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White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City in the opener of a three-game series and nine-game, 10-day road trip-the last trip of the season before the final four-game homestand against these same Royals. Starters: LHP John Danks for the Sox, RHP James Shields for KC.
Having already been officially eliminated from the playoff race, the Sox will finish the season under .500 and no better than fourth place in the AL Central. Not exactly the result we were all hoping for when the team was just 2½ games out of first place in early June.
Chris Sale is scheduled to pitch Wednesday as the Royals welcome the White Sox to Kauffman Stadium for the last time in 2014. Photo Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Well that wasn't the result you wanted playing against a last place team this weekend at home.
Yesterday was a must win game. This weekend against Detroit are three huge must-win games.
The Tigers took care of business this week and find themselves back atop the division with two weeks left to go. The Royals are still very much alive for the division though, and currently hold the second Wild Card spot.
May hunkers down, helps Twins beat White Sox CHICAGO -- Minnesota Twins rookie right-hander Trevor May could've crumbled in a tight situation Sunday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field . Instead, he used a mound visit by pitching coach Rick Anderson to reset his pitch selection and escape a fourth-inning jam with three straight strikeouts in the Twins' 6-4 win against the Chicago White Sox.
Quintana struck out a career-high 13, including six in a row, Alexei Rameriz homered and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 in the opener of a doubleheader Saturday. Phil Hughes wasn't far off.
Could lefty Chris Sale of the out-of-contention White Sox have a major impact on the Detroit-Kansas City race? The standings on this Friday in September show the Kansas City Royals with a half-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central, a lead sliced to that miniscule margin because of the Royals' loss to woeful Boston Thursday night.
Early-season injury may ultimately cost him an award, but he's doing everything he can to make up the ground Considering he missed a month of the season, it's remarkable that Chris Sale has a Cy Young case at all. But there he is, bouncing back from an uneven August with a furious September that is forcing voters to give him some thought.
The American League wild-card race 2014 should be something to watch. The A's can only hope they'll do well enough in their final couple of weeks of the season to be a part of it.
SEPTEMBER 6: Jose Quintana #62 of the Chicago White Sox pitches during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 6, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. ORG XMIT: 477589453 That's not surprising given Quintana is the second-best pitcher on a White Sox team that is 14 games under .500.
The White Sox and Twins were rained out at U.S. Cellular Field Friday night, setting up a straight doubleheader today at 3 p.m., with the nightcap starting 30 minutes after Game 1. Here are some Sox thoughts as we anxiously await this twinbill between the two worst teams in the AL Central: The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
In 1914, Red Sox southpaw Dutch Leonard engaged the American League to the tune of a 0.96 ERA , allowed batters to reach via a hit at a rate of 5.57 per nine innings pitched and fanned 20.9 percent of all batters he faced. All three marks led the AL -- quite an accomplishment for a hurler who was pitching in his age-22 season.
There was a great moment during Wednesday night's White Sox game, and it was only seen by the 15,000 people in attendance at Sox Park. A lady was on the big screen doing the "Guess the Lineup" game.
White Sox second baseman Carlos Sanchez watches his throw to first base after retiring a sliding Sam Fuld when Josh Donaldson grounded into a ninth-inning double play. The A's could manage only three hits against Chris Sale and Jake Petricka.
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