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Chris Sale had a rare off night Wednesday, giving up five runs in five innings in a loss to the Royals.

The especially bad news for Sale owners here is that the poor performance makes it far less likely that he'll get two starts next week; the White Sox were considering pitching him on the last day of the season to improve his Cy Young chances. Realistically, though, he had very little shot of beating out Felix Hernandez even before tonight. He's now 12-4 with a 2.20 ERA.
Sep 17 - 11:11 PM

Scott Carroll (fingernail) is expected to be OK to make his next scheduled start on Tuesday.

Carroll dealt with a cracked fingernail in his last outing, but White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday that the righty "looks OK." If it turns out Carroll can't go, it's possible the club will move up Chris Sale to start, which would give him an extra outing as he pursues the AL Cy Young award.
Sep 17 - 9:32 AM

Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run triple in the seventh inning, and the White Sox held on to beat the Royals 7-5 on Tuesday.

With one out and runners on the corners, the Royals opted to walk Jose Abreu to bring up Gillaspie. The 27-year-old made them pay for that decision, ripping a triple into the gap to clear the bases and give the White Sox the lead. The triple was surprisingly his fifth of the season, giving him 57 RBI. Gillaspie finished 2-for-5 in the game to raise his season line to a strong .293/.345/.433.
Sep 17 - 1:08 AM

Adam Eaton had a huge night Tuesday, finishing 4-for-5 with a double, triple and two runs scored in a win over the Royals.

Eaton followed up a 3-for-5 game with an even better performance, falling a home run shy of the cycle. Perhaps most remarkably, none of Eaton's four hits managed to drive in a run. The outfielder did score two runs himself, giving him 71 runs scored to go with a .303/.367/.403 line on the year.
Sep 17 - 1:00 AM

Zach Putnam was called on to close out the Royals Tuesday, pitching a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save.

A day after Jake Petricka took his fourth blown save, it was Putnam, with Petricka backing him up, who was brought in for the save chance. Putnam responded by inducing three ground ball outs to end the game. Given that Petricka was throwing in the bullpen it's fair to wonder how manager Robin Ventura views the ninth inning currently. Putnam is the less sexy player from a numbers standpoint -- he has just 44 strikeouts in 54 innings of work this season -- but his 2.00 ERA and 1.07 WHIP suggest he's capable of getting the job done if asked. Owners looking for saves should invest in both relievers until some clarity is gained.
Sep 17 - 12:53 AM

Paul Konerko (hand) could be available to play Wednesday.

If he's not ready Wednesday, he thinks he'll "certainly" be available Friday. Konerko hit 30 pitches in extended batting practice Tuesday. "It’s pretty much ready to go," Konerko said. "I’ve got to get more baseball activity in. I didn’t hit for 10-12 days or take any ground balls, any of that. Now it’s just kind of getting that stuff in. I don’t see any reason why I can’t be available as early as (Wednesday), but certainly Friday."
Source: CSN Chicago
Sep 16 - 7:39 PM

John Danks blanked the Royals for six innings, but was left with nothing to show for it Monday.

Danks exited with a 3-0 lead, only to have it blown with one run in the seventh, one in the eighth and two in the ninth. As a result, Danks remains winless in his last nine starts.
Sep 16 - 12:01 AM

Jake Petricka took his fifth blown save and his fifth loss after giving up two runs in the ninth Monday against the Royals.

Petricka came in with two outs in the eighth and bailed Zach Putnam out of a jam, but he gave up two doubles to tie the game in the ninth. The Royals went on to win on a little grounder up the middle that Alexei Ramirez couldn't handle. It was ruled an infield single that allowed the runner to score all of the way from second, so the run was earned, even though that seemed rather ridiculous. We would hope this doesn't cost Petricka additional save chances down the stretch.
Sep 16 - 12:00 AM

Paul Konerko (hand) took batting practice Monday.

Konerko is dealing with a small fracture in his left hand but hopes to return at some point during the White Sox' current road trip. "It’s coming along," manager Robin Ventura said. "He swung the bat a little bit, and I think he’s going to get out there today and see how much he can take. It’s the impact you’re worried about. He can move his hand around enough to get by, but until we can see what happens when he makes impact, then we’ll go from there. He’s encouraged by it, so it’s looking like he’s getting closer to playing."
Source: CSN Chicago
Sep 15 - 8:07 PM

Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

Abreu had an RBI single in the fourth inning before launching the solo homer in the ninth. He's got a six-game hitting streak that has his season line up to .322/.384/.604, and Abreu has 102 RBI and 76 runs scored to go with the 35 homers. It's been a truly monstrous rookie year for the 27-year-old.
Sep 14 - 5:44 PM

Hector Noesi allowed five runs, including two home runs, over 6 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

Noesi gave up eight hits in total, with homers by Trevor Plouffe and Jordan Schafer accounting for three of the Twins' runs. The loss was Noesi's first since August 20, dropping him to 8-10 on the year. The right-hander, who is pitching for a job next year, will take on the Rays in Tampa on Saturday.
Sep 14 - 5:30 PM

Paul Konerko (hand) is hoping to play this week after hitting off a tee with minor discomfort on Sunday.

Konerko has a small fracture in his left hand, but with it being his final season he plays to play through some pain in the final weeks. Don't expect more than a handful of token appearances.
Sep 14 - 12:03 PM

Dayan Viciedo hit a walkoff two-run homer as the White Sox swept a doubleheader Saturday against the Indians.

Viciedo singled in the first inning and then played the hero with a bomb off Twins closer Glen Perkins in the bottom of the ninth. He has a brutal .233 batting average and .279 on-base percentage in 133 games this season, but 21 homers and 57 RBI have kept him fantasy-relevant. There is some value in empty power.
Sep 13 - 11:27 PM

Jose Quintana hurled seven innings of one-run ball Saturday to help the White Sox take the first game of a doubleheader against the Twins.

Quintana was flat-out dominant, yielding only three hits and two walks while striking out a career-high 13 batters. The 25-year-old has been tremendous all season, boasting a 3.30 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 165/52 K/BB ratio in 185 2/3 innings. A road start versus the Royals is next.
Sep 13 - 7:01 PM

Alexei Ramirez doubled and homered as the White Sox won the first half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins.

Ramirez hit a two-run shot off Phil Hughes in the bottom of the third inning and then doubled and scored in the bottom of the eighth, finishing the afternoon tilt with two RBI and two runs scored. He has a .275/.309/.417 slash line with 15 homers, 67 RBI, and 75 runs scored in 144 games this season.
Sep 13 - 6:58 PM

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