A.J. Pierzynski

Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn shakes hands with third baseman Kevin Youkilis after Youkilis hit a grand slam in the 5th inning against the New York Yankees at U.S. Cellular Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Youkilis’ Grand Slam Leads Sox To 7-3 Win Over Yankees

Hard to tell where the Chicago White Sox might be without Kevin Youkilis. He’s been what they expected and needed when the veteran third baseman was acquired from Boston. And much more.

08/21/2012

Jarrod Dyson #1 of the Kansas City Royals is congratulated after scoring during the game against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium on August 19, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Guthrie Takes No-Hitter Into 7th, Royals Sweep Sox

Jeremy Guthrie pitched into the eighth inning, Salvador Perez drove in three runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game series sweep of the AL Central leaders.

08/19/2012

A.J. Pierzynski. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Video: Amazingly, Pierzynski Scores From First On A Groundball To Shortstop

There’s no denying A.J. Pierzynski is having an incredible year.

670 The Score–08/13/2012

Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale pitches against the Oakland Athletics at U.S. Cellular Field on August 12, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sale Fans 11, White Sox Top A’s 7-3

Chris Sale struck out 11 in 6 2-3 innings, A.J. Pierzynski had a two-run home run in a five-run sixth inning and Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Sunday.

08/12/2012

Francisco Liriano #58 of the Chicago White Sox throws against the Oakland Atheltics at U.S. Cellular Field on August 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

Athletics Rally To Beat White Sox 9-7

Jonny Gomes homered to tie the game, and Brandon Inge hit a go-ahead single as the Oakland Athletics scored twice in the eighth inning and beat the Chicago White Sox 9-7 on Saturday night.

08/11/2012

Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals is greeted by Jeff Francoeur #21 after hitting a home run in the second inning against the Chicago White Sox on August 8, 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Guthrie Outpitches Quintana, Royals Beat Sox 2-1

Jeremy Guthrie picked up his first victory since late May, scattering five hits over eight innings in the Kansas City Royals’ 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.

08/08/2012

Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski hits a two-run pinch-hit home run in the 7th inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 5, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Angels 4-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

A.J. Homers In 5th Straight Game, Sox Beat Angels 4-2

A.J. Pierzynski tied a White Sox record by homering in his fifth consecutive game, a go-ahead, two-run drive in the seventh inning off Jason Isringhausen that led Chicago over the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 Sunday.

08/05/2012

Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham congratulates right fielder Alex Rios on scoring against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning on July 31, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

A.J. Homers In 9th, White Sox Beat Twins 4-3

A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning and the Chicago White Sox held on to beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Tuesday night.

07/31/2012

A.J. Pierzynski. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Pierzynski, De Aza Return To White Sox Lineup

A.J. Pierzynski and Alejandro De Aza are back in the White Sox lineup Monday as the White Sox take on the Twins in Minnesota.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

Kevin Youkilis. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Youkilis OK After Ankle Sprain, Plans To Play Friday

Kevin Youkilis left Wednesday’s 8-2 win over the Twins early because of an ankle sprain, but it doesn’t appear the valuable third baseman will miss any significant time.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

A.J. Pierzynski

Pierzynski Aiming For Friday Return

White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski is hoping to return Friday in Texas after suffering a strained oblique Monday.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

Ozzie Guillen. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Hoge’s White Sox Mailbag: I Was Wrong About Ozzie Guillen

Clearly — based on what we have seen from both parties since last fall — the White Sox went in the right direction.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2012

Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn is congratulated by teammates after hitting a home run against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium on July 15, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. The White Sox won 2-1. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Dunn Homers Again, Sale Wins 8th Straight, Sox Beat Royals 2-1

Chris Sale won his eighth straight decision, Adam Dunn homered in his third straight game and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 Sunday.

07/15/2012

White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza greets third baseman Kevin Youkilis at home plate after Youkilis hit a two-run home run in the first inning against the Texas Rangers on July 3, 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Finfer: White Sox Will Remain Unpredictable In 2nd Half

Let’s hope the Mayans are just as inept in the art of prognostication as baseball observers.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza greets third baseman Kevin Youkilis at home plate after Youkilis hit a two-run home run in the first inning against the Texas Rangers on July 3, 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

White Sox Avenge A.J.’s All-Star Snub With 19-2 Rout Of Rangers

Kevin Youkilis, Adam Dunn and Alex Rios homered in the first inning off Roy Oswalt and All-Star Chris Sale won his 10th game Tuesday night and the Chicago White Sox routed the Texas Rangers 19-2.

07/03/2012

Chicago Cubs center fielder David DeJesus drives in two runs with a single in the 3rd inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on June 19, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wood Edges Peavy In Pitching Duel, Cubs Beat Sox 2-1

Travis Wood pitched six strong innings for his first win as a starter in more than a year, and the Chicago Cubs beat the White Sox 2-1 on Tuesday night even though Jake Peavy went the distance.

06/19/2012

Alfonso Soriano

Finfer: Presenting Chicago’s All-$#*tty Team

It seems more appropriate, and fun, to combine both rosters into one embarrassing, pathetic, and disturbing group.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

Chicago White Sox closer Addison Reed (#43) celebrates with teammates after their victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 16, 2012.  Reed pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn his eighth save of the season.  The White Sox won 5-4.  (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)

Humber Shaky, But White Sox Beat Dodgers 5-4

The Chicago White Sox just kept pecking away at Chad Billingsley until they scraped across enough runs to give Philip Humber an early cushion to work with. He gave it all back before his teammates pushed across one more run and closed it out with a solid effort by their bullpen.

06/17/2012

A.J. Pierzynski. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Pierzynski Voted Most Hated Player In Baseball

The votes are in and, not surprisingly, A.J. Pierzynski was voted the most hated player in baseball in a Men’s Journal survey of 100 Major League Baseball players.

670 The Score–06/13/2012

Chicago White Sox starter Jose Quintana pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on June 12, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Quintana Solid Again As Sox Beat Cards 6-1

A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run homer, rookie left-hander Jose Quintana allowed one run over 5 1-3 innings and the streaking Chicago White Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 Tuesday night.

06/12/2012

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