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  • Abreu, Sale, Ramirez all make their All-Star casesJul 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    The White Sox are struggling through another tough season, but three players - first baseman Jose Abreu, starting pitcher Chris Sale and shortstop Alexei Ramirez - could be getting some good news when rosters for the All-Star Game are announced on Sunday.

     
  • Chicago White Sox’s Conor Gillaspie safely dives back to first after teammate Dayan Viciedo lined out against the Los Angeles Angels during the eighth inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Chicago.

    Sox hitting can’t stop Angels doubleheader sweepJul 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Hector Noesi and Scott Carroll have struggled throughout the season and that was the case again Tuesday night. Noesi and Carroll started for the White Sox in a doubleheader vs. the Angels and they both took losses.

     
  • Luis Valbuena, left, and Justin Ruggiano celebrate their 2-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox Tuesday night at Fenway Park. Solid pitching and timely hitting fueled the Cubs’ win.

    Cubs find way to grind out 2-1 win over BostonJul 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Cubs opened the second half of their season Tuesday night with a 2-1 victory at Fenway Park over the Red Sox. Much like the first half, the Cubs had to grind one out. Manager Rick Renteria said that's been the character of his club over the first half.

     
  • Cubs outfield plays tricky Fenway perfectlyJul 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Playing the Green Monster is only one aspect for outfielders at Fenway Park. That's why Cubs first-base and outfield coach Eric Hinske has been working and talking to his charges during the ongoing interleague series in Boston.

     
  • The Cubs’ Luis Valbuena watches his RBI sacrifice fly in the ninth inning of Tuesday night’s game at Fenway Park in Boston. The Cubs beat the Red Sox 2-1.

    Valbuena’s sacrifice fly puts Cubs over Red SoxJul 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Luis Valbuena broke a ninth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly that sent the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Anthony Rizzo started the inning with a single off Koji Uehara (3-2) and went to third on a double by Starlin Castro. Valbuena then lined a shot to medium right field. Mookie Betts made the catch, but his throw was offline and Rizzo scored easily.

     
  • The White Sox’s Jose Abreu hits a three-run home run off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards, also scoring Gordon Beckham and Adam Eaton, during the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field. The Sox lost the first game 8-4.

    Abreu’s HR isn’t enough for White Sox in 8-4 lossJul 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Albert Pujols hit his 509th home run, Mike Trout connected for a three-run drive and Garrett Richards allowed two hits in eight innings to lead the Los Angeles Angels past the Chicago White Sox 8-4 Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader. Pujols’ solo shot, his 17th of the season, came off starter Hector Noesi (2-6) and put the Angels ahead in a four-run fifth. Trout’s homer tied the score earlier in the inning.

     
  • Cubs starter Jake Arrieta walked one and struck out 10 before giving up his first hit with two outs in the eighth inning Monday night. He left to a standing ovation from Red Sox fans.

    Cubs pitcher Arrieta has another night to rememberJul 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    It's been quite some roll for Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. Last week at Wrigley Field, he took a perfect game into the eighth inning. Monday night at Fenway Park, he had a no-hitter until Stephen Drew singled with two outs in the eighth inning. Arrieta got the win as the Cubs beat the Red Sox 2-0.

     
  • White Sox rookie first baseman Jose Abreu is on pace to finish with 49 home runs and 125 RBI.

    Rain keeps Abreu’s hot hand on hold for White SoxJun 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jose Abreu has been beating up on opposing pitchers at a record-setting rate. On Monday night, Abreu couldn't overcome rain and lightning, and the White Sox and Angels were rained out at U.S. Cellular Field.

     
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  • White Sox’ Lindstrom not ready to move off DLJun 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Injured White Sox closer Matt Lindstrom said his ankle is feeling better, and he's looking to come off the disabled list ahead of schedule. But Lindstrom is still not able to move laterally, so don't expect him back until August.

     
  • McLeod likes where he’s at with CubsJun 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Cubs scouting and player-development boss Jason McLeod said Monday in Boston that he has taken himself out of the running for the vacant general manager's job with the San Diego Padres. For McLeod, the Padres are the hometown team, but he said this was not the right time.

     
  • Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, drafted by Boston, says he still has friends in the Red Sox organization.

    Fenway trip a bit of a homecoming for Cubs’ Rizzo, HoyerJun 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    For Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and GM Jed Hoyer, this week's series in Boston marks a pair of homecomings of sort. Rizzo originally was drafted by the Red Sox while Hoyer worked in Boston under current Cubs president Theo Epstein.

     
  • Believe it or not, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is not a sure thing for American League Rookie of the Year. Not the way Masahiro Tanaka is pitching for the Yankees.

    Pattern says White Sox a .500 teamJun 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Barely past the midpoint of the season, the White Sox have displayed again just how quickly things can change, as White Sox Insider Chris Rongey explains in this week's column.

     
  • Should Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, left, get a spot in the 2014 All-Star Game? Len Kasper believes the selection process needs to change if the result is going to determine home field for the World Series.

    Good time to revisit All-Star Game and festivitiesJun 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    With the All-Star Game and its surrounding activities approaching in a couple weeks in Minneapolis, Cubs Insider Len Kasper shares a few thoughts on the format, the Futures Game, the Home Run Derby, and why he wants to see an Old Timers All-Star Game in the mix.

     
  • Fast start lifts Boomers to 10-1 winJun 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg Boomers scored 8 runs in the first inning and erased a five-game losing streak with a 10-1 victory over the host Evansville Otters on Sunday. The Boomers sent 13 men to the plate in the first inning

     
  • Right now, first baseman Anthony Rizzo is the leading indicator of where team president Theo Epstein is taking the Cubs. And this season, things are looking up, especially after last season.

    This pendulum has swung Rizzo’s wayJun 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    In the latest update on the Anthony Rizzo-Andrew Cashner trade, the pendulum has swung in favor of Rizzo, the Cubs and Theo Epstein. Stay tuned for futher developments.

     
  • Cubs president Theo Epstein feels strongly about both of his homes — Chicago and Boston — and of the history of both teams.

    For Cubs' Epstein, connections with Boston are realJun 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Cubs are in Boston for an interleague series this week against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. For Cubs president Theo Epstein, the series is personal. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles sat down with Epstein recently for a question-and-answer session that touched on all things Boston and Chicago.

     
  • Brockmeyer hits for cycle in Cougars’ winJun 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    When Cael Brockmeyer sent a flyball to right-center, the main focus was if the ball was going to be caught or not. The idea of the Cougars catcher completing a cycle was an afterthought, but it turned out to be the highlight and difference in the game. Brockmeyer’s 2-run homer gave the Cougars (8-2, 53-27) a 9-7 victory over the Beloit Snappers (2-8, 32-48) Sunday at Pohlman Field.

     
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  • White Sox’s Jose Abreu is congratulated in the dugout after he hit his second home run of the night off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey during the seventh inning of their baseball game Friday in Toronto. Abreu is tied for the league lead in home runs and is a bona fide slugger.

    Breaking down Cubs, Sox standouts so farJun 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    By the time the All-Star Game comes, on Tuesday, July 15, the White Sox will have played 96 of their 162 games, and the Cubs 94. You’ll be inundated with midseason reports. So since the Sox have played 82 and the Cubs 80, allow me to get the jump. This week we look at upside since Opening Day.

     
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