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  1. Error-filled game leads to loss

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Bad defense has been one of the major reasons for the Chicago White Sox's tough season in 2013. Four errors helped bring the team down in a 9-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. The four miscues gave the Sox a major league-hi...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  2. Errors, poor play continue to haunt Sox

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox's losing ways can be directly attributed to the sloppy defense and a lack of focus. On Saturday night against the Los Angeles Angels, another unearned run cost them a ballgame. Three errors and a passed ball ruined...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  3. Mistakes burn Sox in fourth straight loss

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox strengths going into the season were said to be their pitching staff from 1-12 and a defense that made the fewest errors in baseball in 2012. The pitching part of that equation had mostly held true until the bullp...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  4. Cubs' defense stumbles out of gate in '13

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Although nine games is just a sample size of the 162-game schedule, the Chicago Cubs appear to have some work to do on defense. After a 7-6 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, the Cubs have committed 10 errors, the most in baseba...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  5. Barney's defense inspires Castro

    Bruce Levine

    The Gold Glove that was awarded Tuesday to Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney extends beyond the essence of what an individual award really means. In this case, a team player such as Barney found ways of sharing the honors with coaches who hav...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  6. The difference for Sox, Tigers was defense

    Bruce Levine

    KANSAS CITY -- The key to the White Sox supremacy in the Central Division is easily detected if you look at the pivotal play from Monday's win over Detroit. Many people are concentrating on the Alex Rios take-out slide in the fifth inning that al...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  7. Defense key to White Sox revival

    Bruce Levine

    The key to the Chicago White Sox's success this year can be traced to a number of different areas, but maybe the most important aspect has been rock solid defense. Manager Robin Ventura has watched his ballclub hold down the opposition with great ...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  8. Castro, Barney making strides defensively

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Although the Chicago Cubs' Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney have had their share of growing pains learning to play defense at second base and shortstop at the major league level, improvement is beginning to be noticeable. Making fewer e...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  9. Cubs defense still has room to improve

    Bruce Levine

    Over the winter the Chicago Cubs' main plan for improvement centered around adding more pitching depth, getting more left-handed and playing better defense. After 16 games there does appear to be more balance on offense and the starting pitching i...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  10. Rapid Reaction: Reds 9, Cubs 4

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs' losing streak reached six on Friday as they dropped the first of three games against the Cincinnati Reds. HOW IT HAPPENED: Cubs starter Chris Volstad fell victim to bad defense and his own ineffective pitching. Volstad...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  11. Defense key if Cubs hope to improve

    Bruce Levine

    MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs were the worst defensive team in baseball the last two seasons, which gives you a pretty good idea why they had consecutive fifth-place finishes. New Cubs manager Dale Sveum is convinced that his team will defend b...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  12. Q&A: Rios starting fresh in 2012

    Bruce Levine

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios was a mystery to the fan base and management during a disastrous 2011 in which he batted .227 and his defense faded dramatically. He enters the 2012 season trying to have a short memory of ...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  13. Video: BBTN on Cubs outlook

    Bruce Levine

    BBTN's Karl Ravech and Tim Kurkjian look at some the of the questions for the Cubs in the offseason such as pitching, defense and Starlin Castro's troubles....

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  14. Cubs' defense holding them back

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Pitching and defense was a real problem for the Chicago Cubs in the first half. Their pitching woes have been well-documented through the first 92 games, but the defense is something that should be improved upon as youngsters such as short...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  15. Rapid Reaction: Nationals 3, Cubs 2

    Bruce Levine

    WASHINGTON -- Here's a quick look at the Cubs' 3-2 loss to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday: How it happened: A shaky start by 38-year-old newcomer Ramon Ortiz and the Cubs' defense put them in a 3-0 hole after one inning. Ortiz allowed three s...

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  16. Pitching, defense prove decisive for Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    Pitching and defense win games, it's an old and boring adage, however the Cubs proved it to be true one more time on Friday. Doug Davis, Sean Marshall and Carlos Marmol held the explosive New York Yankees offense to just one run in a 3-1 Cubs win....

    Blog | June 17, 2011