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Cubs get Jacob Turner in trade with Marlins

A source told ESPN Insider Keith Law Friday that the Chicago Cubs have acquired right-handed pitcher Jacob Turner from the Miami Marlins. The Cubs are sending a couple of minor league relievers to Miami. The Cubs offense is on its way up but the pitching still needs help. Turner, drafted with the ninth pick in the 2009 draft by the Detroit Tigers and is 4-7 this season with a 5.97 ERA. He is 9-21 with a 4.7 ...

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White Sox Acquire Avisail Garcia, 3 others for Peavy

The White Sox finally pulled the trigger on a deal sending Jake Peavy to Boston in a three team trade that also included Central division rival Detroit. Boston sent prospects J.B. Wendelken, Francellus Montas, and Cleuluis Rondon to the White Sox and top shortstop prospect Jose Iglesias to the Tigers. The Tigers sent out Avisail Garcia to the White Sox and Bryan Villareal to the Red Sox in the deal. Avisail ...

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White Sox dodge sweep when Tigers come to town

(Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast, AP--Miguel Cabrera) After losing the series to their division rivals the Chicago White Sox (40-59), the Detroit Tigers (56-45) came to U.S. Cellular with a must-win attitude. And unfortunately for the Sox, who had just come off a successful run against the leading Atlanta Braves, the Tigers succeeded in taking 3 out of 4 games in this week’s series. Monday, July 22—Tigers 7, Wh ...

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Preview: Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

(Image Via @WorldofIsaac, 2012) After taking two from Detroit in their last match up, the White Sox (39-56) and the Tigers (53-44) meet again at U.S. Cellular Field for a four-game run. All-Star pitchers Chris Sale (6-8, 2.85) and Max Scherzer (13-1, 3.19) will start things off on the mound this evening. Sale and Scherzer pitched back-to-back during the All-Star Game, but now look to face off on their respe ...

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White Sox bats prevail, Benches are cleared in trip to Detroit

  (Photo Credit: Associated Press) The Detroit Tigers (50-41) always bring the worst out in any Chicago fan--so it's no surprise that there was a bench-clearing incident in today’s White Sox (36-53) series finale in Detroit. But we’ll get to that. The series overall has been fun to watch—arguably the most fun a White Sox fan has had in a long time. With the last place Southsiders pulling a series win f ...

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White Sox Visit the Motor City, Phegley Watch Continues

Riding an incredible four game losing streak and having a rather unimpressive 2-8 record in their last ten games the White Sox head to Detroit to take on the first place Detroit Tigers for the first time this year. The Tigers currently sit in first place, three and a half games above the Cleveland Indians. The White Sox are in last, fourteen games out of the division lead and a wild card spot. This series i ...

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Three Days, Three Home Runs, Three Huge Wins

The White Sox started out this 10 game 11 day road trip with a three game stint with their 2010 nemesis the Cleveland Indians.  On Monday it was Brent Lillibridge, Tuesday, A.J. Pierzysnki, and Wednesday, Paul Konerko. Three critical home runs, all coming at the most important times in the particular games, and all leading the Sox on their way to three key victories to start this trip. The hoopla surroundin ...

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Intra-Division Games Will Determine AL Central

The Sox started the 2010 season just 2-7 against the division.  As they moved into May, the record jumped to 5-4.  June 4-5, and July 4-3.  With a plethora of divisional games remaining, the Sox must pick up the pace against these teams if they want to qualify for the post season. This month they are already 2-1, and with 15 more games this month against the AL Central, the Sox have got to keep up the good ...

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Sox Stomp Tigers

In game 1 of the 4 game set and the first of today's day/night doubleheader, the Sox dropped the hammer on the rival Tigers.  A 12-2 score leaves the Tigers gasping for air as game 2 is on the horizon, as well as sinking very quickly in the division as they now stand 8 games out. The Sox have a great opportunity this week to make some headway not only on the Tigers, but also on the Twinks.  With the Twink l ...

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What Are the Chances?

The Sox have now won 4 straight games, 11 at home, and have increased the slim division lead to 1.5 games on the Twinks and 6 on Detroit.  Yet as well as the Sox have been playing, it still feels like a division championship is a long way out. So I posed the question to the many followers of @talkchibaseball on Twitter, "What are the chances the Sox win the division with the current roster" We received answ ...

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