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  1. Starlin Castro wants to close strong

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Although two-time All-Star Starlin Castro has appeared lost at the plate for most of the season, the Chicago Cubs' shortstop says he feels his salvation may come in September. Castro hit what proved to be the winning home run in the six...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  2. Rapid Reaction: Nationals 11, Cubs 6

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 11-6 loss to the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field: How it happened: Former Cub Scott Hairston hit a pinch-hit, three-run home run in the seventh inning off worn-out left-h...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  3. Cubs designate Borbon for assignment

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs designated outfielder Julio Borbon for assignment on Saturday. In a corresponding move, the Cubs selected the contract of infielder Donnie Murphy from Triple-A Iowa. Borbon was hitting .202 with one home run and thr...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  4. Cubs suddenly winning with homers

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- On the surface the Chicago Cubs do not appear to be a home run-hitting team. Sure, they have home run hitters like Alfonso Soriano and Anthony Rizzo, but not many other Cubs position players appear to be a threat for the home run or sl...

    Blog | June 01, 2013
  5. Rios, Viciedo deliver big blows

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- While the Chicago White Sox's Dayan Viciedo and Alex Rios have had to live with the label of "inconsistent" during their major league careers, both players delivered in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners. A walk-off home run by ...

    Blog | April 07, 2013
  6. Sox hope to add balance to power

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox are a home run-hitting team in search of a more balanced attack. The stigma of creating runs only through the long ball seems to bother management as much as the players themselves. Factually there is nothing wron...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  7. Ventura putting all the pieces together

    Bruce Levine

    The big hit that had eluded the Chicago White Sox during their recent five-game losing streak finally showed up Monday in the form of Adam Dunn's possibly season-changing home-run ball. And although many will point to that as the turning point in...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  8. Lack of clutch hitting dooms Sox

    Bruce Levine

    KANSAS CITY -- The numbers caught up to the White Sox on Wednesday evening as a team that has lived and died by the home run was unable to manufacture any runs or find a clutch hit. Manager Robin Ventura's ballclub was just 1-for-12 with runners i...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  9. Rapid Reaction: White Sox 3, Royals 2

    Bruce Levine

    KANSAS CITY-- A quick look at the Chicago White Sox 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. How it happened: The White Sox won their fourth straight by getting off to an early lead as Alejandro De Aza hit his third lead-off home run and e...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  10. Dunn's homer totals continue to rise

    Bruce Levine

    Adam Dunn's monster home run (415 feet to the second deck) off of Minnesota Twins starter Scott Diamond in the sixth inning Sunday was his 39th home run of the season and his first since Aug. 24. It was also his 15th homer off left-handed pitcher...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  11. Filling in for Konerko no easy task

    Bruce Levine

    With Paul Konerko on the disabled list, the Chicago White Sox must find a way of winning without their leader and Jordan Danks' walk-off home run on Friday night was a nice confidence boost for team. Konerko will miss at least seven games with a c...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  12. Rios keeps Sox rolling with walk-off HR

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- A walk-off home run by Alex Rios in the 10th inning was just what the White Sox needed to start a nine-game homestand on the right foot. "It's exciting to win a game like that and everybody is waiting for you at home plate to celebrate...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  13. Sveum ponders day off for Castro

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- June has been a cruel month for Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. Casto, the 22-year old centerpiece of the team's future, has hit just .230 with 1 home run and 2 RBIs since June 1. Those numbers beg the question, could a day or tw...

    Blog | June 16, 2012
  14. Rapid Reaction: Brewers 4, Cubs 3 (10)

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Cubs' 4-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers in 10 innings on Thursday: HOW IT HAPPENED: Norichika Aoki's second home run of the day beat the Cubs in the 10th inning. Bryan LaHair's pinch-hit home run in the eighth...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  15. Breakthrough effort for Cubs, Stewart

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart's slump and that of the Cubs' offense really mirrored each other over the past two weeks of losing baseball. Stewart, who broke out of a 3-for-22 skid with a home run and three RBIs on Monday, believes this cou...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  16. Streaking/Slumping: Soriano powers up

    Bruce Levine

    STREAKING 1. Alfonso Soriano, LF: Yes, we did find a Cub who had a decent week. Soriano finally found his home run mojo, hitting three during the week after enduring a six-week drought to begin the season. For all the talk about trading or releas...

    Blog | May 22, 2012