Aroldis Chapman surrenders walk-off as White Sox beat Yankees

CHICAGO — The Yankees don’t lose to the White Sox often, but when they do, it’s in dramatic fashion. Aroldis Chapman gave up Luis Robert’s game-winning single to right that scored Tim Anderson with one out in the bottom of the ninth and the Yankees had their five-game winning streak snapped in a 3-2 loss … Read more

Yankees crush four home runs as they cruise past White Sox

CHICAGO — The hits — and wins — just keep coming for the Yankees. The first-place Yankees extended their winning streak to five games by beating the White Sox, 10-4, on Friday night at Guaranteed Rate Field, with just about everything clicking. A night after scoring a season-high 15 runs, the Yankees knocked around White … Read more

Former Chicago White Sox trainer Brian Ball sues GM Rick Hahn, team over termination in 2020

CHICAGO — A former athletic trainer for the White Sox is alleging in a lawsuit that he was fired by the team because of his sexual orientation, age and disability. The actions of White Sox general manager Rick Hahn and the club, according to the lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County, caused Brian Ball “significant … Read more

Multiple positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland Guardians organization; game vs. Chicago White Sox postponed

The Cleveland Guardians’ game against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed because of multiple positive COVID-19 tests within the Guardians organization, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday. The game was postponed to allow for continued testing and contact tracing. MLB will provide a rescheduling update when it becomes available. It was announced earlier Wednesday that … Read more

MLB Power Rankings: The Yankees, Twins and Angels are sitting high; Cardinals and White Sox hit some bumps

Every week,​ we​ ask all​ of our baseball​ writers​ — both the​ local​ scribes​ and the national team,​ more​ than​​ 30 writers in all — to rank the teams from first to worst. Here are the collective results, the TA30. April is the dumbest baseball month. It’s all nonsense. Misdirection and puffs of smoke. Things … Read more

White Sox’s Tim Anderson suspended, fined for flipping off fan

Tim Anderson took a page from Kyrie Irving’s book and flipped fans the bird during a game on Wednesday in Cleveland. Unlike Irving, though, Anderson was suspended one game in addition to a fine. Anderson is appealing the suspension and played on Friday against the Twins. “I have to apologize for my actions,” the White … Read more

Chicago White Sox’s Tim Anderson suspended 1 game for giving fans middle finger, will appeal

MINNEAPOLIS — Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Baseball on Friday for giving fans the middle finger during a game Wednesday in Cleveland. Anderson is appealing the ban and will play until the matter is settled. He remained in the lineup Friday, committing … Read more

MLB Opening Day 2022 — What we saw and takeaways from baseball’s return

The 2022 MLB season is here! Thursday’s Opening Day action didn’t disappoint, and Friday kept the party going with clutch performances, mascot antics and more. The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox wrote another chapter in their historic rivalry, with Josh Donaldson providing the walk-off win in extra innings. The Detroit Tigers started off … Read more

2022 MLB predictions – From the expanded playoffs and the World Series to MVPs and Cy Youngs

Better late than never, we have arrived at opening week of the 2022 MLB season. With — among other changes — more playoff spots available, is this the year your favorite team will make a run in October? Will your favorite player win a postseason award? No one can know for sure, which is why … Read more

Keith Law’s win totals for every team, plus awards and playoff picks – The Athletic

I’ve done extensive predictions of every upcoming Major League Baseball season for at least the last twelve years, with standings and award winners and the like, and despite the fact that I always point out that these are for entertainment purposes only and I have no actual effect on the games or any individual players, … Read more