Jul 26, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT
Only Rudy York (1937) and Mark McGwire (1987) got there faster.
Jul 20, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT
Hitters rarely credit the Home Run Derby when they perform well in the second half. Usually, they only blame it if they struggle. Giancarlo Stanton says the Derby helped him get locked in after slumping going into the All-Star break.
Jul 9, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
Jose Abreu has enjoyed his first look at Fenway Park, the historic venue that very nearly was his home.
Jul 8, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
The trade deadline is rapidly approaching and Rick Hahn already has his poker face on.
Jul 7, 2014, 8:48 PM EDT
Nelson Cruz has already passed his home run total from last season and is just five away from matching his career-high.
Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT
Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.
Jul 1, 2014, 7:18 PM EDT
Watch as White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu takes the major league lead in both home runs and RBI with this three-run homer Tuesday afternoon against the Angels …
Jun 30, 2014, 6:23 AM EDT
Clayton Kershaw continues to dominate. And the Dodgers find themselves in a virtual tie for first place in the NL West.
Jun 29, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT
The Home Run Derby may yet get more exciting if Jose Abreu reconsiders his stance on not participating.
Jun 29, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT
You likely won’t be seeing Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz in the upcoming Home Run Derby. He’s afraid the Derby will affect his swing.
Jun 28, 2014, 7:33 AM EDT
Jose Abreu went deep twice and finished the night tied for the major league lead in homers with 25.
Jun 24, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT
White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu entered play Tuesday with 22 home runs — third in MLB behind Edwin Encarnacion (24) of the Blue Jays and Nelson Cruz (23) of the Orioles. But the sensational rookie slugger doesn’t have any desire to strut his stuff in the 2014 Home Run Derby at Target Field.
Jun 19, 2014, 6:17 AM EDT
Clayton Kershaw was nearly perfect. And, at least by one measure, was better than a lot of guys who have thrown perfect games.
Jun 12, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT
Justin Verlander turned in another rough outing last night, allowing seven runs in 5.2 innings against the White Sox. And all the damage came in the sixth inning, following five scoreless frames to begin the game.
Jun 10, 2014, 6:28 AM EDT
Lonnie Chisenhall went 5 for 5 with 3 home runs and 9 RBI. Mercy.
Jun 9, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
Jose Abreu has made a good first impression on Albert Pujols and it has nothing to do with his home run total.
Jun 5, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT
Justin Verlander got off to a great start this season, posting a 2.48 ERA in April, but he’s looked unlike his usual dominant self since the calendar flipped to May and that continued this afternoon with a rough outing against the Blue Jays.
Jun 4, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT
It Jose Abreu hits the ball in the air, there’s a good chance it’s goin’ out.
Jun 4, 2014, 6:40 AM EDT
Henderson Alvarez has three shutouts. Three shutouts was enough to be the full-season leader in that category in five of the past 11 seasons.
Jun 3, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT
Jose Abreu is back, Clayton Kershaw withstood his return and I made a sobering discovery about “Billy Madison.”
Jun 2, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
White Sox rookie Jose Abreu is back from the disabled list after missing two-plus weeks with an ankle injury.
Jun 1, 2014, 2:36 PM EDT
The White Sox fell back under the .500 mark with Saturday’s loss to the Padres, but they’re still in second place in the American League Central standings and will get a big boost this week. MLB.com’s Scott Merkin reports that first baseman Jose Abreu will be activated from the disabled list Monday.
May 30, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT
Slugger Jose Abreu is on track to return to the White Sox on Monday.
May 26, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT
White Sox rookie Jose Abreu is on the disabled list with an ankle injury, but Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports that he’s been cleared to take off a walking boot and resume baseball activities.
May 25, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT
Nelson Cruz blasted his 16th home run of the season on Sunday against the Indians to become baseball’s current home run leader.
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