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  1. Erik Johnson strikes out eight for first win

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- After committing five errors in Erik Johnson's first two starts, both losses, this time out the Chicago White Sox scored a season high in runs. Johnson tossed six shutout innings, striking out eight in the 12-1 blowout of the Minnesota Twi...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  2. Rapid Reaction: White Sox 12, Twins 1

    Bruce Levine

    Home at U.S. Cellular Field, the Chicago White Sox were hoping to break a horrendous slump that had them reeling in a six-game losing skid. How it happened: Rookie Erik Johnson was making his third major league start. RHP Liam Hendricks was on th...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  3. Rapid Reaction: Marlins 6, Cubs 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs lost a 6-2 decision to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday at Wrigley Field. How it happened: Edwin Jackson was seeking his first victory since July 31. The 29-year-old starter was 0-3 with a 5.97 ERA in August. (Marlins start...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  4. Arrieta to start vs. Cards; Villanueva to pen

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs moved Carlos Villanueva to the bullpen and promoted pitcher Jake Arrieta from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday. Read the entire story....

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  5. Sale gets rare run support in win

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- After receiving the least amount of offensive run support per start (2.57) of any rotation pitcher in baseball this season, Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale's ship came in on Monday evening. Chicago scored six runs for the left-handed pitc...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  6. Rapid Reaction: White Sox 6, Tigers 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- A quick look at the Chicago White Sox's 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field. How it happened: White Sox starter Chris Sale had been getting just 2.11 runs of offensive support in his last 12 starts, ...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  7. Cooper gets the best out of young staff

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Veteran pitching coach Don Cooper starts every game the same way. With a towel draped over his shoulder and a pitch-counting device in hand, he makes the trek from the dugout to the Chicago White Sox bullpen. The grizzled New jersey native...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  8. White Sox deliver a victory for Sale

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The 2013 season has been frustrating for every Chicago White Sox player but possibly none more than All-Star pitcher Chris Sale. The ace left-hander has received an average of 2.47 runs per start this season, the worst run support for ...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  9. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 3, Cubs 0

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 3-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday at Wrigley Field. How it happened: Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija was looking to build his resume off his previous start (seven inning...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  10. Rapid Reaction: D-backs 3, Cubs 1

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs RHP Carlos Villanueva was looking to rebound in Phoenix from a poor start on July 20, but instead surrendered seven runs over four innings in a 3-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. The Cubs starter got off on the wrong fo...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  11. Wood flat again in first start since break

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- After waiting eight days to pitch, Travis Wood appeared to run out of gas in the sixth inning of his start in a 10-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. The Chicago Cubs' lone All-Star was only able to get through 5.33 inni...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  12. Rapid Reaction: Rockies 4, Cubs 3

    Bruce Levine

    DENVER -- A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 4-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Sunday at Coors Field. How it happened: Edwin Jackson, who had won three straight and shut out the Cardinals for seven innings in his previous start, got off to a sha...

    Blog | July 21, 2013
  13. Garza on hold as Cubs ponder options

    Bruce Levine

    The future of Matt Garza remained unclear Saturday as the pitcher continued to prepare for his upcoming start on Monday. Pitching coach Chris Bosio worked with the Chicago Cubs starter during his side session on Friday . "He did his side work...

    Blog | July 20, 2013
  14. Samardzija shines in second-half start

    Bruce Levine

    DENVER -- Chicago Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija gave up his All-Star break in order to get himself turned around for the second half of the season. The hard work he did with pitching coach Chris Bosio paid big dividends on Friday night when he allowed...

    Blog | July 20, 2013
  15. Starlin Castro back in swing

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The trials and tribulations of Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro have been documented since his disappointing start to the 2013 season. After dropping to a season low .232 average, Castro has gone on a mini-tear over the past three...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  16. Cubs will 'stay true' to their 'vision'

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- With the trading deadline coming fast, a 10-5 stretch heading into Friday has not changed the focus of the Chicago Cubs. "We have to stay true to our vision," Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Friday. "You start r...

    Blog | July 12, 2013