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Rookie pitches White Sox past Rays

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While the Chicago White Sox are going nowhere this year, Lucas Giolito is providing a bit of hope for their rebuilding project. Giolito struck out 10 in seven sharp innings, Jose Abreu homered in his return to the lineup and the White Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Sunday.

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Rays’ Jacob Faria beats White Sox in major league debut

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Jacob Faria took a three-hitter into the seventh inning of his major league debut for the Tampa Bay Rays, who beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Wednesday night. The 23-year-old right-hander walked two and struck out five in 6 1/3 innings, settling down after falling behind three batters into the game to help Tampa Bay end a season-high four-game losing streak before a crowd of just 9,313. Relievers Tommy Hunter, Jose Alvarado and Alex Colome finished the combined four-hitter,…

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White Sox hit 3 homers in 4-2 win over Rays

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Avisail Garcia, Volmer Sanchez and Todd Frazier homered, helping the Chicago White Sox stop a five-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. Chris Beck (1-0) escaped a bases-loaded jam in the sixth inning to get the victory in relief of Jose Quintana, who avoided becoming the first pitcher in the major leagues to lose eight games this season. Garcia led off the seventh with a solo homer, snapping a 1-1 tie against…

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Joe Henderson: Miami trial shines light on smuggling Cuban baseball players to U.S.

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It is not unusual when a Major League Baseball team signs a Cuban defector. There is a lengthy list of players who fled that island nation so they could barter their skills for the considerable cash that comes with playing in the United States. Usually, those stories have been treated as valiant escapes from a repressive government and the search for a better life. A trial that concluded Wednesday in a Miami courtroom though painted a different story. Instead of…

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