Buster Olney recaps all of Thursday's action, including a big day for the Nationals offense, new dental work for Aaron Judge and Kyle Schwarber's offensive outburst.
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White Sox 1B Jose Abreu took the prize for the longest home run hit on Thursday -- and his longest so far this season -- with a 454-footer in a 6-3 home loss to the Cubs. His other HR of the night landed in the top three.
Kyle Schwarber homered twice and drove in four runs, and the rolling Chicago Cubs beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Thursday night for their third consecutive victory.
White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson shares his strong opinions about John Lackey's four hit batsmen Tuesday and says Lackey is putting his Cubs teammates in danger.
In a series of roster moves, the White Sox placed outfielder Avisail Garcia on the disabled list with a sprained thumb while promoting outfielder Willy Garcia and pitcher Aaron Bummer.
Jennings bids farewell to Chicago
Left-hander Dan Jennings, traded to the Rays on Thursday morning, took to Twitter not long after to express his thanks to the city of Chicago: "Can't put into words how much this city has meant to me and my family the last few years. I got to watch my daughter grow up here, enjoy the city, and best of all got to play baseball here for these passionate fans. Though we are excited for a new adventure in Tampa, we will miss Chicago dearly. Thanks to all the players, coaches, staff, and personnel I didn't get to say goodbye to. Goodbye Chicago."
The Tampa Rays acquired lefty reliever Dan Jennings from the Chicago White Sox on Thursday in return for minor league first baseman Casey Gillaspie.
Jake Arrieta pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Chicago White Sox 8-3 on Wednesday night to move into first in the NL Central.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
José Quintana tips his cap as the White Sox welcome him back to the South Side for the first time since being traded to the Cubs.
The White Sox placed outfielder Avisail Garcia on the disabled list with a strain in his right thumb.
Arrieta, Shields on opposite ends of spectrum
After a rough start to the year, Jake Arrieta's had a strong July. Meanwhile, James Shields has struggled.
Back in the playoff race, Pittsburgh could use some short-term help in the outfield, and Melky Cabrera has quietly been solid this season.
Petricka returns for White Sox
The White Sox activated RHP Jake Petricka (elbow) from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, filling the roster spot vacated by Anthony Swarzak upon his trade to the Brewers.
It has been almost 111 years since there was an all-Chicago meeting in October. But at the rate the White Sox are overhauling their club, a rematch of 1906 could be within arm's reach.
The Milwaukee Brewers acquired reliever Anthony Swarzak from the Chicago White Sox for outfield prospect Ryan Cordell.
Keith Law ESPN Senior Writer
Ryan Cordell, heading to the White Sox for Anthony Swarzak, is a good athlete without a position, and at 25 he hasn't had any offensive success above A-ball. The Brewers originally acquired him from Texas as part of the Lucroy deal.
Willson Contreras drove in four runs and Carl Edwards Jr. provided some timely relief, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Tuesday.
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer
This is the kind of outing that makes Carlos Rodon a little maddening to watch. He allowed four runs, seven hits and three walks in four innings, burning through 98 pitches in the process. He's also struck out 11 -- the White Sox have recorded just one out on a ball in play so far. The last time a starter struck out 11 in four innings was Washington's Max Scherzer on June 6, according to ESPN Stats & Info. He went on to whiff 14 in seven frames. The Cubs' Jake Arrieta did it on June 5 of last season, and ended up with 12 Ks in five innings. Rodon, with that high pitch count, is done. Chris Beck is on to pitch the fifth for the White Sox.