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White Sox fall to Indians while resting Yoan Moncada and Tim Anderson

White Sox manager Rick Renteria rested his slumping middle infielders Thursday, hoping Yoan Moncada and Tim Anderson would benefit from a few hours on the bench. “This is to make sure they take a step back, take a breath,” Renteria said. “It allows us …

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White Sox rest Yoan Moncada and Tim Anderson against Indians

Left-hander Carlos Rodon will make his second start of the season Thursday afternoon for the White Sox, who have won three of their last four games. The Indians counter with right-hander Mike Clevinger (4-2, 3.31). First pitch is 1:10 p.m. and the game…

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White Sox rest Yoan Moncada and Tim Anderson against Indians

Left-hander Carlos Rodon will make his second start of the season Thursday afternoon for the White Sox, who have won three of their last four games. The Indians counter with right-hander Mike Clevinger (4-2, 3.31). First pitch is 1:10 p.m. and the game…

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NL Central thoughts: Cubs-Brewers rivalry strengthens as Cardinals prepare to face Jake Arrieta

The Brewers snatched first place back from the Cubs by taking the final two games of their three-game showdown at Miller Park, but no one is taking anything for granted. “We’ve started out doing well, but I’ve been through a lot and know we have to compete 162 games,” Lorenzo Cain said. “It’

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NL Central thoughts: Cubs-Brewers rivalry strengthens as Cardinals prepare to face Jake Arrieta

The Brewers snatched first place back from the Cubs by taking the final two games of their three-game showdown at Miller Park, but no one is taking anything for granted. “We’ve started out doing well, but I’ve been through a lot and know we have to compete 162 games,” Lorenzo Cain said. “It’

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Column: NFL builds tower of irony with new national anthem policy

Exit velocity has to be my favorite new statistic in baseball. Following a home run, game announcers will now customarily follow up with reports of pitch speed and how fast the ball bounced off the bat. It’s not enough to just see the ball fly out of the park. We have to know it was a 95-mph fastball

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Chris Gimenez on the perils of pitching for position players: ‘The slope will do weird things to your arm’

Chris Gimenez’s memory of pitching in his first major-league game in 2014 is a painful reminder that catching remains his primary job. “The next seven days after that, I felt I needed Tommy John and several shoulder surgeries,” Gimenez said. “I decided from that point on I was going to throw it slow

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Cubs need a six-man rotation when Yu Darvish returns

That’s three straight quality starts and a 1.14 ERA in four starts for Mike Montgomery, the starting pitcher the Cubs already had on staff when they stuffed him in the bullpen as they forked over $164 million combined for Yu Darvish and Tyler Chatwood. To recap, Darvish has a repertoire that mixes

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Hoop dreamer: White Sox slugger Daniel Palka’s tall tale of basketball greatness

This is how it begins: Two buddies watching TV on a spring night in 2016. The McDonald’s All-American Game is on ESPN, and Chad Christensen is awed by what he sees. Lonzo Ball fires a baseball pass that Josh Jackson slams down at the United Center. A pull-up 3 by Markelle Fultz. A beastly dunk by

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Rick Renteria’s umpire gripe only makes it tougher for Yoan Moncada

On the fourth pitch White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada saw Tuesday night against the Indians, he drilled a 429-foot home run to center field. That is the right way for a 23-year-old major leaguer to respond to umpires supposedly expanding his strike…

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Tyler Chatwood shows the Cubs a whole new side of bad baseball

Turns out, leading the major leagues in walks wasn’t Tyler Chatwood’s only trick. Turns out, the Cubs’ $38 million free-agent pitcher had a whole new side of bad baseball he apparently had been saving for a special occasion, such as the day after the Cubs rallied against the Brewers to take

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Is Lucas Giolito lucky or unlucky White Sox are leaving him up during their rebuild?

As the composed and cordial Lucas Giolito stood before his locker Monday night, trying to explain another tough night at the yard, the thought occurred: Giolito is lucky the White Sox are in rebuilding mode. Otherwise he would be in the minors. On second thought, maybe that’s backward. Giolito (4

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Cubs wives lose softball showdown with Brewers but win for RBI charity

For one day, Stephanie Duchaine got a little taste of Cubs pitcher Mike Montgomery’s world, specifically his team’s I-94 rivalry with the Brewers, when she and other players’ wives, fiancees and girlfriends took on their Milwaukee counterparts in a charity softball game Monday at Helfaer

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Is Lucas Giolito lucky or unlucky that the White Sox are leaving him up during their rebuild?

As the composed and cordial Lucas Giolito stood before his locker Monday night, trying to explain another tough night at the yard, the thought occurred: Giolito is lucky the White Sox are in rebuilding mode. Otherwise he would be in the minors. On second thought, maybe that’s backward. Giolito (4

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Is Lucas Giolito lucky or unlucky that the White Sox are leaving him up during their rebuild?

As the composed and cordial Lucas Giolito stood before his locker Monday night, trying to explain another tough night at the yard, the thought occurred: Giolito is lucky the White Sox are in rebuilding mode. Otherwise he would be in the minors. On second thought, maybe that’s backward. Giolito (4

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James Shields takes the mound for the White Sox against the Indians

James Shields (1-7, 4.92) gets the ball tonight for the White Sox, who hope to draw even in their series against the Indians. First pitch at Guaranteed Rate Field is 7:10 p.m., and the game will be carried on WGN-9 and WGN-720. The Sox will use this li…

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