White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

Gavin Floyd bounced back with 6 13 scoreless innings and the White Sox offense woke up in a 7-0 win over the Cubs. Of note, Eduardo Escobar had a good game, but Robin Ventura said Orlando Hudson will be back at third base for Friday's series opener against Milwaukee.

But the story of the day was Floyd, who entered the game with an ERA over 10 in his previous six starts. Here's what catcher A.J. Pierzynski had to say about the Sox starter:

If Floyd can repeat his success of Wednesday going forward, the Sox may not need help in their starting rotation, at least when John Danks returns. But if Philip Humber can't get things going, perhaps Simon Castro would be an option.

Chuck Garfien looked at Jake Peavy's and Jim Leyland's comments from Tuesday in the context of the AL Central race. Good read here.

On Chicago Tribune Live, Frank Thomas discussed his relationship with Robin Ventura:

Around the division: Justin Masterson stymied the Reds as Cleveland won 8-1, Detroit couldn't solve Jake Westbrook and St. Louis, Jose Valverde will miss 3-4 days with a wrist injury, Bruce Chen bested Jordan Lyles in a pitcher's duel in Houston and Francisco Liriano continued to turn his season around in a 2-1 Minnesota win over Pittsburgh.

Fast Break Morning Update: Tim Raines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Fast Break Morning Update: Tim Raines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Former White Sox OF Tim Raines elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame

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Bulls' continued inconsistencies 'an issue of focus'

Report: Bears set to hire Curtis Modkins as running backs coach

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Tim Raines shares thank you message after being elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Bulls Talk Podcast: What went wrong for the Bulls against the Mavericks?

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Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders in the Big Ten title race

Jerry Reinsdorf, Frank Thomas congratulate Tim Raines on Baseball Hall of Fame election

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Tim Raines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Tim Raines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Hub Arkush (670 The Score/Pro Football Weekly), David Schuster (670 The Score) and Patrick Finley join Kap on the panel.  Tim Raines finally gets the call from the Hall along with Jeff Bagwell and Pudge Rodriguez.  So when will Bonds and Clemens get in?  Why are Sammy Sosa’s vote totals dropping? The guys debate from former Cub David DeJesus joins the panel to talk Hall of Fame and the 2017 Cubs.

The Bulls lose to a bad Mavericks team. When will GarPax blow it up and start over?

Plus the guys discuss whether or not Antonio Brown will distract the Steelers and if the Falcons defense is the x-factor in the NFC title game.