4/1 Morning BP: White Sox winners as De Aza homers twice


Apr 3, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Detail view of a Chicago White Sox hat and glove on the bench before a game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Everything seemed to fall in favor of the Chicago White Sox on Opening Day, as the club picked up a season-opening win against the Minnesota Twins at U.S. Cellular Field Monday.

The club was led by a two-home run performance by Alejandro De Aza and a solid seven-plus innings start from ace Chris Sale. Five different White Sox players tallied at least two hits in the win.

In other news around Major League Baseball, Angels hitting coach Don Baylor sustained a freak leg injury catching a ceremonial first pitch, Buster Posey‘s ninth-inning homer led the Giants to a come-from-behind win and the Pirates’ Neil Walker sent the Cubs home losers, 1-0, in the tenth inning.

Here’s some news from around the world of baseball on this April Fool’s Day (and yes, this is all real news)

“White Sox, Chris Sale emerge victorious” – Southside Showdown

“Giants complete comeback with Posey’s shot” – MLB.com

“Don Baylor breaks leg on first pitch” – ESPN Los Angeles

“Braun gets a standing ovation upon return” – ESPN

“Facebook map shows teams’ followings in U.S.” – Call to the Pen