4/17/2014 | Ventura plays it smart when others disagree
As the late Jim Fregosi used to say, sometimes you have to learn how to lose a game. White Sox manager Robin Ventura has passed that course. Ventura took one for his team on Tuesday night, when he wound up using infielder Leury Garcia as a pitcher in a game that was tied at 4 in the 14th inning.
4/17/2014 | White Sox call up Putnam, designate Veal
The White Sox purchased the contract of Zach Putnam from Triple-A Charlotte and designated left-hander Donnie Veal for assignment.
4/17/2014 | Despite taking loss, Garcia savors pitching experience
Leury Garcia, a utility infielder, came out to start the 14th inning of the Red Sox's 6-4 victory at U.S. Cellular Field. He took the loss by allowing a two-run double to Jackie Bradley Jr. and his career ERA is now 18.00, but it's an experience he'll never forget.
4/17/2014 | Alexei homers to push hitting streak to 15 games
Given the length of the White Sox 6-4, 14-inning loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday night, it's easy to forget history was made in the sixth inning.
4/16/2014 | Bullpen springs late leak in White Sox loss
In the end, it came down a position player trying to keep the game alive for the White Sox. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run double off utility infielder Leury Garcia in the 14th inning as the Red Sox beat the White Sox, 6-4, on Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
4/16/2014 | Sale, Lester set for marquee matchup in finale
Left-handers Chris Sale and Jon Lester will oppose each other when the Red Sox and White Sox close out their three-game series Thursday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
4/16/2014 | Semien showing patience at plate
Marcus Semien's patience at the plate directly contributed to a White Sox victory Tuesday.
4/16/2014 | Steverson taking success in stride
The White Sox entered Wednesday's contest leading the Major Leagues in runs per game (5.86) and ranked No. 1 in the American League in average (.276), OPS (.803), slugging percentage (.450) and on-base percentage (.353). They also stood second with 19 home runs.
4/16/2014 | Johnson's adjustments in between starts pay dividends
Even beyond Erik Johnson's career-high nine strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday's no-decision, the right-hander looked like a different pitcher.
4/16/2014 | Konerko handling life in reserve
Count Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski as another person happy to see Paul Konerko, his friend and teammate of eight seasons, go out on his own terms. It's just strange for Pierzynski to see the White Sox captain with only one start and eight at-bats entering Wednesday.
4/16/2014 | Big chill: Alexei motors home on walk-off error
Alexei Ramirez scored the game-winning run on a throwing error by Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts as the Chicago White Sox won their second consecutive game on a game-ending play, 2-1, Tuesday night at U.S Cellular Field.
4/15/2014 | Williams impressed with club's early-season energy
Ken Williams often referred to the term "Chicago tough" in describing the type of players he wanted on the White Sox roster as the team's general manager.
4/15/2014 | Pierzynski honors Hawk by wearing No. 40
Once Mike Napoli returned to the Boston Red Sox, A.J. Pierzynski understood his familiar jersey No. 12 was not going to be a possibility with his new team. So Pierzynski decided to honor White Sox play-by-play television announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, who Pierzynski has known since his high school days in Florida and who wore No. 40 during his days in Boston.
4/15/2014 | Ramirez won't forget father-in-law
There's little doubt that the loss of Federico Poquelin, Alexei Ramirez's father-in-law, affected the White Sox shortstop during the 2013 season. Poquelin was tragically shot to death while Ramirez was in Arizona for Spring Training last year.
4/15/2014 | Reinsdorf extols Jackie's influence in game
On the 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breaking of the color barrier in Major League Baseball, White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf recalled that the biggest question on April 15, 1947, was not the color of Robinson's skin, but rather: Could he play?
4/15/2014 | White Sox honored to don No. 42 on backs
The White Sox jersey No. 5 usually can be seen just below the name Semien when the second baseman has taken the field this season. But Marcus Semien was honored to switch to No. 42 on Tuesday, just as did everyone across baseball, as part of Jackie Robinson Day.
4/15/2014 | Ventura not pleased call at first base stands
A call challenged by the White Sox in the second inning Tuesday night of a game against the Red Sox at U.S. Cellular Field stood after replay review.
4/15/2014 | Unlike previous seasons, Alexei catching fire
Alexei Ramirez is riding a 13-game hitting streak, but Boston's Clay Buchholz will try to cool off the Chicago shortstop when he takes the mound for Wednesday's game at U.S. Cellular Field.
4/15/2014 | Garcia undergoes successful shoulder surgery
Avisail Garcia underwent successful surgery Tuesday morning at Rush Oak Park Hospital to repair a torn labrum and avulsion fracture in his left shoulder.
4/14/2014 | White Sox taking time to prepare for Draft
You are the Chicago White Sox and have the third overall pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. It's an exciting and important part of the reshaping process brought about by a 99-loss 2013 campaign that produced this high first-round selection.
4/13/2014 | Viciedo's double confirmed after umpire review
An umpire review in the second inning of Sunday's White Sox-Indians game at U.S. Cellular Field took place in regard to Dayan Viciedo's double to deep right field.
4/13/2014 | Alexei reversing trend of April struggles
April has not been consistently kind to Alexei Ramirez throughout his Major League career.
4/13/2014 | White Sox to host panel in honor of Jackie Robinson
A special panel discussion entitled "Jackie Robinson: A Catalyst for Change in American Society" will be hosted by the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday in honor of Major League Baseball's Jackie Robinson Day.
4/13/2014 | Ventura not ready to make pitching-staff changes
The White Sox entered Sunday leading the Majors in runs per game (6.33), home runs (16) and on-base percentage (.359) while raking second in average (.285), OPS (.815) and slugging percentage (.456). Their pitching, however, hasn't been quite as consistent.
4/13/2014 | Sale credits Nieves with developing changeup
When the Red Sox come to Chicago for a series beginning Tuesday, the arrival of Boston pitching coach Juan Nieves, who was the White Sox bullpen coach from 2008-12, won't be overlooked by Chris Sale.
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