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  1. Cubs put Braves' celebration on hold

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The best laid plans of pennant-bound teams must defer to certain detours along the way. The Atlanta Braves with a magic number of one, were unable to hold on to a late lead, losing 3-1 to the Cubs. First baseman Anthony Rizzo drove in t...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  2. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 3, Braves 1

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs scored three late runs to overtake the Atlanta Braves for a 3-1 victory Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. How it happened: The Braves were on the cusp of winning the National League East division. Their magic number ...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  3. Support for Latin players important to Sox

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Although the White Sox don't appear to have communication issues in the clubhouse, they still could try to improve support for their Latin American players in 2014. A number of essential Sox players, including Alexei Ramirez, Dayan Viciedo...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  4. Motivating bottom-feeders tough in Sept.

    Bruce Levine

    Motivation for bad ball clubs in September is a challenge for every coaching staff. Most baseball lifers will tell you never to evaluate numbers or look for true talent in the last month of the baseball season. "You can throw all of those Septembe...

    Blog | September 07, 2013
  5. Reed has formula for staying strong

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- It might seem that Chicago White Sox closer Addison Reed is being overused if you look simply at his number of appearances the past couple of weeks. But the truth can be found behind the numbers in a strength-and-conditioning plan formu...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  6. Rapid Reaction: Reds 5, Cubs 0

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 5-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday: How it happened: The Cubs were shut out for the fourth time in the past five home games. The Cubs started a makeshift lineup which included a number ...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  7. Cubs weighing offers for Russell, Schierholtz

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- As the trading deadline approaches the Chicago Cubs are pondering a number of moves that could shape their future. Numerous teams have called on the availability of left-handed reliever James Russell and outfielder Nate Schierholtz. A...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  8. Carlos Villanueva snakebitten vs. Rockies

    Bruce Levine

    DENVER -- Every pitcher seems to have one team that has his number, and Chicago Cubs starter Carlos Villanueva has certainly found the Colorado Rockies to be that team. The veteran pitcher was ambushed by the Rockies for the second time in 2013 on...

    Blog | July 21, 2013
  9. Little has gone according to plan in 'pen

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Bad luck and trouble have been the only friends of Chicago Cubs relievers this season. A bullpen that has now been torn apart and put back together a number of times in the first 50 games of the season will have to move on without setu...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  10. Sox slash prices after drawing sub-2M

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago White Sox have slashed ticket prices for 2013 after attendance dipped below 2 million during a surprisingly successful 2012 season. While they haven't released complete numbers yet, the team announced it will drop or keep the same pric...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  11. Chicago White Sox slash ticket prices for 2013

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago White Sox have cut ticket prices for 2013 after attendance dipped below 2 million during a surprisingly successful 2012 season.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2012
  12. Fans keep White Sox updated on Tigers

    Bruce Levine

    With the fate of their season hanging on almost every at-bat, the Chicago White Sox kept one eye on the scoreboard and the other on the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. The Tigers' magic number was five before Friday's action, and as the innings progress...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Comeback story: Rios is White Sox's MVP

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- There have been many important contributions to the Chicago White Sox's success story this season. You can probably make a case for any number of players being the key to the team's position atop the American League Central. These days...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  15. 2012 MLB trade deadline - Source - Ryan Dempster open to more tha...

    Bruce Levine

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are not the only team Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster would accept a trade to, according to a source familiar with the situation.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  16. 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