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No doubt that Sale can bounce back from 1st loss
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In the immortal words of White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson, no problem, big guy. You can’t win ’em all. Really, you can’t. Not even if you’re Chris Sale.

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Sale roughed up by Tribe, denied 10-0 start
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White Sox ace Chris Sale entered Tuesday’s battle of unbeatens with more hype than Josh Tomlin, his mound counterpart from Cleveland. It’s understandable with Sale’s pedigree, nine straight wins and 1.58 ERA. But it was Sale who got the early hook and Tomlin who cruised to his seventh straight victory during the Indians’ 6-2 win […]

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Ausmus out to tend to family matters
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Tigers manager Brad Ausmus will miss the next couple of games to deal with family matters. Bench coach Gene Lamont will step in to manage in Ausmus’ place.

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GM Avila shows support for Ausmus
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The Tigers began their nine-game homestand just over a week ago with speculation swirling around Brad Ausmus’ managerial future. As they wrapped up the homestand Wednesday, general manager Al Avila spoke up in support of Ausmus.

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Maybin changes approach to fit Tigers' game plan
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Cameron Maybin doesn’t only hit singles, but it reflects his mentality on making contact. It’s not what Tigers officials expected when they drafted him a decade ago. It’s what they need him to be now.

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Rodon building confidence year into Majors
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In talking about Carlos Rodon’s first year as a Major League starting pitcher, White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper decided to interject his own question into the conversation.

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White Sox want consistency out of Garcia
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Avisail Garcia is a 24-year-old full-time designated hitter who has hit eighth, seventh and eighth over his last three games after sitting for three straight.

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Gonzalez seeks 1st win after best start in Sox uniform
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There are four teams separated by two losses in the American League Central standings after Wednesday’s contests. Two of those clubs, the division-leading White Sox and the defending World Series champion Royals, meet up for four games at Kauffman Stadium beginning at 7:15 p.m. CT on Thursday.

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Tigers rally, but can't overcome Anibal's start
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Odubel Herrera’s three-run home run and Peter Bourjos’ solo shot powered a six-run attack against Anibal Sanchez as the Phillies captured the finale against the Tigers with an 8-5 win on Wednesday at Comerica Park.

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For Anibal, it's three up, but not three down
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The Tigers know about Anibal Sanchez’s issues the third time through a lineup. They don’t need their analytics department to tell them that. Sanchez is aware of it, too.

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Duffy gets 3rd straight starting nod in opener vs. Sox
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There are four teams separated by two losses in the American League Central standings after Wednesday’s contests. Two of those clubs, the division-leading White Sox and the defending World Series champion Royals, meet up for four games at Kauffman Stadium beginning at 7:15 p.m. CT on Thursday.

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Royals still on signature path to success
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The Kansas City Royals are in a good place, and we’re not talking about third in the AL Central.

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