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Tyler Flowers #21 of the Chicago White Sox dives safely back to third base as Danny Valencia #19 of the Kansas City Royals takes the throw in the 2nd inning at U.S. Cellular Field on July 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

White Sox Hang On To Beat Royals 3-1

Chris Sale pitched seven effective innings in his first outing since the All-Star break and Adam Dunn had two RBIs and scored a run to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 3-1 victory over the slumping Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

07/21/2014

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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

Catcher Jason Castro #15 of the Houston Astros (R) tags out Adam Eaton #1 of the Chicago White Sox as Eaton tried to tag up and score from third base on a fly ball hit by Alexei Ramirez during the first inning at U.S. Cellular Field on July 18, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

White Sox Beat Astros 3-2

CHICAGO (AP) – Slump-ridden Tyler Flowers drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning double, and four Chicago pitchers retired the final 22 batters to lift the White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the […]

07/18/2014

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21 Things That Have Happened Since The Last Back-to-Back Home Run Derby Champion

With 15 years between back to back champions, lots of things have happened in the sporting world during that time. With that being said, here is a look at 21 things that have happened since we last had a back-to-back Home Run Derby champion.

07/16/2014

Derek Jeter in his final All-Star Game appearance. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Levine: TV Money Makes ASG Format Change Unlikely

Ratings may be dropping, but advertising dollars are still there.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2014

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Back-To-Back HR Derby Champ Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes is the name on every sports announcer’s lips but what do you really know about this Cuban powerhouse center fielder with an amazing arm? Here are a few facts.

07/15/2014

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10 Biggest MLB First-Half Surprises

Let’s look at the 10 biggest MLB first-half pleasant and unpleasant surprises.

07/14/2014

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 13: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees warms up before their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on June 13, 2014 in Oakland, California.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2014 MLB All-Star Game

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 15. Here are 5 things you need to know about the game.

07/14/2014

Catcher Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians waits for the throw as Leury Garcia #28 of the Chicago White Sox scores during the fourth inning at Progressive Field on July 11, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Indians Top White Sox 7-4

Corey Kluber allowed four runs in six innings, and Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer in the fifth, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

07/11/2014

Chris Coghlan #8 of the Chicago Cubs dives across the plate to score a run in the 3rd inning against the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field on July 11, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Edge Past Braves 5-4 In Ninth

CHICAGO (AP) — Justin Ruggiano hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning Friday that sent the Chicago Cubs over the Atlanta Braves 5-4. Arismendy Alcantara singled with two outs off Jordan […]

07/11/2014

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The Outrageous Concession Stand Food Served At The Texas Rangers’ Ballpark

Here’s a list of the top seven concession stand food items served at the Texas Rangers’ ballpark.

07/11/2014

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6 MLB All-Stars That You May Not Know

Here are 6 MLB All-Stars that you may not know.

07/11/2014

Mike Carp #37 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with teammates after knocking in the winning run in the tenth inning against the Chicago White Sox iat Fenway Park on July 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Carp’s Pinch-Hit Single Lifts Boston Over White Sox In 10th

Mike Carp’s pinch-hit single in the 10th inning gave the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 win Thursday for their second straight walk-off victory over the Chicago White Sox.

07/10/2014

Billy Hamilton #6 of the Cincinnati Reds gets back to first base safely on a pick-off attempt in the first inning as Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs takes the throw at Great American Ball Park on July 7, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Reds Top Cubs 9-3

Jay Bruce played first base for the first time since high school and committed an error that let in a run Monday night, but later homered to help the Cincinnati Reds rally for a 9-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the opener of a five-game series.

07/07/2014

Scott Carroll #67 of the Chicago White Sox throws a pitch in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on July 7, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Carroll Stymies Red Sox As White Sox Beat Boston 4-0

BOSTON (AP) – Scott Carroll pitched 6 2-3 innings of one-hit ball, and Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run homer on Monday night to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Boston Red […]

07/07/2014

2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field. (Getty Images)

Lyons: An All-Star Game Solution That Still ‘Counts’

It’s time to do away with the home-field advantage reward, so here’s an idea.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2014

Theo Epstein, left, and Derrick Rose. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Cubs Control Their Business, Bulls Don’t

Cubs executives are in control, while their Bulls counterparts are burdened by Derrick Rose.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2014

Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Trade Samardzija, Hammel To Oakland A’s

In a blockbuster deal, the Cubs got top-10 prospect Addison Russell and two others back.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2014

Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning on July 4, 2014 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Sale Strikes Out Season-High 12, White Sox Beat Mariners 7-1

Sale (8-1) allowed six hits and walked none in his fourth double-digit strikeout game of the season and 14th of his career.

07/04/2014

MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 01: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim singles in the top of the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 01, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Shepkowski: MLB’s First Half Awards

The Brewers surprise, Trout dominates and there’s a Tanaka/Abreu battle for best AL rookie.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2014

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