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  1. Homers part of the equation for Sox success

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- When Ken Williams took over as general manager of the Chicago White Sox in 2001, he believed the way to win in a ballpark that played small was to hit home runs and outpitch other clubs. If that equation is still true, then a good portion ...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Wood deserved better fate

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs starter Travis Wood pitched seven strong innings Thursday, allowing just two singles, yet he still managed to end up on the wrong side of a 4-2 loss to the San Diego Padres. After Scott Hairston's two-run homer in the seven...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  4. Gavin Floyd of Chicago White Sox leaves start with arm injury

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago White Sox right-hander Gavin Floyd left Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning with a flexor muscle strain in his right elbow.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Homers keying White Sox's scoring

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- In 2004, the White Sox set a franchise record with 246 home runs. However, the team missed the playoffs and won just 80 games under first-year manager Ozzie Guillen. After that season, Guillen convinced general manager Kenny Williams to ...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  7. A.J. on cusp of consecutive HR record

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- If A.J. Pierzynski homers on Monday against the Kansas City Royals, and he's homered more against only two other teams, he'll set the club record for consecutive games with home runs at six. Pierzynski laughs it off as luck. "That's ...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  8. Rapid Reaction: Sox 19, Rangers 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- A quick look at how the Chicago White Sox crushed the Texas Rangers 19-2 in the series opener on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field. How it happened: The avalanche of runs began in the first inning with homers off the bats of Kevin Youkili...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  9. PTI: Who's the White Sox hottest player?

    Bruce Levine

    Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon discuss the more impressive White Sox accomplishment: Chris Sale's 15 strikeouts, Adam Dunn's 11 homers in May or Paul Kenerko flirting with .400?...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  10. Cubs, Volstad continue skidding

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Moving from the Miami Marlins to the Chicago Cubs has not changed Chris Volstad's luck. The right-hander was the losing pitcher in the Cubs' sixth straight defeat -- a 9-4 blowout -- on Friday against Cincinnati. Going back to July 10, ...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  11. Rapid Reaction: Orioles 10, Sox 4

    Bruce Levine

    A quick look at the Chicago White Sox's 10-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday at U.S. Cellular Field. How it happened: The Orioles scored twice in the ninth to tie the game as White Sox closer Hector Santiago allowed homers to Adam Jones a...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  12. Video: Dunn getting his groove back

    Bruce Levine

    White Sox slugger Adam Dunn speaks after his monster, two-homer, six-RBI performance against the Royals on Thursday....

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  13. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 5, Brewers 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 5-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night at Wrigley Field. How it happened: Geovany Soto had a two-homer evening for the Cubs, hitting his 16th home run in the third inning and his 17th in the...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  14. LaHair in lineup Friday vs. Reds' Bailey

    Bruce Levine

    Bryan LaHair is one of several Cubs left-handed hitters in the lineup Thursday to face the Cincinnati Reds' Homer Bailey. Starlin Castro, SS Darwin Barney, 2B Aramis Ramirez, 3B Carlos Pena, 1B Lahair, LF Marlon Byrd, CF Tyler Colvin, RF Ko...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  15. Rapid Reaction: Reds 4, Cubs 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Reds' win over the Cubs on Tuesday night. How it happened: Bryan LaHair was a ninth-inning hero, hitting a homer that sent the Cubs and Reds to extra frames. His heroics, however, didn't hold up. The Cubs were...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  16. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 3, Braves 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Cubs' win on Wednesday night. How it happened: Alfonso Soriano got the ball rolling for Randy Wells and the Cubs' offense with his 22nd home run in the second inning. The two-run shot was his second homer in ...

    Blog | August 24, 2011