Chicago White Sox defeat Oakland Athletics, 4-1

Since June 9, the White Sox have the best record in the majors at 35-12.

But they haven't run away from their American League Central competition. They've only set the pace for it.

And while the Minnesota Twins, still a half-game behind, appear to be the only team to worry about, the Sox know better. They have 14 games left against the third-place Detroit Tigers, starting Tuesday with a day-night doubleheader at Comerica Park.

Injuries to key players, including Maggl...

Gavin Floyd has flirted with a no-hitter so often in his White Sox career that his latest dance Sunday seemed predictable.

More important was the 4-1 victory that gave the Sox the three-game series against the Oakland Athletics and kept Floyd (7-8) on the comeback trail after starting the season 2-7.

''Outstanding job,'' manager Ozzie Guillen said. ''We all know when he's on, his stuff is outstanding.''

Floyd went seven innings -- his first five were perfect -- ho...

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen on Sunday criticized what he considers Major League Baseball's preferential treatment of Asian players over Latin players.

''It's very bad. I say, why do we have Japanese interpreters and we don't have a Spanish one. I always say that,'' Guillen said before the Sox played Oakland at U.S. Cellular Field. ''Why do they have that privilege and we don't? Don't take this wrong, but they take advantage of us. We bring a Japanese player, and the...