CHICAGO | LaTroy Hawkins put his arm this year where his mouth was in 2012.
VALPARAISO | Gary native Lloyd McClendon has been employed by Major League Baseball for most of his adult life. As a player, coach and manager, he's seen a lot of trends and has learned how to accept a few of them — although sometimes grudgingly.
The one convergence for our baseball teams is a goateed former OBP guru who was a folk hero with his last two teams and would be once again if he played in Wrigley Field.
CHICAGO | A 4-16 record, including seven losses in a row, over the past two seasons was strong evidence the White Sox didn’t match up well against AL Central nemesis Detroit.
CHICAGO | Like all White Sox pitchers, Chris Sale has a trump card – batterymate A.J. Pierzynski.
The sting of a three-game sweep by the Detroit Tigers was wiped away by the White Sox’s ensuing sweep of the Twins in front of the biggest three-day U.S. Cellular Field gate for a non-Cubs series in nearly two years.
Mark Mulder figures to speak from experience about how White Sox ace Chris Sale can avoid the former’s fate – a premature end to his career due to arm trouble.
CHICAGO | Jhonny Peralta had three hits and two RBIs one night after he made two costly throwing errors, and the Detroit Tigers rallied to beat the Cubs 8-4 on Wednesday.
DETROIT | Adam Dunn hit another homer in the first inning -- and that was it for Chicago's offense.
DETROIT | A day after losing to Detroit on a ninth-inning homer, Adam Dunn and the White Sox returned the favor.
DETROIT | The White Sox are shuffling their bullpen, and closer-to-be Chris Sale isn't expected to be ready until next week.
CHICAGO | An unwritten rule in sports mandates a superior opponent should never say anything bad about a foe they've recently dominated.
CHICAGO | Win or lose, Paul Konerko like what he sees in his team.
CHICAGO | Who's coaching whom on the Detroit Tigers?
CHICAGO | Maybe we expect too much of Gavin Floyd.
VALPARAISO | "Focus on the nail."
VALPARAISO | Planted in front of the TV and watching the back-and-forth drama of Game 6 of the World Series may had been no better place to be for an ardent baseball fan.
ARLINGTON, Texas | Nelson Cruz hit the first game-ending grand slam in postseason history, lifting the Texas Rangers over the Detroit Tigers 7-3 in 11 innings Monday for a 2-0 lead in the AL championship series.
NEW YORK | Detroit closer Jose Valverde held off a furious New York ninth-inning rally and the Tigers avoided a major slip-up, beating the Yankees 5-3 on a rainy Sunday and evening their best-of-five AL playoff series at one game apiece.
CHICAGO | Alejandro De Aza's doing well for himself in late summer 2011 -- and especially on Wednesday.
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