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Avisail Garcia suffered a season-ending torn labrum in his left shoulder. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: There Could Be A Silver Lining To The ‘Lousy’ Garcia Injury

Dayan Viciedo already drew trade interest. Now he can really be showcased.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2014

Wrigley Field. (Getty images)

Baffoe: Chicago Baseball Is Beautiful And Unfair

Before the rainbow, there must be rain. And it’s raining right now on Chicago baseball.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2014

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Has A Better Shot At Making The Playoffs? Pirates Vs. Orioles

Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?

07/25/2013

American League All-Star Chris Sale  pitches during the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

American League Wins All-Star Game 3-0

Mariano Rivera reported for work an inning early, and walked off to a fitting tribute.

07/16/2013

Pete Rose during a game in 1985.  (Photo by: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Silverman: Competitive Passion Gave All-Star Game Meaning It No Longer Has

The All-Star game used to be can’t-miss television.

670 The Score–07/16/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Has The Better All-Star Game Roster? AL Vs. NL

With the two leagues set to square off in their annual exhibition featuring its greatest stars on July 16, all eyes will be on Citi Field. With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?

07/11/2013

Adam Dunn. (Credit: David Banks, Getty)

Baffoe: Designate The DH In The National League

Enough of this two leagues with different rules nonsense.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2013

Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees dodges a tag score a run around catcher Matt Wieters #32 of the Baltimore Orioles on an RBI double hit by Robinson Cano #24 in the top of the first inning during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 8, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Orioles Beat Yankees 3-2 To Even ALDS At 1-All

The Orioles squeezed out a 3-2 victory Monday night to even their AL division series at one game apiece.

10/09/2012

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)

American League Playoff Picture Breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of each contending American League ball club’s record against other playoff contenders.

670 The Score–08/23/2012

National League All-Star Melky Cabrera #53 of the San Francisco Giants hits a two-run home run in the fourth inning during the 83rd MLB All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sandoval, Cabrera Turn All-Star Game Into NL Romp

Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera keyed a five-run blitz against Justin Verlander in the first inning Tuesday night, and the National League romped to an 8-0 win over the American League and its third straight All-Star game victory.

07/10/2012

Kevin Youkilis. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Youkilis Named AL Player Of The Week

Third baseman Kevin Youkilis’ stellar performance during the recent White Sox homestand earned him honors as the American League Player of the week.

07/09/2012

Chris Sale. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

All-Stars: White Sox’s Sale, Konerko, Dunn; Cubs’ LaHair, Castro

Left-hander Chris Sale, first baseman Paul Konerko and designated hitter Adam Dunn were named Sunday to the American League All-Star team.

07/01/2012

Michael Barrett punches A.J. Pierzynski at U.S. Cellular Field in 2006. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: In Praise Of Interleague Baseball

While interleague games don’t have the novelty aspect they once did, the competition between the two leagues still has a lot of significance.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2012

Jake Peavy. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Peavy Named American League Pitcher Of The Month

Jack Peavy was named American League pitcher of the month for the month of April.

670 The Score–05/02/2012

Paul Konerko

Konerko Named American League Player Of The Week

Konerko was named the American League player of the week after hitting .435 (10-23) with three doubles, three home runs and four RBI in six games to win the award for the fifth time in his career.

670 The Score–04/30/2012

Philip Humber. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Humber Named American League Player Of The Week

Two days after throwing the 21st perfect game in Major League Baseball history, White Sox pitcher Philip Humber was named American League Player of the Week.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2012

Carlos Lee. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Owners Approve Extra Wild Card Teams, Astros Move To AL

Commissioner Bud Selig said owners approved two additional wild-card teams for the postseason, meaning 10 of the 30 teams make the playoffs.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

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Dorfman: The Night The All-Star Game Was All American

Every so often, a party goes off without a hitch and everyone has a great time. Such was the case of the 50th Anniversary All-Star Game played on this day in 1983.

670 The Score–07/06/2011

Adam Dunn

Wisch: Stick A Fork In The DH – It’s Dunn

On Tuesday night, Adam Dunn went 0-for-4 (with two strikeouts). On Monday night, he went 0-for-4 (with three strikeouts). And on Sunday afternoon, he was 0-for-3 (with two more strikeouts).

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011

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Stone: White Sox Can’t Give Away Games They Have In Hand

The Chicago White Sox have one of the most powerful offenses in the American League, as well as one of the best pitching staffs. But their defense has committed 13 errors on the season, and led to them losing games.

670 The Score–04/13/2011

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