Tigers miss opportunities in 8-2 loss to White Sox
DETROIT -- Andrew Vaughn homered and made two key defensive plays in left field as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers 8-2 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory. “Obviously I want to get as many outs as I can, so it was strange warming up and knowing I was only going to get three innings,” Mize said. “That should allow him to pitch all season.”The White Sox took a 2-0 lead with two outs in the first. “I’m still learning out there, but I’m getting more comfortable,” said Vaughn, who came through the White Sox minor league system as a first baseman. “We’ve got a lot of young guys up here who aren’t just getting hits — they are winning games for us,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said.mlive.com
White Sox hit 4 solo homers, beat Tigers 4-1
The Chicago White Sox hit four solo home runs, three against Detroit Tigers starter Casey Mize, to win the series opener 4-1 Thursday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. The White Sox (34-22) and Tigers (22-34) have three more games this weekend. Willi Castro hit one out to lead off the fifth inning against White Sox starter Lance Lynn. pic.twitter.com/PVDdY0SGMv — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) June 4, 2021It’s the second consecutive Tigers’ game in which the ball has been flying out the park. Up next: The Tigers and White Sox meet again on Friday at 8:10 p.m. Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull (4-2, 2.93 ERA) will face White Sox lefty Dallas Keuchel (4-1, 4.53).mlive.com
Can anyone challenge White Sox in AL Central this year?
Odds sites put four White Sox starters among the top dozen contenders for the AL Cy Young this year. pic.twitter.com/1F1miWRtpI — Evan Woodbery (@evanwoodbery) June 1, 2021So, yeah, the White Sox rotation is really good. At 33-22, the White Sox are only 2 1/2 games ahead of the Cleveland Indians, but it’s clear they’re the class of the Central Division. It’s been no secret that the White Sox had been methodically building a potential juggernaut. The White Sox could still be vulnerable, especially if the Indians find a way to scratch out some more runs and the Twins get back on track.mlive.com
Padres star Tatis feels better, expected back in lineup soon
A day after Tatis walked off the field during an exhibition game in a worrisome scene, the Padres said the discomfort in his left shoulder had improved. In fact he was lobbying to get in the lineup today, so I thought that was very encouraging,” Tingler said. I think everybody’s kind of expecting him to be back in the lineup in the next day or two. AdMichael Pineda was roughed up in his second start for Minnesota, surrendering five runs on nine hits in five innings. Ian Anderson went six innings in his fourth start, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk.
Amazin' at-bat: Mets' Guillorme draws 22-pitch walk vs Hicks
“I don’t even think I’ve had a 13 pitch at-bat in my career.”Hicks was scheduled to pitch one inning. Carlos Martínez worked four innings in the start for St. Louis, allowing two runs and five hits. Pittsburgh starter Steven Brault allowed three runs on five hits and a walk in three innings. YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 1New York starter Deivi García gave up one hit and an unearned run in three innings. Dean Kremer allowed a run on three hits, walked two and struck out four in the start for Baltimore.
Gallo's early power surge brings hope for big 2021 season
The 27-year-old says his power surge through the first two weeks of exhibition games is for real. He's had a good start with seven hits in his first 14 at-bats, including three homers and three doubles. He's shown dominant stuff at different points throughout his career and struck out a career-high 235 batters in 2019. The 24-year-old has been a top prospect for several years and hit .350 with nine homers in 2019 at Triple-A Albuquerque. The durable right-hander pitched an MLB-high 84 innings for the Rangers last season and had a 6-3 record with a 3.32 ERA.
Now in Chisox 'pen, Kopech makes debut after 2020 opt-out
TWINS 1, ORIOLES 0 (7 INNINGS)Minnesota ace Kenta Maeda allowed one hit in three innings, striking out four in his second start. Baltimore's Dean Kremer fared better in his second start, allowing a hit and a walk in three scoreless innings. Deivi García pitched three shutout innings in his second start for the Yankees. Nick Pivetta made his second start for Boston, allowing a run on three hits with three strikeouts in three innings. Alex Wood worked two innings in the start for San Francisco and gave up a home run to Omar Narvaez.
White Sox finalize deal with Athletics closer Hendriks
The Chicago White Sox have finalized a $54 million, three-year deal with Oakland Athletics closer Liam Hendriks, another big move as they set their sights on a championship run. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)CHICAGO – Liam Hendriks saw the talent the Chicago White Sox had and knew he wanted to join the team. Chicago finalized a $54 million, three-year deal with the former Oakland Athletics' closer, another big move as the White Sox set their sights on a championship run. I want to pitch everyday.”Hahn acknowledged the White Sox are taking a risk, given Hendriks' age. The White Sox made the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and ended a string of seven losing seasons.
After latest signing, are White Sox team to beat in AL Central?
The Kansas City Royals won the World Series in 2015. Now it appears to be the Chicago White Sox turn. The White Sox, who last won the division in 2008, have spent the winter supplementing a talented young core. The White Sox have also traded for starter Lance Lynn to bolster their rotation and signed outfielder Adam Eaton earlier in the winter. All that’s to say the White Sox are loading up for a playoff run this summer, but their ambitions don’t stop in 2021.mlive.com
White Sox add 2 veterans in 24-hour span
While everybody else is sleeping through Major League’s virtual Winter Meetings this week, the Chicago White Sox are staying busy. The White Sox are restocking after going 35-25 in 2020 and qualifying for the playoffs for the first time since 2008. The White Sox sent right-handed pitcher Dane Dunning and left-hander Avery Weems to the Rangers. Eaton, 32, played for the White Sox from 2014-2016 and has spent the last four seasons with the Washington Nationals. The White Sox have been stocking prospects during the last several years.mlive.com
Rangers trade RHP Lance Lynn to White Sox
The Chicago White Sox acquired a big workhorse for their starting rotation. Lance Lynn was traded from the Texas Rangers to the White Sox on Tuesday for right-hander Dane Dunning and lefty Avery Weems. The on-the-rise White Sox are coming off their first playoff appearance since 2008, going 35-25 and finishing tied for second in the AL Central before losing to Oakland in their wild-card series. While the Rangers didn't move Lynn at the Aug. 31 trade deadline, they did send All-Star lefty Mike Minor to Oakland. Weems, 23, was 5-4 with a 2.09 ERA over 14 starts in the White Sox minor league system in 2019 after he was selected on the sixth round of the amateur draft.
How did I fill out my AL Cy Young ballot? Here’s what I was thinking.
This was my first time voting for the Cy Young, my first time voting for a “major” award really, and I didn’t want to screw it up. As I write this, my strong assumption is that everyone else did too and that he will unanimously win the 2020 American League Cy Young Award. RELATED: 2020 Cy Young Awards: Shane Bieber, Trevor Bauer win bigAfter Bieber, things got trickier. Because the Cy Young is awarded on a point system, the second-, third-, fourth- and fifth-place votes really do matter. The truth is, after hours of staring at a spreadsheet, all the pitchers start to look the same.mlive.com
Riley HR in 9th leads Braves past Dodgers 5-1 in NLCS opener
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)ARLINGTON, Texas – Atlanta Braves fans were still doing tomahawk-chop chants as they filed out of the stadium, real people who replaced the cardboard cutouts players got so accustomed to this season. One game, but a big boost for the Braves in their first National League Championship Series since 2001. “It was awesome — fun to play in front of fans again,” Braves slugger Freddie Freeman said. Riley became the youngest player with a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning of a postseason game or later since Braves star Chipper Jones in 1995. Dodgers: Kershaw, the ace lefty from nearby Dallas, has 19 strikeouts in his two starts this postseason — both wins.