Renteria likes situation with White Sox
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — It has been two-plus years since Rick Renteria was cast aside after managing the Chicago Cubs for one season. If he is harboring any ill will about what happened, it was hard to tell on Monday.
White Sox stay within organization to fill Renteria’s staff
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox are sticking within their organization to fill new manager Rick Renteria's staff.
Joe McEwing replaces Renteria as bench coach after spending the past five seasons as third-base coach. He previously managed in the White Sox system.
Nick Capra takes over as third-base coach after five years as Chicago's director of player development. He is entering his 22nd season in the organization and first on the White Sox coaching staff.
White Sox promote Renteria to replace Ventura as manager
CHICAGO (AP) — Rick Renteria is getting a second chance to manage in Chicago, this time on the South Side.
The White Sox promoted Renteria from bench coach to replace Robin Ventura on Monday, hoping he can help turn around a struggling franchise.
Renteria takes over a team with one playoff appearance since the 2005 championship year. And he gets another opportunity after the Cubs unceremoniously let him go after the 2014 season so they could hire Joe Maddon.
Robin Ventura announces he’s out as White Sox manager
CHICAGO (AP) — Robin Ventura announced Sunday he will not return as manager of the White Sox next season.
Speaking after Chicago's season-ending 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins, Ventura said it was "a personal decision." He was in the last year of his contract.
"I enjoy this place, I love this place," a stoic Ventura said. "At the end, it probably needs a new voice."
Buxton’s inside-the-park HR fuels Twins over Sale, ChiSox
CHICAGO (AP) — Byron Buxton hit the game's first pitch for an inside-the-park home run and the Minnesota Twins beat Chris Sale and the White Sox 6-3 on Sunday in manager Robin Ventura's final game with Chicago.
Ventura said after the game that leaving was "a personal decision." He was in the last year of his contract.
Buxton homers, Shields gets 19th loss; Twins beat White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) — Far removed from the playoff races, James Shields was trying to avoid his 19th defeat this season while facing the 103-loss Minnesota Twins.
It resulted in a rare night of smiles for Minnesota while confusion surrounded White Sox manager Robin Ventura's future.
Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco each hit a two-run home run to send Shields to a major league high-tying 19th loss, and the Twins beat Chicago 6-0 on Saturday night.
Ventura declines to discuss report he’s leaving White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox manager Robin Ventura declined to address a report that he will step down from the job and be replaced by bench coach Rick Renteria next season.
In an odd scene after Chicago's 6-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night, general manager Rick Hahn declined interview requests and White Sox players claimed they hadn't heard about the report or Ventura's status.
Quintana goes out in style, but White Sox stung by Rays 5-3
CHICAGO (AP) — If Jose Quintana pitched his final game in a Chicago White Sox uniform on Thursday night, then he went out in style.
Chris Archer overcame a shaky seventh inning to avoid becoming the majors' first 20-game loser since 2003 and lead the Tampa Bay Rays past the White Sox, 5-3.
Chicago (77-82) clinched its fourth consecutive losing season under manager Robin Ventura, whose future with the team is uncertain.
Frazier’s 40th HR leads Gonzalez, White Sox over Rays 1-0
CHICAGO (AP) — The never shy Todd Frazier had been focused on one thing: 40 home runs.
"I don't if you guys know, but he's been talking about it for a while," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said, smirking. "I know I've heard it a lot."
Frazier picked a good time to reach the mark for the first time in his career, providing all the offense Miguel Gonzalez needed in Chicago's 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on a soggy Wednesday night.
Stay or go? White Sox manager Robin Ventura mum on 2017
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura won't say whether he's been offered the chance to return next season and backtracked from an earlier comment that he'd like to come back for a sixth season.
Rodon strikes out 11 as White Sox delay Indians’ title plans
CLEVELAND (AP) — The prize they've been chasing for months was right there in front of the Cleveland Indians.
Carlos Rodon wouldn't let them touch it.
Rodon struck out a career-high 11 over eight dominant innings and the Chicago White Sox denied Cleveland a chance to win the AL Central title with a 3-0 win Sunday.
White Sox beat Indians 8-1, slow Cleveland’s title chase
CLEVELAND (AP) — There isn't much left for the White Sox to accomplish in a season that fizzled long ago.
On Saturday night, though, they delayed Cleveland's party plans.
Jose Quintana pitched out of some early jams and Melky Cabrera drove in two runs as Chicago snapped a six-game losing streak with an 8-1 win over the Cleveland Indians, who missed a chance to lower their number for winning the AL Central to one.
OF Eaton out of lineup for White Sox after running into wall
CLEVELAND (AP) — Chicago White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton will sit out at least the next two games after crashing into the padded wall Friday night.
Eaton is still undergoing tests. He was shaken up after he raced back and caught a drive by Cleveland's Roberto Perez in the sixth inning of Friday's 5-2 loss. Eaton stayed down for several minutes before he was helped to the dugout.
White Sox drop 6th straight, eliminated from wild card
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Chicago White Sox had yet another tough night at the ballpark Friday.
Chicago built two early leads, but allowed four runs in both the fifth and sixth innings while dropping a 10-4 decision to the Cleveland Indians.
The White Sox have lost six in a row and were eliminated from the AL wild-card race.
Chicago also received a major scare when center fielder Adam Eaton crashed into the wall after catching Roberto Perez's long drive in the sixth.
Ninth-inning rally falls short as White Sox fall to Phillies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trailing by four runs in the ninth, the Chicago White Sox staged a late rally that made a lot of Philadelphia Phillies fans very nervous.
It just wasn't quite enough.
Odubel Herrera kept up his hitting surge with a homer among his three hits and drove in three runs as the Phillies held off a late White Sox comeback attempt in a 7-6 win Tuesday night.
Struggling Shields vows to keep pitching despite back pain
CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox right-hander James Shields has vowed to stay in the rotation despite back pain and is asking for patience from fans amid the worst season of his career.
A day after Chicago manager Robin Ventura suggested Shields could be shut down, the right-hander says a doctor's visit produced good news.
Shields said Tuesday he's confident he'll start Saturday against his former team, Kansas City.
Anderson pushes White Sox over Twins 13-11 in 12 innings
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — White Sox manager Robin Ventura approached Jose Abreu at his locker following Sunday's tight victory over the Twins, and the two shared a joke.
It was a moment of levity at the end of a stressful day.
Abreu hit two three-run homers and drove in a career-best seven runs, and Chicago used Tim Anderson's two-run double in the 12th inning to beat Minnesota 13-11 for a split of their four-game series.
Frazier sets team homer record; White Sox beat Twins 11-4
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Todd Frazier was acquired by the White Sox last December, there was an expectation he would add a powerful component to the Chicago lineup.
Frazier homered for the second straight game, Adam Eaton had four hits and the White Sox pulled away to beat the Minnesota Twins 11-4 on Friday night.
Frazier's homer was his 35th of the year and established a record for a Chicago third baseman. White Sox manager Robin Ventura hit 34 in 1996.
Quintana loses ERA lead, game in White Sox 8-5 loss to Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While Chris Sale is the bigger name among the Chicago White Sox left-handed starting pitchers, Jose Quintana has made his own name by entering Thursday as the American League's with a 2.77 ERA.
Quintana won't be ending the day in the same position after being battered by the Minnesota Twins.
Kinsler, Jones lead Tigers to 8-4 comeback victory
DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago White Sox knew they were in trouble when Tim Anderson grounded out to end the fourth inning.
Chicago still led 3-0, but they had just left the bases loaded without scoring — something they have done too many times this season.
"That's really been our Achilles heel all season," Chicago manager Robin Ventura said. "We get a lead, and we give ourselves a chance to add to it, and we don't take it."
Shields shows improvement, but White Sox lose 4-3 to Tigers
DETROIT (AP) — James Shields finished an awful August on a slightly better note.
Then the game slipped away from the Chicago bullpen.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia's two-run homer in the eighth inning lifted the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 victory over the White Sox on Monday night. Shields allowed two runs and six hits in six innings, but Chicago couldn't hold a one-run lead for him.
Frazier’s single in 9th leads White Sox over Mariners 7-6
CHICAGO (AP) — Todd Frazier's first season in Chicago has produced 31 home runs, but also an average hovering around .200 and 125 strikeouts.
On Thursday night, Frazier provided the clutch hitting the White Sox coveted when they traded for him in the offseason.
White Sox let early lead slip away, lose in 9th to Indians
CLEVELAND (AP) — The White Sox felt as if they played well during their nine-game road trip.
The solid play, however, couldn't ease Chicago's disappointment following a 5-4, ninth-inning loss to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.
"It's just an emptiness, leaving at all of these parks. It's tough," slugger Todd Frazier said. "(There is a) sour taste in our mouths."
Quintana takes another hard-luck loss, 3-1 to Indians
CLEVELAND (AP) — When Jose Quintana pitches, the bats of the Chicago White Sox tend to go silent.
The left-hander allowed two runs in six innings Tuesday night, but the Cleveland Indians beat the White Sox 3-1.
It was the White Sox's seventh straight loss to the Indians, who lead the AL Central. Chicago has averaged 2.0 runs in Quintana's last 17 starts, scoring one or fewer runs 11 times.
DETROIT (AP) — Jose Abreu's home run drought had lasted over a month, and the Chicago slugger was well aware.
"It was a tough time for me, because I've never experienced something like that in my career," Abreu said through a translator. "Bad stretches when I couldn't hit homers, but not a long bad stretch like this."
Abreu can stop worrying about it now. He and Avisail Garcia both went deep in a five-run second inning, and the White Sox chased Jordan Zimmermann...
Garcia homers twice but White Sox lose 11-5 to Tigers
DETROIT (AP) — Avisail Garcia expected to get the night off against his former teammates on Tuesday. Instead, he provided one of the few bright spots in an ugly game for the Chicago White Sox.
Garcia entered in the fifth inning after an injury to rookie Charlie Tilson and hit a pair of long home runs off Detroit Tigers relievers. It wasn't enough to prevent an 11-5 loss, but it gave Garcia a boost of confidence.
"You hate coming into a game because of an injury,...
White Sox lose on bases-loaded walk in 12th
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Chicago White Sox got mostly outstanding pitching on Friday night. However, one wild inning cost them the game.
Pinch-hitter Joe Mauer drew a bases-loaded walk with one out in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 2-1 win.
Dan Jennings (4-3) hit Eddie Rosario with a full-count pitch to lead off the 12th. One out later Byron Buxton walked. Reliever Tommy Kahnle then came on and walked Brian Dozier and Mauer to push...
CHICAGO (AP) — Robin Ventura insists he can work with Chris Sale despite the suspended ace's critical comments about the White Sox manager.
Sale is serving a five-day, unpaid ban after he destroyed throwback uniforms the team was supposed to wear for his start Saturday. Sale told MLB.com in a story published Monday that he doesn't regret standing up for what he believed and said Ventura should have stood up for his players.
CHICAGO (AP) — Out went Chris Sale and the shredded 1976 throwback jerseys. In came 1983 uniforms and a four-game winning streak.
James Shields allowed four singles in 7 2/3 innings, Adam Eaton homered and the White Sox stayed unbeaten since their ace's suspension by beating the Cubs 3-0 on Tuesday night in Chicago's crosstown rivalry.
When Sale tore up the 1976-style jerseys before his scheduled start Saturday, the White Sox had to put on their 1983-era uniforms...
White Sox ace Sale to start Thursday at Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox ace Chris Sale told MLB.com on Monday he got upset with the team when he felt it placed more emphasis on a promotion than winning.
Sale will start Thursday against the crosstown Cubs in his first appearance since the ace left-hander was punished by the team for destroying collared throwback uniforms it was scheduled to wear.
"I'm going to show up on Thursday and do what I've always done. That's get ready to play baseball and put everything...
Chicago — White Sox manager Robin Ventura maybe went to the well one too many times with Nick Castellanos.
Three times in the first two games of this series, Ventura walked Victor Martinez intentionally to get to Castellanos. He did it twice on Friday night, and was possibly trying to do it semi-intentionally another time, only Martinez foiled it by swinging at a 3-0 pitch.
Chicago – White Sox All-Star left-hander Chris Sale, scheduled to start Saturday, put his team in a terrible bind.
Angry about having to wear throwback jerseys from 1976, even though the promotion was on the schedule all year, he took a knife and cut them all up while the White Sox were taking batting practice before the game.
He was sent home, leaving manager Robin Ventura to use his depleted bullpen to get through the game – the same bullpen that was used for...
SEATTLE (AP) — The Chicago White Sox rediscovered their missing offense, handled the return of Seattle's pitching ace and saw Todd Frazier homer for the third time in three games. They also held a three-run lead in the seventh inning.
And, they suffered their second walk-off loss of the three-game series.
Leonys Martin hit his second home run of the day, a solo shot with one out in the 11th inning that sent Seattle over the White Sox 6-5 on Wednesday on a day the...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Omar Narvaez and Adam Eaton ended the Chicago White Sox's 34-inning scoreless streak with a pair of doubles Sunday.
And that was pretty much the only good news for Chicago from a meek end to a disastrous series out of the All-Star break.
Albert Pujols hit a pair of two-run homers, Jered Weaver pitched seven strong innings and the Los Angeles Angels completed an emphatic three-game sweep of the White Sox with an 8-1 victory...
CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox were denied a sixth straight series win, despite James Shields' best start since coming to Chicago.
The Atlanta Braves beat the White Sox 2-0 on Sunday, though Shields turned in his third straight quality start going into the All-Star break.
"Even when I was struggling, I didn't put too much emphasis on each start," Shields said. "But being consistent and on the same page with Navvy (catcher Dioner Navarro) back there has been...