|CHI WHITE SOX ( DANKS )|
BOSTON ( WORKMAN )
|965||CHI WHITE SOX||+120||Ov 9.5,+100||+145||Ov 9.5,+100|
|966||BOSTON||-130||Un 9.5,-120||-155||Un 9.5,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||31-35||+2.1||35-28||4.2||0.247||0.310||4.7||0.260||0.336|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+2.6||3-4||3.7||0.180||0.242||3.0||0.208||0.281|
|vs Left-handed Starters||14-16||-5.2||12-16||4.2||0.249||0.328||4.9||0.259||0.320|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-9.2||3-4||3.3||0.240||0.311||5.7||0.285||0.319|
|6/24/2014||QUINTANA(L)||@ BALTIMORE||GONZALEZ(R)||4-2||W||115||8.5 ev||U||11||8||0||9||7||1|
|6/25/2014||NOESI(R)||@ BALTIMORE||JIMENEZ(R)||4-5||L||135||9 ov||P||11||10||0||12||8||0|
|6/26/2014||CARROLL(R)||@ TORONTO||HAPP(L)||0-7||L||175||9.5 ov||U||4||6||2||12||8||1|
|6/27/2014||DANKS(L)||@ TORONTO||DICKEY(R)||5-4||W||145||8.5 ev||O||8||5||2||9||7||1|
|6/28/2014||SALE(L)||@ TORONTO||STROMAN(R)||4-3||W||-110||7.5 ev||U||9||5||0||7||9||0|
|6/29/2014||QUINTANA(L)||@ TORONTO||BUEHRLE(L)||4-0||W||115||8.5 un||U||8||5||0||4||5||0|
|7/1/2014||NOESI(R)||LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||4-8||L||+150||9.5 un||O||3||3||1||8||7||0|
|7/1/2014||CARROLL(R)||LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)||5-7||L||+155||9.5 ov||O||9||6||0||12||7||0|
|7/2/2014||DANKS(L)||LA ANGELS||SKAGGS(L)||3-2||W||+145||9 un||U||9||7||0||7||6||0|
|7/7/2014||CARROLL(R)||@ BOSTON||BUCHHOLZ(R)||4-0||W||190||10 un||U||6||1||0||2||5||0|
|7/8/2014||DANKS(L)||@ BOSTON||WORKMAN(R)|| |
|7/9/2014||SALE(L)||@ BOSTON||LESTER(L)|| |
|7/10/2014||QUINTANA(L)||@ BOSTON||LESTER(L)|| |
|7/11/2014||NOESI(R)||@ CLEVELAND||KLUBER(R)|| |
|7/12/2014||CARROLL(R)||@ CLEVELAND||MASTERSON(R)|| |
|7/13/2014||DANKS(L)||@ CLEVELAND||BAUER(R)|| |
|6/24/2014||PEAVY(R)||@ SEATTLE||RAMIREZ(L)||2-8||L||-110||7.5 ov||O||8||12||1||10||5||0|
|6/25/2014||BUCHHOLZ(R)||@ SEATTLE||IWAKUMA(R)||5-4||W||115||7 ov||O||11||5||0||8||3||0|
|6/27/2014||WORKMAN(R)||@ NY YANKEES||NUNO(L)||0-6||L||110||9 un||U||3||6||0||9||5||0|
|6/28/2014||LESTER(L)||@ NY YANKEES||TANAKA(R)||2-1||W||140||7 un||U||7||4||1||5||6||0|
|6/29/2014||LACKEY(R)||@ NY YANKEES||WHITLEY(R)||8-5||W||-105||8 un||O||12||7||1||9||5||0|
|6/30/2014||PEAVY(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)||0-2||L||-165||9 ev||U||2||2||0||5||6||0|
|7/1/2014||BUCHHOLZ(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||1-2||L||-175||9.5 un||U||8||10||0||7||5||0|
|7/2/2014||WORKMAN(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||9-16||L||-180||9 ov||O||16||14||0||19||5||1|
|7/7/2014||BUCHHOLZ(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||CARROLL(R)||0-4||L||-210||10 un||U||2||5||0||6||1||0|
|7/8/2014||WORKMAN(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)|| |
|7/9/2014||LESTER(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)|| |
|7/10/2014||LESTER(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)|| |
|7/11/2014||LACKEY(R)||@ HOUSTON||FELDMAN(R)|| |
|7/12/2014||BUCHHOLZ(R)||@ HOUSTON||MCHUGH(R)|| |
|7/13/2014||WORKMAN(R)||@ HOUSTON||COSART(R)|| |
|CHI WHITE SOX: CHICAGO (AP) - From rock bottom last season to contention this year? The Chicago White Sox see no reason why it can't happen.|
They're ready to put last season's 99-loss wreck behind them and make a jump at least back to respectability, if not a run at the AL Central title.
They see a team with solid pitching, a new slugger in Jose Abreu and renewed vigor. Now, all they have to do is back it up.
''You have to pitch, you have to hit, you have to score,'' said manager Robin Ventura, entering his third season. ''You have to play defense. You have to do all of them in our division. Detroit has won it the last few years. They have a combination of everything. Unless you do that, you're not going to be close. We proved that last year.''
They had the pitching part down last season. The rest? Well, that's where things got dicey.
|BOSTON: BOSTON (AP) - Last season was one to remember for fans of the Red Sox - and one to forget for the players.|
Soon after Boston's third World Series championship in 10 years, that bearded bunch decided to put it behind them and focus on what they must do to keep winning.
''It was a dream come true last year,'' pitcher Jake Peavy said. ''It's a new year. I think that's been a slogan of ours on the text messages that we've been exchanging with the guys, `Hey turn the page, it's a new year, it's 2014.' We haven't done anything and, obviously, some teams in our division got awfully better.''
The Red Sox won't be sneaking up on them, not after rebounding from a 69-93, last-place finish in the AL East to a 97-65 record, a 28-win improvement.
''You've got the bull's-eye on your back,'' second baseman Dustin Pedroia said. ''You want to get everybody's best, so I think it's going to be a fun challenge for everybody.''
John Farrell's disciplined, businesslike approach worked in his first year as Boston's manager. That, and the influx of players to improve the toxic clubhouse chemistry, made the one season under the animated Bobby Valentine seem like a distant memory.
Those players, including Jonny Gomes, Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino, return. The Red Sox lost center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to the New York Yankees then signed Grady Sizemore as a possible replacement. Sizemore missed the last two seasons with knee and back injuries that required surgery but has had a healthy, productive spring training.
''In this group, no one's going to let anybody sit back and relax,'' Pedroia said. ''We're always going to push each other and make sure that we're respecting the game and playing the game the right way. If we do that, we should be all right.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (CHI WHITE SOX-BOSTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*White Sox-Red Sox Preview* ===========================
By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
Chicago (42-47) at Boston (39-49), 7:10 p.m. EDT
The last time Boston's record was this bad heading into the All-Star break, Pedro Martinez was two seasons away from his Red Sox debut.
They sure could use him now.
Instead, the Red Sox turn to Brandon Workman with hopes of curbing troubling pitching inconsistencies Tuesday night in the second of a four-game series with the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox (39-50) have lost six of seven and are 10 games out of first place in the AL East. They haven't entered the break in worse shape since being 13 games under .500 in 1996.
The Red Sox have dropped 50 games before the break for the third time since it was introduced in 1933 and are two losses away from matching the franchise-worst total set in 1966.
In Boston's last 13 games - a 4-9 span - the club ERA is 5.38, which trails only Houston and Texas in the AL. It has allowed 14 or more hits in four of those games, leading to a .280 opponent average.
One of those disasters belongs to Workman (1-2, 4.17 ERA).
The right-hander had the worst start of his career the last time out, allowing six runs and five hits with three walks in four innings of Wednesday's 16-9 loss to the Chicago Cubs. Workman has lost consecutive outings with 10 earned runs allowed in 11 innings after going without a defeat in his first five spins in the rotation.
"Bigger picture is, we're still confident in our guys," manager John Farrell told MLB's official website. "This is a one-game situation where from the mound, it got away from us. Yet at the same time, we still have confidence in the guys in our clubhouse."
Boston will face John Danks, who has been considerably stronger.
Danks (7-6, 4.12) has had just one hiccup in his last eight starts, over which he's 4-2 with a 2.65 ERA while holding opponents to two earned runs or fewer seven times.
The left-hander didn't get the decision in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels despite holding them to two runs and seven hits with a career high-matching 10 strikeouts in 7 2-3 innings.
Danks was also left out of the decision after six strong innings against Boston on April 16, though he's 3-6 with a 4.97 ERA in 10 matchups. David Ortiz is 6 for 20 with two home runs off Danks while Dustin Pedroia is 3 for 20. Mike Napoli has struck out 13 times in 27 at-bats.
Chicago (43-47) opened the series with a 4-0 win Monday and has shut out consecutive opponents after Sunday's 1-0 win over Seattle. The White Sox last had three straight shutouts May 2-5, 1973.
They've allowed six runs in a 4-1 stretch and needed every bit of the quality pitching seeing as they're batting .178 in that time.
Monday's runs came on homers by Adam Dunn and Dayan Viciedo.
"Baseball is brutal," manager Robin Ventura said. "There's a lot of good stuff (Boston starter Clay Buchholz) did tonight. He ended up paying for the ones that he didn't."
Viciedo remained hot with his fifth home run in 10 games, over which he's batting .333 with 11 RBIs.
The Red Sox were held to two hits for the second time in seven games and a run or less for the third time in that span. Their four home shutouts sustained are one more than all of last season.
"We've got guys up and down the lineup that know what to do and have done it before, but we're just not getting it done right now," outfielder Brock Holt said.
A.J. Pierzynski is 4 for 23 against the White Sox since leaving Chicago following the 2012 season.
|Last Updated: 9/3/2014 1:37:34 AM EST|