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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.
Left-hander Chris Sale pitched eight scoreless innings to push the White Sox to a 1-0 victory over the Athletics on Thursday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field. Two days after committing three errors in a game while playing third base, Marcus Semien was back in the lineup at shortstop and provided all of the offense the Sox needed.
Fresh off taking three of four from the Athletics, the White Sox will send left-hander Jose Quintana to the hill for the series opener against the Twins on Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field. He took another no-decision in his last outing, allowing just one run on seven hits while striking out seven Indians.
No one was under any illusions that Chicago ace Chris Sale would be a great matchup for an Oakland club that is struggling to put together consistent offensive efforts. Sale was his usual superb self on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field, and the A's were about as meek as ever in a 1-0 loss to Sale and the White Sox.
Earlier this afternoon I wrote about how the Reds are out of contention but Johnny Cueto still dominated the Cardinals in a 1-0 win as Cincinnati took three out of four games from St. Louis. Well, something very similar just happened in the other league today too.
The Indians host the Twins in a traditional afternoon double-header as Kyle Gibson faces Corey Kluber in game one and Ricky Nolasco takes on T.J. House in game two. Given the difference in ERAs between the Twins and Indians starters, Cleveland should have a very good chance of sweeping the two games.
Aug 15, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Hector Noesi throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports What positions will the Chicago White Sox upgrade in 2015? Pitching will be their number one target, just due to the amount of runs allowed this year, which before Thursday's game is 690.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 04:44 pm
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