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After four inches of snow fell overnight in the Cleveland area, the Indians postponed their Wednesday night game against the White Sox.
— The Cleveland Indians have postponed Wednesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox because of snow, cold weather and a soggy field.
— Carlos Rodón followed up his no-hitter by hanging around for five shaky innings to beat Cleveland for the second time in a week and José Abreu homered twice, leading the Chicago White Sox past the Indians 8-5 on Tuesday night.
Kiké Hernández led off with a replay-aided home run and Bobby Dalbec worked a 14-pitch walk in a six-run first inning, helping the Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 11-4 on Monday in the first Patriots’ Day game played apart from the Boston Marathon.
— Yermín Mercedes opened Chicago’s three-run fourth inning with a long homer, and the White Sox completed a sweep of their split-admission doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday with a 5-1 victory.
White Sox right-hander Lance Lynn has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right trapezius.
— Tim Anderson homered on the game’s first pitch, Dallas Keuchel pitched five solid innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Sunday in the opener of a split-admission doubleheader.
— Wearing their new blue-and-yellow uniforms, the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 Saturday when Marwin Gonzalez homered to key a four-run rally in the eighth inning.
— Slumping José Ramírez connected for a go-ahead, two-run homer off Lance Lynn in the sixth inning and the Cleveland Indians bounced back from being no-hit, beating the Chicago White Sox 4-2 Thursday.
White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, who suffered a strained left hamstring while running out a grounder on April 4, has been activated from the IL.
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Keyshawn, Bart Scott & Zubin discuss what Jadeveon Clowney will mean for the Cleveland Browns. Keyshawn explains why Mac Jones isn't going to translate to the NFL, and that he might not be the guy for the 49ers. Plus, White Sox P Carlos Rodon threw a no-hitter last night after NEARLY throwing a perfect game.
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Carlos Rodon's bid for perfection ended with 1 out in the 9th Wed. when he hit a batter, but he still achieved a no-hitter. Another such effort in Chicago, 9/2/72, came within a strike of a perfect game when the Cubs' Milt Pappas walked the Padres' 27th hitter, Larry Stahl, after being ahead in the count 1-2. He retired the next two batters, then forever blamed the ump for the walk. For our 2007 story on this, see: http://www.espn.com/espn/print?id=3019597.
White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon threw a no-hitter against the Indians on Wednesday, losing a perfect game in the ninth inning in Chicago's 8-0 win
— Carlos Rodón threw the majors' second no-hitter of the season Wednesday night, losing his bid for a perfect game on a hit batter in the ninth inning, and the Chicago White Sox cruised to an 8-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
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— AL Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber pitched three-hit ball over nine innings for Cleveland while Lucas Giolito nearly matched him before the Indians broke through in the 10th to beat the Chicago White Sox 2-0 on Tuesday night.
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— First baseman Yu Chang hit Yasmani Grandal with a throw trying to force him at second base as Nick Madrigal raced home with the winning run in the ninth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on Monday night.
— Michael A. Taylor scored when Garrett Crochet misplayed Andrew Benintendi's bunt in the 10th inning, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
The Royals and White Sox will have to wait at least another day to resume their series after Saturday's game was postponed because of rain.