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CLEVELAND – After fighting back from a five-run deficit to tie the game in the seventh, reliever Octavio Dotel gave up three runs in the eighth, courtesy of a base-loaded double by Casey Blake.

‘O’ in ThOme

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CLEVELAND - Thanks goodness for Jim Thome, because if it wasn’t for the DH, the Sox would still be down a touchdown.

Not like it was drawn up

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CLEVELAND - GM Ken Williams obviously envisioned a different start to the season. Made obvious in his comments hours before the first pitch.

Opener in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND – First the lineups: LF Swisher, SS Cabrera, DH Thome, 1B Konerko, RF Dye, CF Ramirez, C Pierzynski, 3B Crede, 2B Uribe and of course Mark Buehrle on the mound.

Crede hurt?

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Joe Crede was taken for precautionary X-rays after the game with Arizona, following a foul tip that hit his left foot in the fifth inning.

Owens to the DL

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The Sox announced after the game with Colorado that projected starting outfielder and leadoff hitter Jerry Owens has a small tear of the right adductor and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Sunday’s game.

Fields sent down and second decided!

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TUCSON, Ariz. - To the surprise of almost no one- including Josh Fields – the White Sox announced before Tuesday’s game with Colorado that the second-year player would be starting the season in Class AAA Charlotte.

Mt. St. Guillen

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PHOENIX - It was a calm eruption as far as manager Ozzie Guillen is concerned, but nonetheless, he did let his team have it after the 8-2 loss to Los Angeles on Thursday.

The drama continues

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PHOENIX – The White Sox announced on Thursday that second baseman Danny Richar has a stress fracture in the first rib on his left side and will be sidelined four to six weeks.

Black & blue and the flu

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TUCSON, Ariz. – The body count continued to pile up for the White Sox on Wednesday, as Josh Fields left the game with Colorado after getting plunked on the right forearm by pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez.

Uribe's gone?

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Reports continued to circulate around the White Sox camp that the club placed former starting shortstop Juan Uribe on waivers prior to Wednesday’s game with Colorado.

Not an easy call

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TUCSON, Ariz. – The organization’s meetings the last two mornings have heated up, as tough decisions now need to be made.

Officially official

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TUCSON, Ariz. – The White Sox made it official on Friday morning – Opening Day in Cleveland will now be finished under three hours.
That’s what happens when starting pitcher Mark Buehrle is on the mound – win or lose.

Center fielder Jerry Owens, the man tabbed to replace Scott Podsednik as the White Sox leadoff hitter, has been troubled for most of camp with a strained right groin. With 2 1/2 weeks before opening day, this has become a major concern for the Sox, who don't want a repeat of the struggles they endured last season with the oft-injured Scott Podsednik.

Before their game today against the Colorado Rockies, the White Sox announced their first round of roster cuts.

Garland’s revenge

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Mark Buehrle did his best trash-talking, or at least trash-texting, sending former White Sox teammate Jon Garland a warning Thursday night that the “A-lineup’’ was headed his way for the Friday showdown with the pitcher – and hell was coming with them.
Problem was Garland stuffed it down their throats.

Injury update

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Carlos Quentin was a scratch from Wednesday’s lineup, and according to manager Ozzie Guillen, both Quentin and outfielder Jerry Owens will be on the shelf for the next few games.

Game 8 and Swish-a-licious

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Is Nick Swisher a good enough addition to the lineup to make up 20 games in the standings by himself?
Very unlikely.

Game 7 and MacDougal

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Ozzie Guillen wrote down the name “Mike MacDougal’’ in his notebook at the start of spring training, explaining that fixing the reliever was a top priority in the six-week camp.

Game 4 and Ozzie being Ozzie

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TUCSON, Ariz. – The 12-8 win over Arizona on Saturday may have been a boring game, but afterward manager Ozzie Guillen sure wasn’t.
Guillen was his usual open self on several topics, specifically Joe Crede’s immediate future with the team, and a perceived lack of respect for the lineup built by general manager Ken Williams.

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