White Sox struggle in wake of Farquhar brain hemorrhage

Reuters

(Reuters) - The Chicago White Sox lost 10-1 to the Houston Astros on Saturday but matters on the field took a backseat to concerns about their reliever Danny Farquhar, who suffered a brain hemorrhage a day earlier.

Farquhar, 31, collapsed in the dugout during the sixth inning of Friday's game against the Astros after facing four batters. He is in a Chicago hospital in critical but stable condition.

The White Sox said tests had revealed a ruptured aneurysm.

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White Sox starter James Shields told reporters prior to the game on Saturday the players were all suffering.

“It crushes us in this clubhouse, and nothing really matters baseball-wise when something like that happens,” he said. “When you see one of your brothers go down like that, it's not very fun to watch. He's such a resilient human being and we're praying for him. We hope everything goes well.”

Farquhar is 1-1 with a 5.63 ERA in eight appearances this season.

“He's alive, he's got a chance and that's what I'm hanging on to,” said White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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