Jun 9, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Houston Astros at US Cellular Field. The White Sox won 10-1. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE

White Sox Drop Heartbreaker Against Dodgers

An Addison Reed blown save led to a 2-1 loss for the White Sox

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Brent Morel Injury: White Sox 3B Hopeful For Return At Start Of 2nd Half

Chicago White Sox third baseman Brent Morel is still rehabbing a back injury that's kept him out of action with the Sox for weeks. His goal now is to return for the start of the second half of the regular season.

After visiting a back specialist last week in Southern California, Morel said he was placed on a program for four to five weeks. He said he could incorporate baseball work during the latter stages of the program if he makes progress.

"It's a program for my glutes and core area, essentially to take pressure off my back," Morel said.

Related: Dodgers 2, White Sox 1: Unappealing decisions

Morel, who has not played for the White Sox since mid-May, pulled himself out of a rehab start in Charlotte on June 7 because of back pain.

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Zach Stewart Will Start For White Sox On Monday

John Danks had hoped to return to the White Sox rotation on Monday, but with soreness postponing that return, the Sox have had to look elsewhere. So Zach Stewart will get the ball for the first game of a series against the Cubs.

Stewart, who gave up a couple of home runs in a mop-up outing at Wrigley, said he’ll go as long as needed, but manager Robin Ventura is prepared to go to a bullpen that will have starter Philip Humber in it — for one day.

"I feel like I’m in pretty good shape,’’ Stewart said. "They haven’t talked about a plan, but I’m willing to go as deep as they want me to go.’’

Related: Dodgers 2, White Sox 1: Unappealing decisions

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White Sox Vs. Dodgers Score Update: Chicago Drops Heartbreaker

The Chicago White Sox were just one inning away from leaving Los Angeles having won two out of three in their series against the Dodgers. However, a blown save by Addison Reed erased an outstanding pitching performance from Jose Quintana and led to the White Sox falling 2-1 in 10 innings.

Quintana kept the talented Dodgers lineup off balance nearly the entire game, as he pitched eight shutout innings. Quintana allowed only five hits and struck out six batters during his impressive effort. However, Reed was unable to close the game out, as he allowed two hits and walked a batter in the 9th inning. Dee Gordon drove in the winning run for Los Angeles on a liner off of Matt Thornton, who earned the loss.

Chris Capuano was impressive for the Dodgers, striking out 12 batters and allowing only one earned run in eight innings.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit White Sox blog South Side Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers blog True Blue L.A.And for more general baseball coverage, head over to Baseball Nation.

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White Sox Vs. Dodgers Lineups: Chicago Mixes Up Infield

The Chicago White Sox are going with a relatively unusual infield alignment as they face the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. The only regular starter in the field for Chicago is second baseman Gordon Beckham.

At first base, Adam Dunn is getting the start as Paul Konerko gets a day off, and Eduardo Escobar is getting the start at shortstop in place of Alexei Ramirez. Brent Lillibridge is getting the nod at third base in place of Orlando Hudson, who hasn't really bounce back offensively from struggles than began in San Diego.

Chicago:

1. Brent Lillibridge (3B)
2. Gordon Beckham (2B)
3. Adam Dunn (1B)
4. Dayan Viciedo (LF)
5. Alex Rios (RF)
6. Jordan Danks (CF)
7. Tyler Flowers (C)
8. Eduardo Escobar (SS)
9. Jose Quintana (SP)

Related: White Sox Vs. Dodgers Preview: Quintana Looks To Lead Chicago To Victory

Los Angeles:

1. Dee Gordon (SS)
2. Elian Herrera (LF)
3. Juan Rivera (1B)
4. Andre Ethier (RF)
5. Jerry Hairston Jr. (2B)
6. Juan Uribe (3B)
7. Tony Gwynn Jr. (CF)
8. Matt Treanor (C)
9. Chris Capuano (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 Los Angeles Dodgers blog True Blue L.A.And for more general baseball coverage, head over to Baseball Nation.

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White Sox Vs. Dodgers Preview: Quintana Looks To Lead Chicago To Victory

The Chicago White Sox can take the series from the Los Angeles Dodgers with a victory on Sunday, and leading the charge will be starting pitcher Jose Quintana. Quintana has made four starts for Chicago this season, with two coming since he was put back into the rotation on June 6. In those two starts he's given up only three earned runs in 11.1 innings, but he may not be able to sustain that for much longer. In those starts, he's given up a whopping 19 hits, and though he's only walked a single batter, he's also only struck out five. If Quintana is going to keep his earned runs as low as he has, he'll likely need to give up much fewer hits.

His opponent on Sunday will be Dodgers starter Chris Capuano, who has had a stellar start to the 2012 season, posting a 2.87 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP in 13 starts. That said, he has shown a sliver of vulnerability in June, giving up 10 earned runs in 15.1 innings over three starts.

Game date/time: Sunday, June 17, 3:10 p.m. CT

Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif.

TV: CSN

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White Sox Vs. Dodgers Final Score: Chicago Takes Game 2, 5-4

The Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers scored 9 runs through four innings on Saturday night, but after that both teams put up a succession of doughnuts. Thankfully for the White Sox, they put five of those nine runs and took home a 5-4 victory over the Dodgers in the second game of the teams' three-game series.

The White Sox started the scoring in the second when singles from Alexei Ramirez and pitcher Philip Humber put them up 3-0. Alex Rios followed that in the third inning with an RBI triple to make the score 4-0, but the Dodgers game back in the bottom of the inning and put up four runs of their own to tie the score. The game winning run, as it would turn out to be, came when Alejandro De Aza grounded into a fielder's choice in the top of the fourth.

Addison Reed closed the game for Chicago, notching his eighth save of the season.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit White Sox blog South Side Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers blog True Blue L.A.And for more general baseball coverage, head over to Baseball Nation.

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White Sox Vs. Dodgers Preview: Philip Humber Tries Again To Turn Tide

The Chicago White Sox dropped game one of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers late on Friday night, but they hope to draw even in another evening affair on Saturday. The pressure is squarely on Philip Humber, who has been quite disappointing since pitching a perfect game on April 21 against the Seattle Mariners. In two starts during the month of June, Humber has posted an 8.71 ERA and 1.84 WHIP over 10.1 innings and he may be fighting to keep his starting job at this point. The Dodgers will counter with Chad Billingsley (4-4, 3.57 ERA), who has given up just two runs over his last two starts combined (14.0 innings).

Game Date & Time: Saturday, June 16, 9:10 p.m. CT

Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif.

TV: MLB Network

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit White Sox blog South Side Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers blog True Blue L.A. And for more general baseball coverage, head over to Baseball Nation.

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White Sox Vs. Dodgers Recap: Chicago Falls 7-6, Pitching Duel Never Materialized

The three-game series between the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers opened with an intriguing pitching matchup between Chris Sale and Clayton Kershaw, but Friday's game didn't quite go according to the plan. The Sox jumped on Kershaw early thanks to a towering two-run home run by Adam Dunn in the first inning and a follow-up solo shot from Alex Rios in the very next inning, and Chicago built a 5-1 lead by the sixth frame. However, Chris Sale never quite found command of his breaking pitches, and he finally ran into trouble in the bottom half of that sixth. The Dodgers scored five quick runs to grab a 6-5 lead, and despite a Rios home run they prevailed 7-6 in the end.

Jim Margalus of South Side Sox relays the details of the Sox's demise:

Rios restored some hope in the eighth with a leadoff homer off Ronald Belisario, but when Thornton came in, the momentum slipped away. He struck out Tony Gwynn Jr. to start the inning, before a weak seeing-eye single byJames Loney scooted past a diving Eduardo Escobar (who replaced Hudson).

There was your Thornton Luck. Then came the Thornton Suck. He walked Dee Gordon to put Loney into scoring position, and he advanced to third on Herrera's fielder's choice to short. Don Mattingly called on Bobby Abreu to pinch hit, but it didn't matter. Thornton spiked a 1-0 fastball past a backhanded stab by A.J. Pierzynski, giving the Dodgers their winning run.

Game two of the series is set for 9:10 p.m. CT on Saturday night.

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White Sox Vs. Dodgers Score Update: Dunn Launches Homer Off Kershaw

Adam Dunn's spectacular comeback season continued on Friday night with a two-run homer to right off Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw. Dunn came into the game hitting .183/.298/.465, and Kershaw may be the premier left-handed pitcher in baseball, but if Dunn can do anything it's hit homers, and he was able to connect tonight in the first inning.

The homer scored Gordon Beckham, who reached earlier in the inning on a single to centerfield. Chicago's 2-0 lead did not last long, though, as White Sox starter Chris Sale gave up a run in the bottom of the first on an Elian Herrera double that scored Dee Gordon. Sale was erratic in the first inning, walking two and throwing 26 pitches, but he escaped relinquishing only the single run.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage, visit White Sox blog South Side Sox. And for more general baseball coverage, head over to Baseball Nation.


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John Danks Injury: White Sox LHP Will Not Return On Monday

Injured Chicago White Sox starter John Danks had hoped to return in time to start Monday's game against the Cubs, but after experiencing more soreness than expected following a rehab start, his return has been pushed back. On Friday, the White Sox announced their starters for the Cubs series and Danks was not among them.

Related: White Sox Vs. Dodgers Preview: Sale, Kershaw To Face Off On Friday

Danks is 3-4 with a 5.70 ERA in nine starts this season. He has not pitched for the White Sox since May 19.

The White Sox begin a three-game series with the Dodgers on Friday night.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage, visit White Sox blog South Side Sox. And for more general baseball coverage, head over to Baseball Nation.

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White Sox Vs. Dodgers Lineups: Chris Sale Goes For Another Strong Start

The White Sox will have Chris Sale -- who lately has pitched like the ace of the staff -- on the mound when the meet the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. They'll roll out their usual lineup as well.

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. Chris Sale (SP)

Related: White Sox Vs. Dodgers Preview: Sale, Kershaw To Face Off On Friday

Los Angeles:

1. Dee Gordon (SS)
2. Elian Herrera (LF)
3. Juan Rivera (1B)
4. Andre Ethier (RF)
5. Jerry Hairston Jr. (2B)
6. A.J. Ellis (C)
7. Juan Uribe (3B)
8. Tony Gwynn Jr. (CF)
9. Clayton Kershaw (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 Los Angeles Dodgers blog True Blue L.A. And for more general baseball coverage, head over to Baseball Nation.

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White Sox Vs. Dodgers Preview: Sale, Kershaw To Face Off On Friday

Fans should be treated to a pitcher's duel on Friday as AL ERA leader Chris Sale faces reigning NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw,

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