White Sox Vs. Cardinals: South Siders Prepare For Thursday's Series Finale

The White Sox were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 on Wednesday.

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White Sox Vs. Cardinals Final Score: Chicago Loses 5-3

The Chicago White Sox lost 5-3 to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night in the rubber match of a three-game series between the two teams at Busch Stadium. Chicago's bullpen was lights out on the night, but that came after Gavin Floyd struggled on the mound once again.

In 4.2 innings, Floyd allowed five runs on eight hits. The bullpen would come in and pitch 3.1 scoreless innings after Floyd was pulled, but the White Sox needed more offense if they were going to come away with the series finale. Other than a three-run homer by Adam Dunn in the sixth inning, Chicago did little to nothing on offense all night.

In the bottom of the sixth, the White Sox strung together a pair of singles before Dunn's homer, but that about sums up the entire night in terms of offensive production by the team. Other than that stretch, Chicago's offense mustered just two singles and two walks.

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White Sox Vs. Cardinals Score Update: Chicago Trails 5-3

The Chicago White Sox are trailing 5-3 to the St. Louis Cardinals after six innings on Thursday night after another uneven outing from starter Gavin Floyd. This is just the latest example of Floyd's struggles this season, which have once again put the onus on the offense to pull off a comeback.

Over 4.2 innings, Floyd allowed eight hits and four walks, ultimately giving up five runs before being pulled by Robin Ventura. Chicago's issues with hitting the Cardinals' pitching continued early, but Adam Dunn broke through with a three-run homer in the sixth inning.

Other than Dunn's three-run homer, there hasn't been much offense so far for Chicago one day after being shut out completely. Luckily, they're still down just two runs at this point, easily within striking distance for a late-game rally. After tonight's outing, Floyd's ERA sits at 5.63 on the season.

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John Danks Injury Update: Shoulder Soreness Leaves Monday Return In Doubt

White Sox starter John Danks had hoped to return in time to start Monday's game against the Cubs, but after a rehab start left him sorer than expected, that return date is in doubt.

Danks believes the soreness stemmed from his first minor league rehabilitation start on Tuesday at Columbus, when he threw four innings and 61 pitches.

"I think it’s because I amped it up and pushed it the other day, which is good," Danks said. "It’s what we needed to do. But it’s pretty sore. I went out and played catch. It was sore."

Related: White Sox Vs. Cardinals Preview: Gavin Floyd Takes The Mound For South Siders In Rubber Match

Danks hasn't pitched for the White Sox since May 19.

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White Sox Vs. Cardinals Lineups: Adam Dunn Back In Action

White Sox slugger Adam Dunn is back in the lineup after missing Wednesday's game with a sprained ankle. While still not 100%, he'll get the start in left field. Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran is out with a stomach virus. The full lineups are below.

Chicago:

1. Alejandro De Aza (CF)
2. Gordon Beckham (2B)
3. Adam Dunn (LF)
4. Paul Konerko (1B)
5. Alex Rios (RF)
6. A.J. Pierzynski (C)
7. Alexei Ramirez (SS)
8. Orlando Hudson (3B)
9. Gavin Floyd (SP)

Related: White Sox Vs. Cardinals Preview: Gavin Floyd Takes The Mound For South Siders In Rubber Match

St. Louis:

1. Rafael Furcal (SS)
2. Daniel Descalso (2B)
3. Matt Holliday (LF)
4. Allen Craig (RF)
5. David Freese (3B)
6. Yadier Molina (C)
7. Matt Adams (1B)
8. Adron Chambers (CF)
9. Jake Westbrook (SP)

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White Sox Vs. Cardinals Preview: Gavin Floyd Takes The Mound For South Siders In Rubber Match

It wasn't long ago that the Chicago White Sox were the hottest team in baseball, riding a nine-game winning streak. After a loss on Wednesday to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Sox have now alternated wins and losses in their last seven games. In the series rubber match at Busch Stadium on Thursday, Gavin Floyd takes the mound for the South Siders against Jake Westbrook and the Cards.

Floyd hasn't been able to find his groove all season. The 29-year old right-hander enters 4-6 with a 5.38 ERA and 1.26 WHIP.

The 34-year old Westbrook is also 4-6, boasting a 4.25 ERA and 1.44 WHIP.

Game Date & Time: Thursday, June 14, 7:15 p.m. CT

Location: Busch Stadium

TV: CSN

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White Sox Vs. Cardinals Final Score: Chicago Falls 1-0 In St. Louis

The Chicago White Sox put runners on the corners with the team's best hitter, first baseman Paul Konerko, at the plate in the top of the ninth, but St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte forced a game-ending double-play and the South Siders fell 1-0 at Busch Stadium on Tuesday.

Chicago had no hope against St. Louis starter Lance Lynn. The 25-year old righty improved to 10-2 on the season by allowing no runs and just four hits over 7.1 innings.

White Sox starter Jake Peavy pitched valiantly, but fell to 6-2 on the season. Peavy threw seven innings and allowed four hits and one earned run while striking out six.

The game's only run came via Carlos Beltran's 19 homer of the year in the third inning off Peavy.

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White Sox Vs. Cardinals Lineups: Adam Dunn Sits With 'Slightly Sprained Ankle'

After announcing a lineup that had Adam Dunn starting in left field, the Chicago White Sox have since announced that Dunn is sitting out and usual starter Dayan Viciedo is playing in left tonight against the St. Louis Cardinals.

As the White Sox's left fielder on Tuesday, Dunn hit a home run to help power Chicago to a victory in Busch Stadium, but Viciedo is getting the nod on Wednesday. It doesn't appear that Dunn has a significant injury, but they're just giving their starting DH a day off to avoid worsening things.

Here's the White Sox's lineup:

1. Alejandro De Aza (CF)
2. Gordon Beckham (2B)
3. Dayan Viciedo (LF)
4. Paul Konerko (1B)
5. Alex Rios (RF)
6. A.J. Pierzynski (C)
7. Alexei Ramirez (SS)
8. Orlando Hudson (3B)
9. Jake Peavy (SP)

And the Cardinals' lineup:

1. Rafael Furcal (SS)
2. Carlos Beltran (RF)
3. Matt Holliday (LF)
4. Allen Craig (1B)
5. David Freese (3B)
6. Yadier Molina (C)
7. Daniel Descalso (2B)
8. Shane Robinson (CF)
9. Lance Lynn (SP)

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit White Sox blog South Side Sox and St. Louis Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos. And for more general baseball coverage, head over to Baseball Nation.

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White Sox Roster 2012: Chicago Releases Terry Doyle

The Chicago White Sox have released minor league pitcher Terry Doyle in order to allow him to play in Japan this year, as Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Doyle will reportedly sign with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, according to Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net.

Earlier this year, Doyle was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the Rule 5 Draft, but they ultimately returned him to the White Sox during spring training. The 26-year-old appeared in 12 games (11 starts) for Triple-A Charlotte this season, posting a 2.83 ERA with 71 strikeouts and 18 walks over 76.1 innings.

A 37th round pick by the White Sox in the 2008 draft, Doyle has always put up exceptional minor league numbers, but he's never been considered a good prospect. Despite having a 2.92 ERA with 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings over 499 minor league innings, scouts have never really believed that he has big league caliber raw stuff.

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White Sox Vs. Cardinals Preview: Jake Peavy And Lance Lynn Meet In St. Louis

The Chicago White Sox will send Jake Peavy to the mound on Wednesday looking for their second straight win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Sox earned a 6-1 victory in the series opener a day ago behind a four-run eighth inning highlighted by homers from Adam Dunn and A.J. Pierzynski. Lance Lynn, St. Louis' unlikely ace this season, makes the start for the Cards.

Peavy enters at 6-1 with a 3.05 ERA and 0.97 WHIP. Peavy has been surprisingly durable for the South Siders this season, throwing 100 pitches or more in his 10 starts.

Lynn has been even better in St. Louis. The 25-year old right-hander is 9-2 with a 2.66 ERA and 1.14 WHIP.

Game Date & Time: Wednesday, June 13, 7:15 p.m. CT

Location: Busch Stadium

TV: CSN

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White Sox Vs. Cardinals Final Score: South Siders Take Series Opener With 6-1 Victory

The Chicago White Sox turned a one-run game into a blowout with a four-run eighth inning on Tuesday night during a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Sox improved to 34-27 on the season, while St. Louis falls back down to .500 at 31-31.

After second baseman Gordon Beckham singled to center to drive-in Alejandro De Aza to start the eighth, Adam Dunn and A.J. Pierzynski each went deep. Dunn's solo blast was his 21st of the season, while Pierzynski's two-run shot was his 11th of the campaign.

White Sox starter Jose Quintana allowed 10 hits but just one run over his 5.1 innings to improve to 2-1.

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White Sox Vs. Cardinals Lineups: Adam Dunn Starts In Left Field

The White Sox are in St. Louis for a three-game series, which of course means they have to find a place on the field for DH Adam Dunn if they want to play him. Dunn will start Tuesday's game in left field, and that leaves Dayan Viciedo on the bench. Full lineups are below.

Chicago:

1. Alejandro De Aza (CF)
2. Gordon Beckham (2B)
3. Adam Dunn (LF)
4. Paul Konerko (1B)
5. Alex Rios (RF)
6. A.J. Pierzynski (C)
7. Alexei Ramirez (SS)
8. Orlando Hudson (3B)
9. Jose Quintana (SP)

Related: Is it safe to get back on the Gordon Beckham bandwagon?

St. Louis:

1. Rafael Furcal (SS)
2. Yadier Molina (C)
3. Matt Holliday (LF)
4. Carlos Beltran (RF)
5. Allen Craig (1B)
6. David Freese (3B)
7. Tyler Greene (2B)
8. Shane Robinson (CF)
9. Adam Wainwright (SP)

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit White Sox blog South Side Sox and St. Louis Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos. And for more general baseball coverage, head over to Baseball Nation.

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White Sox Triple-A Team Closer To New Stadium

The Charlotte Knights, the Triple-A affiliate of the White Sox, moved one step closer to a new stadium on Monday.

According to the Associated Press, the Charlotte City Council voted 7-4 in favor of giving the Knights $8 million for the stadium. Of that money, $7.25 million of it will come from hotel and motel tex revenue and the rest coming from a booster group.

Mecklenburg County is contributing $8 million toward the project and will lease the land for $1. The stadium is expected to cost $54 million.

The Knights have been affiliated with the White Sox since 1999. Thier current ballpark, Knights Stadium, has hosted the team since 1990.

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John Danks Allows 1 Earned Run In 4 Innings Of Rehab Start

White Sox pitcher Jonh Danks had his first rehab start on Tuesday, giving up four runs (one earned) over four innings for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights.

Danks went on the DL retroactive to May 20 with soreness in his left shoulder. On Tuesday, he allowed four hits and one walk while throwing 61 pitches, 34 for strikes. This season, he is 3-4 with a 5.70 ERA for the White Sox. Manager Robin Ventura said he expects Danks to make one or two rehab starts before coming back up to Chicago.

Rookie Jose Quintana has filled in for Danks. He is 1-0 with a 2.05 ERA in five appearances, including three starts. Quintana is scheduled to start against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.

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White Sox Vs. Cardinals Preview: South Siders Hit The Road For A Series In St. Louis

The White Sox resume interleague play in St. Louis.

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