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White Sox shut out by Kuroda, Yankees

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White Sox shut out by Kuroda, Yankees

NEW YORK ---- The White Sox couldnt solve Hiroki Kuroda on Saturday afternoon. Jake Peavy couldnt solve the New York Yankees left-handed hitters.

Kuroda struck out 11 batters and the Yankees hit three solo home runs off Peavy in a 4-0 win in front of 46,895 at Yankee Stadium. Kuroda and three relievers combined for a three-hit shutout of the White Sox, who had scored 30 runs in their previous three games.

Curtis Granderson, Robinson Cano and Dewayne Wise all hit solo homers off Peavy, who allowed four earned runs and eight hits in a complete-game effort. Peavy also struck out 11 batters against no walks ---- the first time he posted double-digit strikeouts as a member of the White Sox.

For how dominant he was at the end, Kuroda didnt get out to a great start. He allowed two first-inning singles and walked another hitter but avoided any damage. From there, Kuroda took off, as he retired the next 15 hitters he would face.

Kuroda didnt allow anyone to reach base until he hit Kevin Youkilis with two outs in the sixth inning and the White Sox wouldnt get another hit until Alex Rios singled in the seventh. The seven inning-outing stretched Kurodas day scoreless streak to 23 innings this season. He allowed three hits and hit one batter before giving way to the bullpen.

Granderson got the Yankees on the board quickly with a solo homer off Peavy in the first inning.

An inning later, Wise, who went 3-for-3, gave New York a 2-0 advantage with an RBI double.

Wise added a solo homer in the fifth inning and Cano blasted one into the second deck in right field in the sixth.

It was only fitting Peavys first double-digit strikeout game since May 22, 2009 occurred Saturday. Prior the game, the White Sox announced Peavy would donate 100 to pancreatic cancer research for every strikeout in the majors on Saturday.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?

Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

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White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.

On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.

But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.