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OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 6: Jonathan Villar #6 of the Houston Astros dives back to first base against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on September 6, 2013 in Oakland, California.

Jonathan Villar’s Speed An Important Asset For Astros

Despite mediocre hitting, Jonathan Villar has too much speed to keep out of the Astros’ lineup.

03/25/2014

Matt Lindstrom. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: White Sox Reliever Lindstrom On The Mend

Matt Lindstrom hopes to get into a game by week’s end.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2014

Adam Dunn. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Levine: Dunn Not Concerned About Playing Time Or Future

Adam Dunn is a realist but also still preparing to play 162 games if needed.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2014

Jake Elmore.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

White Sox Claim Elmore Off Waivers; Add Sanchez, Thompson To 40-Man Roster

The White Sox have claimed infielder Jake Elmore off waivers from the Astros and purchased the contracts of infielder Carlos Sanchez and outfielder Trayce Thompson from Triple-A Charlotte.

670 The Score–11/20/2013

Jose Abreu. (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

White Sox Reportedly Front-Runners To Land Cuban Slugger Abreu

(CBS) Highly-touted Cuban slugger Jose Abreu has reportedly narrowed his list of teams down to the three – and the White Sox are on his radar. Along with the White Sox, the Astros and Red Sox […]

670 The Score–10/17/2013

aul Konerko #14 of the Chicago White Sox follows through on an RBI single scoring teammate Avisail Garcia #26 as Cody Clark #39 of the Houston Astros catches during the first inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 28, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Sale Strikes Out 12 As White Sox Beat Astros 6-1

Chris Sale struck out 12 over eight-plus dominant innings and Avisail Garcia hit a three-run homer to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 6-1 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

08/28/2013

Alexei Ramirez #10 of the Chicago White Sox (R) steals second base as second baseman Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros tries to make a tag during the fourth inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 27, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Danks Leads White Sox To 4-3 Win Over Astros

Jordan Danks hit a clutch two-run single in Chicago’s three-run eighth inning, leading the White Sox to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night

08/27/2013

Jim Crane. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

2013 Astros Most Profitable Team In MLB’s History

You gotta hand it to Astros owner Jim Crane.

670 The Score–08/26/2013

Alexei Ramirez and Starlin Castro.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Wisch: Cubs & Sox Within Striking Distance Of (Bad) History

As it stands Thursday, the Cubs are now on pace for 93 losses, while the Sox are on pace to drop 96.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2013

Max Stassi.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Video: Astros Rookie Gets First Hit, Wanders Off Base, Gets Tagged Out

Welcome to life with the Astros, Max Stassi.

670 The Score–08/21/2013

Bud Norris. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Orioles Acquire Norris From Astros

The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-hander Bud Norris from the Houston Astros to help bolster a rotation that will be without injured Jason Hammel for what could be an extended period.

07/31/2013

a #29 during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros on June 23, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Sweeney Has 6 RBIs In Cubs’ 14-6 Win Over Astros

Ryan Sweeney had a career-high six RBIs, including a three-run homer, and the Chicago Cubs routed the Houston Astros 14-6 on Sunday.

06/23/2013

Luis Valbuena hits a two RBI single against the Houston Astros during the third inning . (Credit: David Banks, Getty)

Cedeno, Martinez Lead Astros Past Cubs 4-3

Ronny Cedeno’s squeeze bunt scored Justin Maxwell with the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning to lead the Houston Astros over the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Saturday.

06/22/2013

Chicago Cubs defeated the Houston Astros, 3-1 (Credit: Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Beat Astros, 3-1

Matt Garza pitched into the ninth inning and Anthony Rizzo hit his first home run since May 18 to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Houston Astros 3-1 on Friday after a rain delay that lasted more than 3 hours.

06/21/2013

File photo of baseball. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Astros Sign No. 1 Overall Pick RHP Mark Appel

The Houston Astros have signed right-handed pitcher Mark Appel of Stanford, the No. 1 overall draft pick in the draft earlier this month.

670 The Score–06/19/2013

White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Viciedo’s Triple Leads White Sox Over Astros 4-2

Dayan Viciedo’s bases-loaded triple in a four-run sixth inning helped the White Sox snap a four-game losing streak. They also avoided being swept in a four-game series for the first time since 2008.

06/18/2013

Trevor Crowe #8 of the Houston Astros scores in the second inning as catcher Tyler Flowers can't make the tag (Credit: Bob Levey/Getty )

White Sox Fall To Astros 5-4

HOUSTON (AP) — Jason Castro homered for the second straight game and Matt Dominguez hit a three-run double to help the Houston Astros to their fourth straight win, 5-4, over the Chicago White Sox on […]

06/16/2013

John Danks. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

White Sox Fall To Astros 4-3

Once again, the Chicago White Sox paid for their miscues.

06/16/2013

Houston Astros. (Credit: Getty Images.)

Astros Prepare For 2nd Straight No. 1 Pick

The Houston Astros have improved their farm system from worst to near first in the last couple of years.

670 The Score–06/06/2013

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TTYM: The Indy 500 Winner Buzz and Why You Should Never Eat At A Stadium

Tara Lipinsky brings you some of the most interesting sports stories you may not have heard about in That Thing You Missed.

05/31/2013

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