Shields, White Sox struggle vs. Astros in opener

April 21, 2018

CHICAGO — Following James Shields‘ relief outing in the 14th inning Wednesday at Oakland, concerns arose about whether or not he’d be able to make his scheduled start Friday against the Astros. But, as manager Rick Renteria said before the game, there was never any doubt in Shields’ mind. Shields pitched well through the first three innings, scattering just two hits and striking out two, but things unraveled in the…

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Farquhar faints in dugout, taken to hospital

April 21, 2018

CHICAGO — White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar passed out in the dugout after completing the top of the 6th inning of Friday’s 10-0 loss to the Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field. He was attended to immediately by White Sox medical personnel and EMTs, and regained consciousness by the time he left the ballpark with the EMTs. The veteran reliever was taken by ambulance to Rush University Medical Center, where he’s…

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Red-hot Baez fuels Cubs' 7-run 6th, rout of Rox

April 21, 2018

DENVER — Javier Baez collected four hits and four RBIs, and the Cubs broke open a close game with a seven-run outburst in the sixth inning en route to a 16-5 win over the Rockies in the series opener at Coors Field on Friday night. Baez started the offense in the first frame with a two-run homer to right — his sixth of the season. He singled in the third…

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Cubs place Butler on DL, recall Farrell

April 20, 2018

DENVER — The Chicago Cubs today placed right-handed pitcher Eddie Butler on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain and recalled right-handed pitcher Luke Farrell from Triple-A Iowa. Farrell, who will wear uniform number 59, will be available for the Cubs tonight when they begin their series against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. View Full Game Coverage DENVER — The Chicago Cubs today placed right-handed pitcher Eddie…

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Bulls Season Rewind 17-18: Jerian Grant

April 20, 2018

Jerian Grant Season Averages: SEASON GAMES PLAYED POINTS REBOUNDS ASSISTS 2017-18 74 8.4 2.3 4.6 2016-17 63 5.9 1.8 1.9 Third-year combo guard Jerian Grant saw increased minutes and court time in his second season with the Bulls, and saw his numbers see an improvement as a result, particularly his assists. He continued to show he could shoot the ball, scoring more than 8 per game and hitting a third…

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Pitching prospects shining for White Sox

April 20, 2018

CHICAGO — Pitching continues to impress up and down the farm for the White Sox. Michael Kopech, Dylan Cease and Dane Dunning have already gotten off to hot starts, and promotions may be in their near futures. CHICAGO — Pitching continues to impress up and down the farm for the White Sox. Michael Kopech, Dylan Cease and Dane Dunning have already gotten off to hot starts, and promotions may be…

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Ask Sam Mailbag: 04.20.18

April 20, 2018

You should trade these 2 garbage first round picks to San Antonio for Leonard. The odds are high the picks will be garbage. A number 8 and 18 ain’t gonna produce Michael Jordan. Think about it go for something proven. That would basically true up the Jimmy Butler trade for the Bulls. This lineup would be awesome: Dunn Levine Leonard Markkanen Ryan Carpel Sam: It certainly would be, though the…

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De La Cruz among top prospect performers

April 20, 2018

Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Thursday. The Brewers’ top two prospects showed a bit of why they are so highly-touted on Thursday night. Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Thursday. The Brewers’ top two prospects showed a bit of why they are so highly-touted on Thursday night. Milwaukee’s No. 1 prospect Keston Hiura…

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Thompson's career circles back to South Side

April 20, 2018

CHICAGO — Trayce Thompson began his career with the White Sox as a second-round selection in the 2009 Draft, and the right-handed hitter produced 16 extra-base hits and a .295 average over 135 plate appearances during his ’15 White Sox debut. Now, the outfielder’s recent journeys have returned him to the South Side, as the White Sox acquired Thompson from the A’s for cash considerations on Thursday evening. Thompson, the…

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Bulls Season Rewind 17-18: Sean Kilpatrick

April 19, 2018

Sean Kilpatrick 2017-18 Season Averages GAMES PLAYED POINTS REBOUNDS ASSISTS W/Bulls 9 15.4 2.8 1.4 W/BKN/MIL/LAC 43 4.4 1.4 0.8 On March 25, shooting guard Sean Kilpatrick was an NBA free agent, having appeared in games with three different NBA teams this season alone, including 23 games with Milwaukee, 16 in Brooklyn and 4 with the LA Clippers. The Bulls picked up Kilpatrick on March 26 on a partially guaranteed…

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