Friday Nov. 12, 2010
Posted: 7:30 p.m.
ARIZONA FALL LEAGUEMesa Solar Sox Cubs
Ryan Flaherty drove in a second-inning run Friday afternoon, one of two Mesa scored in the frame in a game against that ended up tied 2-2 after nine innings. Philadelphias Tim Kennelly drove in the other Mesa run.
David Cales pitched a scoreless inning for the Solar Sox, extending his streak to 7 23 innings without allowing a run. Hes fanned seven over that stretch while walking four.
Peoria Saguaros White Sox
Anthony Carter tossed a scoreless inning and Eduardo Escobar drove in a run but it wasn't enough to keep the Scottsdale Scorpions from toppling visiting Peoria, 6-4, Friday night.
Carter pitched a scoreless ninth inning, recording his 15th strikeout of the season. He has pitched nine innings. Escobar, meanwhile, picked up his sixth RBI while extending his hitting streak to three games.
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CSN's Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton break down the upcoming schedule in this week's Honda Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland & NW Indiana Honda Dealers.
After a 6-2 homestand, the White Sox got swept by the Detroit Tigers.
The White Sox will head to Minnesota for a four-game series and then head back to Chicago for another three-game series against the Tigers.
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Jose Quintana — who's searching for win No. 12 — and Carlos Rodon — who's 3-0 in his last five outings with a 1.47 ERA — are scheduled to get the first two games of the series.
With 30 games left, how many wins will Quintana finish the season with?
Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton share their thoughts.
See what they had to say in the video above.
The Bears search for cornerback depth will continue.
K'Waun Williams, who the Bears were awarded off waivers from the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday, failed his physical and will now become a free agent, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The 25-year-old Williams was suspended by the Browns for two weeks after he refused to play due to an injury in the team's preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers. Following the team-issued two-week suspension, the Browns waived Williams.
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Williams, who signed with the Browns as undrafted free agent out of Pittsburgh in 2014, served as the Browns starting nickel cornerback over the past two seasons. In 26 career games, Williams amassed 60 tackles, two sacks, three forced fumbles and two passes defended.
The Bears will have to look elsewhere for cornerback depth as starters' Tracy Porter (concussion), Kyle Fuller (knee) and nickel corner Bryce Callahan (hamstring) are currently sidelined.
The Bears roster now stands at 74.
Tommy La Stella is back with the Cubs.
The team announced Wednesday that the infielder was recalled from Triple-A Iowa, with reliever Spencer Patton heading back to Iowa to make room for La Stella.
La Stella made headlines when he refused to report to the minors following his demotion on July 28. He spent several weeks away from the organization and even said in one interview he was contemplating retirement. He eventually made his way to the minors, getting 27 at-bats in eight games while working his way back to big league shape. He hit .296 with a pair of doubles and four runs scored in those eight games with Iowa and Double-A Tennessee.
On the season, La Stella is hitting .295 with a .388 on-base percentage, two home runs, eight RBIs and 14 runs scored in 51 games.
La Stella was in the Cubs' lineup for Wednesday's series finale with the Pittsburgh Pirates, batting seventh and playing second base.