Record Sale: 8th straight 10-K effort ties mark

White Sox ace joins Pedro as only pitchers in MLB history with such streak

Record Sale: 8th straight 10-K effort ties mark

ST. LOUIS -- White Sox ace Chris Sale entered the record books with his 10th strikeout of Tuesday night's start against the Cardinals, becoming just the second pitcher in Major League history to strike out 10 or more batters in eight consecutive outings.

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Danks: Disappointing season can turn around

Danks: Disappointing season can turn around

ST. LOUIS -- Nobody has more White Sox service time on the current roster than starting pitcher John Danks. And on Tuesday evening, prior to the series opener at Busch Stadium, Danks spoke like a player who has seen it all in a conversation with MLB.com about the disappointment of the season to date.

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Eaton: Good work habits equal good results

Eaton: Good work habits equal good results

ST. LOUIS -- Adam Eaton's .290 average entering play Tuesday made him one of the most productive White Sox hitters in the month of June. And a .484 slugging percentage also made the 5-foot-8, 185-pound White Sox leadoff hitter one of the team's most power-packed over the past 30 days.

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White Sox lookback, Part 1: Dropped 3rd strike

Oral history of controversial play in Game 2 of ALCS vs. Angels

White Sox lookback, Part 1: Dropped 3rd strike

CHICAGO -- On the night of Oct. 26, 2005, history was made on the South Side of Chicago.

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Abreu is #ASGWorthy, as well as Sale

Abreu is #ASGWorthy, as well as Sale

CHICAGO -- The final American League All-Star voting update on Monday, with votes cast via the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, did not include any White Sox position players in the top five and no outfielder in the top 15.

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Abreu has made impressive rise to stardom

Charting the White Sox first baseman's journey to the Major Leagues

Abreu has made impressive rise to stardom

CHICAGO -- On the morning of Oct. 29, 2013, Jose Abreu arrived at U.S. Cellular Field for the first time. As he put on his new No. 79 uniform for the news conference introducing him as the newest member of the Chicago White Sox, Abreu experienced a host of feelings. High on that list was the burden of the immense expectations placed upon him as a result of his lucrative new six-year contract and the recent separation from his family in Cuba. It was a whirlwind of change for the powerful first baseman. In less than six months, he signed the deal with the Sox after leaving his native land behind along with his 3-year-old son, Dariel Eduardo, his parents and sister in the hope of pursuing his dream of playing in the Major Leagues.

With all the emotion part and parcel of his journey, it shouldn't have been a surprise, then, that Abreu broke into tears as he stepped on the field and saw his name flashing on the ballpark video board. It dawned on him in a flash: "Now I have the opportunity to realize my dream and provide a better future for my family."

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White Sox let lead, finale slip away in Detroit

White Sox let lead, finale slip away in Detroit

DETROIT -- Victor Martinez's game-tying, bases-clearing double in the eighth set up catcher James McCann's walk-off home run an inning later as the Tigers beat the White Sox, 5-4, on Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park.

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One pitch flips script for Samardzija, Sox

One pitch flips script for Samardzija, Sox

DETROIT -- Stop the White Sox if you've heard this frustrating story before.

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Rodon to continue honing changeup

Rodon to continue honing changeup

DETROIT -- When Carlos Rodon next takes the mound on July 6 or 7 at home against the Blue Jays, a more complete version of the future frontline starter and current 22-year-old rookie will be on display.

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Amid looming 'pen decisions, Danks skipped

Amid looming 'pen decisions, Danks skipped

DETROIT -- The White Sox soon will have decisions to make regarding their bullpen, with Matt Albers and Dan Jennings continuing on their injury rehab assignments with Triple-A Charlotte. In the rotation, meanwhile, John Danks will be skipped following his rained-out start on Saturday.

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Rain washes out White Sox game in Detroit

Contest rescheduled as part of day-night twinbill Sept. 21; Ventura grateful for support

DETROIT -- Robin Ventura appreciates the strong show of support from White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams, who backed the White Sox manager and his staff during a conversation with the media on Friday.

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Abreu moving to No. 2 in lineup for first time

Ventura looking to give hottest hitter extra at-bat, improve production vs. lefties

Abreu moving to No. 2 in lineup for first time

DETROIT -- The debut of Jose Abreu in the No. 2 spot of the White Sox order has been postponed by rain.

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Ventura 'committed' to managing White Sox

In light of Sandberg's resignation, skipper familiar with tough times, but has support of Williams

Ventura 'committed' to managing White Sox

DETROIT -- Robin Ventura didn't know the exact set of circumstances that caused Ryne Sandberg to resign as Phillies manager on Friday. But Ventura certainly understands the job's tough nature as a member of this exclusive fraternity.

Ventura truly understands being at the helm of a surprisingly underachieving team, with the White Sox entering Friday night's contest at 32-40. He doesn't foresee a circumstance that would cause him to walk away from the White Sox, reaching that enough-is-enough sort of moment in his fourth year on the job.

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White Sox small miscues add up to tough loss

Botched safety-squeeze attempt, mistake pitches prove decisive in winnable game

White Sox small miscues add up to tough loss

DETROIT -- In the case of the White Sox execution Friday night at Comerica Park, manager Robin Ventura was all in favor of it during the latter stages of a 5-4 loss to the Tigers.

But as has been the case far too often for the South Siders during their 32-41 start to the 2015 season, things didn't go as planned. So a first-and-third, one-out situation against closer Joakim Soria in the ninth turned into a popped-up bunt by Carlos Sanchez when he elected the safety-squeeze option.

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White Sox on wrong end of see-saw affair

White Sox on wrong end of see-saw affair

DETROIT -- J.D. Martinez's go-ahead home run in the eighth inning powered the Tigers to a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the White Sox on Friday night at Comerica Park.

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Seeking answers, Williams makes first '15 trip

White Sox executive VP reminds reshaping process is about future as well as present

Seeking answers, Williams makes first '15 trip

DETROIT -- There is a reason why Ken Williams accompanied the White Sox to Minneapolis and Detroit as part of this three-city, nine-game road trip. And as the team's executive vice president quipped on Friday, that reason was not to shop at the Mall of America or buy a new car in Michigan.

"I came here because I had questions, concerns and things I wanted to address and make sure that these guys still believe that they can win," Williams said. "Because what's at play here, is when we set out to build this club, it wasn't just putting pieces together for this year."

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Sanchez's clutch bat, glove lift Sox in extras

Sanchez's clutch bat, glove lift Sox in extras

DETROIT -- Carlos Sanchez's bases-clearing triple in the 10th inning was just enough to propel the White Sox to an 8-7 win over the Tigers on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park.

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Walking Miggy right move as Sox squeak by in 10th

Robertson issues intentional pass to load bases before sealing win with strikeout

Walking Miggy right move as Sox squeak by in 10th

DETROIT -- The critics were poised and ready if Josh Wilson had delivered even the softest of singles with the bases loaded and two outs in the 10th inning of the White Sox 8-7 victory over the Tigers at Comerica Park on Thursday.

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Learning on the job, Rodon keeps Tigers in check

Rookie gives up two homers but strikes out seven in no-decision

Learning on the job, Rodon keeps Tigers in check

DETROIT -- The Tigers had their first look at Carlos Rodon during the White Sox 10-inning 8-7 victory at Comerica Park Thursday afternoon and didn't seem overly enthralled with the wipeout slider he was featuring. If nothing else, they at least had to be impressed with the pitch.

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Montas to rep White Sox at Futures Game

Montas to rep White Sox at Futures Game

DETROIT -- Frankie Montas, the hard-throwing right-handed hurler, stands as the lone White Sox representative in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game to be played on July 12 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

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Ventura determined to keep Sox unified, motivated

Ventura determined to keep Sox unified, motivated

DETROIT -- After four years of managing, Robin Ventura has discovered the unofficial secret to the job.

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Alexei held out of starting lineup to clear head

Shortstop enters in eighth as pinch-hitter, doubles

Alexei held out of starting lineup to clear head

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Sale's 10-K outing falls just short of history

Sale's 10-K outing falls just short of history

MINNEAPOLIS -- For a majority of his outing Wednesday, White Sox ace Chris Sale looked dominant, mowing batters down and getting through innings quickly.

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Sale roughed up as White Sox fall to Twins

Sale roughed up as White Sox fall to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- White Sox ace Chris Sale fell short of striking out at least 12 batters for a sixth straight start, as he was outdueled by Phil Hughes in the Twins' 6-1 win on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field.

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Two-out hits helping boost White Sox

Two-out hits helping boost White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS -- Two-out hitting hasn't been the White Sox strong suit this season -- the team's .232 batting average with two outs entering Wednesday and the five runners it left on in two scoreless innings Tuesday speak loud enough.

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Samardzija settles in to get win over Twins

Samardzija settles in to get win over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Right-hander Jeff Samardzija turned in seven strong innings, while Melky Cabrera provided a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh to lift the White Sox to a 6-2 win over the Twins.

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White Sox slumbering offense awakens

White Sox slumbering offense awakens

MINNEAPOLIS -- Runs haven't been coming easily for the White Sox, who rank near the bottom of every major offensive statistical category, so scoring six runs in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Twins was a welcome occurrence.

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