White Sox will be ‘nerve-racking’ opponent in postseason, Yasmani Grandal says

White Sox pitcher Alex McRae, right, and catcher Yasmani Grandal (24) celebrate following a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. The Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 8-2. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) | AP Photos The White Sox won’t bring a ton […]

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A Wrigley farewell? An emotional Jon Lester reflects on what could be his final start at Wrigley Field

Pitcher Jon Lester might have walked off the Wrigley Field diamond for the final time Wednesday night. | Kamil Krzaczynski/AP “I didn’t think six years would go this fast,” Lester said after his final home start of 2020. Almost six years ago, Jon Lester took a chance. One of the game’s true aces made the […]

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White Sox reinstate left-hander Jace Fry from injured list

White Sox relief pitcher Jace Fry has come off the injured list. | Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Lefty Bernardo Flores Jr. was optioned to Schaumburg. The White Sox got some experience back in their bullpen Tuesday when they reinstated left-hander Jace Fry from the 10-day injured list and optioned lefty Bernardo Flores Jr. to the Schaumburg […]

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Engel, Anderson RBI in eighth lift White Sox to 3-1 win over Twins

Adam Engel hits a pinch-hit RBI-single off Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Taylor Rogers during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Chicago. Yoan Moncada scored on the play. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) | AP Photos White Sox widen lead in AL Central to two games Adam Engel fouled off a […]

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Dodgers’ bullpen delivers full-game relief in win over Astros

The Houston Astros, clawing for playoff contention, deployed their best pitcher at Dodger Stadium on Sunday night. Zack Greinke took the mound against his former team. The Dodgers, all but assured of a postseason berth, responded with a bullpen game. The Dodgers’ approach prevailed. They won 8-1 to avoid a two-game sweep in the Astros’ […]

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White Sox put Dallas Keuchel on 10-day IL

The White Sox put pitcher Dallas Keuchel on the 10-day injured list. | Jim Mone/AP Move is retroactive to Sept. 7; right-hander Reynaldo López is recalled from the Schaumburg training facility. White Sox left-hander Dallas Keuchel’s sore back landed him on the injured list Thursday, the team announced in a move that is retroactive to […]

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Cubs place LHP Jose Quintana on 10-day injured list with left lat inflammation

AP Photo/Paul Sancya Quintana becomes the second Cubs starting pitcher to go on the 10-day injured list in less than two days. Right-hander Tyler Chatwood went on the IL with a right forearm strain on Tuesday. The Cubs put left-hander Jose Quintana on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with inflammation in his left lat. In […]

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‘Greatest Met of All Time’: Tom Seaver Is Mourned Across Baseball

After the announcement late Wednesday that the Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, one of the greatest in baseball history, had died, tributes began pouring in on social media from prominent figures in sports and beyond. Seaver’s résumé is jaw dropping: three National League Cy Young Awards, 311 victories, a 2.86 career E.R.A., 3,640 strikeouts […]

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Tom Seaver, the Hall of Fame pitcher who was the heart of the Miracle Mets team, has died at 75

In this Oct. 4, 1969 photo, New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver throws against the Atlanta Braves in a National League playoff game in Atlanta. | AP Photos Seaver led the “Amazin Mets,” whose improbable run to the playoffs, broke the hearts of Cubs fans in 1969. NEW YORK — Tom Seaver, the galvanizing leader […]

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Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75

Tom Seaver, the galvanizing leader of the Miracle Mets 1969 championship team and a pitcher who personified the rise of expansion teams during an era of radical change for baseball, has died. He was 75. The Hall of Fame said Wednesday night that Seaver died Monday from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. Seaver […]

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Luis Robert powers White Sox’ come from behind victory over Twins

Luis Robert rounds third base on a solo home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Trevor May to tie the baseball game in the seventh inning, Monday, Aug. 31 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) | AP Photos White Sox take sole possession of first place in AL Central There was no no-hitter — not even […]

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White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito named AL Player of Week

White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito, right, reacts with teammates after closing out a no hitter at the end of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton) | AP Photos Right-hander Lucas Giolito, who pitched the 19th no-hitter in White Sox history Tuesday, has been named American […]

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Padres acquire pitcher Mike Clevinger from Indians

The Padres are leaving no doubt they are all in. Their fifth move in two days was to get starting pitcher Mike Clevinger from the Cleveland Indians. The Padres will send No. 7 prospect Gabriel Arias, No. 9 prospect Joey Cantillo, major league pitcher Cal Quantrill, outfielder Josh Naylor, catcher Austin Hedges and possibly one […]

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No matter what lies ahead, Lucas Giolito and James McCann will always have that no-hitter

White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (27) celebrates with catcher James McCann (33) after closing out a no-hitter in the team’s baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Chicago. The White Sox won 4-0. (AP Photo/Matt Marton) | AP Photos Special bond formed between pitcher and catch will likely be severed […]

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White Sox’ Lucas Giolito no-hits Pirates

White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito delivers during his no-hitter against the Pirates on Tuesday against the Pirates. | Matt Marton/AP Giolito strikes out 13, walks one in 4-0 Sox victory On Lucas Giolito nights, the White Sox believe it’s their night. On Tuesday, it was Giolito’s night. The 6-6 right-hander threw the Sox’ first […]

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Dodgers’ offense struggles against Mariners as seven-game winning streak snaps

Tony Gonsolin, arguably the Dodgers’ best pitcher this season, didn’t make the trip to Seattle with the team Tuesday night. He watched the club continue an odd four-game, home-and-home series Wednesday against the Mariners from back in Los Angeles because he was optioned after tossing six scoreless innings Tuesday. He can’t return for 10 days […]

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Angels send struggling starting pitcher Julio Teheran to the bullpen

Pitcher Julio Teheran will not start for the Angels for the time being. Manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday the veteran right-hander, who will earn a prorated portion of the one-year, $9-million contract he signed in December, will pitch out of the bullpen until he is “rocking and rolling” enough to return to the rotation. “Right […]

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Trevor Bauer wants to ‘Free Joe Kelly’ with cleats, T-shirt

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer might have Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly on his mind Wednesday when he takes the mound against the Kansas City Royals. At the very least, the former UCLA standout will have Kelly on his feet. Earlier in the day, Bauer tweeted a video in which he displayed the custom cleats he […]

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White Sox right-hander Dane Dunning set for debut

The White Sox brought up pitcher Dane Dunning. | Nam Y. Huh/AP Adam Engel is reinstated from the injured list after abrief stay, Cheslor Cuthbert is DFA’d, and Jose Ruiz optioned to Schaumburg The White Sox recalled right-hander Dane Dunning from their Schaumburg training facility in advance of his major league debut Wednesday night. Dunning […]

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Cubs’ Tyson Miller makes major-league debut against Cardinals

Cubs pitcher Tyson Miller delivers against the Cardinals on Monday. | Matt Marton/AP The Cubs’ right-handed prospect threw two innings in his first Major League start against the Cardinals on Monday. It had been four years since right-hander Tyson Miller heard his name called during the 2016 MLB Draft and on Monday, he finally got […]

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That’s three good ones in a row for White Sox righty Dylan Cease

White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease throws during the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the Tigers in Detroit. | Carlos Osorio/AP The White Sox need Dylan Cease to be part of a Big 3 in their starting rotation. He lowered his ERA to 3.26 in his fourth start Wednesday. The White Sox need Dylan Cease […]

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So far, so great: White Sox rookie righty Matt Foster off to near flawless start

“He’s fearless,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said of rookie pitcher Matt Foster. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images There’s no getting around how big a loss Aaron Bummer is to the White Sox bullpen. And there’s no getting around how big a gain someone like Matt Foster could be. There’s no getting around how big a […]

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Indians place 2 pitchers on restricted list after coronavirus policy violations

Indians pitcher Mike Clevenger was placed on the restricted list. | Jim Mone/AP Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac went out Saturday night with a group of people following the Indians’ win over the White Sox. CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians placed starters Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac on the restricted list Tuesday after the pitchers […]

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White Sox, Indians delayed by rain in 10th inning

White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito throws the ball against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) | AP Photos Homers by Jose Abreu and James McCann against Shane Bieber and seven strong innings by Lucas Giolito carried the Sox early […]

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