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Guillen recalls Buehrle's leadership, work ethic
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Ozzie Guillen had good relationships with numerous players during his eight years as White Sox manager and one year with the Marlins. So it’s difficult for him to pick a favorite.

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White Sox work quick to celebrate Buehrle
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Two years after retiring Paul Konerko’s No. 14 in spectacular fashion, the White Sox did it for Mark Buehrle’s No. 56 on a beautiful Saturday at Guaranteed Rate Field — or, as broadcaster Hawk Harrelson called it when describing Buehrle’s perfect game and no-hitter, “right here on this field!”

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Shields shaky in loss; Frazier, Renteria tossed
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Matt Olson, Jaycob Brugman and Franklin Barreto each slugged their first career big league homers Saturday as the Oakland Athletics took a 10-2 win over the Chicago White Sox in front of a sellout crowd on the day of Mark Buehrle’s jersey retirement at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Kepler scratched with right foot contusion
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In the eighth inning of Friday’s 5-0 win over the Indians, Twins right fielder Max Kepler fouled a pitch off his right foot, causing the team’s trainer to come to the batter’s box to check on him. Although Kepler stayed in for the rest of the game, he was experiencing discomfort in the foot before […]

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Ervin seeking reversion to early-season form
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Twins ace Ervin Santana and Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin will square off in the series finale between the two ballclubs on Sunday at Progressive Field.

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Bullpen falters as Tigers' skid hits eight
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Hector Sanchez had a two-run, pinch-hit homer as part of a five-run eighth inning as the Padres topped the the Tigers, who dropped their eighth straight game. Anibal Sanchez allowed one earned run over six innings and Andrew Romine knocked in two runs for the Tigers. Dinelson Lamet allowed two runs over six-plus innings for […]

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Hammel looks to keep rolling in finale vs. Jays
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Royals right-hander Jason Hammel has been on quite a roll lately. On Sunday, the Blue Jays will try to slow him down. Toronto will counter with veteran left-hander Francisco Liriano.

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Gordon's 3B helps Vargas to MLB-best 11th W
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Left-hander Jason Vargas outdueled right-hander Marco Estrada for his MLB-leading 11th win as the Royals beat the Blue Jays, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.

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Escobar, Gordon surging along with Royals
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When the Royals were struggling at the start of the season, shortstop Alcides Escobar and left fielder Alex Gordon were as well, at least offensively. As Kansas City has won 11 of its past 13 games — the latest a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday — Escobar and Gordon’s production has improved. […]

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Francona easing Zimmer into lefty matchups
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Indians manager Terry Francona weighs multiple factors when decided whether to sit rookie Bradley Zimmer against a left-handed starter. Francona will consider the style of the lefty, while also examining the opposing team’s bullpen, trying to determine if Zimmer could be a weapon off the bench.

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Tribe turns to Tomlin to take on Twins
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Twins ace Ervin Santana and Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin will square off in the series finale between the two ballclubs on Sunday at Progressive Field.

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Kluber: K's don't mean a thing without a win
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Jason Kipnis stared at Indians first baseman Carlos Santana for a moment from across the diamond. One pitch into Saturday’s game, the second baseman gloved a grounder off the bat of Brian Dozier and fired the ball to Santana, who jumped off the bag to make the catch.

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