Albert Pujols

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Jose Abreu Named Sporting News’ AL Rookie Of The Year

Abreu batted .317 with 36 homers and 107 RBIs.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07: Matt Adams #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a three run home run in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Four of the National League Divison Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: National League Dominated Lately By Exclusive Group

The high-spending Cardinals, Giants and Phillies have won the last six National League pennants. The Cardinals or Giants will win it again in 2014.

10/11/2014

The Kansas City Royals celebrate after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 to sweep the series in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Royals Beat Angels 8-3 To Finish Off ALDS Sweep

Almost an hour had passed, and the postgame party had moved from the field to the Kansas City clubhouse, where victory champagne was once again flowing. Yet as sheets of rain fell at Kauffman Stadium, thousands of celebrating Royals fans refused to leave. They had waited 29 years to soak in moments like these.

10/06/2014

Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 in eleven innings in Game Two of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Royals Beat Angels 4-1 In 11 Innings, Take 2-0 ALDS Lead

Eric Hosmer got his souvenir home run ball back while he stood on the field for a postgame interview, Angel Stadium’s silence broken only by a small band of blue-clad fans chanting “Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!”

10/04/2014

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Top 5 MLB Closer Celebrations

Do closer celebrations bother you? Here is a list of some of my favorite closer celebrations to help you decide whether they are awesome or down right classless.

07/21/2014

White Sox left-hander John Danks. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Ventura Faces Tough Choices In Close Games

The resurgent career of John Danks has been a nice story in this retooling season for the White Sox.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2014

A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Watch: Pujols Apparently Forgot Cespedes Has A Cannon Arm

When are foes going to learn their lesson? You don’t run on Yoenis Cespedes.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2014

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu. (David Banks/Getty Images)

White Sox’s Abreu Setting All Sorts Of Early Season Records

Abreu has set an MLB rookie record for RBIs in the season’s first month.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 01: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks bats against the San Francisco Giants during the MLB game at Chase Field on September 1, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Giants defeated the Diamondbacks 8-2.

Fantasy Baseball Preview: First Base

CBS Local Sports breaks down the top players at first base for your fantasy baseball draft.

03/03/2014

Albert Pujols. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Pujols Sues Jack Clark Over Steroid Comments

Albert Pujols sued Jack Clark on Friday over comments on a local radio show accusing the three-time NL MVP of using steroids.

670 The Score–10/04/2013

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Keidel: The End Of MLB Innocence

The PED crucible, which we hoped would be microscopic by now, just won’t go away. It’s turned into a twisted game show of “Name That Cheat.”

08/16/2013

Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hits a two-run homer off Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva in the 8th inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 4, 2013. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Bullpen Gives Up Latest Homer, Cubs Lose To Angels 4-3

The Chicago Cubs’ bullpen has allowed 17 home runs through the first 56 games this season, and the one Carlos Villanueva gave up to Albert Pujols was easily one of the most aggravating for manager Dale Sveum to watch.

06/05/2013

Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a two RBI double in the third inning against the Chicago White Sox. (Credit: Lisa Blumenfeld, Getty)

White Sox Fall To Angels 6-2

Jason Vargas scattered four hits through seven scoreless innings, Erick Aybar and Howie Kendrick each hit two-run doubles, and the Los Angeles Angels coaxed a pair of bases-loaded walks out of Jake Peavy in the fourth inning of a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

05/19/2013

Alex Rios is congratulated by teammate Adam Dunn. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

White Sox Beat Angels 5-4 With 3 Runs In 8th

Jeff Keppinger walked with the bases loaded to drive in the go-ahead run — his first base on balls in 141 plate appearances this season — and the Chicago White Sox rallied with three runs in the eighth to beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 on Thursday night for their season-high third straight road win.

05/17/2013

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Who Should You Draft? Fantasy Baseball’s Top 40 Players

If you’re fantasy baseball draft hasn’t happened already, it’s going to be happening soon. Here’s a look at the top five players at each position.

03/16/2013

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Angels’ Mike Trout Best All-Around Player In Majors

Simply put, Mike Trout was the best player in the game in 2012.

03/11/2013

Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim throws a pitch against the Chicago White Sox at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 23, 2012 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Sox Swept By Angels, But Tigers Drop To 1 Game Back In Division

The Chicago White Sox left Angel Stadium the same way they arrived – looking for a big hit.

09/23/2012

Adam Dunn. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Hoge’s White Sox Mailbag: More Home Runs – Dunn Or Pujols?

Coming off a three-game sweep of the Mariners in Seattle, here is this week’s White Sox mailbag.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2012

Cubs Uniform Logo. (Credit: Getty)

Cubs And Angels Tie 3-3

Albert Pujols homered for the second straight day and the Los Angeles Angels played to a 3-all tie with the Chicago Cubs in 10 innings Saturday.

03/31/2012

Chris Sale

McKnight: Sale Frustrated With Spring Struggles

Spring has not been kind to Chris Sale. Perhaps that’s not fair. Maybe the weather, workouts, meals, golf and time with his teammates have all been kind; but the starts have not.

670 The Score–03/14/2012

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