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Quintana solid, but drops finale in Detroit

The White Sox had scoring chances against Max Scherzer Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park, but that one big hit was missing, ultimately meaning their chance to win this four-game series outright also disappeared with the Tigers' 7-4 victory.

Viciedo maturing at the plate

The White Sox tough love toward Dayan Viciedo is being rewarded.

Beckham returns, thrust into starting lineup

There wasn't much time for Gordon Beckham to rest upon his return to the White Sox on Thursday.

Konerko adjusting to role off the bench

Paul Konerko had 9,201 career plate appearances prior to this 2014 season. None of them really prepared the White Sox captain for his pinch-hitting/part-time role he's taken on in this 16th and final season playing for the South Siders.

Eaton better; Gillaspie needs rest

Adam Eaton missed a fifth straight game due to a mild strain in his left knee, although he "begged" Robin Ventura to let him play Thursday, according to the White Sox manager.

Abreu takes professional approach to BP

Hitting one home run to straightaway center at Comerica Park, covering at least 420 feet, usually falls in the rarefied Miguel Cabrera category. Jose Abreu has accomplished that feat twice in the first three games of this series.

Johnson starts homestand opener vs. Rays

Erik Johnson and Chris Archer square off as the Rays visit the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field to open a four-game set on Friday night.

Beckham off DL, returns to White Sox

Gordon Beckham rejoined the White Sox for Thursday afternoon's series finale against Detroit. He returned from his injury rehab assignment and was activated from the disabled list.

Semien's slam sparks White Sox comeback win

Marcus Semien hit a grand slam in the seventh inning to lift the White Sox to a 6-4 victory over the Tigers at Comerica Park on Wednesday night. Andre Rienzo worked 6 1/3 for the victory, and Jose Abreu homered for the second straight night.

Konerko passes Big Hurt in total bases

Paul Konerko's eighth-inning double off of Justin Miller during the White Sox 6-4 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday set the new franchise record for total bases. Konerko sits at 3,950, while Hall of Famer Frank Thomas is No. 2 at 3,949.

Putnam 'calms waters' in White Sox bullpen

When Zack Putnam was growing up in Ann Arbor, Mich., he counted the Tigers as his favorite baseball team. But the White Sox right-hander had no trouble setting a personal high with four strikeouts Tuesday night against that one-time favorite.

Dunn appreciates 500 HRs, Pujols' legacy

White Sox slugger Adam Dunn called Albert Pujols, who hit a pair of home runs Tuesday night to become a member of the 500 home run club "one of the best players of our generation, if not ever."

Sale doesn't foresee changes coming to arsenal

Despite being on the disabled list for the first time in his career, White Sox left-hander Chris Sale doesn't believe his pitching repertoire has to drastically change for health reasons.

Leesman endures short outing in first start

Charlie Leesman's 2014 debut lasted all of 2 2/3 innings after allowing six runs on nine hits and a walk to the Tigers in an 8-6 loss at Comerica Park on Tuesday night. Jose Abreu homered against Justin Verlander in the first inning, and Dayan Viciedo had a career-high four hits.

Ventura not basing decisions solely on pitch count

White Sox manager Robin Ventura won't shy away from using Chris Sale or his other starters in a slightly elevated pitch count again, depending on the situation and how the given pitcher is feeling.

Gillaspie sits out with sore left hand

Third baseman Conor Gillaspie was out of Tuesday's White Sox lineup against Justin Verlander and the Tigers and most likely will miss Wednesday's contest because of a sore left hand.

Eaton wearing brace, return uncertain

On Tuesday, White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton ran stairs, did some lunges and even ran some incline, during which everything went well. He declared himself at 95 percent, but still missed a third straight game because of the injury.

Relief corps showing signs of working into shape

The White Sox bullpen is slowly but surely coming together after several relievers missed time during Spring Training.

Sale upbeat after initial diagnosis brings good news

White Sox left-hander Chris Sale was officially placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career on Tuesday with a flexor muscle strain just above his left elbow.

Danks pitches White Sox past Tigers in opener

John Danks allowed one run over over 6 1/3 innings in a duel with Detroit's Anibal Sanchez, and the White Sox tallied three runs in a review-filled seventh inning to secure a 3-1 victory over the Tigers on Monday in the opener of a four-game set at Comerica Park.

Two replay reviews go in White Sox favor in seventh

After White Sox manager Robin Ventura lost a fourth-inning challenge, Chicago benefited from two reviews during a seventh-inning rally at Comerica Park.

Patience helping Viciedo thrive at the plate

White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo entered Monday's series opener in Detroit with a .321 average based largely on his newfound patience at bat.

Eaton antsy to get back in White Sox lineup

White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton, who missed Sunday and Monday with a left hamstring injury that forced him to depart after the top of the fifth inning Saturday, will test the problem on Tuesday to see where he stands.

Approach helping offense get out of the gates strong

The White Sox have already seen dramatic results their "selectively aggressive" offensive approach.

Sale placed on disabled list with flexor muscle strain

Left-hander Chris Sale, who threw a career-high 127 pitches against Boston on Thursday, was placed the 15-day disabled list with a flexor muscle strain.

Strikeout stands after White Sox challenge

About the only thing that didn't go right for the White Sox in a 16-2 victory over the Rangers on Sunday was a sixth-inning challenge during an at-bat involving Alejandro De Aza.

Dunn unimpressed with .304 batting average

Adam Dunn probably cares less about a .300 average than any player in baseball. The .238 career hitter certainly has the skills to reach that level, as he entered Sunday's series finale with the Rangers batting .304. It's just that average as a statistic has and always will rank low on the priority list for the middle-of-the-order run producer.

Beckham close, but not back

Gordon Beckham has four hits in 26 at-bats during his eight-game Minor League rehab assignment for Double-A Birmingham, including a go-ahead, two-run double Saturday night.

Danks wants to be less wild but equally effective

During John Danks' 2013 struggles, in which he posted a 4.75 ERA over 138 1/3 innings, the veteran southpaw still was able to consistently find the strike zone. He walked just 27, although the counter was Danks allowed 28 home runs.

White Sox turn up power for Johnson

Walking the leadoff hitter in four straight innings certainly isn't a conducive recipe for success on most afternoons or evenings at the ballpark. But that exact formula worked for White Sox starter Erik Johnson during an 16-2 victory over the Rangers in Sunday afternoon's series finale at Globe Life Park.


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