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  • Rotation unlikely to change until after All-Star break

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - New York Yankees - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- It's looking more and more like the Yankees will have to survive with their current rotation until after the All-Star break. Before a 7-0 victory against Oakland on...
  • Yanks' Ellsbury expects to play Friday despite hip ailment

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - New York Yankees - INSIDE PITCH SEATTLE -- The New York Yankees' first three-game series sweep of the season came with a touch of pain Thursday night. Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who extended his hitting...
  • Angels walk away with 4-1 win over Yankees

    Angels walk away with 4-1 win over Yankees
    KEY MOMENT: Angels starter Jered Weaver escaped a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the eighth by striking out Brett Gardner with an 88-mph fastball and getting Derek Jeter to ground into a 4-6-3 double play to preserve a 1-1 tie. Weaver pumped his fist...
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  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag
    While managers have different preferences about using "small ball," it strikes me that the White Sox rarely use sacrifice bunts in games where one run can make the difference. Is this a strategical decision or are they just bad bunters? -- Bob Dunn;...
  • 'R' is for realistic, Sox fans

    'R' is for realistic, Sox fans
    The magic of baseball is it brings out the kid in all of us. Given that, I'm channeling fond memories of "Sesame Street" in saying this perspective on the White Sox's 2013 season is brought to you by the letter "R." Rebuild The word that was once...
  • Everyone is pitching in for the Red Sox

    Everyone is pitching in for the Red Sox
    Even with a resurgent John Lackey starting Wednesday night in hopes of leading the Boston Red Sox to their first World Series-clinching victory at Fenway Park in 95 years, their bullpen could be crowded. "They know the urgency," pitching coach Juan...
  • Rosenbloom: Here's the deal: Williams needs to make a trade

    Rosenbloom: Here's the deal: Williams needs to make a trade
    There is a rumor the White Sox are interested in trading for Milwaukee starter Zach Greinke. I believe the rumor was started by Gavin Floyd’s right forearm, the one with tendinitis that likely will land him on the disabled list and scream for the...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Sox mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Sox mailbag
    Do you think Sox overpaid for Brett Myers? The player to be named later is most likely a high 2011 draft pick, which is why they have to wait. Jim F., Denver Jim, thanks for your patience. I realize you submitted this question before the player to be...
  • Position analysis: Bullpen could look different

    Position analysis: Bullpen could look different
    The White Sox were extremely pleased with the development of their pitching staff in 2012, particularly the rookie relievers who experienced the pressure of a division race. In fact, general manager Ken Williams resisted any temptation to trade any of...
  • White Sox blank Royals on baseball's opening day

    White Sox blank Royals on baseball's opening day
    Chicagao, Ill. -- Chris Sale struck out seven in 7 2/3 innings and Tyler Flowers homered as Chicago edged visiting Kansas City on opening day. Sale (1-0), who was given a five-year, $32.5 million extension during spring training, scattered seven hits and...
  • Mariners No Offense, Lose to White Sox 6-1

    Mariners No Offense, Lose to White Sox 6-1
    Alex Rios hit a two-run home run as the Chicago White Sox rebounded from perhaps their toughest defeat of the season to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1 ending a three-game losing streak. The White Sox blew a three-run lead in ninth inning of a 7-6 loss...