DETROIT — The throw to second base was there. The shortstop was incensed by the safe call when he tagged the runner out. The umpire authoritatively ruled the runner had safely reached the bag.
CLEVELAND - The White Sox already are a much better team than they were at any time in 2013 and for much of 2014.
The Cubs have signed James Russell to a minor-league deal, getting some insurance for their bullpen after the Atlanta Braves released the left-handed reliever.
With the White Sox opening the 2015 season Monday in Kansas City (coverage starts at 2 p.m.
Rick Hahn, Kenny Williams and Jerry Reinsdorf have done their part.