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Franklin's two-run homer stands following review

White Sox manager Robin Ventura asked for a crew-chief review of Nick Franklin's two-run homer in the second inning Saturday night, and the call stood, giving the Rays a 2-0 lead.

Offense helps Quintana overcome early lapses

Jose Quintana recovered from a rocky start to throw 7 1/3 strong innings, and the White Sox eventually broke through against Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson to grab a 4-3 victory on Friday night at Tropicana Field.

Konerko back in action for final 10 games

Paul Konerko hasn't played since Sept. 2 because of a fractured left hand, but No. 14 was penciled into the White Sox lineup, batting sixth and playing first base, for Friday's night's series opener against the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Hot corner belongs to Gillaspie on South Side

When the White Sox acquired Matt Davidson from the D-backs in exchange for closer Addison Reed last offseason, they appeared to have their third baseman of the future. But with 10 games remaining in the 2014 regular season, it looks as if that position belongs to Conor Gillaspie.

Sale roughed up by Royals, loses AL ERA lead

White Sox left-hander Chris Sale gave up a season-high five runs over five innings, including a pair of home runs, to the Royals in a 6-2 loss Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Sale struck out six, walked two and gave up nine hits.

Abreu's stolen base overturned by Royals' challenge

The Royals began their rubber match with the White Sox by winning a challenge to end the top of the first inning. Jose Abreu was initially ruled to have stolen second base, but officials overturned the call after Royals manager Ned Yost used his challenge.

Konerko expected to get at-bats against Rays

With an off-day looming on Thursday, the White Sox decided to wait until the weekend against Tampa Bay before giving Paul Konerko some at-bats that could help tune his swing before his farewell home appearances next week at U.S. Cellular Field.

Wilkins struggling in first big league exposure

Andy Wilkins had an outstanding season for Triple-A Charlotte, but has struggled at the plate since joining the White Sox.

Bassitt to get another shot in rotation

Although he struggled with his command on Tuesday and lasted just 3 2/3 innings, right-hander Chris Bassitt is expected to remain in the White Sox rotation.

Gillaspie, White Sox solve Royals' bullpen

Just call Conor Gillaspie the streak buster. With one timely swing on Tuesday night, Gillaspie ended the two longest reliever scoreless streaks in the Major Leagues. Gillaspie's three-run triple off Wade Davis in the seventh inning lifted the White Sox to a 7-5 victory over the Royals and put the first serious dent in the back end of the Kansas City bullpen in quite some time.

Out call on Viciedo confirmed on replay

The White Sox lost a second-inning replay challenge on Tuesday, as Dayan Viciedo was ruled out at second after rounding the bag too far on a single by Carlos Sanchez.

High hopes, no set plan for Konerko's remaining ABs

White Sox fans who attend the final 2014 home series next weekend against the Royals will be hoping to see Paul Konerko go out with a flourish. And manager Robin Ventura can dream those dreams as well.

Ace Sale lined up to make final starts on the road

As things stand now, White Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale doesn't figure to pitch again this season before the home fans at U.S. Cellular Field.

Konerko honored by Clemente Award nomination

With less than two weeks remaining in his stellar Major League career, Paul Konerko is being lauded wherever he goes for the contributions he has made to his sport, both on and off the field. That sentiment was reinforced Tuesday when Konerko was named the White Sox nominee for the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet.

White Sox likely to stay with six-man rotation

Unless White Sox manager Robin Ventura drops two pitchers from the current six-man rotation, lefty Chris Sale would only face the Royals one more time. But if Scott Carroll can't go because of a fingernail issue and Chris Bassitt struggles on Tuesday, it's conceivable Sale could still get a final start in a four-game series against Kansas City to end the regular season.

Konerko moving toward return during road trip

Paul Konerko still wasn't ready to rejoin the White Sox lineup on Monday, but he appears to be getting closer to a return for the final few games of a stellar 18-year career. Konerko has been sidelined since Sept. 2 with a fractured sesamoid bone in his left hand.

Abreu learns from Konerko's professionalism

While building an offensive resume that has his name mentioned as a prime American League Rookie of the Year candidate, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu believes he has benefited immensely by getting an up-close-and-personal view of Paul Konerko's farewell season.

White Sox 'pen burned by KC's speed in ninth

John Danks continued his stronghold on the Royals with six shutout innings, but the bullpen surrendered four late runs as the White Sox dropped a 4-3 decision on Monday night.

Abreu ties White Sox rookie home run record

Jose Abreu doesn't have a clear recollection of meeting Ron Kittle. He has been introduced to so many people in this first year with the White Sox that it's difficult to remember everyone. But with one more home run over the 2014 season's final two weeks, Abreu will pass Kittle for the franchise single-season rookie record in long balls.

White Sox fall to Twins, all but out of playoff race

The White Sox were all but eliminated from postseason contention by virtue of a 6-4 loss to the Twins Sunday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field, ending their four-game winning streak in the process.

Kazanas honored with Roland Hemond Award

John Kazanas received the Roland Hemond Award from the White Sox prior to Sunday's series finale with the Twins in recognition of his heroic act helping a family in danger following a car accident in Arizona three months ago.

White Sox lose challenge at first base

The White Sox challenged a call at first base in the third inning of Sunday's series finale against the Twins at U.S. Cellular Field, with first-base umpire and crew chief Larry Vanover originally ruling Danny Santana safe.

Cooper staunchly defends Belisario

Ronald Belisario has only pitched once on this homestand, meaning fewer jeers from the crowd as he takes the mound. The veteran right-hander has underachieved this season, with a 5.57 ERA, .291 average against and .342 on-base percentage against him.

Abreu makes rookie history by reaching 100 RBIs

With one fifth-inning swing of the bat by Jose Abreu during the White Sox 7-6 Game 2 victory over the Twins on Saturday night, the rookie designated hitter ended a long home run drought and made history at the same time.

Viciedo's walk-off completes twin-bill sweep

Dayan Viciedo's walk-off two-run homer off Glen Perkins in the ninth inning gave the White Sox a 7-6 victory over the Twins and a sweep of Saturday's doubleheader.

Quintana's 13 K's pave way for Game 1 Sox win

With Phil Hughes and Jose Quintana on the mound during the first game of Saturday's doubleheader at U.S. Cellular Field, contact became a four-letter word for hitters from the Twins and White Sox. At one point in the opening contest, the two had combined to strike out 16 of 34 hitters. But it was Hughes who made the one mistake and Quintana who was just a little bit better in Chicago's 5-1 victory

Konerko will miss Chicago as much as baseball

White Sox captain Paul Konerko, who continues to work his way back from a left hand injury, said he'll miss spending six months per year in his adopted home city.

Key connections: Star-Spangled Banner, baseball forever linked

The celebration of the 200th anniversary of our national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," is on, as Francis Scott Key's memory is honored for his poetic description of the "dawn's early light" of Sept. 14, 1814, at the height of the War of 1812. With that in mind, two centuries later, we go around the horn with nine things to know about the song that is now eternally connected to the Grand Old

Viciedo's future may hinge on improved defense

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn believes Dayan Viciedo could play left field on a winning team, but there's no question that Viciedo needs work defensively to become a consistent contributor.

Noesi tries to block Rays at Tropicana Field

Chris Archer will square off against Hector Noesi on Saturday when the Rays and White Sox continue their three-game set at Tropicana Field.


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