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Austin Jackson missed a line drive that scored two runs..  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tigers Lose, White Sox’s Magic Number At 12

Seth Smith homered, doubled and drove in four runs, and the Oakland Athletics avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Detroit Tigers 12-4 Thursday in a matchup of AL playoff contenders.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2012

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers winds up for a pitch against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on September 19, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Cabrera And Verlander Help Tigers Top A’s 6-2

Miguel Cabrera homered, Omar Infante drove in three runs and Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Wednesday night.

09/19/2012

Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a fifth inning home run with Miguel Cabrera #24 while playing the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on September 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Cabrera Drives In 6, Tigers Rout A’s 12-2

Miguel Cabrera homered twice, including an eighth-inning grand slam, and the Detroit Tigers had no trouble overcoming an early injury to right-hander Max Scherzer in a 12-2 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

09/18/2012

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

Bartolo Colon. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Baseball Still Has PED Problem – So Let’s Fix It

In just the past week, we’ve seen San Francisco’s Melky Cabrera and Oakland’s Bartolo Colon both receive 50-game suspensions after tests revealed elevated testosterone levels, making the Bay area again the epicenter of PED use, same as it ever was.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

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

Oakland Athletics center fielder Yoenis Cespedes hits a two-run home run to tie the game in the bottom of the 14th inning against the Chicago White Sox in Oakland on April 25, 2012. The Athletics won the game 5-4 in the 14th inning. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

White Sox Fall Short As A’s Get 3 In 14th, Win 5-4

The White Sox head back to the Windy City from a solid road trip with a pair of milestones to celebrate alongside their home fans. They nearly had one more win to take along, too.

04/25/2012

Chicago White Sox v Oakland Athletics

Oakland Turns Tables, Shuts Out White Sox 2-0

The White Sox’ winning streak has come to an end, after they were shut out Tuesday night by the Oakland Athletics.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics

First-Place White Sox Shut Out Oakland 4-0

The White Sox now find themselves in first place, after Jake Peavy threw his best game of the season and shut out the Oakland Athletics 4-0 Monday night.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

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

Humber To Present Top Ten List On Letterman

Two days after throwing the 21st perfect game in Major League Baseball history, White Sox starter Philip Humber will present the Top Ten List on The Late Show with David Letterman Monday night.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2012

Rodrigo Lopez #50 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against  the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field on September 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

Lopez Allows 1 Run In 5 Innings As Cubs Tie A’s

Jonny Gomes homered to start a three-run rally in the ninth, and the Oakland Athletics tied a Chicago Cubs’ split squad 5-5 in 10 innings Tuesday.

03/20/2012

Cubs Uniform Logo. (Credit: Getty)

Smith Has Three Hits For A’s In 4-3 Win Over Cubs

Seth Smith had a two-run double among his three hits, and the Oakland Athletics scored three unearned runs off Paul Maholm in the first inning and beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 in a game between split squads Saturday.

03/17/2012

Jeff Baker

A’s Split-Squad Beats Cubs 8-7

Josh Reddick collected two more hits and Brandon Allen drove in another run to help an Oakland Athletics split-squad beat the Chicago Cubs 8-7 on Monday.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2012

Rodrigo Lopez #50 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against  the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field on September 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

Allen’s Slam, 7 RBIs Lead A’s Past Cubs 12-10

Brandon Allen belted a grand slam and drove in seven runs, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cubs 12-10 on Sunday to spoil Chicago’s spring training opener.

03/04/2012

Derrick Rose (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hanley: News, Notes And Nonsense

When it comes to his bad back, looks like the ball is no longer in Derrick Rose’s court. That’s a good thing.

670 The Score–02/14/2012

Yoenis Cespedes. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

Cubs, Sox Lose Cespedes To Athletics

Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $36 million, four-year contract.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2012

David DeJesus. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Cubs Sign OF DeJesus To Two-Year Deal

Free agent outfielder David DeJesus became Theo Epstein’s first signing with the Cubs, agreeing to a tw0-year deal with the team Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2011

Tony La Russa goes out on top. (Photo by Ed Szczepanski/Getty Images)

Tony La Russa Retires

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa announced his retirement Monday morning.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2011

Jim Leyland

Tigers Manager Says He Didn’t Change Underwear During Win Streak

You likely wouldn’t want to get too close to the pair of underwear Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland presumably finally took off on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2011

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