Greinke-Quentin bad blood runs deep
The Los Angeles Dodgers' $147 million investment in Zack Greinke was put at risk Thursday night because of an apparent grudge going back to a Kansas City Royals-Chicago White Sox rivalry.
Jeremy Guthrie, Royals shut down White Sox for 3-1 victory
Jeremy Guthrie, who struck out nine, continued his dominance against the White Sox, and the Kansas City Royals scored a 3-1 victory to salvage the third game of their season-opening series on Thursday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field.
White Sox trail Royals late
Looking to complete a three-game sweep in their first series of the season, the White Sox trailed the Kansas City Royals 3-1 through six innings Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field.
White Sox powered by four home runs in 5-2 win over Royals
The White Sox used the long ball to lift starter Jake Peavy to a 5-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field. The second game of the season drew 14,213 on a chilly afternoon, but four home runs heated things up. Adam Dunn, Dayan Viciedo, Tyler Flowers [his second of the season] and Alexei Ramirez went deep. The Royals had only one earned run off Peavy, the other unearned tally coming in the third after errors by Ramirez and Viciedo. Peavy (1-0) went six innings, giving up four hits and striking out six with no walks. …
A bit of experience might make for better White Sox bullpen
The White Sox used 10 rookie pitchers last season, including one as the closer. On July 13 in Kansas City, they sent eight rookie pitchers to the mound — and won. On a team that played meaningful games from start to finish, that kind of reliance on rookies was a lot to ask. A year later, the Sox expect the fruits of those experiences to pay off. Addi- son Reed, who saved 29 games as a rookie, knows he’s better for jumping into a role normally reserved for experienced arms. ‘‘Just getting thrown out there in the fire, getting a chance …