL, and Michael Brantley and the Astros are on the verge of clinching it. The Twins are trying to seal the AL Central. The Chisox have lost five in a row, dropping them out of the AL Central lead and one game behind Minnesota.
White Sox beat Twins 4-3 to clinch playoff spot
Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu (79) and Eloy Jimenez celebrate the team's 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in baseball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Chicago. The White Sox clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO – After clinching a postseason berth for the first time since 2008, the Chicago White Sox were low key during their on-field celebration. The White Sox assured themselves of no worse than a wild-card berth. White Sox: RHP Jonathan Stiever (0-0, 2.45 ERA) starts the opener of a three-game series Friday night at Cincinnati.
Dunning pitches White Sox past Twins for 6th straight win
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dane Dunning delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Chicago. The AL-best White Sox also moved 16 games over .500 for the first time since they were 71-55 on Aug. 26, 2012. Byron Buxton hit his third career inside-the-park homer for Minnesota, but the Twins finished with just four hits. But the White Sox went ahead to stay with three runs in the bottom of the third. White Sox: LHP Jace Fry threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings after he was reinstated from the 10-day injured list.