White Sox morning roundup

White Sox morning roundup
May 2, 2012, 5:49 am
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From yesterday:

The White Sox topped Cleveland 7-2 behind a three-hit game from Gordon Beckham and another solid outing from Chris Sale. It was an interesting start for Sale, as he only registered three strikeouts, but half of the balls Cleveland put in play were grounders. What we're seeing from Sale is an ability to blow teams away when necessary, but also command the ball to keep it on the ground. That's a very, very encouraging sign.

Despite an 0-4 game, Alex Rios is hitting .295.345.423 this season. It's still early, but Rios has done a nice job rebounding through the season's first month. Chuck Garfien talked to Rios and Paul Konerko about the bounceback.

David Kaplan and Steve Stone previewed what's coming up this week for the Sox in the BMO-Harris Look Ahead:

Indians blogger Lewie Pollis joined us to look at some larger issues surrounding the Indians, including interesting explanations about the struggles of Ubaldo Jimenez and Justin Masterson.

Around the division: Kansas City's TV ratings are up despite a disappointing start, Rany Jazayerli has a fantastic contrast of the 2012 and 1984 Tigers and Francisco Liriano took a small step in the right direction as the Twins fell to 6-17 at the hands of the Angels.